Which HOKA Shoes Are Best For Me?

Which HOKA Shoes Are Best For Me?

HOKA has quickly grown into one of the most sought-after footwear brands. Hoka shoes are primarily for running, but they have many other uses as well. Some of their shoes are even approved by the AMPA. The Arahi and BONDI to be exact! What is the AMAPA you ask? The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health. To earn the Seal, each product is reviewed by a group of APMA podiatrists to ensure it promotes foot health. What does that mean? Well, to put it simply, there is a lot of science and technology put into HOKA's shoes! 


Although there are many different HOKA styles, they all share the same DNA. Every HOKA combines three technologies precisely tuned to give each athlete a specific experience. Racers get more speed. Hikers more comfort. Trail runners have more confidence. All in a shoe geometrically designed for unmistakable comfort for everybody.
HOKA Cushioned Midsole: Comfort meets speed.
Made to land each foot softly, then spring back up, the HOKA cushioned midsole acts as a high-performance shock absorber without the weight. Dialed up or down, the plushness varies to deliver exact levels of performance and protection.
We call it a HOKA Meta-Rocker. You’ll call it momentum.
Engineered into the sole of our shoes, our curved Meta-Rocker keeps you from landing flat. Just like wheels for your feet, the curve helps propel people forward. Meta-Rocker also gives every stride the right boost of propulsion at just the right time, for a ride that’s always smooth—no matter the pace.
Our Active Foot Frame delivers what everyone wants: A good hug.
The Active Foot Frame cradles your foot and secures your heel in place. Your foot becomes part of the shoe, instead of just resting on top. People describe it as feeling like their feet are being hugged by the shoe. The result is the ultimate support and confidence—regardless of what’s underfoot.


Everyone has a different foot or need/use for a shoe. Next, we've broken it down for you and categorized the "best-of-the-best", for the most common HOKA footwear needs. 


Best HOKA shoes for WORK

Best HOKA shoes for BUNIONS

Best HOKA shoes for WIDE-FEET



    The Clifton 8 is GREAT for Plantar fasciitis because it has an Achilles heel tab that supports the foot. Clifton 8 is a lighter, more responsive midsole that delivers even more comfort and cushion. The extended heel crash pad provides added shock absorption and makes for a smooth feeling step. The updated upper now features a seamless engineered mesh great for those with bunions.
    • The extended Achilles pull tab is designed to make getting the shoe on and off easy
    • The compression-molded EVA midsole offers plush comfort and support
    • The meta-rocker toe mimics the natural motion of walking, taking stress off your feet, legs, and knees

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    Plantar fasciitis is caused by the plantar fascia pulling on the heel bone and causing inflammation and pain.

    The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that acts as a stabilizer and maintains the integrity of the foot's arch. It originates at the bottom of the heel bone, is attached to the ball of the foot, and continues forward to insert at the toes.

    Best HOKA shoes for Work

    Here’s a tip that might seem strange but works; buy shoes after a full of day of working when your feet are swollen. That way, if you still feel comfortable when trying on a new pair of shoes, that means you’ll feel comfortable with them throughout the day. Moreover, make certain your toes have enough wiggle room in the toe box (the front of your shoes.)

    Our pick-for-work shoes are those made out of black leather or polyurethane, which is both durable and easier to clean. The Best HOKA for a work environment is definitely the HOKA BONDI SR. Why? Well, the SR stands for slip-resistant. If you work in an environment where you're on your feet all day, this one is for you. Comfort meets safety on this work-approved classic.

    One of the first line extensions of the beloved Bondi family, the Bondi SR takes the most cushioned shoe in the HOKA lineup and reworks the silhouette to handle the demands of daily life. Engineered with an EVA midsole for plush, all-day cushioning great for those with plantar fasciitis or bunions, this workplace warrior has been updated with water-resistant leather and a slip-resistant outsole. Boasting a proprietary outsole compound tested against industry standards, the Bondi SR features an ultra-grippy, full ground contact rubber that stands up to the service industry and medical field alike.

