Speed image of CIELO X1 running shoe. Fast in. Faster out.

Are you race day ready? 
Step into a propulsive ride for pure speed.

When it came to creating the new Cielo X1, Hoka kept their foot on the gas pedal and eliminated anything that didn’t enhance the ride. Designed with dynamic cutouts for weight savings, this ultra-fast road racer features a winged carbon fiber plate sandwiched between two layers of resilient PEBA foam. Sporting a speed-centric rocker shape, breathable knit upper, and gusseted knit tongue, you’ll be locked and loaded for racing.

What features make the Cielo X1 unique?

  • Knit upper and collar delivers lightweight breathability.
  • Asymmetrical gusseted knit tongue provides easy entry and locked-in feel.
  • Resilient two-layer PEBA midsole for a soft and bouncy ride with high energy return.
  • Winged carbon fiber plate delivers dynamic propulsion and stability.
  • Dynamic cutouts were designed for weight reduction.
  • Minimal rubber outsole coverage eliminates weight.

This shoe will play nicely with a range of HOKA shoes for a great 1-2 punch for your weekly training. You can try the Bondi 8 for your recovery and easy runs and the Mach X for your tempo and intervals. Or maybe you want to live in your Mach X during the week while you save your Cielo X1 for race day.  For you cross country and track athletes, spare your feet during the week in Mach X and spike up with the Cielo X 2 LD.

The Cielo X1 is available for $275, which puts it right in line with the best performance race day shoes out there. 

Get yours on July 1st.


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