Carbon X 2: The latest super shoe from HOKA ONE ONE

HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X 2 – £160

One of the first brands to bring to market a carbon-plate shoe to challenge the Vaporfly series from Nike, second iteration Carbon X 2 from HOKA ONE ONE is now available for pre-order.

Here are the initial details and updates to their latest model, which we suspect will prove popular within the triathlon market.


A true endurance racer, the Carbon X 2 delivers the same propulsive speed as its predecessor in an adaptable silhouette geared for training and racing alike.

Engineered with a responsive, carbon fibre plate and an aggressive Meta-Rocker, this performance shoe is a formidable competitor. Built to go far and fast, the Carbon X 2 pairs softer, lighter foam with the same rubberised foam outside as the previous iteration.

HOKA ONE ONE CARBON X 2

With a focus on fit, the Carbon X 2 employs a refined collar shape, notched tongue and engineered mesh upper with embroidered TPU yarns and extra reinforcement around the laces. Get ready for an inherently soft, stable and responsive ride.

Upper:

  1. Engineered mesh delivers breathable comfort
  2. Gusseted tongue provides lightweight mid-foot lockdown
  3. Anatomical Achilles construction
HOKA ONE ONE CARBON X 2

Midsole:

  1. Removeable, moulded EVA sock-liner
  2. Carbon fibre plate delivers a smooth transition through the gait cycle
  3. PROFLY midsole gives a cushioned landing and propulsive toe-off

Outsole:

  1. Rubberized EVA outsole provided lightweight ground contact and responsive cushioning
HOKA ONE ONE CARBON X 2
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