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Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Bondi 3

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Men's HOKA ONE ONE BONDI 3 :: Your feet are in for a serious treat when you hit the road running in the superior protection and plush feel of the Men's Hoka One One Bondi 3. You'll coast in cushioned comfort with this running shoe's maximally padded midsole, while getting optimal gait efficiency from the distinctive rockered geometry featured on all Hoka running shoes. Your feet will enjoy more breathability and a better fit from this latest edition's newly redesigned upper, while your steps will feel as stable and in tune with the road as ever thanks to the Bondi 3's oversized outsole. 10.8 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry: Designed to promote accurate foot roll through the gait cycle
  • Full Length HIP CMEVA Midsole: Provides an unmatched combination of high performance cushioning, lower heel drop offset, with an inherently stable ride
  • Layered No Sew Construction and Breathable Air Mesh Upper: Provides a secure and seamless fit
  • Comfort Collar
  • Super Soft and Lightweight EVA Strobal Board Lasting
  • Fluid Ground Contact Design
  • Strategic Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber Traction Zones on Outsole: Ensures good grip on even wet surfaces and high levels of abrasion resistance even when you push your shoes to the limit
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Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (11)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (6)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (8), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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5.0

Great right out of the gate...

By Dad on the Run

from Falls Village, Ct.

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

As a "neutral/performance" shoe wearer, this felt like A LOT of shoe. However, to my surprise the first few runs (including a 20 miler) made my feet and legs feel great, like I was being "propelled". I was worried about the "cushy" feel, but it was especially helpful for the long distance. I look forward to seeing how this shoe performs over time. And yeah, they are funny looking...

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Very good support

By Redhead

from Scottsdale AZ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Arch Support

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Pavement

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

Best support running shoe I have had.
However, bottoms wear out quickly. Have to apply a protective film to keep treads, which are unlike conventional running shoes, from wearing off within two weeks of light jogging.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Poor updates to Bondi 2

By Minnesota Mike

from Cloquet, MN

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

The newly designed Bondi 3 has the tongue attached in such a way that the thick seam that is formed is right where the top of the toes or top of the metatarsal heads are and creates a severe blister and/or abrasion catalyst. I have run through three pair of Hokas in the past couple of years and really loved them. This new design is very disappointing. I will exchange them for a different Hoka model in the hopes that the tongue design is better. If it is not, I will regrettably have to look for another highly cushioned near-zero drop high mileage trainer.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

sweet ride

By Begganator

from Easter Island

About Me Professional Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Good Traction

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

Overall great for training

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too wide
  • Arch Type:
  • High Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Looks dumb, feels AMAZING!!!

By Jason M

from Des Moines, IA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    I like to run ultras and these shoes are the bees knees. They are so cushioned it feels like running on pillows.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very comfortable and we'll cushioned

    By Matt

    from Middletown

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Feel Much Lighter Than Th
    • Great Shoe Will Buy Agai
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

      Very comfortable and cushioned,they feel much lighter than they actually are. Definitely buy again.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      3 versus 2

      By Old Bones

      from Chattanooga TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Shock Absorption
      • Weight For Shoe Type

      Cons

      • Loose Upper
      • Speed Laces
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

      Bought these to replace a set of Bondi 2's I'd gotten last Fall. Am in my late 50's with over 35 years and a lot of miles on my old, aching joints from running and cycling, and the 2's were an attempt to "keep running" as Hoka say. Don't do a lot of miles these days, but do get out for 5-10K (100% road) about 3-4 days a week to supplement cycling and try to offset long hours at a desk. My previous go-to shoe had been Saucony's Kinvara, which I really liked a lot. But the pavement pounding was getting too much for my old bones, so I was looking for kind of a therapeutic shoe, offering max cushion but with a similar heel drop. The 2's were a revelation in how they would let me run pain free; like doing 10K's on back to back days without limping, which has been the norm for a while. Just loved the darned things, and sold quite a few pair by word of mouth. No one was disappointed.

      The 3's are a little bit of a letdown so far to be honest. They're similar as you'd expect, but the changes are not for the better in my case. The midsole and ride feels a bit firmer, which may suit some, but I notice more joint soreness after my runs than in the 2's when they were fresh. But that's a subtle difference; the main issue I have with the 3's is the new upper, which just feels loose and sloppy to me even though the length is right. They were better once I put the standard laces back in, but the split for the lacing on the 3's is much narrower (the upper comes up higher on each side), meaning the laces can't snug your foot down in place as well as in the 2's. A friend who I'd recommended the Bondi's to before I bought the 3's noticed the same and ended up going with Stinson Tarmacs, (which I haven't tried).

