The HOKA ONE ONE Huaka is a premium daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Maximum cushioning? Check. Lightweight runability? Check. The HOKA ONE ONE Huaka brings you the best of both worlds, offering high mileage protection without weighing you down. A rockered geometry promotes a quick toe-off and a quick ride, and a resilient midsole provides plenty of energy return for an energetic run. Lace up the HOKA ONE ONE Huaka for racing, speedwork and daily training.

**Please note, a second pair of insoles may be included; however, due to manufacturer packaging inconsistencies, we cannot guarantee additional insoles will be included in HOKA liquidation models.**

Model Number:

Weight: 9.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (26mm), Forefoot (24mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium width
  • Midfoot: Medium
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium height
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight


  • Rmat midsole material provides lightweight and resilient cushioning and maximal impact protection.
  • Early Meta-Rocker Geometry is a rockered midsole design engineered to encourage efficient running mechanics.


  • Full Ground Contact provides increased traction and a smooth heel to toe transition.
  • Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber is strategically placed for increased traction and durability.


  • Closed Mesh on the upper prevents debris from entering the shoe while maintaining breathability to keep feet cool and dry.
  • No Sew Construction provides a seamless interior environment for reduced irritation and blistering.
  • Lightweight External Heel Counter provides a secure heel fit.
  • Hoka Race-Lace System is an elastic system that allows quick lacing with a single-handed pull.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Hokas are notorious for being narrow in the forefoot. A few reviews (ex. Ginger Runner) for the Hoka express that the Huaka is better and will flex and perhaps stretch over time. The answer I found - not really. The upper is reinforced with that awful, stiff clear film many manufacturers use(if you are familiar with Saucony's Flex Film)- so it doesn't have the give of the sock like uppers many manufacturers use that Pearl Izumi is so good at to let the toe play and the small toes can stretch out without feeling restricted - geez I wish they would get rid of that clear film on certain shoes. Not a fan of the speed laces. That being said love the cushioning. Plush with some responsiveness.
From: Frank, TX, USA. February 14th 2016

Comments: I have FIVE pairs of the Hoka Huaka. I got all of them at a great price (46-59 dollars) here on Running Warehouse. Now that I have started using my first pair for walking and treadmill use after 300 miles, and started on my second pair, I will give a full review of likes and dislikes. First, the dislikes: 1. As another reviewer said, the "speed laces" are terrible. They don't stay tight, they cut into the top of the foot, and they are just an all-around pain. I immediately cut them off and put in the included regular laces. These are not bad, but they should be a couple of inches longer. You have to pull them tight, or they may come undone during a run. 2. The Huaka comes with the worst insole in the history of running shoes. It is paper-thin, and as another reviewer said, it slides backward during a run until it is hanging out the back of the heel. I've never EVER had this happen with any other running shoe. Now, you MIGHT get another pair of insoles with your Huakas, a flatter, thicker one. These are not bad at all, but inexplicably, not every pair of Huakas will come with these. I have five pair, and only two pair came with the extra insoles. For the others, I just went out and bought some thin, flat "Odor Eater" insoles in a bulk pack at the grocery store, cut them to size, and slipped them in. These work great, but still, no runner should EVER have to go out and buy an insole or laces to put in a brand new pair of running shoes. 3. The outsole of the Huakas are partly RMAT, which is the exposed midsole material, and part "durable" rubber patches. The durable rubber patches really aren't durable, and you will find that if you run on pavement the rubber patches--in your primary wear spots--will wear completely flat, or even into the midsole, at about 300-350 miles. That's not enough for any running shoe, let alone an expensive one. Also, RMAT is very slippery in rainy conditions, so once the tread wears flat on the rubber patches, you'll slide all over the place. Each pair of Hokas that has exposed RMAT or EVA as part of the outsole should come with a warning sign on the box that says "Slippery When Wet." Terrible. 5. The original price of the Hoka Huaka, $150, was outrageous. For a shoe with the above problems, you should never pay more than about 60 dollars. Now for the good: 1. The Hoka Huaka has the PERFECT blend of cushioning and responsiveness. In 38 years of running, I've never had a running shoe that was so perfect right out of the box. The ride is amazing, and they don't lose their bounce, even when the outsoles wear out prematurely. I cannot recommend the Huaka more strongly for runners who want to feel great while running. 2. The Huaka is very lightweight, even with great cushioning. You will not feel like you're running in clown shoes, either, because the Huaka doesn't have that big, platform-shoe midsole that many of the Hoka models have. It really feels like a very well-cushioned, responsive racing flat rather than a typical daily trainer. 3. The Hoka upper material is thin, but very tightly woven. You don't get sand or dirt coming in through the mesh. They breathe well, too, and don't hold an odor like many running shoes. 4. The regular price of the Huaka, at $150, was outrageous. So, to summarize: The Hoka Huaka is a fantastic running shoe right out of the box despite some negative qualities that Hoka should fix in its upcoming new modles. The Huaka is being discontinued in the U.S., and replaced with other similar shoes, like the Tracer. I can already foresee a likely problem with some of the new models because it appears that Hoka has made the entire outsoles on some of them out of the same RMAT midsole material. These shoes will obviously be terrible in wet conditions, and without "durable" rubber patches they will probably have lousy traction and poor durability. While you can get the Hoka Huaka on a great clearance sale, grab them. But my advice is that until Hoka proves it can produce a more durable shoe with no need to replace cheap insoles and cheap laces, NEVER pay the ridiculous full price for any of their shoes. Hoka needs to work on quality, even though, at least in the Huaka, the perfect ride, cushioning, and responsiveness that almost eve ry runner of whatever ability is looking for.
From: Shawn. January 30th 2016

