Hoka® Gaviota 5

The expected release date for the Hoka Gaviota 5 is September 15, 2023.

The Hoka Gaviota 5 will have the following features & updates:

  • the new Hoka Gaviota 5 will be a proper stability shoe for those who need extra support.
  • It will offer excellent comfort and cushioning, and this time is ideal for individuals suffering from Plantar Fasciitis or heel pain.
  • The Midfoot will offer better lateral support and comfort, and the uppers will ensure a more structural fit for general stability.
  • The wider forefoot design will also be ideal for persons with flat or wider feet.
  • There will be much-improved heel cushioning as this shoe will be ideal for those who strike with the heel.

Previous Hoka Gaviota Release Dates:
The Hoka Gaviota 4 release date was on May 30, 2022.
The Hoka Gaviota 3 release date was on April 7, 2021.

Latest Version of the Hoka Gaviota


Hoka One Gaviota



  • The recommended price, according to manufacturers, for the new Hoka Gaviota 5 will be $190.
  • The Hoka Gaviota 5 will be one of the best stability shoes you will ever own, so it is much worth the price tag.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The Hoka Gaviota 5 will be designed specifically for severe overpronation.
  • It will be a proper motion control running shoe perfect for flat feet and very low arches.
  • It will also be ideal for heel striking and issues such as plantar fasciitis.


  • The Hoka Gaviota 5 is a road running shoe.
  • It will be designed for solid flat surfaces only.


  • You can use the new model for general running and jogging.
  • Furthermore, it will also be ideal for long-distance running and marathons.


  • As far as durability goes, the Hoka Gaviota 5 will be very durable.
  • Because it will be designed for all types of running and heel striking, it offers excellent durability features.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The new model is designed for flat feet and lower arches, so the forefoot fit will generally be wider.
  • You can look at options from normal to extended widths in the Gaviota 5 model.


  • As stability running shoe, the Gaviota 5 will be slightly heavier.
  • It will be around 320 grams for men and 264 grams for the ladies.

Elevation of the Hoka Gaviota 5

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel height for the men should be around 29 mm, which is quite average.
  • Similarly, the heel height for the ladies will be around 27 mm.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The forefoot height for men will be 24 mm, and the ladies will be 22 mm.
  • There will be a lower heel-to-toe drop as it will be a stability running shoe design.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • As said, the Gaviota will have a low to standard heel-to-toe drop because it will be a stability-running shoe.
  • The heel-to-toe drop should be around 5mm.

Components of the Hoka® Gaviota 5


  • There will be a very durable rubber outsole.
  • The outsole will have a meta-rocker design with a late-stage construction for better stability and motion control.


  • There will be a midfoot H-Frame for support and a proper midfoot lockdown for stability.
  • Hoka will improve the J-Frame rubberized foam in the midsole for support.
  • They will use EVA foam in a full-length midsole.


  • As for the uppers, you can still enjoy the lightweight and breathable engineered mesh.
  • The more structural and H-Frame midfoot support allows for better motion control.
  • There are also some new exciting colors and styles that will be on the way with the new range of Gaviota 5.

Hoka® Gaviota 4 vs. Gaviota 3


Hoka One Gaviota 5

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.