Hoka Mach X

Running Shoe Reviews
Hoka Mach X


Road Racing Shoes


Weight: Men's 266g / Women's 227g
Offset: 5mm
Stack Height: 37/32mm

A reimagining of the popular Hoka Mach has allowed for the introduction of the Hoka Mach X, featuring a carbon plate designed to propel the runner through race-day PBs.

Men's Hoka Mach X

Women's Hoka Mach X



  • Contains Jacquard mesh to hold feet securely and provide breathability
  • Gusseted tongue guarantees a secure fit
  • Soft EVA sockliner to provide comfort
  • Jacquard mesh is both breathable and vegan
  • Lining mesh contains recycled materials


  • Pebax propulsion fibre plate propels to accelerate the runner's speed
  • Lightweight cushioning for comfort and less shock on the joints
  • Meta-Rocker technology rocks feet forward for more running efficiency
  • New PEBA midsole is 34% more resilient than Hokas original carbon plated shoe, providing better rebound
  • Engineered with stable geometry, with differences to suit the male and female frame


  • Durabrasion rubber for extensive durability
Hoka Mach X
Hoka Mach X


  • New carbon plate ensures better rebound and propulsion
  • Meta-rocker aids the carbon plate in the same goal of efficiency
  • Lightweight and breathable cushioning
  • Increased use of recycled materials


  • Runners wanting to try a racing shoe for sprints or race days, may at first wish to try a less strenuous nylon-plated racing shoe, before advancing to the carbon

In Testing

Having run longer distances for some years now, I was tempted to try running in a racing shoe in an attempt to beat my PBs. Beginning first with a nylon-plated shoe, I eventually became comfortable with trying the Hoka Mach X, the effect of which I felt immediately. The propulsion was unlike any racing shoe I had yet tried, and I noticed I was able to cover slightly further distances without feeling much impact on my knees. The cushioning allowed for this, and as such, I am now preparing to run an upcoming (much faster) race in these!


For those who want to sprint, race, train and run through their PBs. The Hoka Mach X maintains the best features of Hoka, in the way of lightweight cushioning and rocker technology, but also provides the well-reviewed Pebax propulsion plate for an even more efficient run. Ideal choice for regular Hoka runners, but also for those wanting to try something different for their shorter, faster runs.

Men's Hoka Mach X

Women's Hoka Mach X

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