      I'd also hoped the "high abrasion" rubber in the wear points would have been improved for road running as well, but some of the hexagonal outsole lugs have already evaporated - with less than 60 miles on the shoes. So be aware that while the midsole may hold up longer than thinner shoes, the outsole on these wears very fast on pavement. That said, as with the 2's I'm getting more even wear across the sole than any previous shoe I've ever had. I'm an underpronating mid-forefoot striker and have always ground off my outsoles around my outer metatarsal joint, but the Hoka's wear evenly, straight across, a bit more in the center.

      Bottom line is that after my experience with the 2's, I didn't consider any other shoe. Now I think I may well be looking at something different when these are done. If the upper works for you then the cushioning is great, but be prepared to replace them relatively often.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Big Cushion but a Bit Wide

      By Steve

      from Easley, SC

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Cushioning

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

        I was excited to try a new shoe with more cushion. The reviews and the personal contacts suggested the Hoka would be my next shoe. The package arrived and the style and colors were striking. Then, I put the shoe on and found the fit was off, you just know it when you slip on the shoe.

        The races laces made it difficult to cinch up the shoe. I considered removing these and putting on the regular laces in the box but decided against. I slipped on both shoes and made my way out to get an overall feel. It usually just takes a 1/4 mile to get the feel. Unfortunately the out and back suggested other issues that I had to pause and reconsider.

        In addition to the width concerns I now had cushion concerns around the ankle. As a point of comparison I generally run in Asics. Most recently I have been running in the Cumulus and found the shoe to be quite comfortable in all aspects. The Hoka is most likely a great one for certain runners but not this one.

        Bottom line, if you have a wider foot this could be the shoe for you. Size 1/2 up and you should be good to go.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels too wide
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Must try

        By ML

        from Red Bank, NJ

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

          Blown away by the comfort and support these shoes offer!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Lacks Flexibility

          By The Aged Runner

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Loose Quick Lacing
          • Poor Flexibility

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

          I purchased these shoes in search of great cushioning--which they have. Unfortunately, the midsole lacks flexibility and after a short run, I developed shin splints. I attempted to run in them several times, but the result was the same. The midsole is too thick resulting in poor flexibility. These shoes are the polar opposite of the current minimalist shoe trend.

          Also, the quick lacing system results in a constant loose feel. Fortunately, the shoe comes with regular laces for replacement.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Knee saver for pavement pounder!

          By Love to Run in the Mud

          from North Carolina

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

            I just received this shoe and my first run in them was an easy 6 mile run on pavement, which is the surface that I do most of my "road" running on. I also have the Hoka Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac and I already prefer the Bondi 3 over them. I came to try Hoka seeking maximal cushioning for all the pavement pounding, but I found the Rapa Nui 2 to be firmer than I had hoped whereas the Bondi 3 definitely gives you a more noticeably plush, cloud like feel which I am needing for aching knees. I really like what Hoka has done with the new upper as it is comfortable and breathable. I ditched the speed laces immediately and put in the regular laces that also come with the shoes which allows for a better overall fit. However, the Bondi 3 is far from being the most precise fitting pair that I own (compared to my glove like NB 1260v3 for example), but I didn't have any hot spots or discomfort due to fit either. I had no issue with the weight of the shoe as it felt light enough to me. We'll see how these hold up over time and how much the maximum cushioning translates into allowing me to run longer with less knee pain from impact, but so far I am very happy with my purchase.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Must have shoe!

            By Military Runner

            from Ohio

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

              The Bondi 3 is an incredible shoe. I have used the Mizuno Wave Prophecy 2 and Asics Nimbus shoes for most of my running. I was unsure about the praise these shoes were getting. About a year ago after a 50k my foot Dr. said I have 3 broken bones, torn my ach tendon vertically in two places, torn two supporting tendons as well. My surgery would put me in a wheel chair for a year! I cut back training and after using these shoes my mileage is around 20-30m per week. After 14 years in the Marines my legs, knees and feet have been severely degraded. I honestly am impressed by these shoes. Very soft and light considering the size. I am able to go with out surgery and continue to train while I heal. If my wife didn't think they were so ugly I would wear these all day to any occasion.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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