Video Review: Hoka One One Rincon Running Shoes

hi this is Chris Foster senior editor
for triathlete magazine we’re here today to talk about the Hoka One One Rincon, the Rincon is a brand-new shoe from Hoka One One. Hoka set out to make a high cushion
shoe with race day weight cred. The upper uses single layer mesh for off-bike
breathability, and while not as flexible as most race weight shoes, the Rincon is
still more flexible than most of Hoka’s offerings, due to a full
compression EVA midsole. A huge heel tab created specifically for triathletes
helps with quick transitions. The outsole is super pared back with only two
pieces of reinforcement in the rear and two larger areas of reinforcement in the
front, but very little in the middle to save weight. Tipping the scale at a super
term 7.7 ounces for men’s size-nine and 6.3 ounces for women’s size seven the Rincon certainly checks off all of the triathlete boxes. But how does the Rincon
feel out on the trails. We found the Rincon to be as light and agile as it’s
listed weight would imply. Though Hoka’s heavy cushioning makes the Rincons feel
much less like a standard race flat, if you like the quickstep feel of a
minimally cushioned race flat like for a road 5k, 10k, sprint, or Olympic this will
feel very different. But if you feel abused by your flats these are a good
choice. With that said the Rincon seems much
closer to a standard running shoe than some of Hokas more pillowy offerings,
much like the new Clifton 6 that we’ll be reviewing very soon. The Rincon marks
a move towards a middle ground between marshmallow and minimal. These take much less adaptation than most of Hoka’s models for those migrating from a
standard trainer. These are ideal for someone looking for a race day shoe that
won’t beat them up, but not necessarily an everyday trainer as durability is
still a question mark with the minimally protected outsole. That’s all for today,
be sure to check back soon for more product reviews. I’m Chris Foster, and
we’ll see you next time!


  • How's the toe box width? Is it narrow like the Clifton's?

  • Are these available in wide?

  • How is the length? Does it run a little long like the Clifton 6 does? I had to size down a half in the Clifton 6 because of the excess length.

  • I find the outsole of my Hoka Napali is quite soft, much softer than other nike or adidas shoes. Although I love its cushioning, still wonder the durability. Does the Rincon also have soft outsole?

  • Hey Chris used Clifton 3,4, 5 , and now really like the 6 , have Ironman race in Sep, what kind of difference is the Rincon from the Clifton 6 pro's and con's , thanks

  • For a Hoka, Rincon looks pretty good

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