HOKA Shoes Men's Shoes Men's HOKA Shoes

Men's HOKA Carbon X 3


This carbon plated shoe from HOKA is designed to propel you forward and allow you to have efficient gait. Stylish and fast, you will fly to the finish line.

Standard Width (D)
original price sale/discounted price $150 & Free Shipping! Add To Cart


Propel your way into hyperspeed with the HOKA Carbon X 3.

HOKA fine-tuned the midsole to give you a more energized ride. This endurance racer is engineered with a responsive carbon fiber plate and an aggressive Meta-Rocker to propel you efficiently through your stride. It has a rubberized EVA outsole that is durable and grippy for confidence at top speeds.

Snappy and lightweight, the Carbon X 3 is light and fast enough for racing, but durable enough to use as an everyday trainer. One of the best carbon-plated shoes, the Carbon X 3 has a wider platform compared to others brands in this category to give you a more stable ride.

The upper is brand new in the Carbon X 3. HOKA gave it a premium engineered-knit upper that is designed for lightweight and breathable performance. It has a bootie-like construction with an extended heel tab designed for an easy pull-on. Plus, its bold, asymmetrical colors will make a statement on your run.

Fly to the finish line in HOKA Carbon X 3.

Read more in our HOKA Carbon X 3 Review.

Tech Specs

HOKA Carbon X 3




6.6 oz (Women’s size 7),

7.9 oz (Men’s size 9)




Everyday Training, Racing


Road, Track

What’s New

HOKA added a new midsole foam that makes it snappier and propels you forward. The biggest change is in the upper—HOKA designed a performance knit upper that has a bootie-like construction.

Who It’s Best For

The HOKA Carbon X 3 was designed for runners looking for a carbon-plated shoe to run marathon or ultra-marathon distances. This shoe tends to be a bit more durable than some other carbon plated shoes and therefore, it can reliably handle speedwork or other training runs as well. It works well for the runner who likes a more responsive and snappy carbon plated shoe.

Why You’ll Love It

You will get plenty of pop and responsiveness in the HOKA Carbon X 3. The midsole, with its aggressive rocker and carbon plate, allows you to have an efficient gait throughout your run. Plus, the bold color-blocking looks great as you blaze by the competition.

Popular Men's Neutral Running Shoes


Based on 7 Verified Reviews

Hard sole

Martín 3 months ago Verified Purchase

Not for me. Very hard and not a true size. Maybe great for another runners. I was trying to find a faster shoes for my marathon but I think I’m going to stick to my Hoka Cliftons.

Good...not Great

Malik P 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Overall I do enjoy these but the shoes are a bit narrow and I'm not a fan of the upper (can't really get a good heel lock with the laces). Stability is ok (avoid unevenly paved sidewalks) but love the extra boost the carbon plate provides. Would recommend these for a 10K and under.

Carbon X3

Scott B 1 year ago Verified Purchase

The new shoe has no tongue ( slip in) but no padding under the laces and causes rubbing on the top of the foot. I had to put additional padding in the shoe. The Carbon X 2 was much more comfortable