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

"A true endurance racer", HOKA ONE ONE have released the Carbon X 2, featuring softer, lighter foam and available for pre-order from today

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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.


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.


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


  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


  1. Rubberized EVA outsole provided lightweight ground contact and responsive cushioning
John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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