The Bondi 8 is a substantial running shoe model that has energizing high rebound cushioning in the midsole and a comfortable insole. The Bondi 8 features an additional memory foam heel collar for a snug heel fit, and a beveled heel style for better support, which most other models do not offer. It is a generally relaxed fit with a roomy toe box and breathable mesh uppers. The Bondi 8 is quite a popular shoe model from Hoka and one of the first choices that come to mind if you are looking for a neutral running shoe. The Hoka Bondi 8 offers comfortable cushioning and a rather enjoyable running experience for long and short-distance running. The Bondi 8 has a regular fit which is suitable for most individuals that prefer a medium to wide-fitting shoe.
The Rincon 3 is a comfortable daily wearing, jogging, train, ing all-purpose shoe that is much more lightweight than the very substantial Bondi 8. The Rincon 3 is a neutral running shoe that is more flexible and has a slightly more sleek design and snug fit. the Rincon looks like a racing and running shoe in the colors that it is available in. It offers a sleek fit and sleek design. The Rincon 3 has a more platform-style sole with a reasonable stack height. It does not have the most durable outsole though it is an EVA outsole with rubber inserts for grip.
Hoka Bondi 8 or Rincon 3
The Bondi 8 will cost you around $180 to $200. The Price will vary according to the retailer.
The Rincon is more affordable around $180 or less.
The Bondi 8 is one of the best quality shoes from Hoka and has many features.
The Rincon 3 is a more affordable but still good quality shoe.
The Bondi 8 is quite durable with a tough outsole for road use and durable construction.
The Rincon 3 is a durable and flexible shoe that you can use daily for light jogging or running on the treadmill.
The Bondi 8 is an extremely comfortable running shoe that has good underfoot cushioning and breathable uppers.
The Rincon 3 has slightly more flexible and firmer EVA cushioning, with a comfortable lined interior, and breathable uppers.
Arch Support & Pronation Control
The Bondi 8 is ideal for regular pronation and individuals who have a high or normal arch type. It is a well-cushioned, neutral running shoe.
The Rincon 3 is slightly more flexible and ideal for a forefoot and midfoot strike. It is also a neutral shoe but offers good support for light overpronation, and for high, normal, or slightly lower arch types.
Surface & Terrain
The Bondi 8 should only be used on roads and hard surfaces, and not outdoor trails.
The Rincon 3 provides es more flexible grip and is suitable for hard floors and roads. It is also ideal for training, and use on the treadmill.
The Hoka Bondi has a durable rubber outsole that has a Meta-Rocker style and high stack height. The heel beveled for support.
The Rincon 3 has an EVA and rubber outsole that has a slightly lower stack height, and more of a platform style.
The Bondi 8 has compression-molded EVA midsole and padded insole. It offers plush and bouncy cushioning.
The Rincon 3 has much similar EVA foam cushioning, that is slightly firmer and more lightweight.
The Bondi h a breathable mesh design that uppers that open-engineered mesh with durable TPU overlays. It also features a memory foam padded collar at the heel.
The Rincon has breathable mesh uppers and a comfortable smooth lining.
The Bondi 8 has a heel height of 33 mm for men, and 31 mm for women.
The Rincon 3 has a heel height of 29 for men and 27 for women which is much lower than that of the Bondi 8.
The Bondi 8 has a forefoot height of 24 mm for men and 22 mm for women, similar to the Rincon 3.
The Rincon 3 also has a forefoot height of 24 mm and 22 mm for women, which is an average stack height.
The Bondi 8 has a lower 4 heel-to-toetoe drop. This model is one of the few that has a 4 heel-to-toetoe drop.
The Rincon 3 has a regular 5 heel-to-toetoe drop, which you will find in most Hoka shoe models.
Fit and Sizing
The Bondi offers a medium and comfortable fit. It has a roomy toe box and a snug heel with a memory foam collar.
The Rincon 3 is more of a medium fit and flexible. It is also available in more width options.
The Bondi 8 is quite a heavy shoe model. It weighs 303 grams for men and 252 grams for women.
The Rincon 3 is extremely lightweight in comparison to the Bondi 8. It weighs 210 grams for men and 176 grams for women.
Buy; Hoka Bondi 8 or Rincon 3
Table of Contents
- Price Range
- Arch Support & Pronation Control
- Surface & Terrain
- Heel Height
- Forefoot Height
- Heel-to-Toe Drop
- Fit and Sizing