The BONDI 4 reinvents the wheel in the best way possible, bringing you the smoothest maximal ride and impact-reduced gait cycle you've ever experienced. Quite possibly the softest Bondi yet, the re-tooled outsole with its anatomically adapted system of flexion grooves, biomechanically informed Meta-rocker, and strategically rezoned wear protection is complemented by an entirely new form-fitting upper. An efficiency-focused rear rocker now even better matches the runner's natural motion, while the padded tongue and redesigned ankle cuff assembly brings a new level of comfort and total performance to the most widely loved model in the Hoka range. Versatile, incredibly comfortable, and protective, the Bondi 4 is a running shoe Tour de Force!
TPU External Heel Counter Provides Support
Early-stage Meta-Rocker Provides Propulsion
Full EVA Midsole Provides Signature Bondi Cushioning
10 Deg Heel Bevel Provides Smooth Heel Transition
Flat-waisted Geometry Provides Inherent Stability
Strategic rubber placement provides durability
I am at the end of my running with my Bondi 4s and am moving to the new Bondi 5s. I have always suffered from shin splints and calf strains from running but since I have changed to the hoka one one's, I have had no injuries at all. I put this down to the great cushioning and support in the shoes. I will say hoka one one's have saved my running and triathlon dreams. (Bring on Cairns Ironman!)
Running in Hoka's has completely changed my ability to run longer distances. The soft feel and cushioning of the shoe makes it so I do not get any pain in my legs and joints after 10km runs, they are simply amazing. There is only one downside to the shoe. With new shoes the stitching located on the inside of the base of the heel rips my heel and so I have terrible blisters until my skin hardens to it. Re-locating this stitching to the outside would alleviate this slightly troublesome injury. It is a first world problem but I do believe that it could be avoided.
I find this shoe very supportive and comfortable. I took them out last Friday for a 10k training run. My legs did not feel as fatigued as they normally do towards the end of the run and I was able to keep up a constant pace. I will be using the shoes for all my road runs especially the City2Surf.
i have never felt a more comfortable shoe to run in, for me I'm sold on the Hoka's and won't wear anything else. I have problems with my feet before but these shoes are so soft & comfortable I actually enjoy running!!!
I have written many reviews for the customer service team at Hoka one one over the last 3 years. After all without feedback a company cannot continue. So, instead of writing about how “cool they look” or “how comfortable” they are (which of course they are) I’m going to share my training diary from now (28th April) until the end of the 100km Brisbane River Run – August 15th. My latest pair of Hoka’s the new Bondi 4. I am expecting to run 800-1000km before the race, and then race in them. September 27th will be my last ultra of the year: the annual Sri Chinmoy 24hr track race in Auckland NZ. Again I shall be choosing Hoka as my weapon of choice for the race and am aiming at 200km + which hopefully will earn me a podium finish. I ran a Sri Chinmoy 12hr track race two years previous in a pair of Hokas. I came second overall. The next day I ran n 8km recovery with very little soreness! “Thanks for another pair of Hoka one one….. let the journey continue……..”
This is my second pair of Bondi's. As opposed to Bondi 3's, the 4's feel line a slimmer fit. Offering greater ankle support, along the usual heavy cushioning Hoka's are known for. After multiple ankle & knee surgeries, I've finally found a shoe that allows me to clock up the K's on the road pain free