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Men's HOKA Bondi X



Everyone’s favorite maximally cushioned road shoe just got a performance upgrade. HOKA took the Bondi 7 and added a carbon fiber plate to the midsole to create the Bondi X.

Designed to go the distance, the HOKA Bondi X has a tall stack height of soft cushioning that feels great on tired legs. Now spring-loaded with a carbon fiber plate, the Bondi X feels smoother than ever and provides a more efficient, propulsive ride.

During long runs where you want to pick up the pace, the carbon plate adds stability and a firmer toe-off so you can press on the gas. When you’re tired, the 5mm drop and early-stage meta rocker rolls your foot forward for a quick, easy turnover.

Built for comfort and performance, the lightweight upper is breathable and durable for hundreds of miles, and the padded heel collar prevents any rubbing or blisters. Reviewers said “The thin tongue has a suede-like feel, so it’s really comfortable against my skin.”

Overall, the Bondi X improves on an already awesome cruiser of a shoe that’s ready to go when you want to pick up the pace. Check out our video review on the new Bondi X.

Tech Specs

HOKA Bondi X


9.1 oz (W), 10.6 oz (M)




Neutral, carbon plated


Everyday training


Road, track

What's New

Like the Bondi 7, the Bondi X delivers HOKA’s signature max-cushioned silhouette and smooth ride. Meant to be a performance upgrade, HOKA added a carbon fiber plate in the midsole of the Bondi X for better efficiency and energy return with each stride.

Who It's Best For

Hoka designed the Bondi X to make carbon fiber plate technology accessible for all athletes, not just competitive runners. This shoe is made for runners and walkers who like a tall stack height of soft cushion beneath their feet. Great for easy days or long runs when you want to pick up the pace, the addition of a carbon fiber plate gives the Bondi some firmness and stability that results in a more propulsive ride.

Why You'll Love It

The HOKA ONE ONE Bondi X takes everything you love about the Bondi and gives it a speed upgrade. While this isn’t the fastest or lightest shoe, it more than makes up for it with amazing cushioning and a fun, responsive ride. A lightweight and accommodating toe box fits a variety of foot shapes and the extended rocker in the heel gives any runner a boost of acceleration when you need it.

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Based on 3 Verified Reviews

This is NOT a Bondi

Stan F 7 months ago Verified Purchase

This is NOT a Bondi with an X. The lack of padding around the ankle caused sharp pain on the outside of my ankle. The waaay too short and too thin tongue made using the last eye hole impossible. The too bright and garish color scheme prevent them from being an option for work. Hoka please try again and put the X sole into the Bondi. Fleet Feet were awesome to work with in store and online. I will definitely continue using them in the future. I'll still buy the regular Bondi which is the bomb for work and play.

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Sam 2 years ago Verified Purchase

I gave these a try to see if they were any different from the normal Bondi 7s. They are a bit stiffer and more inclined to run in than casual wear. They are less cushioned than normal Bondi 7. Good shoe overall I gave a 4 out of 5 for the shoes because of the difficulty I face walking downstairs while wearing them. They should put a warning on the box about the stairs I almost fell badly. Glad to see more bold color waves form Hoka. I thought the Bondi 7 lacked this pop.