The Mach 4 running sneaker is designed for logging long miles. This everyday trainer delivers a lively ride and an energetic underfoot feel that is unquestionable Hoka. Softer and bouncier than the previous iteration, the Mach 4 employs a harmonious blend of foams - merging an incredibly soft, lightweight foam on top with rubberized foam directly beneath. This up-tempo shoe has been crafted with a new pull tab, revamped upper made from heat-pressed TPU embroidered yarns and a refined collar shape that alleviates pressure on the Achilles. Light, fast, and unquestionably responsive, the Mach 4 delivers a daily dose of speed.
Features & Benefits:
- Engineered mesh delivers breathable comfort
- Anatomical Achilles construction
- Removable, molded EVA sock liner
- PROFLY midsole gives a cushioned landing and propulsive toe-off
- Early-stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
- Rubberized EVA outsole provides lightweight ground contact and responsive cushioning
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 5 mm
- Weight: 8.2 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- Mach 4
Great shoes, they are suitable for running
Love the Mach 4. Perfect as an all around shoe for a multitude of training runs.
The Mach 4 is better in pretty much every way than its predecessor. The Mach 3 was nice in that it was light, and I liked it more than other Hokas because it was not as marshmallow-soft (a sensation I tend to steer away from), yet it was not their most popular shoe for several reasons. It was firm to the point of being hard, especially in the heel where there was denser foam. Also, the signature meta-rocker that you find in all Hoka shoes was not very noticeable. When I put the Mach 4 on, I instantly noticed the smooth roll of the meta-rocker that one feels in a Clifton or a Carbon X. Also, not only is it more lightweight, but their Profly foam layer that goes all the way from heel to toe provided that firm, snappy, responsive feel that I look for. This makes me feel like I could use the Mach for speedier, up-tempo work. However, it still has plenty of great Hoka cushioning, and the outsole appears more durable than that of, say, a Rincon, so it will be great for long runs as well. Overall, a very versatile shoe. As for fit, all Hoka shoes sit on a pretty wide platform compared to other brands and this adds some inherent stability. Within the realm of other Hoka models, the Mach is on the narrower side, with a similar amount of space inside the mesh to the Clifton. I didn't feel like my outer toes were going numb or spilling over the edge though, and I am accustomed to wearing much wider shoes, so this will probably not be a deal-breaker for most people. Great stuff all-around!
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