The HOKA Bondi is designed to provide maximum cushion and comfort, and the Bondi X is no different.
The HOKA Bondi X sits on a thick slab of compression-molded EVA midsole foam, giving each step a cloud-like feeling. The foam extends out behind the shoe for a stable landing pad and smooth transitions.
“When I first stepped into these, I couldn’t believe how soft and cushy they were,” one reviewer says. “I really like the sensation of sinking down into them, and HOKA hits the balance just right. Even though this shoe feels soft, it’s not mushy.”
But the Bondi X is more than just a cushioned shoe.
A carbon fiber plate is sandwiched between the midsole foam, providing maximum energy return and an ultra-smooth ride.
“When it was time to pick up the pace for strides, I could feel how responsive and propulsive they were. The transitions felt silky smooth,” says one reviewer.
The outsole features strategically placed rubber in the heel and forefoot, areas that usually see the most wear and tear.
HOKA’s signature meta-rocker lives on in the Bondi X, making heel to toe transitions quicker and more efficient.
The HOKA Bondi X is about 2 ounces heavier than the bestselling HOKA Carbon-X, so it’s definitely not the lightest shoe in their lineup. But if you want the propulsive speed of a carbon-plated shoe without sacrificing comfort, the HOKA Bondi X is the perfect choice.