HOKA Rocket X 2

Men's Race Shoes
Star Rating is 4.4 / 5
5 Verified Reviews
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Get ready to blast off in the HOKA Rocket X 2.

HOKA designers completely redesigned this shoe to make you as fast and efficient as possible. A new, spoon-shaped, carbon-fiber plate gives you enhanced propulsion. They sandwiched it between two layers of their new PEBA midsole foam that is ultra-responsive and ultra-lightweight to give you the best performance. Their Profly™-X Construction gives you cushioned landings and propulsive toe-offs.

The performance upper gives you a foot-hugging fit with an internal midfoot cage and a gusseted tongue that locks your foot over all of that cushioning as you whip around turns, which stood out to runners in our HOKA Rocket X 2 review.

It has a wider toebox than other carbon-plated race day shoes and offset lacing to keep the pressure off the top of your foot. Plus, designers strategically placed the rubber outsole for good grip and traction on the road, while still keeping it lightweight.

One of the best carbon-plated shoes, the HOKA Rocket X 2 will help you hit top speeds.

Note: this is a unisex-sized shoe. Men's sizes are shown — women should order 1.5 sizes below their standard running shoe size. For example: for a women's size 9.5 shoe, order a size 8.

Tech Specs

HOKA Rocket X 2


5 mm


6.7 oz (Women’s size 8),

8.3 oz (Men’s size 10)

Stack Height

Heel: 36 mm / Forefoot: 31 mm


Neutral, carbon-plated


Racing, Speedwork

What’s New

Designers at HOKA completely redesigned the Rocket X 2, from a new geometry to a new upper to a new foam. There is a new PEBA foam with an increased stack height for a more cushioned, responsive ride. A new spoon-shaped carbon fiber plate enhances propulsion and a lighter, more supportive upper provides for a better fit.

Who It’s Best For

The HOKA Rocket X 2 is for advanced runners who are looking for a race-day shoe to shave minutes or seconds off of their time.

Why You’ll Love It

You will love how the HOKA Rocket X 2 gives you a propulsive, cushioned and fast ride that blasts you to the finish line.

Read more in our HOKA Rocket X 2 Review

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Xochitl K 5 months ago Verified Purchase

I’m happy with Hoka Rockets X2. I run faster pace.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Hoka Rockets are Rocking Rockets!

Joleen D 6 months ago Verified Purchase

Wow wow wow these shoes live up to their name- it really does feel like you’ve got rockets under your feet! Extremely comfortable with a lot of bounce. It says Run with Me and I’ll make you go faster 😂

Star Rating is 2 / 5

Not a good fit.

Run G 7 months ago Verified Purchase

Not a good fit huge gap in the heal because of the bu.ps and the heal not fitting back in the shoe correctly also felt a bit small and too narrow in the toes. The rocker though felt amazing....too bad tge rest of the shoe didn't feel that great.