A maximally cushioned road shoe designed to go the distance, the game-changing Bondi X is spring-loaded with our propulsive carbon-fiber plate.
The original Bondi cushioning and lines are here, providing the soft, balanced ride the franchise is known for. The Bondi X fine-tunes the geometry with an extended rocker for greater acceleration, while also delivering smoother toe-offs, thanks to the carbon-fiber plate.
HOKA’s extended crash pad acts like a veritable marshmallow, employing the softest foam in our arsenal to date. Paired with a progressive upper with embroidered TPU yarn, the Bondi X will get you there, and then some.
• 100% vegan materials
• Breathable mesh upper with 3D Hotmelt yarns
• Ventilated air flow design
• Perforated EVA tongue construction
• Ortholite® sicklier
• Intuitive heel pull tab
• Carbon fiber plate delivers smooth transition through the gait cycle
• Compression molded EVA midsole provides signature HOKA cushioning
• Early stage Meta-Rocker for up-tempo ride
• Zonal rubber placement for weight savings
Hoka Bondi X Shoe I’m not a lifelong runner. I came to distance running as a way to keep fit while we navigated through various stages of lockdowns. I’m heavy and a “front striker” I run on my toes. Over long distances (20km+) this had started to give me pain on the balls of feet. I went looking for shoes with cushioning and found that many focussed their cushioning towards the heel. Hoka Bondi were recommended for my type of stride. They’re a bigger, heavier shoe than other options but if you’re a heavier person this shouldn’t matter much. I have a rugby player build so TBH a few extra grams on my feet makes no difference at all. I’ve been running in these for around a month. So far, very good. They are wider than my ASICS Tokyo shoes and this has helped reduce issues with unstable landings. The padding is excellent and they are much more durable than the ASICS. I kicked off the Tokyo shoes after two days and the lightweight sole tore right away. My feeling is that the extra weight of the Bondi X is a very acceptable trade off for durability. They’re not cheap, so I’d like them to last. If you are a heavier, front striker I’d highly recommend these shoes.