Leave 'em in the dust.
Equal parts supportive and lightweight, the Hoka One One Men's Arahi 2 Running Shoe offers you the best of Hoka One One's midsole technology and an extra layer of stability for overpronators. You might be wondering what exactly differentiates the Arahi 2 from stability shoes like the Infinite and the Constant 2. For starters, the Arahi 2 takes the stability design a few steps further by utilizing J-Frame technology, which consists of a thin and firm EVA material that connects to the outsole pattern to provide subtle, yet substantial, support for overpronation.
The Arahi features Hoka One One's Flat-Waisted Geometry for inherent stability, while the Early-Stage Meta-Rocker provides a smooth transition. The padded tongue doubles down on comfort, and the 3D Puff Print Frame ensures low-profile torsional support, so you can forget about that sloshy sensation that occurs in stretched-out frames. Not to mention, the Arahi is equipped with zonally appropriate high-abrasion rubber in areas that see the most wear-and-tear, so you're able to keep on cruising, without having to worry about your running shoe biting the dust.
- A supportive road running shoe for crushing mileage
- Mesh upper breathes well on hot days
- EVA midsole provides comfortable cushioning
- Stability support for overpronation
- Rubber sole holds traction on slicks treets
- Lace closure lets you customize the fit
- 5mm offset promotes a smooth, natural stride
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 225lbs
I've had a couple pairs of Hoka One Ones now and I bought these specifically for the oversupination of my feet (they roll outward when I walk). I picked out the Arahi 2 because if the added support. I also like that they blacked out some of the foam on the sole so the shoe looks less like a moon boot. So far, so good. I will post an update if anything changes.
Hoka One One Arahi
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8.5
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 145lbs
When I first put the shoes on, I notice that something was digging into the top of my right foot. I took the shoe off and felt around with my hand, and noticed that the plastic reinforcement around the shoelace holes stuck out, so when I flexed the shoe it stuck into my foot. This was only on the right shoe. I used some wire cutters to trim the plastic. It’s okay, but not perfect. I didn’t send them back because this would have been the second pair to send back. I guess, trying them on at a running store would be a better thing to do next time. I’ve only run in them three times, so I can’t really give them a good review.