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Hoka Carbon X-SPE

White/Blue Ice
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Hoka Carbon X-SPE

Train, race and everything in between wearing the Hoka Carbon X-SPE men’s running shoe in White/Blue Ice, featuring an updated, reinforced upper for additional support and durability.
Bringing the much-loved Carbon X into true all-rounder territory, the Hoka Carbon X-SPE boasts a refreshed upper that’s as comfortable in the gym as it is on the road. The SPE edition of the Carbon X features a new moulded heel collar for additional support at the rear of the foot, along with reinforcement at the eyelets and forefoot. It’s a more versatile shoe as a result, giving you that extra little bit of stability you need for different types of training. The upper remains a single, tongue-less layer, providing a comfortable fit whatever your goals, while underfoot, the renowned PROFLY X midsole, Meta-Rocker and carbon fibre plate are present and correct, combining to offer the efficient, propulsive ride the Carbon X is known for.


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”.

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.


UPPER: • Light, stripped-back upper engineered in single-layer, polyester mesh • Mesh bootie provides a secure fit • Moulded heel reinforcement for added support • Tongue-free construction provides a comfortable, seamless fit MIDSOLE • Early stage Meta-Rocker delivers an up-tempo and propulsive ride • Light and resilient PROFLY X foam sits above the carbon fibre plate while rubberised foam sits below the plate • Carefully positioned carbon fibre 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 OUTSOLE • Rubberised foam outsole offers a lightweight, responsive ground contact Weight: 8.8 oz / 250g Geometry: 32mm heel 27mm forefoot
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