With every iteration, the Arahi rewrites the history of the support shoe. Boasting the seemingly contradictory attributes of maximum cushion with minimum weight, the Arahi 3 delivers a more refined midsole and improved heel rocker. When we launched the J-Frame™ midsole in 2017 we believed that it heralded the future of the stability running shoe. Simply put, stability had gotten complicated, so we simplified it with Dynamic Stability, which supports the foot by guiding it through its natural gait cycle without the use of rigid and unforgiving materials. It meant all runners could enjoy HOKA ONE ONE®’s cushioned, lightweight ride without constrictions. The Arahi 3 brings all the innovative features from the Arahi 2 and adds an all-new lightweight upper. Engineered from breathable mesh with increased midfoot lockdown, the upper and improved midsole makes the Arahi 3 the most nimble and most supportive ride yet.
Early stage Meta-Rocker for smooth ride
Firmer EVA J-Frame™ for lightweight support
Flat-waisted geometry provides inherent stability
Zonal rubber placement for durability
I've been wearing a high-end model (competitor product) stability runner for years now; always the same brand, always the same model. The most recent iteration was not up tot standard for the money that was spent and showed incredible wear of only 70km's (one and a half weeks of use). As a result I started looking for new alternatives. I tried a couple of well know major brands until someone mentioned Hoka One One. Hoka aren't huge in the major retailers in Aus, so I did my research, worked out the type of shoe I needed vs. what Hoka offered and ordered it direct from Hoka online. My old shoes were retired this week and I moved to the Hoka's. These are an excellent shoe, the support provided in the Arahi is exactly what I needed and I've managed to set a new pace PR. I can't talk to longevity, as I've only put a handful of kilometers in to them so far (25km's or so across three days). However, these have caused a noticeable difference in a positive direction. Looks like I have a new go-to shoe. Thanks Hoka!