/
Your running community NEEDS YOU!!
Help other runners, review your shoes today and be in with chance to win a new pair! *more info*

Win new shoes!

At Shoeguide.run we love reviewing shoes

We try and bring you un-biased reviews to help you pick from the vast choice of products available. However don't just take our word for it... we want your reviews too!

Find a shoe you run in, leave a review (either good or bad!) and our favourite one will win a brand new pair of shoes of their choice from our current top 10!

Winner anounced by email on the 31st July 2020

follow us on Facebook follow us on Twitter follow us on Instagram

Mens Hoka Arahi 4

Mens Hoka Arahi 4
8.0
0.0
0 REVIEWS
Write a review
We test Hoka's stability shoe, the latest Arahi

Mens Hoka Arahi 4

We test Hoka's stability shoe, the latest Arahi
8.0
0.0
0 REVIEWS
Write a review
View reviews

Our verdict

The Arahi 4 continues as Hoka's stability shoe. While it is no out and out motion control shoe, it offers decent levels of stability coupled with Hoka's super cushioned ride.

  • Positive
  • Stability for maximal fans
  • Negative
  • No real cons

First impressions

The Arahi is positioned by the brand as a stability shoe and that’s probably how it should be best considered. It is by no means an out-and-out support type shoe for over-pronators, simply one of the brands more stable models and perfect for those requiring just a little control. That’s no bad thing as it offers the same maximal cushioning from the most popular shoes in the brands range like the Clifton and combines it with a ‘J’ rail support system for a slightly more stable ride.

Hoka are not awash with stability shoes. The Arahi sits just below the Hoka Gaviota 2 which we liked.

Midsole

Offering so much soft cushioning can necessitate the need for stability and that’s where the firmer ‘J’ shaped section of the midsole comes into effect. It essentially creates a cup-like section beneath the foot so impact sinks into it rather than rolls around.

Upper

The upper is a fairly standard engineered mesh. It is lightweight and allows for excellent. An ortholite Sockliner provides additional comfort in the footbed.

Sole

High abrasion rubber is placed on the outsole for durability and grip.

Conclusion

For those wishing to experience the maximal cushioned feel but require support, it’s a good solution and one which does so in a lightweight package.

Technical info

EVA J-Frame provides lightweight dynamic stability by placing firmer EVA foam along the medial side of the shoe and around the heel to guide the foot naturally without using a standard medial post.

Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is a rockered midsole design engineered to deliver a smooth ride and increased propulsion.

Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber is strategically placed for increased traction and durability.

Engineered mesh on the upper is lightweight and allows for excellent airflow and breathability.

Padded Tongue enhances the step-in feel to create a plush fit.

Molded Ortholite Sockliner helps with odor management while providing additional underfoot cushioning.

There are no user reviews for this shoe

Be the first to review this shoe

Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2020
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
Release date 2020
MSRP $130.00
Heal Drop 5mm
Weight 9.8oz / 277g

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Support
Motion Control
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy