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  • Ultralight uppers reduce water retention to keep the shoes light no matter the conditions
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker geometry ensures a smooth and nimble ride
  • Pro2Lite +10 midsoles for the right balance of propulsion and protection
  • Strategic rubber placement for lightweight durability
  • Lightweight, no-sew thermoplastic urethane overlays
  • Light, formfitting heel construction
  • Ultra-breathable forefoot mesh reduces water retention


View all HOKA ONE ONE Men's Road-Running Shoes

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Best Use Running
Running Shoe Support Neutral
Running Shoe Cushioning Maximum
Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm) 4
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Knit polyester/textile air-mesh
Midsole Dual-density CMEVA
Outsole Rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 14 ounces
Gender Men's

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great lightweight racer, but too tight in the toes This is a great lightweight shoe and I'm psyched to see Hoka One One moving to more traditional stack heights and heel-toe drops. I was so excited to get these shoes and really wanted to love them. They felt fine when I took them for a quick test run at the shoe store, but after wearing them a few times on training runs, they're too tight in the toes to wear on a regular basis. They're best for races or speed training 1x a week. Any more than that and getting blisters could become an issue. NOTE TO HOKA ONE ONE SHOE DESIGNERS: FOR THE NEXT VERSION PLEASE MAKE THEM 1/2 SIZE LARGER OR EXPAND THE TOE BOX.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hoka yet! Great for everything up to the marathon distance. Best for speed and tempo but enough cushioning for everyday runs. I have wide feet and I initially thought the Tracers would be too narrow but my first run told a different story. The upper wraps around your feet like a well fitting glove and distributes pressure evenly. They are are first pair of shoes that hasn't caused me blisters, even after a fast marathon! I've gone through the range of Hokas including the Bondi's, Cliftons and the Claytons and have had one issue or another with fit (blisters on the inside of my feet on the bondi 3, Clifton 2, Claytons; cut circulation on the Clifton 1, Bondi 1, Huaka.) The Tracers are great even approaching 300+ miles. Another noticeable benefit is the lack of water retention (a problem with the Claytons.)
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Big Adjustment from Clayton The Clayton is one of my favorite shoes ever, and had them prior to the Tracer. The weight of the Tracer is perfect, but I was expecting the feel of the Clayton and Clifton. The Tracer is very narrow - a huge change from the previously mentioned shoes and I tend to have more under-pronation in them. I ordered the midnight blue color, and the blue has bled through onto the lace and my socks almost immediately. Better than average shoe if you have not run in any style of Hoka previously, but would not recommend if you're a fan of Clayton/Clifton.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel to these Tracers I wasn't sure how I'd respond to the Tracers. I was a minimalist shoe guy-- never had much cusion in my running shoes. Had a stress fracture in my right foot this summer and have turned to the Tracers for my training runs now: needed more cushion in my shoes, but didn't want to give up the having the feel of the road under my feet. I was afraid running in Hokas would be like running in quicksand-- boy was I wrong! These shoes feel light, responsive, and not at all like they're "too much shoe." I always size up on my shoes and did so on these and that worked fine.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SHOE!!! took about 3-4 short workout runs for the shoe to finally fit perfectly....since that time though, I've run 2 marathons, and a few shorter halfs, along with training runs ( I have 2 pair) and I wouldn't dream of another shoe... I did replace the insoles with some good thin ones after awhile but it's a great shoe..(5'10 180lbs)..
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tracer Vs. Clayton: Better Material but a Toe Cruncher I alternate racing 5K-10K barefoot and in shoes. While I prefer barefoot, I need to run in shoes when the pavement is too harsh. Additionally, I am recovering from slight achilles tendonitis in the left ankle, which requires a lot of healing time, rebuilding and caution. For that reason, I tried the Clayton. These are very stable shoes, and moderately lightweight. Very good and secure on the achilles during a hectic race. BUT the material of the Clayton absorbs a huge amount of moisture from sweat and rain/puddles. Even on a dry day, by the end of a 5K, the extra moisture absorbed by the Clayton and its inserts makes it feel like I am lugging around over a 1/2 pound on each foot. I even get a squeegee-squeegy sound from the shoes at the end of the course. On top of that, I run without socks when I wear shoes. The tongue of the Clayton digs into the top of my foot, leaving a raw area. So, I tried the Tracer. The new material of the Tracer does NOT absorb water -- a huge difference. The tongue is newly designed and completely smooth on a sockless foot. The problem with the Tracer, however, is that it has a built-in toe ridge that forces me to run forward on my foot -- on my toes -- rather than striking mid-sole, as I prefer to do. This toe ridge seems to be a fad in racing shoes these days, and it does not match my running style. I want to choose when to run mid-sole and when on my toes, not be forced into it by the shoe. Consequently, the Tracers force my hips forward and out of line with comfortable running. Hip pain is the result. Beyond that, the toe box of the Tracers is small, and even though I ordered one full size above what I usually run in, the toe ridge and resultant concentration on the toes during running results in big-toe pinching and bumping up against the front and top of the toe box. A week ago, I won the RRCA Senior Grand Masters 5K Maine State championship for 2016 in the Clayton (20:27). I won my age class (60-64) in today's Portland Sea Dogs 5K in the Tracers (20:30). My impression is that the Clayton are more comfortable, but slower, though you have to work for what you get in both shoes by way of speed. (The second time was on a more difficult course). I believe that if the new breathable material were to be used in the future Clayton, and the tongue improved, and perhaps the ounces reduced a bit more, the Clayton would equal or surpass the Tracer.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jgmruns Love the whole Hoka line of shoes, I've been running 40 years straight/80,000 miles! 50 marathons/30 ultras/ 300+ races, the Hoka shoe line has added 10+ years to my running life! 71 going on 51!! The difference Hoka has made, has made all the difference. . . Atr to Tracer, hokawesome!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Lightweight trainer Please note: I have only used the Tracer for 29 miles (3 runs). I would given it 5 stars, but I will wait until I have racked up 200 miles before deciding on a perfect score. So far, I love the shoe! It is supposed to be a racing shoe, but so far I have used it as an everyday trainer. It has a good amount of cushion, but is still very lightweight. I think this is an excellent shoe for runners who are skeptical about trying the thickly cushioned Hokas. It does feel narrow but not uncomfortable if I wear tight, thin socks. The shoe feels very lightweight so I wonder if it will hold up to months of training.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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