Comments: I would NOT recommend these Huaka to serious runners. Bought a pair last November when I saw the price was very attractive. The first few runs was pretty good. But issues showed up quickly in less than two months: 1. I didn't really like the pull-tight laces which seemed to loose up easily. So I cut them off and replaced with the regular-type shoe laces came in the box. But these shoe laces were the same type of slippery surface which loosed up about every couple of miles I ran. It was very annoying that I had to break my pace and tighten the shoe laces a few times during a 6 - 8 mile run. I weight only about 140lb and the pace was just a little faster than 8 minutes/mile. These shoe laces couldn't even hold up this kind of moderate impact. 2. Then the insoles started to move during the run. Now every time I wore these shoes to run, the insoles would move back and stick up at the heels ! This made my feet extremely discomfortable and my feet and lower leg muscles were stressed trying to keep the insoles in place. Never had these problems with the other shoes that I wore since I started long run. I have a pair of HOKA Clifton2 which are extremely well-made running shoes. I guess it is just what you pay for.
From: Hao, Sammamish, WA, USA. January 27th 2016

Comments: This is my favorite running shoe ever. I can run road or rocky trail with them. I can run fast tempo runs or slow long runs. They are light and have a low offset which means my knees don't hurt when I run with them. Due to the low price, I think I've bought four or five pairs by now. My oldest pair has about 400 miles on them. The tread is gone and I don't know if they'll last much longer, but they're still fine for 10k runs. The only thing I don't really like is that to remove the quick tie laces, I have to cut them off. I like the quick tie laces, but not all the time. I would like to be able to put them back. I hope that Hoka is not discontinuing this model.
From: Josh, Israel. January 12th 2016

Comments: An update from my previous review. The Huaka's are still an amazing shoe. However, there are quality issues with the upper as the welded-on overlays began separating at about 35 miles. I've now got over 80 miles on them and the overlay separation is much more pronounced. While it doesn't appear to be affecting their performance, it's still disappointing for a "premium" shoe to be falling apart so quickly. Now, I did get them on sale for $49.95, so I can't complain too loudly. But had I paid full retail for them I most definitely would have sent them back. On a more positive note, the outsoles appear to be holding up much better than I expected considering the amount of exposed EVA material, so I may indeed get 300+ out of them. I will be purchasing another pair for a marathon I'm running in February, so if you can get it at this price (Or close to it), I'd still recommend the Huaka.
From: Scott, Louisville, KY, USA. January 8th 2016

