The changes Hoka made to the upper design of the Hoka Carbon X 3 is a game changer. The upgrade from ProFly to ProFly+ midsole makes a difference too, however, not as significantly as the NEW breathable, engineered knit upper. The engineered knit material is forgiving without being too loose. The Hoka Carbon X 2 was a good fit for narrow to medium width feet but not runners with a wider foot shape than that. Thanks to the new upper design, the Carbon X 3 may not fit the narrow feet as well but will fit everybody else.
The new ProFly+ midsole adds a little spring to the running experience while still feeling smooth, like all Hoka's should. ProFly+ is also a more durable foam that will feel responsive but also provide a good high mileage package.
The Hoka Carbon X 3 has the potential to be a one stop shoe for training and racing. Alternatively, keep them aside for faster runs and races and you will definitely get your moneys worth.
How it’s different: It’s been refined with a premium, performance knit upper.
Why you’ll love it: Same propulsive speed, more secure fit.
Offset - 32mm heel / 27mm forefoot
Weight - 7.8 oz. / 222g