Hoka Rocket X 10k Race Test: Can this carbon plate running



Races are again on within the UK, which implies we are able to put a few of our favorite trainers of 2021 to the check.

Run Tester Mike headed to East London for the RunThrough Olympic Park 10k and determined to swap his common Merrell Vapor Glove barefoot trainers he is raced in for years to lace up a carbon plate working shoe for the very first time.

So, might the Hoka Rocket X assist Mike run his quickest 10k race time and seize a giant PB? This is how he acquired on.

(Mike’s pre-race 10k PB : 40:35)

Hoka Rocket X 10k Race Check – JUMP TO IT:
02:01 – THE RACE TEST
05:57 – VERDICT

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9 thoughts on “Hoka Rocket X 10k Race Test: Can this carbon plate running

  1. Kevin Scott says:

    So many "reasonably" priced carbon plated shoes. When the Rocket X appeared at £140, I thought "yes" thats the shoe for me…..Then Puma released the Deviate Nitro and not Asics has the Magic speed. So Im now back to being all confused.

  2. FWFWFWF says:

    I enjoy barefoot shoes, they're great for strengthening your legs and feet and promoting good form, but it's a weird choice for a race day shoe.

  3. Peter Kisidaj says:

    Hi Mike, this is great from you that you tested Rocket X in the race! It's very useful to have tour real race reference to that shoe. I was thinking about Rocket X and now I think I can seriously plan to give it my try. 🙂 If you did you 5K and 10K PB with Rocket X, so it should be worth to add it to rotation for shorter intervals and like you to reach out for them on shorter races as well. All the Best, Peter from Slovakia 🙂

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