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HOKA Mach X
The HOKA Mach X takes some midsole ingredients from the race-day ready Rocket X 2, with a new PEBAX plate, and packages it in a familiar Mach construction. The midsole is a dual density ProFlyX system, with a layer of bouncy PEBAX foam on top of a durable bed of EVA. Between those two layers is a PEBAX-based plate that has less rigidity than a traditional carbon plate allowing for a smooth ride at a wide variety of paces.
True to HOKA's lightweight, high cushion shoes, there is an early stage meta rocker that we have come to know and love from the brand. HOKA also heard everyone's main sticking point on the early Machs, and gave us a Durabrasion Rubber Outsole for increased durability in high-wear zones.
We see this shoe being at the intersection of light-weight every day trainer and race day shoe. For those that like a little pep in the step for their normal runs, or one shoe to do-it-all, or maybe someone that's nervous about have a carbon plate under foot the Mach X fills all those roles well.
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 Rocket X 2 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.