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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

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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.

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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
 
3.7

(based on 40 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (35)
  • Comfortable (23)
  • Breathable (19)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Arch support (11)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (9)
  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (23)
  • Pavement (5)
  • Trail running (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      79% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      87% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (28), High arch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36)

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5.0

Achilles tendinitis healed

By cyclingdoc

from Titusville, Fl

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    Bought these shoes upon recommendation from a friend who is a cross country coach. Injured my Achilles tendon in a 5 road race on July 4th. Had a very busy triathlon season on the schedule to there was no time for rest. Started using these shoes in August and felt a difference in the Achilles pain right away. With these shoes, I was able to recover from a partial Achilles tendon tear with no rest and consistent training and racing in 3 months. My last 2 triathlons in September were pain free. By the way, I am 51 years old and the last time this happened in my 30 ' s it took 7 months to get better. These shoes make a difference.

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

    5 star sole cushion; 2 star interior

    By Predawnwalker

    from Washington, DC metro area

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Upper Has No Protection

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    Lots to say about these shoes. Thank you to the manufacturers for coming up with a lightweight cushioning system for the sole. However, these shoes need a lot of modifications to make them great. There is NO interior cushioning to the upper. The tongue is basically a flap of rubber. The top of the foot gets no protection from shoe movement. Especially missed is padding all around the shoe opening. Of course, the lack of padding on the upper allows these shoes to be quite breathable. I am a woman whose most former shoe was a men's 9.5 EE Asics Gel Nimbus but, because of the wide cut, I can wear a men's 9.5 D Hoka One One Bondi. The cut is very boxy -- think My Darling Clementine and cardboard boxes without topses, so there is movement of the shoe on your skin. When I tried these on in the store (on the recommendation of my best friend whose is a triathlete), I was hooked on the sole cushioning and bought two pairs. After wearing them for a week and putting in my usual 40 plus miles, I'm taking the second pair back. I will keep the first because of the sole cushioning. I now only wear them with Smartwool socks for protection from the interior of the upper. One other comment: with my mileage, I go through shoes quickly. Part of the attraction of these was another friend's (a century trail runner) statement about their durability. However, my miles are primarily on pavement and some blacktop. I do not believe that the tread (especially the portion across the ball of the foot -- which is distinctly softer) will hold up well to cement, rocks, or even blacktop. If these shoes had better padding on the interior -- controlling the shifting and pressure of the upper on my feet, I'd be a total convert. I'm calling these a recommended shoe, but simultaneously telling you that you'll need protection from them.

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

    Great shoe, if it didn't fall apart

    By Still Running

    from North Carolina

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    I really wanted this shoe to work out. Out of the box, it was great! It's not a speed shoe, but perfect for easy pace recovery and long runs. However, the upper just falls apart in a short period of time. I gave it two tries, with the same result. Maybe they'll get it worked out over time, but it's time for me to move on! Very disappointed considering the price point.

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

    Great Trainer

    By Matt

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Poor Traction

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    This is a great trainer. However, they are too heavy for racing. So, I just use them as a heavy-duty trainer. I log ~40+ miles a week in them and they last. The traction tends to wear out quickly, but i have found no durability issues with the cushioning.

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

    Most comfortable show on the market

    By Art

    from Philadelphia, Pa.

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

    I have back problems and need alot of cushion. These shoes are better than anything i've tried before. But I find i need a new pair every six weeks or so because they do lose their tread and cushion. Still, very worthwhile.

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

    Best purchase I ever made!!!

    By jim

    from milford, ct

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Light and Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

      I have started running again and was looking for a shoe to help with my knees and and upper legs. These Hokas have addressed those concerns

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

      Disappointing

      By DoubleD

      from Indiana

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

      • Poor Traction
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

      I was very disappointed with these shoes. Had my hopes high, but the first pair was way too big. Sent those back while ordering a small size. When the smaller size arrived, I threw my orthotics in and went for a run. Within 3 miles, I had a slice taken out of the top of my toe. Once home, I ran my hand inside of the upper, and it's like a saw blade where the tongue is sewn in. For the premium price, I thought I was going to get a premium product. Not even close.

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

      Not a good looker

      By Redhead

      from Scottsdale AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

      Sole not durable. Wears out quickly.

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

      Game Changer!