    • Features a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper
    • Padded memory foam collar for a comfortable and locked-in fit
    • Features a soft lining wrap on the tongue for greater comfort
    • Full-length EVA midsole provides signature HOKA cushioning
    • Early stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
    • Outsole features a slip-resistant rubber and a tread designed to optimize traction on a variety of surfaces
    • Tested on surfaces with water, oil, and soap for slip-resistance

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    Shop HOKA Bondi SR in Medium Width


    Best HOKA shoes for Bunions

    Bunions are a very common foot problem. Luckily HOKA has you covered and offers a wide selection of wide-width shoes. To accommodate bunions, the footwear selection should have a wide and roomy toe-box to accommodate the full width of the foot.


    What is a bunion?
    A bunion is a bony bump formed on the outside of the joint at the base of your big toe. This is caused by the big toe being out of alignment and putting pressure on the joint

    Bunion pain on joint

    What are bunion symptoms?

    • The bony bump on the toe joint
    • Swelling, redness, or tenderness around the base the of big toe
    • The big toe is not aligned wthe ith rest of the foot
    • Calluses where the big toe rubs against the second toe
    • Decreased movement of the big toe

    Shop bunion-friendly HOKA styles

     Best running shoes for bunions: HOKA Clifton 7
    The Clifton 7 Soft. Smooth. Surprisingly light. Your new go-to daily shoe is here. Building on the Clifton’s best-loved qualities, the “7” continues to deliver the perfect combination of soft and light. Crafted with the same midsole and ride characteristics, the Clifton 7 features a streamlined silhouette and updated upper made from engineered mesh. Outfitted with a plush collar that eases Achilles pressure, this daily runner is equipped with an intuitive pull tab at the heel for easy on-and-off. Find your sweet spot in the Clifton 7.

    Best HOKA shoes for WIDE-FEET

    HOKA has you covered and offers a wide selection of wide-width shoes. They offer standard and wide-width shoes. Wide width shoes are variations of standard-sized shoes (B width for women and D width for men) where the overall length is the same, but the toe box and forefoot width are increased to accommodate wider feet. People with wide feet usually have a similar heel width- but have a wider forefoot and wider toes. 
    Best Running Shoes for Bunions: Adrenaline GTS by BROOKS
    The Bondi 7 by HOKA is also part of the Glide collection. This collection offers optimal support and cushioning without adding weight to the shoe. The Bondi 7 is the most cushioned shoe in HOKA’s road-shoe lineup. An opened engineered mesh construction optimizes breathability and comfort especially extra space around your forefoot. The Bondi 7 also has a redefined early-stage meta-rocker for a smooth ride and decreased forefoot pressure. The internal heel counter provides a locked-in fit and support while you run. In all, the meta-rocker and ultra-plush cushion make this a great shoe for bunion pain.

    Best HOKA shoes for Stability 

    Stability in shoes helps keep overpronation at bay. Normal pronation is the movement from running or walking when your heel strikes the ground to pushing off of your toes. Overpronation is caused when the push off rolls more inward than usual. Over time overpronation can cause injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints and or knee pain. These types of injuries can lead to your whole body getting injuries if not tended to.  


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    Shop HOKA shoes that provide stability

    Being comfortable never goes out of style, so investing in your collection is always a good idea. When it comes to shopping for shoes, we look for a few key elements: good design, quality materials, and the perfect fit. It's no secret that our team tests out hundreds of shoes so we can provide you with the best recommendations. Do you love casual, everyday kicks? They are here. Prefer something sportier and performance-based? We have those, too!



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     Whether you prefer to shop online or instore, at Lucky Feet Shoes we have a large selection of shoes and sandals for Plantar Fasciitis. However, if you prefer personalized shoe fittings, and great customer service, we have multiple comfort shoe stores located in Southern California. Which are located in Long Beach, Anaheim Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Dimas, Upland, Temecula, Redlands, and Palm Desert. We invite you to stop by for a free foot analysis and try out our huge selection of shoes for Plantar Fasciitis. In addition, we have a large selection of comfort shoes, wide shoes, walking shoes, running shoes, arch supports/shoe inserts, and custom orthotics! Therefore, we encourage you to shop in-store for our personalized customer service and free foot analysis! So, schedule a free foot analysis today!

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