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Which HOKA running and hiking shoes suit you?

Updated: May 20, 2021

More and more people in Aruba are running and hiking! TRI-BIKE ARUBA is the exclusive dealer of HOKA, one of the leading brands in the industry. HOKA initially developed shoes for trail and ultra runners who immediately embraced the brand because of the cushioning and inherent stability of the shoes. Today HOKA offers a very versatile range of running shoes for different types of runners on different surfaces, and even hiking shoes. In this blog we take you through the entire range. This way you will find out which HOKA shoes suit you best, with your goals and your running or hiking style in mind.

Discover the extensive collection

The running shoes from HOKA can be divided into different categories: Glide, Fly and Sky. The shoes from the Glide collection are known for their maximum cushioning, the lightweight shoes can be found in the Fly collection and with the shoes from the Sky category you have the best grip on every surface. Are you more into hiking? Check out the Hiking category!

Glide - Maximum cushioning

The Glide category running shoes are known for HOKA’s very good cushioning, soft feel and natural and smooth gait. Within the Glide category, the collection can be divided into 'neutral' and 'antipronation'.

Bondi 7 - Neutral

The most cushioned shoe in the HOKA road-shoe lineup, is the game-changing Bondi 7. It delivers a smooth, balanced ride over any distance.

Clifton 7 - Neutral

The Clifton 7 is designed for your daily training and run. The shoes offer a lot of comfort and a soft walking experience.

Clifton Edge - Neutral

The Clifton Edge is designed to help you feel like you can run forever. With a combination of responsive cushion and HOKA's softest, lightest foam yet, it features a snappy ride and unique heel geometry designed to provide a smooth impact and gliding sensation. Clifton Edge is a culmination of all of HOKA's innovation to date. Step into the future.

Gaviota 3 - Antipronation

Delivering signature comfort synonymous with HOKA, the Gaviota 3 offers maximal cushioning and maximal support. Geared for a wide variety of athletes, this reliable road shoe was engineered to provide a balanced ride over any distance. Because the J-shape of the sole runs from the inside of the foot along the heel to the outside, the sole carries the name 'J-Frame'. The J-Frame uses a foam with a higher density. The high density provides more stability and effectively supports the heel and inside of the foot. This stimulates a smooth and natural settlement of the feet.

Arahi 5 - Antipronation

With every iteration, the Arahi 5 rewrites history as a different class of support shoe. Boasting a seemingly contradictory combination of maximum cushioning and minimal weight, the Arahi 5 delivers a soft, smooth alternative to traditional support shoes.

Fly - Lightweight speed

This category is all about speed. The Fly collection is characterized by ProFly. A midsole that provides a soft landing and a responsive feel. Within the Fly collection, there are models with a carbon fiber plate: the X-models.

Elevon 2

The Elevon 2 is a premium trainer that provides cushion and a secure ride. It features great support in the midfoot and forefoot and has asymmetrical internal support wings for an individualized fit. It includes soft cushion to emphasize that step-in comfort plus an extended heel for smoother transitions. Both responsive and cushioned, the Elevon 2 is a trainer that allows you to pick up the pace or take it slow for recovery.

Mach 3

The Mach 3 is a first-class stability shoe with very good cushioning. The shoes give you a responsive feeling and are lightweight.

Carbon X2

Positioned as an endurance racer, the Carbon X2 delivers propulsive speed in an adaptable silhouette geared for training and racing alike. Engineered with a responsive, carbon fiber plate and aggressive Meta-Rocker, this performance shoe is a formidable competitor.

Rocket X

One of the most energetic shoes HOKA has launched to date, the Rocket X is an incredibly lightweight, insanely responsive racer geared for elite athletes. The lightest racing flat in the HOKA lineup, this all-speed shoe is engineered to launch off the line. Primed for shorter distances, the Rocket X utilises the same responsive carbon fiber plate as the Carbon X, delivering a fast, efficient and propulsive ride.

Carbon X-SPE

Positioned as an endurance racer, the Carbon X-SPE delivers propulsive speed in a street-ready silhouette. Engineered with a responsive, carbon fiber plate and aggressive Meta-Rocker, this performance shoe is a formidable competitor.

Sky - Trail and all-terrain

In the Sky collection you will find the trail shoes and all-terrain shoes from HOKA ONE ONE. These shoes stand for versatile grip and protective cushioning.

Speedgoat 4

Named for HOKA Athlete Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, the Speedgoat 4 is part of an award-winning family known for making quick work of technical terrain. The fourth edition features a new breathable yet rugged mesh. HOKA included 3D printed overlays for increased midfoot support and an overall more secure feel. Most importantly, they added a more accommodating fit in the toe box for a more comfortable ride. Grippy on the uphill and secure on the downhill, the Speedgoat 4 is badass on every trail.

Torrent 2

A nimble trail racer, the Torrent 2’s streamlined silhouette incorporates a seemingly contradictory combination of cushioning and agility. Lightweight performance is made possible with a PROFLY midsole, which provides a forgiving landing and responsive toe-off.

Mafate Speed 3

The Mafate Speed 3 are ideal for the most technical surfaces. The robust shoes offer comfortable cushioning and grip on challenging trails.

Challenger ATR 6

As the name Challenger ATR suggests, this adaptable, all-terrain shoe defies convention — performing light on the trail and smooth on the street, thanks to its midsole geometry and outsole construction. Dynamically designed for versatile traction, its distinctive outsole has zonal construction to optimize grip and weight.

Hiking - Rugged, trailblazing hiking boots

Whether you're on a day hike, technical rock scramble or backpacking adventure, HOKA hiking shoes combine durability, grip, lightweight cushion and stability. Built for people who don't mind getting lost, HOKA's hiking line put the soul of a running shoe into the sole of a rugged, trailblazing hiking boot.


Speed hiker used to be an oxymoron, but that perfectly describes the Toa GTX. Leveraging HOKA trail running expertise and innovations, HOKA built a “lightest in class” waterproof hiker for adventures across any terrain. Everything about the Toa GTX has been evaluated from a functional and weight-saving perspective.

Kaha GTX

With surprising speed, the Kaha GTX makes the ups easier and the downs quicker. When hiking over long distances, this trekking shoe will deliver you to your destination in comfort and safety. Unequaled in its weight-to-cushion ratio, the Kaha GTX offers the full HOKA package — proprietary foams, patented geometries and exceptional Vibram Megagrip traction.

Are you interested in buying a pair of HOKA shoes, or do you have any questions left? Visit our shop for a FREE foot fitting, contact us via this page, or give us a call on +297 585 2734! #timetofly

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