      By Tim J

      from Fairfield, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

        I've been an avid runner since 1984. More marathons than I can count, many ultras, triathlons, etc. My point is I've tried a hundred shoes and seen the fads (can you spell "minimalist")come and go. But the Hokas are completely different.
        For the first time in 30 years I came back from a 20 mile training run, exhausted, but was shocked to find my legs were almost FRESH! No soreness. No limited range of motion. No compulsion to stretch them out. After a nap I could have gone dancing. That's never happened before. After you get used to them, running in Hokas is more like pedalling a bike. A nice even cycling motion rather than bang, bang, bang on the ground.
        Word of warning: You have to run more than the "out the store and down the sidewalk" trial. Took me at least two runs to get comfortable because they feel sooooo odd to run in. Until you learn to relax you almost run in an careful, guarded way.
        Only complaint is the tongue. Had to cut the weird end down so it didn't wear a hole in me (after it wore a hole in me). Come-on HOKA ... buy a pair of Zoots and see how they do it.
        Regardless, I'll NEVER go back to "regular" shoes again!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        Great Shoe

        By Cookie Monster

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

          I've been a Brooks fan for the past few years (Mostly Ghost and others). I usually run form 30-40 miles a week. Big frame 250 pound / 6 feet. After lots of reading I decided to give the Hoka One One a try and all I can say is WAO!!!! Most comfortable shoe I have tried in quite some time. Been using these for few weeks and feel great. Looking forward for this year NYC 26.2!! Highly recommended

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

          Bondi 3 Review And Comparison To Bondi 2

          By Brett

          from Mount Pleasant, SC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

            I am an avid Bondi fan and nearly didn't buy the Bondi 3s due to all the negative reviews about lack of cushion and so on. To me, the cushion feels the same as the Bondi 2s. The basic design and sizing is nearly identical. The Bondi 3s come with the quick laces (or whatever they call them) which I detest, but they include regular laces too. The tongue is paper thin compared to the old padded design, but I haven't found any issues, pain, rubbing, etc. from them. If you are a Bondi 2 fan, I see no reason not to continue on with the Bondi 3s.

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

            Wow...that was amazing

            By Rekindling wonderful running memories

            from Redwood City, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

              I have been running for over 30 years, and despite all the injuries, still love it. But my last marathon was over 5 years ago and for the last 18 months I haven't run at all due to patellar tendinosis. Couldn't get past 1/2 mile without searing pain. Yesterday, I saw an ad for HOKAs in a running magazine and went to my local RRS store and picked up a pair, having tried everything else to no avail. My first run this morning was 2 miles and miraculously pain free. Pain free. Wow...if the HOKAs come through in the long run, I will be a fan for life. The HOKAs take some getting used to. I have always run in Stability shoes due to some pronation, and the HOKAs are anything but Stability. I don't like walking in them. And, as many have said, the tongue and speed lacing aren't great. But standard laces are provided and I will try them for my 2nd run...fingers and toes crossed that it goes as well as this morning's amazing, epiphany-like experience.

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

              no weak spots!!

              By Dino

              from So Fla

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                Bondi 3's are better than ever...same great cushioing and stabilty with a lighter feel...

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

                Great cushion, not durable.

                By Redhead

                from Scottsdale AZ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                Really good for my feet with inserts. Best I have found for plantar fasciitis.

                However, the tread wear is rapid and not durable, at least that is the case with my stride.

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

                Satisfactory so far.

                By bkayne

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                  With just 43 miles on these so far, it's hard to really know if they will reduce wear and tear on my legs/feet yet. Here's what's clear so far:

                  - As other folks have said, the tongue is terrible. Couple that with the wire thin laces (since changed out) and they can be painful. Once I switched out the laces it is better, but they need a more substantial tongue in future releases.

                  - My feet heat up far more than the Ghost 5/6s I've been running in for years now. Whatever material is being used is nowhere as breathable.

                  - Despite their size, when running they feel very light.

                  - The toe box is very wide. The upper material has to bunch up to get these to the correct tightness.

                  - They feel very good and comfortable to run in. Most of my runs so far have been in the 5-8 mile range.

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

                  Great Shoe

                  By Fitbb

                  from L.A.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                    THe HOKA ONE ONE is the shoe of the future. We are done with minimalism and HOKA keeps your knees, hips and ankles safe. they may look different but they are light and stable. If you run everyday or have bad joints you need to try these. You will not go back to any other shoe once you have.

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

                    Great running shoe, I have planters fasciitisin this running shoe has made it more comfortable to run.

                    By Mr.G

                    from Mesa, Az

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice Foam Bottom
                    • Very Nice Foam Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                      Over priced .

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

                      I like them but ...

                      By Limpy

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                            Started running in Hoka's after a severely broken foot. The cushioning and stability have kept me going. The new model doesn't seem to be cut as low around the ankle collar. I get a terrible rub on the fibula. Had to cut and remove a part of the collar to eliminate the problem. I have the same issue with the Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac.

                             
                            5.0

                            Durability and comfort

                            By JR

                            from Washington State

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Durable
                            • Fast
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Great with Jeans
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym

                              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                              I have bought a lot of shoes but these are by far the most comfortable I have ever owned. Like walking on water.