Comments:The Huaka's are my first Hoka One shoe purchase. I thought they were a bit clunky at first, but now after a hundred or so miles they feel great with a springy return and the fit is light. Love the alternative lacing system that locks instead of the traditional shoe strings as there's no digging into the top of the foot like other brands.
From: Steve, Chicago, IL, USA. January 7th 2016

Comments: My first Hoka One One shoe and it did not disappoint! Some Positives: - Shoe feels very "lively" out of the box, and I was surprised by how light they are given the amount of cushioning. - I took them on a 6 mile run over mostly paved and unpaved road (Not necessarily trail) and they performed very well. - Compared to my other "Max" shoe, the Altra Olympus, these feel significantly lighter with just a bit more "pop" to them. - Excellent stability and a nice curved sole that seems to propel me forward, even for the occasional heel striker. Negatives: - I'm not sure how long the sole will last given the amount of exposed EVA, but I can not see getting anything close to 300 miles out of them. - The speed laces, given the thin tongue, cut into the tops of my feet pretty quickly and made the run somewhat uncomfortable. I suspect the normal laces included in the box will fix this. That's it. Highly recommended shoe at a fantastic price. Also of note is the exceptional customer support provided by "Morgan", who just earned a new Running Warehouse customer. She was awesome and answered all my questions prior to purchasing.
From: Scott, Louisville, KY, USA. November 9th 2015

Comments: I really like my Huaka's. They are ugly as sin, but comfortable, and feel smooth. I like 'em, and will probably get another pair.
From: Andrew, Fredonia, NY, USA. November 3rd 2015

Comments: Had high hopes for this shoe and took a chance buying them based on good reviews of Hoka's in general. This shoes felt roomy enough in the toe box to give proper toe splay however, when running caused my pinky toe to be pushed under the one next to it giving me blisters. I tried 3 six mile runs and had the same result. I can't deal with improper performing shoes when out on a 36 mile training run. I am a consistent fore/mid foot stiker and pretty darn perfect neutral runner. Have been running in Brooks PureConnect and PureFlow shoes and have not had this issue. I'd say there is definately some supination control in this shoe which caused my foot to unnecessarilly roll outward ever so slighly. Also, in the 18 miles that I wore the Huaka the sole seemed to wear considerably which makes me believe the sole will be gone in no time. Finally, the shoe did not seem as responsive as my PureConnects or cushioned as my PureFlows that I have been running in. The Huaka's ride isn't horrible, just not better than what I already use and there is the blister issue too. If they work for you, great. I had to return them. Would say that I am not a Hoka believer just yet. Funny, they state this shoe is a "premium" daily trainer. I'd say merely an OK shoe with a premium price. Also, it is now my belief that they are being liquidated at such a discounted price because they know they got this shoe wrong. Seriously, read the reviews and take notice of the MSRP.
From: Atom, Lewis Center, OH, USA. November 3rd 2015

Comments: I run avrg 40mi a week, mix of trail and road, race halfs, tried them out on an easy 10k run. Lots of cushioning, and enough support for someone like me who has flat feet. However, the lower metal eyelets of the laces began to rub on the top of my foot (big toe joint), causing pain and blistering, very unpleasant. I measure a size 10.5D, I wear an asics 10D, nike 10.5D. The Huaka fit narrow but not too tight and quite long (maybe could have gone 1/2 size smaller. I ended up sending them back. Thanks RW.
From: Anonymous, Canada. October 22nd 2015

Comments: Great shoe at an outstanding price. Took them for a run right out of the box. I own three other Hoka models and these might become my favorites. I have bought 5 pair of shoes and lots of running apparel from RW and I could not be more pleased with quality, price, and delivery as promised. I have recommended RW to friends and I will shop here again!
From: Terry, TX, USA. October 10th 2015

