Hoka Sizing

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Hoka claims to have reinvented the running shoe. No matter whether you’re a sprinter or ultramarathon runner, these running shoes claim to enhance performance on any terrain.

They’ve become hugely popular within running circles, making them a well-known brand on the scene.

If you’re buying a pair of Hokas, you’ll need to know what size works for you.

This size guide will answer all of your burning questions like:

  • “Do Hokas run true to size?”
  • “How do they fit compared to other brands?”

We’ll even include sizing charts for men and women to help you pick the perfect pair.

Disclaimer: This guide was created for educational purposes and neither offers nor replaces medical advice.

Table of Contents

A Guide to Hoka Running Shoe Sizing

Men’s Hoka Sizing Chart

US UK EU
6.5
6
39 1/3
7
6.5
40
7.5
7
40 2/3
8
7.5
41 1/3
8.5
8
42
9
8.5
42 2/3
9.5
9
43 1/3
10
9.5
44
10.5
10
44 2/3
11
10.5
45 1/3
11.5
11
46
12
11.5
46 2/3
12.5
12
47 1/3
13
12.5
48
13.5
13
48 2/3
14
13.5
49 1/3
14.5
14
50

Women’s Hoka Sizing Chart

US UK EU
5
3.5
36
5.5
4
36 2/3
6
4.5
37 1/3
6.5
5
38
7
5.5
38 2/3
7.5
6
39 1/3
8
6.5
40
8.5
7
40 2/3
9
7.5
41 1/3
9.5
8
42
10
8.5
42 2/3
10.5
9
43 1/3
11
9.5
44

1

Do Hokas Run True To Size?

As Hoka specialise in running shoes, their sizing is generally consistent. As a rule, Hokas run true to size for running shoes.

However, if you usually buy half a size up in running shoes when compared to casual shoes, you may find that this results in a better fit for running.

To get the best size for you, always measure your feet and work out your size using an official sizing chart, like the one above.

2

Hoka Shoe Sizing vs Other Popular Brands

When compared to other brands, Hoka sizing is similar to New Balance, Brooks or Asics. If you usually wear Nike or Adidas running shoes, you will find differences in the sizing.

Men should go a full size down from their Nike or Adidas sizing and women are recommended to go half a size down. E.g. if you are a woman that wears a size 6.5 in Adidas, you will need a 6 in Hokas.

Hoka Sizing FAQs

Do podiatrists recommend Hoka shoes?

Hoka running shoes come recommended by podiatrists. This is because they offer the necessary support and stability for runners. They also offer some models which work well with flat feet.

Are Hoka shoes good for flat feet?

Many models of Hoka shoes are good for flat feet. In particular, the Hoka Arahi 4 and Hoka Bondi come highly recommended.

Do Hoka offer wide fit running shoes?

Yes, in some of their models. If you have wide feet, make sure to double-check whether the shoes you want are offered in a wide fit before buying.

Good to Know

  • Hokas generally runs true to size
  • Running shoes are typically half a size up from your normal size
  • If you usually wear Asics, Brooks or New Balance for running, go for the same size
  • If you usually wear Nike or Adidas, you should go down a full size (men only) or half a size (women only) in Hokas

Final Words

If you are already used to buying running shoes, you’ll probably find that buying Hokas half a size up from your casual size is a good fit. If you’re used to wearing Asics, Brooks or New Balance for running, you will find that Hokas run true to size.

Those who wear Adidas or Nike running shoes will need to size down, either half a size for women or a full size for men.

To ensure that you get the best fit in your next pair of running shoes, use the Hoka sizing charts above to find the perfect pair.

Writer:

Colin Slager

Last Updated:

March 26, 2022

DR. KARIM MAGHRABY

Dr. Maghraby is a medical doctor and published physician scientist. He’s an avid runner and a user of sports compression gear.