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Designed to float over the roads, the exceptionally protective HOKA Stinson Evo Tarmac offers maximum cushioning and an extra-soft ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Float over the roads in the HOKA Stinson Evo Tarmac. With nearly double the amount of midsole foam than traditional trainers, this shoe takes impact protection to a whole new level. The compressive platform creates a soft and pillowy ride that's great for the long haul. Lace them up and say goodbye to sore and achey feet.

Model Number:

Weight: 11.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (37mm), Forefoot (30mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Straight


The HOKA Stinson Evo Tarmac is a minimum featured, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • Soft EVA Midsole runs the full length of the shoe, offering enhanced cushioning and support.


  • Soft EVA Midsole runs the full length of the shoe, offering enhanced cushioning and support.
  • Control Bucket Seating recessed within the midsole to position the foot for optimal control.


  • Closed Mesh on the upper prevents debris from entering the shoe while maintaining breathability to keep feet cool and dry.
  • Extended Lacing provides a custom fit for the whole foot.
  • TPU Support Strapping are flexible overlays providing a reinforced secure fit.
  • Reinforced Toe Cap protects toes from debris and adds aberration resistance.
  • Quick Lacing System is an elastic system that allows quick lacing with a single-handed pull.
  • Lightweight Tongue conforms to the foot providing a snug fit.
  • Lace Holders allow you to customize the way you lace your shoes.


  • Sticky Rubber Compound increases traction on wet surfaces.

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: People always say "don't knock them until you've tried them."  Well, I've tried them.  To each his own, but I have some issues with these shoes.  Let me start by saying I got these shoes for the sole purpose of training for and running ultra marathons. Specifically, 100-milers (any terrain), or 50 milers and 100K's that might have a lot of hard surface.  I don't bother with them for 50K's or marathons because I prefer to wear racing flats for those distances.  The cushion is ample, but I don't find it saves me from all that much fatigue, and I do have to work harder to stride through it.  I'm not a big guy (5'7", 138 lbs.), and I have a very efficient midfoot strike (cadence=192), so it's not as if I'm pounding through this shoe.  They do affect your form--for me in a negative way.  I do come from a minimalist background (although I don't try and push a minimalist agenda on everyone), and I find that all the material and technology under foot gets in the way of my natural stride.  Being a running retailer, I have trained on Hoka One One's technologies (rockered sole, proprietary cushion, wider platform, etc.) and their brand philosophy, so I know where they're coming from, but I'll say the same thing about them as I would about Newtons: they're a specialized tool, but not the end-all, be-all.  I continue to use
mine, but I had to make some modifications in order to alleviate blisters and hotspots (both are uncommon for me in other shoes), and I mainly use them on active recovery days or the occasional 25+ mile run on asphalt.  Like I said, to each his own, but for every person I've
met who's had their running saved by Hokas, I've met just as many who have ended up on surgeon's tables because the Hokas were masking what was wrong in the first place.  Try them out.  If you like them, awesome!  Just pay attention to your form.
From: Chas, Cornelius, NC

Comments: Per hoka, the heel-to-toe is 4mm. This shoe is great for longer runs. Was having some PF and have been able to continue to run with these. I do not like them on the treadmill, however pavement and trails are amazing. Takes a few runs to get use to them but its great. 5 stars.
From: LJ, PA

Comments: I'm 5'11, 150, a neutral runner (47) running about 45 mpw. Thought I'd give these a try to help ease the pounding for longer runs. I didn't like them and returned them locally. Too big, bulky, and hot for me. They do have a plush ride, but if you're a midfoot/forefoot striker it seems hard to get around that wide heel area. Overall, they don't seem heavy. Just weren't right for me.
From: Robert, Washington DC

Comments: I tried the Bondi B as my 1st pair of Hoka's and loved them and still love them after 300 miles. Wanted to try the Stinson Evo Tarmac due to a more durable sole. They arrived on April 1, 2013 and I put 2 miles on them. Can't wait to get them broken in proper. I am 6'2 280 lbs and get 300 miles out of a shoe, its amazing.
From: Jeff, Randleman, NC

Comments: Arrived Dec 25th, by Jan 17th with approx 60 miles on pavement my apparently imperfect foot strike had worn through the outer rubber on one heal, 2nd not far behind .. first time I've shopped for "shoe goo" in about 30 years ..
From: Gary, Mesquite, NV, USA

Comments: At last a shoe I can run long miles in and not feel like my feet have been hammered on. These shoes will affect your running form, so be careful transitioning into them.  I'm staying on my forefoot in these shoes as much as possible.  I have used them for speed training on the track several times, and I am shocked I can run fast in these shoes.  My feet are in the best shape they have been in years.  My only complaint is the upper which needs to be more breathable. Superb product!
From: Soapy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA