Hoka® Bondi 9

The Hoka Bondi 9 release date is October 9, 2023.

The Hoka Bondi 9 will have the following features & updates:

  • The new Hoka Bondi 9 will be one of the most cushioned shoes in this range.
  • The cushioning will be much more balanced and plush for optimum comfort.
  • You will still enjoy the support of the full EVA midsole and the meta-Rocker technology in the sole for stability.
  • There will be a plush and comfortable collar and a more breathable tongue.
  • The heel fit will still be quite narrow and supportive for cradling your ankles and Achilles tendons.
  • Furthermore, the plush memory foam cushioning is advanced to new comfort levels.
  • There will also be some new color ranges available in this new model.

Previous Versions of the Bondi:
The Hoka Bondi 8 release date was July 15, 2022.

Latest Version of the Hoka Bondi


Hoka One Bondi



  • The recommended price, according to manufacturers, for the new Hoka Bondi 9 will be $200.
  • You will be surprised at the new features and design, which will be worth the price increase.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The new Hoka One Bondi 9 will be neutral running shoes.
  • It will offer better support for neutral and higher arch types, with more plush cushioning.
  • I would not recommend it for flat feet as a stability shoe.


  • The Hoka One Bondi 9 will be designed for road running only.
  • It is not recommended for trail walking or running.


  • The new model will surely be a running shoe as the predecessor to be ideal for the avid runner.
  • You can, however, also use it for walking and jogging.


  • As it will be a road-running shoe, durability will be adequate.
  • However, I recommend proper care and staying off wet surfaces and trails if you want to keep your shoes in tip-top shape.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • This time, the Bondi 9 will fit comfortably and have a medium to wide toe box.
  • The fit will be snug at the ankles and comfortable with a padded collar.
  • There will be narrow, normal, and wide-width options available.


  • The Hoka One Bondi 9 will weigh around 252 grams for women and 303 grams for women.
  • It will be a medium to a heavier weight with plenty of cushioning for running and walking.

Elevation of the Hoka One Bondi 9

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel height will be around 33mm for men.
  • You can look at a heel height of 31 for women.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • Similarly, the forefoot height will differ for men and women.
  • The forefoot height for men will be 29mm, and for women, it will be 27 mm.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The heel-to-toe drop will be a low 4mm.
  • Hoka One is generally known for its lower heel-to-toe drop designs.

Components of the Hoka One Bondi 9


  • As for the outsole, the Hoka One Bondi 9 will sport a durable rubber outsole with minimal weight. There will be a beveled heel for smoother transitions, such as with the predecessor.
  • The Sole will also still feature the early-stage Meta-Rocker design.


  • The Midsole will remain a full-length compression-molded EVA midsole which is advanced for comfort.
  • The Midsole will offer softer cushioning that is more balanced.


  • As for the uppers, you will still be able to enjoy the memory foam cushioned collar with a more snug fit at the heel.
  • There will be open-engineered mesh uppers with more TPU overlays for slightly better structural support.
  • As a bonus, some exciting new color ranges will also be introduced.

Hoka® Bondi vs. Clifton


Hoka Bondi 9

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.