Gaviota 2 Running Shoe
If clunky and restrictive shoes are what come to mind when you hear the word "stability" then there's a good chance you haven't taken the HOKA ONE ONE Gaviota 2 Running Shoe for a spin yet. Designed with an ideal balance of comfort and support, this shoe will be a steady partner to you on long weekend training runs. It gets most of its stability from HOKA's J-Frame design, which uses a firmer density foam to support the inside of your foot without weighing it down or throwing a wrench into your natural running stride. Your foot will be guided to a healthy stride without rigid and restrictive materials, which in turn helps you run more smoothly and comfortably. A late-stage Meta-Rocker design also delivers a stable forefoot and smooth transition, and an updated mesh upper offers more breathability than ever before, giving you comfort on all fronts for your long miles on the road.
- Stability shoe that reduces bulk and rigidity while you run
- J-Frame midsole provides integrated support without discomfort
- Meta-Rocker design gives you a smooth and stable stride
- Breathable mesh upper prevents overheating on high-mileage days
- OrthoLite footbed delivers soft comfort underfoot
- Heel bevel ensures a smooth heel transition late in your run
- Item #HOK004X
- Q & A
Stability and Cushioning
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 160lbs
All the support and performance of the best running shoes with footbeds like pillows.
The tread handled all sorts of weather in Salt Lake just fine - snow, wet, and dry. They're also lightweight so there's no tradeoff with the cushioning. It's plushy without sacrificing performance. I've been using them everyday - running, jogging, and standing at my desk at work. No complaints!
As I don't know the research behind the rocker design of the sole, I can't objectively say how it compares to traditional shoes. I can say from personal experience that it felt like I had an increased momentum carrying me forward. Even if it was all in my head, running felt awesome.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9.5
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 170lbs
If you have a job that requires standing for a Long period of time! This is the shoe for you, after the first 2 days wearing them my feet dont hurt, Ive been using Asics shoes, but noting compares to Hoka, the extra Cushion is amazing!
Great Stability and Recovery Shoe
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 174lbs
These are super comfortable and really help my feet feel protected and cared for on those recovery and easy runs. I like using stability shoes for the easy runs I do so I can really focus on form. The Gaviota 2 offers a nice wide platform that feels super stable ad comfortable. The only thing I would change about these is the mid foot wrap, which feels unnecessary and adds an ounce to each shoe. Even without the midfoot wrap I feel like the Gaviota would still fit super well. Overall a great shoe for its intended purpose, and would be perfect for someone looking to do casual jogging and mellow jaunts. These fit true to size and have a nice spacious toe box!