The Hoka One One Mach 4 Look Great, and Run Even Better
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The Mach 4 turns heads and helps you prep for new PRs.
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The Hoka One One Mach 4 is a running shoe designed for long training runs and speedy sessions alike, with springy foam and a unique extended heel shape.

The Mach 4 uses some of the aspects of Hoka One One's high performance models, without the tech features that would make them inaccessible to more casual runners.

The shoes look damn good, too, and lots of people noticed them during the testing process.

JUST ABOUT EVERY TIME I get a new pair of shoes to wear test for a review, I take a photo to share them on my Instagram Story.

This happens on a fairly consistent basis. I've run in nearly every brand under the sun by now—I have lots of thoughts about all manner of footwear trends, don't make the mistake of asking me anything about shoes—so when my followers respond particularly well to a certain pair, I take notice. That's what happened when I posted a fresh shot of Hoka One One's latest road shoe, the . A few people immediately hit me with the 🔥 reaction, and others hopped into my DMs to say they liked the look or to ask how the shoes perform on the road.

At that point, I didn't have an answer to that question. But now, after a half-dozen training sessions around my typical courses, I can say this: the Mach 4 runs just as good as it looks.

Men's Health Hoka One One Mach 4 Hoka One One Hoka One One $130.00

The Mach 4 is positioned as a workhorse shoe that you can wear for every type of run, with a blend of foams for a springy, comfortable ride. The shoes are deceptively light once you put them on, and the mesh upper provides a good lockdown, avoiding the excessively stretchy pitfall of using knit uppers in performance runners.

I tested the clean "Blue Fog/Fiesta" colorway, which look more like a crisp grey and crimson IRL, an understated alternative to the overly garish neon runners that thankfully seem to…
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