HOKA Gaviota 4

Hoka Gaviota 4

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  • Hoka’s maximum level of stability and cushioning
  • J-Frame enhanced support to prevent overpronation and inward rolling of feet
  • Redesigned plush collar and tongue
  • Hidden eyestay reinforcement and single-sided tongue gusset to prevent excessive slippage
  • Midfoot H-frame for increased upper support and midfoot lockdown
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • High-wear rubber placement for improved durability
  • Meta-Rocker technology for a smooth ride and good toe-off
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Effectively prevents overpronation according to several reviews
  • Wider toe box
  • Snug midsole
  • Maximum cushioning
  • Lightweight
What needs improvement ...
  • Expensive compared to other options
  • Midsole is too narrow for some
  • Not ideal for sprinting

Product Summary

Hoka’s Men’s Gaviota 4 stability running shoe delivers maximum cushioning and stability in a lightweight shoe. Featuring Hoka’s signature J-Frame, the Gaviota 4 are engineered to prevent overpronation and underpronation without compromising your natural gait. Additional stability is offered by the midfoot H-frame, which provides a solid lockdown and snug fit. However, there are some users who found the midfoot to be too snug.

The Gaviota 4 are outfitted with a breathable mesh upper, durabrasion rubber, heel pull tab, and a compression-molded foam insole. The included late stage Meta-Rocker technology reportedly provides a smooth ride and encourages a strong toe-off. This model has an updated hidden eyestay for added reinforcement and a single-sided plush tongue gusset to reduce slippage.

While most users appreciate the maximum level of cushioning, the Gaviota do not lend themselves well to sprinting as a result of this cushioning. These premium shoes come with a price tag to match.



Zonal mesh


Zonal rubber


Meta-Rocker technology, J-Frame, midfoot H-frame, heel pull tab, zonal rubber


11.4 oz

Heel-to-toe drop

5 mm



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      Hoka’s Men’s Gaviota 4 stability running shoe provides maximum cushioning and stability in a lightweight shoe and is appreciated by users for its comfort and performance.