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Hoka Bondi X

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Hoka Bondi X

Featuring the Bondi’s famous cushioning and lines, the Hoka Bondi X in Black/White includes a carbon fibre plate for a performance upgrade with a stiffer ride and a more energy efficient movement.
The Hoka Bondi X is a maximally cushioned road shoe, spring loaded with a propulsive carbon fibre plate to give you a soft, balanced ride with extra efficiency. Stiffer and more energy efficient than the Bondi, it non the less maintains a softer and more cushioned feel than the Carbon X2, which is more performance orientated than the comfort/performance build of the Bondi X. The geometry has been fine-tuned, with an extended rocker for greater acceleration, and the same early-stage rocker as the original Bondi for a smooth ride. The mesh upper uses 3D hotmelt yarns to combine maximum breathability and durability, with minimal weight. With an efficient transition, smooth toe off and a comfortable ride the Bondi X let’s all athletes feel the advantage of carbon fibre plates, not just the elite.


Where others follow, HOKA lead. Originally intending to improve downhill traction and stability, HOKA discovered a formula for success across any terrain that has been replicated across many other brands. It also made this relative newcomer a big hitter in the running shoe market.
Start with a supremely cushioned midsole, offering marshmallow softness, shock absorption, comfort, and support at varying levels across the range. Then apply the Meta-Rocker. Designed to drive runners forward, this shaped underfoot geometry complements the natural gait cycle – by curving the shoe at the toe and heel, it ensures a smooth transition from impact to toe off. Lastly, the Active Foot Frame functions like a bucket seat in a car, cradling the heel and offering a secure feel across the foot.
The first thing you notice picking up a HOKA is how light they feel: despite the deep cushioned midsole, they have an almost weightless build. Combine that featherlight feel with the propulsive foam and forward geometry, and you get a sensation of pure speed. As HOKA would say, “Time to Fly”.

HOKA Bondi

Making the best of long-distance or recovery runs, the HOKA Bondi is the most heavily cushioned shoe in the HOKA range. It offers a smooth ride that’s focused on comfort rather than speed.

Carbon Plate

Carbon plates have well-researched benefits and a seemingly endless list of race wins and world records.

They create the firmer feel that fast racers are looking for and help to guide the foot through your stride, providing a touch of extra support. They can also help create a rocker feel, with the stiffness allowing the shoe to pivot – as the toe goes down, the heel must come up, easing you into your next stride.

Although stiff, they do flex, providing an energised pop of forward momentum as the plate fights to retain its shape.

Each brand, and almost every shoe, uses a plate differently. Different shapes, thicknesses, and designs are used to prioritise a different aspect of performance. Some aim exclusively to guide the stride, while others focus solely on propulsion.


• Weight: 300g (10.6oz)
• Stack height: 33mm- 28mm
• Heel drop: 5mm
• Compression moulded EVA maximal cushioning
• Carbon fibre plate
• Early-stage meta-rocker
• Mesh upper with 3D hotmelt yarns
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