The Carbon X is a formidable competitor. Made using never-before-seen HOKA ONE ONE® technology, this high-performance shoe features a specially engineered carbon fiber plate and an aggressive Meta-Rocker, designed to provide an efficient, propulsive ride. Our PROFLY X technology, a special combination of foams, employed with our trademark geometry, delivers an inherently stable, soft and responsive experience. Completed with a lightweight upper scrutinized through the lens of speed, the Carbon X is designed to empower athletes to fly.
Embroidery reinforcement delivers a secure heel fit
Gusseted tongue provides a lightweight mid-foot lockdown
Early stage Meta-Rocker delivers an up-tempo ride
Light and resilient PROFLY X technology provides both a soft and propulsive experience
Carefully positioned Carbon fiber plate curls under the lateral toes to deliver a smooth transition through the gait cycle
Wider forefoot platform provides support and stability along with an accommodating and comfortable fit
Rubberized foam outsole offers a lightweight, responsive, yet durable ground contact.
Have run several marathons in the Tracer 2 I was looking forward to the Carbon X. Have not been disappointed at all, true to size this Hoka is the Hoka to rule them all. Super light, great foot transition through the gate cycle with the meta rocker kicking in. The carbon plate is a lot less intrusive than the Nike Zoomfly, which gives it a bit more flex and the ride is a whole lot softer which brings in the true Hoka feel. Outsole appears like it will last a while and also has a nice feel on contact. The upper is probably the best Hoka upper I have come across, fits nice, the lacing is superb although the only poor comment I can make is the shoe is hard to get on and off as the laces don’t naturally loosen, having said that I’m guessing the large hook on the heel portion is to help get it on a bit easier! If you prefer to use a runners knot the top eyelets allow a great lockdown feel. The tracer laces have to be the longest laces known to man, well the Carbon X ones a just right! All in all, I’m, looking forward to using this at the Gold Coast marathon in 6 weeks time. Awesome shoe so far.