Although categorized as a road shoe, the Hoka One One Bondi B 2 is a favorite of many trail runners. While still oversized in the Hoka style, some runners prefer being set a half centimeter lower to the ground thanks for lower lugs and less midsole volume. Still, there's more than enough cushion and protection for the burliest of trail runs. True to their road billing, the Bondi 2 is also great on the tarmac, just know that the road-specific outsole is not suited to muddy conditions.
The Bondi features an early meta-rocker ideal for the runner who enjoys multiple terrain surfaces at all distances. The Bondi 2 is our third largest midsole volume featuring a unique adaptive midsole geometry with built in decoupling zones to allow natural foot motion throughout the gait cycle.
COMFORT AND CUSHIONING: The midsole foam is 30% softer than the material used in traditional running shoes, and there is 2.5 times more volume than in most running shoes. The extra cushioning dissipates up to 80% of the shock associated with heel striking when running and allows for as much as 20mm of compression in the heel, plus extra protection allowing you to soar over asphalt surfaces.
ROCKERED MIDSOLE GEOMETRY & LOW HEEL-TOE DIFFERENTIAL: A 4.5mm heel to toe drop and rockered profile creates a unique rolling motion that encourages proper form by allowing a runner to easily strike the ground near the midfoot.
CONTROL: The unique, patented bucket seat is recessed up to 20mm within the midsole unit so as to best position your foot for optimum control. This high degree of control also ensures you maintain responsive contact with the ground at all times. STABILITY: The 25% wider outsole platform is designed to counterbalance the excess height of the oversized midsole. This large surface area ensures that you will maintain a stable footing, no matter how hard you run.
SUPERIOR TRACTION: The outsole is specially designed for use on the road, the high surface volume of the lug pattern as well as the shallow treads ensure good grip on even wet surfaces and high levels of abrasion resistance even when you push your shoes to the limit.
FEATHERLIGHT WEIGHT: Relative to its size, lighter than most road running shoes at less than 10 ounces, they make running uphill as much fun as they make running downhill and with less body fatigue.
BENEFITS: Engineered for maximum cushioning, comfort, protection and energy return, while still offering lightweight, nimble performance and uninhibited movement. Run more efficiently with less injury and quicker recovery.
7.5-13.5 (M), 6-10 (W)
DROP: 4.5 mm
- Debris-proof, closed mesh
- Flexible molded T.P.U. support strapping/thermo-polyurethane reinforcements
- 1.8X Midsole EVA Volume
- 30% softer EVA
- Profile: Early Meta-Rocker
- High abrasion EVA
- High version, sticky rubber compound
- 35% wider
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