The Hoka One One Mach is a brand new model from Hoka One One. It is basically the replacement for the discontinued Hoka One One Clayton 2. So if you’re looking for the closest thing to the Hoka One One Clayton, then the Mach is your best bet. It’s the first model I’ve run in. I have run in both the Hoka One One Clifton as well as the Bondi.
My apologies, but I took photos when I first got the shoe and lost them. I realized I had lost “clean photos” of the shoe, so you’ll have to deal with them with over 100 miles of mud and dirt. At least, you know I run in them. 😉
While I work in a running store, it’s important to keep in mind that there is no perfect running shoe. Not everything works for everyone, and Hoka is not paying me to write about their shoes. Here is a stock photo for good measure.
Weight: Men’s size 9: 7.7oz Women’s size 8: 6.5oz
It always seems to surprise people that most Hoka Shoes are a 4-5mm drop. It’s like running on a flatter elevated platform.
The Hoka One One Mach is one of the wider Hoka models. It has a full knit upper. The knit upper means it’s seamless and allows feet to spread out as appropriate. As I’ve mentioned in many reviews, but more shoe companies are going towards a seamless upper. It accommodates wider feet including bunions.
Knit uppers are more seamless and a more flexible fit. Personally, I prefer seamless and knit uppers because they fit my foot much better.
I like the ride a lot. While I never ran in the Hoka Clayton, I do know it’s the most similar and meant to replace it. It’s lighter and more firm than any other Hoka model.
Why is that?
The Mach uses a new material from Hoka named: ProFly.
ProFly makes the heel firmer in the forefoot but softer in the heal. It’s designed to role you forward and the difference also helps protect the feet, especially if you are more likely to heel strike. According to Hoka, the Profly is more durable and resilient. I found it to be the springiest and most “fast” of any Hoka shoe I’ve run in so far.
I’ve logged just over 100 miles in the Mach and like it a lot. I wasn’t sure how much I would but new shoes are always fun to try (if they are appropriate for your foot). I haven’t had any issues, or blisters, which is essential as well. I’ll keep the Hoka One One Mach is my rotation until the cushion is gone.
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Today’s workout brought to you by looking like a running traffic cone dressed to the Nines in Goretex… . #workoutwednesday 3×1 mile averaged 6:15 pace with 2 minutes rest.. . This winter, I invested in a Goretex jacket and pants which kept me dry despite the winter mix coming down.. . As I learned in 2017, you can’t control the weather! Roads were clear this morning.
Current Shoe Rotation:
Questions for you:
What is your current favorite running shoe?
Do you prefer more or less cushion?