The Bondi 8 is a blend of soft and bouncy, delivering a cushioned ride without feeling sluggish. The new midsole compound is lighter while providing a softer and more responsive underfoot experience. A new extended heel geometry creates a billowed effect, where the rear crash pad smooths out transitions from heel strike to forefoot transition. This smooth ride pairs with a lightweight and breathable engineered mesh upper. The HOKA Bondi 8 brings the same great protective ride from previous models but in a lighter and softer package.