Test Hoka Carbon X 3 shoes

The HOKA brand launched last May a remake of one of its star models, the HOKA Carbon X3, with which we have already seen triathletes of the stature of Emilio Aguayo (reference international triathlete in the medium and long distance) and in training at Eneko Llanos, among others.

This model has a series of news compared to the previous model, among which are lower weight and a design that makes it faster for transitions, which makes it one of the most complete carbon shoes on the market for running on asphalt.

A perfect neutral model for medium distance competitions where you get the best performance, or for fast or quality training.

Emilio Aguayo running with the Hoka
Photo Source Instagram @aguayotri // Emilio Aguayo running with the HOKA

Photo Source Instagram @aguayotri

 Key features

 On this occasion we analyze the female model

  • Very light 188 grams
  • More propulsion than previous models
  • Profly Midsole
  • EVA outsole
  • 5mm drop
  • carbon fiber plate
  • Molded EVA sockliner
Profile image of the Hoka Carbon X3
HOKA Carbon X 3 Profile Image

Who is this shoe designed for?

This new update of HOKA's flagship model is recommended for all types of runners who want to compete in distances up to half marathon / half / 70.3

Thanks to its lightness and the quality of the materials they have, they make it a very fast shoe perfect for both training and competition, although we recommend using them more for competition.

Eneko Llanos with the Hoka Carbon X3
Eneko Llanos with the HOKA Carbon X 3

Photo Source: Instagram @enekollanos

What we highlight

At first glance, these shoes follow the sequel to their predecessors with a nice design that makes them very attractive.

They are also very light and comfortable as they fit perfectly from the first moment.

The Upper is built with a new fabric that improves the fit to the foot making it more comfortable and durable.

We must also talk about the carbon fiber that the shoes have in the midsole, and that makes them more reactive, favoring the runner's technique.

Another point that we liked is that it uses Meta-Rocket technology, the curvature it has on the sole and that it is more aggressive than other models.

Image of the soles of the Hoka Carbon X3
Image of the soles of the HOKA Carbon X 3

This allows runners to have efficient technique, higher paces for more miles.

In terms of weight, they are 10 grams lighter than the X2 model, thanks to which the mesh upper has been updated, offering a better fit.

Technical data

The geometry and weight indicated correspond to a female model

  • Geometry: 30mm in the heel, 25mm in the midfoot.
  • 5mm drop.
  • Weight 188 grams (size 7US).
  • breathable knit fabric
  • Integrated knit tab
  • Glossy silicone printed logo
  • Extended heel loop
  • CMEVA midsole with PROFLY™ construction
  • carbon fiber plate
  • Molded EVA sockliner
  • Meta-Rocker in early phase position
  • EVA foam rubber
  • Vegan

Previous Models

If you want to compare the HOKA Carbon X 3 with the X 2 model, we leave you the test we did to the shoe

Our conclusion

The HOKA CARBON X 3 shoes are a perfect option for runners who are looking for quality, performance and speed in fast competitions, offering the best results in medium distance but also being a great option for 10K distances.

In addition, they are ideal for the triathlete, since they have a "sock" that allows us to put them on very quickly in transition.

As always, HOKA offers us shoes with a very attractive design, light and with great qualities in their materials that guarantee excellent performance.

Price and where to buy

You can buy the Hoka Carbon X 3 shoes through the following link 

PVPR: 200 €

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