The Rocket X has been re-imagined and re-mastered. Hoka have re-engineered the geometry, midsole and upper of the Rocket X to bring you an elite and responsive race shoe. The Rocket X 2 utilises a dual density PEBA foam for more responsive cushioning as well as a spoon-shaped carbon fiber plate remastered for enhanced propulsion. The profly-x construction results in cushioned landings and propulsive toe-offs and the lightweight technical synthetic mesh upper delivers a breathable, foot-hugging fit. The sole employs zonal rubber placement for weight saving, as well as the internal midfoot cage.
In summary, Hoka has created a wicked carbon plated shoe. Released in the era of the Saucony Endorphin Elite, Nike Vaporfly 3, Nike Alphafly 3 new age carbon plated shoes have to deliver responsive propulsion and Hoka has created a serious competitor in this market - The Rocket X 2.
6mm more stack height than its predecessor (36mm in the heel). Max stack height is 40mm so the slightly lower stack gives a more agile feeling.
Softer foam, prevents foot fatigue. Still responsive to compliment the propulsiveness of the Carbon Fiber Plate.
*Unisex Sizing in Mens US, for Womens subtract 1. (e.g Womens US8 = Mens US7)*
Model Number: 1127927-BKML
Heel to Toe Drop: 5mm (36mm/ 31mm)
Best for: Road Racing, Marathon
Support Type: Neutral
Lightweight technical synthetic mesh for a breathable and foot-hugging fit
Skeletal overlays wrap around the foot, including the heel for a secure hold.
No rigid heel counter, uses bolsters of foam instead.
Dual Band gusseted tongue.
New geometries and Increased stack height for premium cushioning.
Dual density PEBA foam engineered for more responsive cushioning.
Spoon Shaped carbon plate remastered for enhanced propulsion.
Profly X Construction for cushioned landings and propulsive toe off’s
Zonal Rubber placement and internal foot cage for weight saving.
Rubber coverage does not dictate foot strike, decent amount on the heel and forefoot.