When I'm road testing new running shoes, I try not to do a lot of research before I run in them. I want a fresh perspective. When I was road testing Hoka Carbon X running shoes for women, I was impressed by two things -- they were light and they were plush in the heel. Now it's time to go deeper than first impressions. 

Related: Sign up for a virtual 5k

Road Testing Hoka Running Shoes for Women

Road Testing Hoka Carbon X Running Shoes for Women

The Carbon X was rolled out last year as an ultra light running show that could go for miles. They kicked off the shoe launch with a 100K race with all the runners outfitted in this shoe. It worked. One of the Hoka runners broke the record at this distance. 

The next step was bringing this ultra running shoe to non-elite runners. The shoe is now out to runners who aren't elites (that's me!) and it's performing for us too.

Why I Like the Carbon X

I felt the thoughtfulness of the design on my test runs. Out on the pavement, I felt bouncy thanks to the light weight of the shoe and my foot felt happy thanks to the cushioning. My heels sometimes get sore after longer runs (ten or more miles) and I think my feet will be well protected in my Hoka shoes.

As you pile on the miles, you'll feel good knowing this shoe is also plenty stable. A final touch is the Carbon Fiber plate that will help keep your stride smooth. It's perfect for runners like me who are training for half marathons, marathons and more.

Recommended Articles

Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Mom Picks for Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Let's be honest: Most baby gyms look like a primary color explosion of yikesness. And yes, I owned one and found it an absolute lifesaver at that bewitching hour when every child under 1 starts crying right when you need to be cooking dinner. But whenever company arrived, I would ...read more

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

The girls had their hearts set in a colorful candy party inspired by the Candy Land board game. This party was such a blast to put together. A rainbow of colors, candy bar, and candy games! Candy Land Birthday Party Food and Drink Our party was in the afternoon, so for food we ...read more

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit 1

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit

It's that time of the year again...pumpkin patch time! While I love a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next fall lovin' girl...for me, the season is all about spending time with my family...and hopefully that time is spent outside as much as possible. If you're headed out ...read more

No Risk Testing

Hoka offers runners an awesome amount of time to test the shoes. They let runners test the shoes on the road (New Balance doesn't do this). If you aren't satisfied, you may request a refund or product exchange within 30 days of the original purchase, no questions asked. Just visit hokaoneone.com/returns to get started. 

Where to Get Hoka

I'm wearing the Hoka Carbon X in the nimbus clound and lantana color combo. The shoe retails for $180 and is available at Hoka online here. The Hoka website has the best color selection, but the shoes are available at other shoe stores.

Road Testing Hoka Running Shoes for Women

MORE RUNNING FROM MOMTRENDS

  1. Tips for Taking the Tough Mudder 5K Challenge
  2. Tips for Running with Tweens and Kids
  3. Essential Running Gear for Safety

PIN IT!

Use Pinterest to save your favorite parenting articles. Be sure to follow our Running board here.

Road Testing Hoka Running Shoes for Women

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a pair of shoes to test.

Related Articles