The New Hoka Mach 6 Sneakers Are Finally Back in Stock—Here's Why They're *So* Worth It (Even if You're Not a Runner)

They're a game changer for dog moms

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If it feels like everyone you know has been picking up a pair of Hoka sneakers recently, it's for a reason. Just take it from the multiple PureWow editors who have put the brand to the test, and have subsequently raved about their ability to provide both support and comfort from treadmill to trail.

Now, while I'm decidedly not a runner (blame the years of gymnastics that have left me with joint pains beyond my years), the brand recently piqued my interest when it released an update to its Mach line, the Mach 6 sneakers ($140), in a range of vibrant colors. Knowing just how obsessed everyone is with the brand, it didn't come as a shock to me that most colors sold out in a flash upon release. But the shoes have *finally* been restocked, so I tried out a pair to find out if they were worth the wait. (Spoiler alert: They definitely were.)

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The Mach 6 sneakers are the lightest and most responsive model of the Mach line to date, per the brand, with a low-profile cushion bed to keep your feet close to the ground while still providing tons of support. The jacquard upper fabric is designed to feel breathable, too, and the rubber outsole keeps them grippy and durable on all sorts of terrain.

Again, you won't ever find me running, but I'm practically an athlete when it comes to my daily Dog Mom Walks. And let's just say these babies are a total game changer. I've donned them on upwards of three-mile walks with my pup, and I was amazed at how comfy they kept my feet, and how smooth of a stride they provided. I can confirm that the shoes not only feel ultra-light and supportive, but they also feel roomy through the toe box, so my feet aren't squished at all. I also really appreciate the interior dual gusset that keeps the tongue from slipping around, while the cushioned footbed makes my steps feel bouncier while cradling my aforementioned achy feet.

Bottom line? Now that they're finally back in stock, these new Hokas are a must-add to your sneaker collection, even if you don't plan on training for a half-marathon anytime soon (or ever). After all, my fellow dog moms (and human moms) are on the move as much as it is already—and you deserve to do it all in cushy comfort.

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Natalie LaBarbera is PureWow's assistant commerce editor. She writes about all things shopping, including fashion, beauty, travel, wellness and more, searching for the best...

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