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

                              can be improved

                              By dakotarunner

                              from johnson city tn

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                              • Upper Sloppy

                              Best Uses

                              • Trail Running

                              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                              I purchased the product for my 30+ mile trail runs. Overall it is an excellent shoe for the protection and "endurance" of my feet. I have been running brooks pure flow and love the light, low and stable aspects of the pure flow. The biggest problem I have had is the ankle instability when running trails. Since the Hoka sits up higher it has a tendency to roll laterally and I have had several minor ankle tweeks which I have never experienced with other shoes. Also the upper is a little sloppy feeling. Replaced the laces with the traditional and it has been a little better. Overall the shoe is a revolutionary product which allows me to run long with much less foot pain, I am sure Hoka will improve on the product in the next couple of years

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

                              Poor Redesign of the Bondi 2

                              By Easy Glide

                              from Huntington Beach, CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Better Color

                              Cons

                              • Decreased Cushion Feel
                              • Narrow toe box
                              • Poor Ankle Cushioning
                              • Poor Lacing System

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking

                              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                              The Hoka redesign flopped. Read somewhere about problems with the lacing system being so narrow that when you tighten the shoes, they can't be tightend all the way. This proved true for me too. Deckers (Hoka) narrowed the toe box and now I have blisters on the outside of my second toe routinely (which is shorter than big toe. OUCH! Most of all what hurts is the ankles. The cushioning is gone causing the shoe to bang into the ankles. This can only be tolerated for about 4 or 5 miles. Overall, the redesign of these is poor.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels full size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels too wide
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                               
                              4.0

                              Amazing Cushioning

                              By Kevin

                              from Philly

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact

                              Cons

                              • Wears Out Quickly

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                              As a big runner (6'2, 195lbs) I have been on a mission to find the most cushioned running shoe that is also not too heavy. I have tried Brooks Glycerin, Nike Pegasis, Asics Nimbus 14 & 15, etc... This Hoka Bondi 3 is the best cushioned shoe yet! I can run farther than ever and have no pain during and after. Here is my pros & cons list:

                              Pros:
                              1) Cushioning like none other. Wow!
                              2) Lighter than they look
                              3) These shoes save my knees and legs

                              Cons:
                              1) Yes, they look a little unusual, but not as bad as I thought
                              2) The tongue could be more comfortable
                              3) Durability is a concern

                              These would be the worlds perfect neutral running shoe if they made it 1 oz lighter, used a more comfortable tongue, and increased durability. The amazing cushioning and the fact that my body is no longer in pain after a run makes these shoes a solid 4 Star shoe.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels half size too big
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great shoe!

                              By JR

                              from Washington State

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Fast
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Pavement

                                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                                I run about 6 miles a day. The bondi has extreme cushioning. I just got them so at this time I have no cons. I recommend them highly to any runner.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                1.0

                                Very Disappointing

                                By chitownrunner262

                                from lockport, il

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Cushions Impact

                                Cons

                                • Poor Traction
                                • Wears Out Quickly

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                                I knew this shoe was going to be soft and cushy but it was too soft causing my toes to squish together and not splay this caused bleeding. I don't like bleeding. That's not all...Before I ran into the bleeding feet issue these shoe were wearing out at a crazy rate. I run 30+ miles per week and they looked like I took a belt sander to the fore foot/midfoot after 60 miles. For the money that should not be. I think I would have need 5-7 pairs to get through a season had these worked out. I really wanted to like this shoe, but it was a major bust.

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

                                Also disappointed

                                By Chris-very slow ironman

                                from Mt Laurel, NJ

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Cushions Impact

                                Cons

                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                                I loved the Bondi 2. The 3 comes with race laces that I had to cut to get the shoe on my foot. The optional laces supplied are about 3 inches longer than the Bondi 2's and flop around annoyingly when running. so I need a trip to get properly sized laces. Over the tongue is a tight elastic strip that makes the shoe hard to get on. That will be sissored out later. I have never heard a fellow runner or triathlete opine for a cushioned trainer to come with race laces and tight rubber bands. As to the tongue, it is not cushioned, rather it seems like a too long piece of flexible plastic that borderline rubs the shin. The shoe is also a tad more narrow and not as comfortable. It is not a fun shoe to run in. My guess is Hoka sent in a high powered design team to do an innovative upper and a day in day out runner never took this thing out for a long run or even tried it on. Give the design back to the Bondi 2 team.

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

                                Disappointed

                                By Geno-HC

                                from Chambersburg, PA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Good Arch Support
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Poor Cushioning
                                • Uncomfortable

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                                Compared to the Bondi 2, these are more stiff. They caused blisters. They rubbed across the top of my feet. They are lose around the heel and slid up and down, even after returning them for a smaller size. I was so happy with the Bondi 2 shoes that I said I would never wear anything else. I am now returning these and possibly going back to Brooks.

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

                                Super cushioned ride

                                By DD

                                from Arlington, VA

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Bondi 3 Running Shoe:

                                  I purchased this shoe for superior cushioning and the potential of joint relief from the pounding that 40+ miles running per week can cause. They are by far the most cushioned shoes I have ever ran in. Unfortunately, when wearing them I developed foot pain around my fifth metatarsal plantar (bottom of foot)side. It only occurred on my right foot and thinking it might have just been a bad pair,I tried another with the same result. I also tried the Conquest and felt the same thing.
                                  Miss the cushioning but not worth the pain they caused and returned same. Back to running in the Nike Vomero 8s.

                                  • 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

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