Comments: I have worn several pr. of Hokas including Bondi, Clifton and Rapa Nui Tarmac. None of those shoes did well on trail though - I always felt very disconnected to the trail and twisted my ankle pretty badly a few times. For road though -Hoka was great. I have found Huaka's to be a really good trail shoe - as long as the trail is not overly technical - plus it does well on the roads - which many of the trails here require me to run quite a bit of road to get to the trail head. The lugs are just right for a hybrid shoe as well. My only complaint is that it took several runs for these to wear in. I didn't care for them much at all but they finally came around after about 50 miles. The upper fit better and the underfoot foam became more flexible. Also my foot sits deep in the shoe shoe so the collar comes up pretty high on my ankle and causes some irritation right at the laces. This may not be an issue for everyone. Overall a steal on the clearance colorway. I would no t pay full price, however.
From: JM, Iowa City, IA, USA. July 8th 2015

Comments: These are the best running shoes I've ever worn right out of the box. I don't know how many miles they will last, and they don't look like much, but I've never had a pair of running shoes with such a great ride. They're not as ugly and clunky looking as other Hokas, and you get used to the look real fast. Big Adidas Boost fan here, but I was surprised that the Hoka Huaka feels much better and gives new life and spring to every step. I bought two pair at $59.40 each, with coupon code FB15D. All the wild colors are $150. Grab these while you can!
From: Shawn. May 26th 2015

Comments: Felt clunky and slow. Probably best for heel strikers.
From: Vince, Livermore, CA, USA. May 6th 2015

Comments: I purchased this shoes a month ago and logged around 80 miles on them. I do all my running on paved roads and cement sidewalks and needs a shoe with good cushioning. . I am 5' 7" 160lbs neutral runner with mid-foot strike and prior to this I was running on Brooks Pure Flow 3 and Saucony Kinvara 5. This is my first pair of Hokas and I was looking for a shoe with maximum cushioning and low heel to toe offset. I decided to give the Hoka Huakas a try since they were on sale here at RW. At first I was impressed with how light and cushioned they are. After my runs my feet and legs didnt feel sore and I was running at a faster pace. During the first runs, I experience pain in front of my Knees due to the transition, but it went away after I started to log miles on them. After 40 miles I noticed the same problem some of other runners are experiencing with the upper welded overlays becoming separated from the mesh on the inner side of the forefoot. Around t he same area that the overlays are coming apart, I also started experiencing blisters on my feet. I tried using double lining socks, band aids and the blisters became more aggravated to the point I stop using this shoe. I never had a problem with blister with other shoes and dont know if I just got a defective pair. I really like this shoes before I started with the blisters. I dont know if I should go with the Hoka Clifton or get a pair of Altra Paradigm.
From: Rick, TX, USA. May 5th 2015

Comments: The huaka is a very nimble, light shoe . I have used the bondi ,Stinson, malafe speed and the huaka is the best of the bunch. The 2mm drop makes all the difference .its last is contoured to the foot much more than any hoka ,it's handles well even on rugged trails due to the absorbent midsole ,the traction is fine. So many trail shoes are overbuilt ,these do the job just fine without turning it into a hiking shoe ,it's does fit better without the speed laces so you can use the last grommet and lock down the heel. I disagree with the reviews of the narrow toe box ,the silly idea that toes need to splay inside of a shoe and while wearing a sock is just a mindset of Internet fads. A close fitting shoe gives you control and speed there is no need for slop in a performance running shoe.
From: Allan, Sedona, USA. April 28th 2015

Comments: I have almost 300 miles on mine and the only negative I've seen is that while they run true to size they're just a little tight in the toebox. Pretty easily corrected by wearing thin socks, which given the cushioning these shoes have is not an issue. Love the light weight and support. I bought these because most of my running is on asphalt and concrete and I thought I could use some cushioning. These shoes make a big difference in the shock your legs take on hard surfaces. At 300 miles, the tread is showing wear, but I'd expect that on those surfaces. At $70 from RW, I definitely recommend these shoes.
From: Gary, PA, USA. April 22nd 2015

