Hoka Bondi X
Hoka Bondi X
One of the most iconic Hoka models is the Bondi running shoe and the Bondi X has received a carbon plate upgrade.
The Bondi boasts one of the largest stacks in the Hoka line (33 mm heel height), which is unusual among running shoes that are already quite cushioned. Because of the incorporation of a carbon plate in the midsole, this eighth edition represents a considerable advancement over previous models.
Overall, the testers were pleased with the outcome. They describe a smooth and comfortable ride with just the appropriate amount of bounce under the forefoot as being the best part of the shoe.
There is a stiff plate that helps to make up for the softness of the midsole. Some runners, on the other hand, are sceptical of the new, much broader heel shape, which they say is uncomfortable and can hamper stability.
Finally, the upper and outsole are unpretentious, which is a good thing because they are effective and check all the boxes in terms of comfort, foot lockdown, grip, and durability, among other things.
In a nutshell, the Hoka Bondi retains its original DNA but with the addition of a carbon plate!
For people who like the original, you will be happy with the upgrade that gives you a little spring in your step as well as the cushioning you expect.
If you’re looking for a reliable and comfortable running shoe that gives you a little bit of energy return, the Hoka Bondi X is definitely a contender you should consider.
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