Staying True! The OG Max Cush Road Trainer Gets a Sleek Makeover

Video by Sam Winebaum

Hoka Bondi 8 ($165)

In the video I take the Bondi 8 out for 2 runs and share: fit, ride, conclusions and comparisons for the model which was the original max cushion road shoe way back in early 2011 and is still in the lead pack if you want the ultimate in forgiving deep cushion for running, walking, and being on your feet all day.

The 8 gets a new midsole geometry with new deeper decoupling underfoot on the same 40mm heel / 36mm full stack height and also some welcome front rocker.  

The foam is said to be softer and more resilient in line with the new foam in other 2022 Hoka. 

The sleek new engineered mesh upper includes a memory foam collar.

It actually loses about 0.4 oz / 11g to check in at 10.72 oz / 303g in my US8.5 sample. In addition to regular widths it is available in 2E Wide and 4E Extra Wide. 

Full multi tester review soon with comparisons to Bondi 7, a version I did not run.

Watch the Hoka Bondi 8 Initial Video Review (9:55)

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