Men's Hoka Arahi 5
With every iteration, the Arahi rewrites history as a different class of support shoe. Boasting a seemingly contradictory combination of maximum cushioning and minimal weight, the Arahi 5 delivers a soft, smooth alternative to traditional support shoes. A brand-new shoe from top to bottom, the Arahi 5 was envisioned with a laser focus on fit. Designed with structured, engineered mesh at the heel for midfoot security and breathable, open mesh at the forefoot, the new upper is grounded in an extremely resilient, ultralight foam. Outfitted with an intuitive pull tab for easy on-and-off, this daily runner offers a refined collar shape that alleviates pressure on the Achilles. Get set for stability without limits.
The designers focused mainly on refining of the upper in Arahi 5 to bring you a running trainer with a better fit and an improved comfort. The structured engineered mesh upper at the heel maintains improved secure hold of your foot through the midfoot. The open mesh at the forefoot offers more breathability. The pull tab finish on the heel collar reduces tension on the Achilles and makes it easy to put on or take off.
Arahi 5 keeps their well cushioned and lightweight properties. The EVA J-Frame in the midsole is made from firmer EVA material to reduce the over-pronation of your feet and keep them in a straight position. Hoka redesigned the EVA J-Frame support so now it is more flexible, allowing easy movement after each foot strike and transition onto your toes off. The Early-stage Meta-Rocker technology also enhances your forward movement in a smooth ride. The midsole with the full length of soft EVA cushioning provides your feet with a soft bounciness and shock attenuation.
The typical wider Hoka base outsole provides you with extra stability when you land. The rubber outsole is more durable and reinforced in the high wear areas for longer lasting.