Hoka One One Rincon 3

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Editor’s Conclusion
Now some of my favorite brands are the ones that have an exceptional knowledge about running as a sport and what athletes want in a running shoe. A great example of this is Hoka.

The Rincon 3 is a formidable running shoe. It has everything you need for the ultimate road running experience: high abrasion rubber zones, EVA midsole, balanced cushioning, and a generous 5mm drop. It's a serious competitor and deserves recognition.

This shoe provides a lighter ride, a more breathable place for your foot, and a responsive cushion for that even better heel-to-toe transition.
Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Lightweight

Durable

EVA midsole

Early-stage Meta-Rocker

High-abrasion rubber soles

Available in regular and wide fit

Cons

Not waterproof

Key Features

Durability

The Hoka Rincon 3 is built for durability, its breathable uppers will withstand many a run and the high-abrasion rubber outsole is perfect for high-end use and continuous impact with the pavement.

The full ground contact means you are in for a smooth and stable ride. The cushioning will also provide durability for you and your feet - it will offer continuous comfort on many runs.

Design

Hoka always designs shoes that are bold and 'out there' in the color department. You're never really going to have a plan Jane shoe if you chose Hoka as your running brand, and honestly, I love that about them.

The Rincon 3 is lightweight and super edgy. Featuring the Hoka name across the side of the shoe, you and everyone else will know that you are wearing utter style while on your runs.

The rubber outsole comes up the side to offer that little bit more protection and also comes slightly up above the toe to protect if you encounter any loose terrain.

The vented-mesh upper is a great feature for breathability and offering a flexible place for your foot. It's also extremely lightweight, something that any runner will appreciate.

The accentuated pull tab acts as an easy entry for you to pull on and off and the cushioned collar will be extra comfortable around your heel and ankle.

Use

Primarily, the Rincon 3 is a shoe that is destined for road running but these beauties could also fearlessly tackle a race, should you want to put them to the test.

The early-stage Meta-Rocker system is designed for quick acceleration, a feature that will be of most benefit if you want to use them for racing. It helps propel you forward and compliments your natural stride.

The EVA Midsole is great for helping disperse weight evenly and providing you with stability.

Comparison to Similar Runners

On Cloudflow - Designed with comfort and breathability in mind, the On Cloudflow features adaptive engineered mesh, a removable foam insole, and a CloudTech outsole that has 18 individual pods that cushion and propel your run. Slightly cheaper than the Rincon 3, these running shoes are a great contender.

Brooks Ghost 14 - If excelling is what you desire, then the Brooks Ghost is a perfect choice. Available in multiple colors and with the choice of regular, wide, and narrow options, they fit all. Benefiting from DNA Loft technology for supreme cushioning, flex grooves for fluidity, and soft blown rubber for flexibility and grip, the Brooks Ghost 14 is a great shoe.

Verdict

The Hoka Rincon 3 is, without a doubt, a great running shoe. It has all the technologies that will help enhance your performance and enjoy the ride you are on.

The full-compression EVA midsole and full ground contact design offer both comfort and stability, and you will no doubt feel the advantage of how breathable and lightweight these running shoes are.

It's difficult to say anything truly negative about these Hoka shoes as they pretty much tick all boxes. The drop is slightly lower than other road running shoes; however, this can be seen as a positive or negative depending on your preference.