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The HOKA Kailua Tarmac is a highly cushioned daily trainer designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Run in the cushioned yet lightweight ride of the Hoka Kailua Tarmac. An oversized platform allows you to float over the road, while a rockered forefoot and low offset design keep your running nimble and efficient. A breathable upper keeps your foot comfortable and cool while providing a confident fit. Lace up the Kailua Tarmac for all runs short or long.

**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.**


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Weight: 9.2 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (32mm), Forefoot (27mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • Soft EVA Midsole runs the full length of the shoe, offering enhanced cushioning and support.
  • Engineered Oversized Midsole provides 2.5 times the volume of midsole compound for increased cushioning and stability.
  • Control Bucket Seating recessed within the midsole to position the foot for optimal control.
  • 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.


  • Air Mesh on the upper is lightweight and allows for excellent airflow and breathability.
  • No Sew Construction provides a seamless interior environment for reduced irritation and blistering.
  • TPU Support Strapping are flexible overlays providing a reinforced secure fit.
  • Reinforced Toe Cap protects toes from debris and adds aberration resistance.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length EVA foam for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

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: I bought a pair of the Kailua Trail Tarmac and absolutely love them! Unfortunately, I recently purchased a pair of Kailua Tarmac (road) shoe and I'm going to have to exchange them. I wore them around the house to see if they felt the same as my trail shoe. Well they didn't they ride a tad higher on my ankle causing excessive rubbing. Going to stick with Hoka but going to give the Bondi a try. Hope they work for me!!!
From: MAP, Donna, TX, USA. July 20th 2014

Comments: I love the feel of these shoes when running but the toe box is not wide enough. I keep getting blisters. If the toe box was wider I could give them a very positive review. Unfortunately I will be returning these shoes. I can't deal with the blisters.
From: K, Maine, USA. May 31st 2014

Comments: So very impressed with these shoes! After experiencing calf discomfort I decided to give them a try. (Newtons have been my go to shoes for years). I walked in them...then tried them for 2 miles. A few days later I decided to wear them for a half marathon. SHOCKED at how little my calves hurt the next day. I'm telling everyone I know about Hoka One One (in fact my sister just ordered a pair from RW yesterday).
From: Jill, Katy, TX. 2/19/14

Comments: Sadly I'm going to have to return these shoes. The heel is looser than the Bondi B and rides up higher on my ankle causing rubbing. And I'm also having trouble with rubbing on the top of my big toe. 
From: Angela, MI