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Best Hoka One One shoes for Women who prefer neutral support

Born in the French mountains, the maximalist pioneer Hoka One One (meaning fly over the earth in Maori) has exploded in popularity in recent years. That's because the light, highly cushioned shoes are great for trail runners, ultra runners, or people simply looking for an easy, light ride. Today, Hoka One One is found in nearly every running store and is the most popular shoes at ultra marathons.

Neutral runners tend to have their arches ever so slightly collapse inward when they run. Their arches are neither flat nor high, but somewhere in between. They require neither stability nor much cushion. What these neutral runners do need, however, is a shoe designed for them. They key is a lack of medial support on neutral running shoes: with such support, neutral runners would be pushed too far outward, leading to injuries. Luckily, every major running brand makes (at least a few) neutral shoes, which can be used from the track to the trail.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • its protection.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and extremely cushioned
  • Foot shaped toe box
  • Low heel to toe drop

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It got rid of my knee/hip discomfort
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • The upper and cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

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