Comments: Pros: Well-cushioned, light, responsive, fast. Cons: Just a bit too tight in the forefoot/midfoot region. I wasn't sure what to expect here, since I've typically preferred a firmer ride, but I was pleasantly surprised during my first run of seven-plus miles in the Huaka. Once warmed up and underway, I found myself moving along at a faster than usual clip, and half of those seven miles were into a fairly stiff headwind. Taken together, the shoe's responsiveness and cushioning felt, well, sublime. The unpadded tongue felt weird at first, but caused me no problems. The upper's breathability seems good. The fit is more or less true to size. I went with a US 9 here (my street shoe size), which was perfect lengthwise. However, the fit is a skosh too snug around the lateral forefoot/midfoot region. I can probably live with it, but hope it'll loosen up with use. I'm not sure yet if I'd pay full price for the Huaka, so thanks, RW, for having it on sale.
From: Bruce, FL, USA. March 30th 2015

Comments: Come on. These are NOT the worst shoe ever. I just put mile 278 on these today, on a fairly technical and rooty trail, and my guess is I'll get another 200 out of them before they become jeans shoes. They're not Hoka's most cushioned shoe, and they're not great in mud. But, they are very nimble and very cushioned -- there's no mistaking that the cushioning that is there comes directly from Hoka's lineage, even if it's not the cushion of the Cliftons, let alone the Stinsons or Mafates. The Huakas will move from road to buffed-out trail to the tech and rooty stuff I was on today, seamlessly. My only complaint is the narrow toe box, as I've grown to love Altra's wide toe box. But there's room in the quiver for these. Love 'em.
From: Chris, Lee's Summit, MO, USA. March 28th 2015

Comments: Worst shoe ever! I usually run in Newtons but decided to give Hoka a try to see what the buzz was all about. I purchased the Hoka Rapa Nui and thought I had found my new running shoe. After some good trail runs in my Rapa's, I figured the road version's should be just as good; boy was I wrong! I purchased the Huaka's and went on my usual training run which is about 19 miles. After my first run I felt like my legs more fatigued than usual and the bottom of my feet felt aggravated. I chalked it up to a bad run but after about 4 more bad runs in the same shoes I decided to switch back to my newtons. A miracle happened because my runs felt like normal. To be fair I wanted to use the Rapa's again and my run's were normal. I didn't want to feel like I wasted my money on the Huaka's so I did try them one last time, I finished my run and cut them up so I could never make that mistake again.
From: Eddie, Weston, FL, USA. February 24th 2015

Comments: I'm really disappointed in this shoe. I knew taking out some of the weight would result in a less cushioned shoe, but it feels like I'm running on a hard plastic plate. It feels just like a taller INOV-8 Road-X shoe.
From: Chris, Memphis, TN, USA. January 12th 2015

Comments: Light weight? Yes. Maximal cushioning? No. Before I purchased the Huakas, my favorite model was the Hoka Stinson Tarmac. The Tarmacs have the maximal cushion, but not so much that you lose the responsiveness and support. I hoped the Huakas would be a lightweight version of the Tarmacs, but was a bit disappointed. The feel of the Huakas is unlike the models with more cushion like the Stinson and Bondi. They feel to me more like a conventional running shoe, not unlike my Nike Pegasus 30s. They are extremely lightweight for a Hoka, but I noticed that when running in temperatures below 20 degrees F., my toes could really feel the cold. They would probably work best for warmer weather running. They didn't seem to feel as heavy nor put strain on my calves like some of the other Hoka models, but I don't know how my feet will feel with these after running an ultra. I've run in them up to about 13 miles without problems. Plenty of room in the toebox for me, and the uppe r seems to have some give with helps in the toebox. I'm not sure how they will hold up over the long term though with the lightweight upper. So far so good. In summary, I would call these the lightweight racing flats of the Hoka line. I'll probably use them mainly for racing marathons and 50Ks, but probably not so much for day to day long training runs.
From: Tim, Mitchell, SD, USA. December 29th 2014

