HOKA ONE ONE Infinite Review
by Jeff Keezer
I wanted to try the Infinite when I first saw them. Out of the box the shoe has a different look from the Stinson Lite. The Infinite has a late stage Meta Rocker with a 5 mm heel to toe drop. Hoka decided to go back to traditional laces from the speed laces on other models. The color scheme is also attractive making this a shoe not only for running but for casual wear also. After an in store treadmill run and now 5 miles on the road I am highly impressed with this model. The Infinite has a bit stiffer ride than the Bondi or Stinson providing more road feel and response. The Infinite also has what appears to be a durable outsole for many miles of wear.
Pros: Support, Looks , Comfort , Road feel and a nice roll into and out of your stride.
Cons: My biggest concern is loosening from the laces. The shoe loosens a bit while running. I will be changing to Lock Laces as a personal choice. However, just replacing the standard laces my work for most.
I believe Hoka hit it out the park with the Infinite. They are a wonderful balance between the ultra soft cushioning of the Stinson and the firmness of the Conquest. Time and miles will tell how the Infinite will wear and what if any issue's will develop but first impressions are great. If you have been on the fence about trying the HOKA brand I suggest giving the Infinite a test ride as they are as close to the perfect running shoe as I have had.
Features & Benefits:
- Late stage Meta-Rocker: Provides forefoot stability
- Oversize EVA Midsole: Provides signature Hoka cushioning
- Full-surface Outsole: Provides durability
- Breathable mesh upper with supportive midfoot structure
- Heel-To-Toe Drop: 5mm
- WEIGHT: 9.7 ounces