HOKA Carbon X 3

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Star Rating is 4 / 5
7 Verified Reviews
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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.

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Star Rating is 4 / 5
Based on 7 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 1 / 5

Hard sole

Martín 4 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.

Star Rating is 4 / 5

Good...not Great

Malik P 6 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.

Star Rating is 3 / 5

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