Hoka recently released their first stability shoe called the Infinite. We have been testing it out to get a better feel for who might like this shoe. The Infinite has the same lightweight cushioning found in the Clifton 2. Built on a wider platform and featuring late stage Meta- Rocker geometry, the Infinite offers a great balance of cushioning, stability and durability. The seamless upper has an accommodating forefoot fit with a supportive midfoot and high level of padding and comfort where needed in the heel and tongue.
The Infinite is not “posted” with a dual density midsole like traditional stability running shoes. Hoka refers to the Infinite’s stability as inherent stability. Inherent stability is found in many running shoes, but Hoka solely relies on this for the Infinite. Inherent stability is achieved when a shoe has a straighter last, full ground contact, and how the foot sits on the midsole.
- 5mm offset/drop
Key Upper and Midsole Features Report
Overall, the Hoka Infinite is a shoe that will work well for someone who slightly to moderately pronates and has a higher volume foot. The Hoka Infinite will be a great option for runners who need to put an orthotic in their running shoes. It is also a nice option for runners who want to try out a light weight and low drop stability shoe. Next time you’re in the store give it a try. Some of you will find that it might be your next go to training shoe.