Comments: These are my new favorite shoes already after logging approximately 60 miles on them. I replaced the original insoles with Currex Sole RunPro. I only use these shoes for weekend long runs. I have other shoes I rotate into throughout the week, so I'm not really putting daily wear and tear on these shoes. I was worried about the uppers offering enough ventilation based on reviews of other Hokas, but they turned out to be more breathable than expected. I just hope the uppers hold up over time.
From: Anonymous. St. Louis, MO, USA. September 7th 2014

Comments: Great feeling shoe, but that may be all! After 40 initial miles the bottoms of the shoes are already wearing out significantly. The upper coating, plastic type material on the outer of the shoe are peeling away from the main fabric, catching everything from small twigs to rocks. The shoe is built very poorly and cheap for a very expensive shoe. Nice feel out of the box and while running so far, to bad they don't last.
From: Orin, OR, USA. September 3rd 2014

Comments: An update to my comments above--to give an example of how stable these shoes are, I walked all around Buenos Aires with them (i.e., concrete) last week (and ran around Buenos Aires, too, as well as did an hour and a half run in them in on more of a trail surface). No problem walking in them, wearing them back during traveling, running in them, etc. I couldn't imagine doing this in the Bondi and the other Hoka shoes that I've owned. Love them.
From: Anonymous. IN, USA. August 25th 2014

Comments: I love them. They are very light, and after a few runs they seem to adapt to the impression of my foot (I wouldn't replace or even take out the insoles in these because they seem to mold with the foot--after running I can feel my foot impression on the insoles), and the low drop actually does (unlike other low drop running shoes) help support a more forefront landing. In my opinion, calling them 'game changing' is accurate, not only for Hoka but for the running shoe industry. They are far, far more stable than the bondi and the previous Hokas, but only slightly less cushioned. (I can actually walk in these, too--I even race walk a little in them, which would have been impossible in the Bondi and for other reasons in many other running shoes.) With almost 30 years running behind me I'd rate them in the top three running shoes that I've had. They really are innovative; there is nothing like them out there nor has there been. Hoka did a really good job of innovation with creating and making these. The designers should be congratulated. They are my standard running shoe now. I'll buy another pair in the future.
From: Anonymous, IN, USA. August 14th 2014

Comments: So I did three runs in the shoe and decided to return them. The main reason being twofold: 1) The insoles are completely useless on any steep downhills. They slide forward to the front of the shoe and are probably the flimsiest I have ever seen. So midway through the third run I took them out and threw them away. This wasn't a deal-breaker for the shoe as I could find new insoles, until... 2) The overlays are tearing apart from the mesh upper already after only 35 miles. From the amount they have already broken down I can't imagine the upper is going to last very long. So while I loved the ride and responsive cushioning of the shoe I just don't trust that it will last and is worth $150. If they fix the upper I'll go back to the shoe.
From: Anonymous. August 1st 2014

Comments: Fantastic shoe. I have over 100 miles with my first pair and ordered a second pair. Shoe runs true to size I wear 11.5 in most shoes and the 11.5 fit great. I have used this shoe on trail runs and street runs and it works great. Highly recommend this shoe for someone wanting light weight and great cushioning.
From: George, Manteca, CA, USA. July 26th 2014

Comments:My first impressions of the Huaka are that it's more flexible than the Rapa Nui 2 with a less restrictive and wider toebox. The stack height feels similar but the cushioning doesn't feel as firm. At least not when walking around in them. I think the Huaka feels pretty cushy. Not nearly as cushy as say the Clifton (or Stinson obviously) but that's due to the RMAT midsole I assume. It's supposed to be more responsive while yet retaining a high level of cushion and I think that will be the case. The upper and heel collar really shine on this shoe out of the box. As usual though the speed lacing system is not for everybody, especially those with narrow feet. Hoka provides normal laces as well in the box should you want to cut the speed laces out. After a few runs in them I'll update the review.
From: Anonymous. July 24th 2014