Comfortable but not durable for an expensive shoe.
I purchased three pairs of Bondi seven on recommendation from my podiatrist. One pair for walking one as casual one pair as a work shoe. In three months the walking shoes have worn through the inner lining creating blisters and the soles show excessive wear. The cushioning in the work shoes soles has completely collapsed now offering no support at all. I would not recommend the shoes very expensive for low quality.
Overpriced and poor quality
I am not a runner or an athlete. I do a lot of walking with my dog and that is about it. My physiotherapist recommended Hoka Bondi 7 Wide as I injured the tendon in my ankle. He said they would be very supportive. Priced at $270 they were very disappointing. As with other reviews the quality is terrible. After only a month they seem to have lost support. Its like the material has stretched and become floppy. I don't feel supported at all in them (unlike when I tried them on in the shop - they felt wonderful then). Update: by July 2021 the plas...tic support on the back of the heel had broken through the material. I couldn’t wear them as my heels would bleed from the plastic digging into them. Took them back and was served by an amazing guy called Matt who actually works for Hoka. He was so helpful and professional. He explained this was a problem with the Bondi but has now been rectified. So I got a new pair and he has sent the old ones back to Hoka for a refund. Very good customer service and genuinely concerned about my experience. I still think they are an over rated shoe but was very impressed with the customer service by Matt. I hope the new pair don’t fall apart!
Not a good design for everyone
I thought I had found the perfect wide walking shoe but after a few months I was limping home. The sneakers caused so much pain in my glut tendon. I think they’re just too high at the back. After an X-ray, CT scan and cortisone injection I went out and bought another pair of Brooks.
Not as great as some reviews have recommended.
I was recommended these shoe by Athlete's foot and they have caused nothing but calf pain. At first I had thought it was due to weak muscles. After, strengthening exercises, conditioning work and frequent massages (including dry needling) I was still in pain during long runs. Turns it was the shoe! The shoe is what is called a bare foot runner which is not great for those with pronate. The running specialist I spoke said he would never stock the shoe because he feels it is dangerous to a runners health.
After a recommendation of Brook's, I am back out running with no calf pain.
Be careful of the hype behind the Hoka shoe.
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Questions & Answers
Don’t know what has been changed in the Bondi 7 I have had numerous pairs of Bondi 6 . The heel isn’t snug like the 6 was . My orthotic all of a sudden doesn’t fit properly and slips at heel . Not happy have only had them 3 weeks
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