Hoka One One Conquest Shoe Review

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Hoka One One Conquest Shoe review

I have tried a number of different Hoka One One running shoes, including the Huaka and the Clifton models. I have seen a number of fellow runners wearing the Conquest and have always wanted to try a pair. I recently was able to get a great deal on Sierra Trading Post and had to pick up a pair of the Hoka One One Conquest running shoes.

As you can tell from the pictures in this review that I ended up going with the Navy Blue/Lime/Black color option. By far my favorite color option that were available at the right price.

Below are a few pictures of the shoes I picked up to try. These pictures show the shoes after an 8 mile run.

Pros Cons
  • Maximum Support
  • Smooth Ride
  • Plenty of Color Options
  • Run True to Size
  • Toe box is more narrow than Clifton
  • Price (Retail for $170)

Hoka One One Conquest Verdict

The Hoka One One Conquest running shoe is a great supportive and responsive shoe. This shoe is way different from the Hoka One One Cliftons, but still a great shoe that I plan to rotate in my running shoe collection.

The cushioning and feel make these ideal for longer runs when you extra support. The single-pull lacing system allows you to quickly tie and untie your shoes.

I am also a huge fan of the great color options that are available with the Conquest running shoe.

About the Hoka One One Conquest

Ever since trying out the Hoka One One Cliftons and Huaka, I wanted to expand my Hoka One One shoe collection with the Conquest shoe model.

The Hoka One One Conquest  is a shoe designed for road running and perfect for all types of runners who are looking for a supportive and cushioned shoe that is very responsive.

Similar to the Clifton, this shoe delivers incredible support. The one big difference is that these are approximately 3 ounces heavier. Check out the shoe details below.

Hoka One One Conquest Shoe Details

  • Retail Price: $170.00 msrp
  • Weight: 11.8 Ounces oz (size 9)
  • How It Fits: Runs True to Size (order standard running shoe size)
  • Category: Neutral +
  • Hoka Race-Lace System
  • Full-Length RMAT® Midsole Provides Responsive Resilience
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry
  • 4mm heel to toe offset
  • Forefoot Height: 25mm forefoot height
  • Heel Height: 29mm forefoot height

Hoka One One Conquest Initial Thoughts

When I opened the box, the colors of the Conquest immediately caught my attention. The blue and lime color combination along with the larger sole, made me think that these shoes would provide maximum support.

I knew that these shoes wouldn’t be as light as the Clifton, but knew the support and responsiveness of these shoes would be something that would make running in these shoes enjoyable.

The only thing that concerned me a little was the weight. I ordered a size 11, medium width, and these shoes weighed in over 12 ounces. These shoes are heavier than what I have trained in.

Hoka One One Conquest Sole

The Hoka One One Conquest sole is one of their largest and most supportive soles. Similar to most Hoka One One shoes, the Conquest has an RMAT midsole which provides improved durability, solid grip in all conditions, and increased rebound.

The full ground contact sole provides a more stable feel that you will thank with each and every step. In the 8 miles I used these, I always felt like I was in control and felt the responsiveness that I expected from this shoe.

Hoka One One Conquest Upper

The Hoka One One Conquest upper is made of closed mesh, which allows the shoe to breath and prevent debris from entering the toe box area of the shoe. Another cool thing I like about the Hoka One One Conquest running shoe is the no sew construction upper and seamless interior. This made the shoe extremely comfortable and reduces the chance of friction and blisters.

The heel also seemed to fit great. No slipping and extremely comfortable. Just another reason I like wearing these shoes on daily training or speedwork efforts.

Lastly, the Hoka Race-Lace System makes tying your shoes so easy. The elastic system allows quick lacing with one hand.

Where to Buy the Hoka One One Conquest

 

The Active Guy Conclusion

The Hoka One One Conquest running shoe is great running shoe that provides plenty of support. Hoka One One continues to produce shoes that look great and perform. The new Cliftons and Conquest shoes are both examples of what I’m talking about.

If you are looking for a responsive and supportive running shoe, I would highly recommend trying this shoe. If you are looking for a lightweight shoe like the Clifton, I would not suggest this shoe.

If you are in question of whether or not this is the shoe for you, order from Road Runner Sports. They have a 60 day guarantee and have excellent customer service in the event you don’t like these shoes like I do.

The all new Hoka One One Conquest 2 is now available at Backcountry, Holabird SportsRoad Runner Sports, and REI.

Have you worn the Hoka One One Conquest running shoe? What did you think?

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