Hoka One One Mach 4 vs Hoka Carbon X2

  • Great for walking and gym
  • Lightweight with a lot of bounce.Great to run in
  • Comfortable and stylish in both venues
  • Two shoes that have stood out in recent years as consummate all-rounders
  • Great for heel strikers
  • Lightweight, stiff and stable shoe with minimal upper
  • Perfect fit
  • Very good shoes
  • Where once bike brands focused their

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Hoka One One Mach 4
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
The Hoka One One Mach 4 impressed us with its ability to provide lots of cushioning while still responsive. With its low weight, long runs felt awesome and left us with much less fatigue than some other competition. Their Profly compound felt responsive, and the cushioning never felt like it bottome...
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OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
Hoka One One Carbon X2 run shoe review
Cue this second-edition of Hoka’s Carbon X, which faces carbon competition from the likes of Adidas, Brooks and the giants who re-started this carbon craze, Nike (Reebok and Zoot were both experimenting with carbon soles in the 1990s and 2000s, respectively). How much is performance-based versus sellable-based is hard to quantify short of a lab, especially in the X2 as the carbon plate is sandwiched between a soft-foam insole and rubberised-foam outsole that results in a foundation that’s 32mm at the heel and 27mm in the forefoot (it’s 30mm heel, 25mm forefoot in the women’s version). The result is a carbon plate that’s arguably consumed by foam, meaning it lacks the explosive propulsion of, say, Nike’s ground-breaking Alphafly
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4 months ago
220triathlon.com
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Fit

Hoka One One Mach 4
There a bunch of upcoming shoes that will fit well in this spot that have been getting positive reviews as well. These are the Hoka Mach 4, New Balance Fuelcell Rebel 2, Saucony Freedom 4, Puma Liberate Nitro, and Skechers Razor Excess. ADDITIONALLY, the Endorphin Speed is a great shoe and a lot of people are reccomending it in this slot.
Hoka Carbon X2
Hoka One One Carbon X2 run shoe review
Cue this second-edition of Hoka’s Carbon X, which faces carbon competition from the likes of Adidas, Brooks and the giants who re-started this carbon craze, Nike (Reebok and Zoot were both experimenting with carbon soles in the 1990s and 2000s, respectively). How much is performance-based versus sellable-based is hard to quantify short of a lab, especially in the X2 as the carbon plate is sandwiched between a soft-foam insole and rubberised-foam outsole that results in a foundation that’s 32mm at the heel and 27mm in the forefoot (it’s 30mm heel, 25mm forefoot in the women’s version). The result is a carbon plate that’s arguably consumed by foam, meaning it lacks the explosive propulsion of, say, Nike’s ground-breaking Alphafly
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4 months ago
220triathlon.com
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Materials

Hoka One One Mach 4
This New Hoka Sneaker Is a Sweet Spot Shoe for All Types of Runners
Brooks, Nike, and Saucony all have similar hierarchies within their running shoe lines, so it makes sense that Hoka is following suit with a multiple shoe solution to your next PR. But for me, the Mach 4 feels more versatile than any of the aforementioned highly tuned training models, or even a carbon plate shoe. The level of comfort just walking around wearing them is part of that, while the eye-catching look is another aspect
PositivePositive
4 months ago
menshealth.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
Hoka One One Carbon X2 run shoe review
Cue this second-edition of Hoka’s Carbon X, which faces carbon competition from the likes of Adidas, Brooks and the giants who re-started this carbon craze, Nike (Reebok and Zoot were both experimenting with carbon soles in the 1990s and 2000s, respectively). How much is performance-based versus sellable-based is hard to quantify short of a lab, especially in the X2 as the carbon plate is sandwiched between a soft-foam insole and rubberised-foam outsole that results in a foundation that’s 32mm at the heel and 27mm in the forefoot (it’s 30mm heel, 25mm forefoot in the women’s version). The result is a carbon plate that’s arguably consumed by foam, meaning it lacks the explosive propulsion of, say, Nike’s ground-breaking Alphafly
PositivePositive
4 months ago
220triathlon.com
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Design

Hoka One One Mach 4
This New Hoka Sneaker Is a Sweet Spot Shoe for All Types of Runners
Brooks, Nike, and Saucony all have similar hierarchies within their running shoe lines, so it makes sense that Hoka is following suit with a multiple shoe solution to your next PR. But for me, the Mach 4 feels more versatile than any of the aforementioned highly tuned training models, or even a carbon plate shoe. The level of comfort just walking around wearing them is part of that, while the eye-catching look is another aspect
PositivePositive
4 months ago
menshealth.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X 2 Review - Running Northwest
With the Carbon X 2, HOKA has truly delivered on a really strong plated offering more for the average runners.
PositivePositive
4 months ago
runningnw.com
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Features

Hoka One One Mach 4
Hoka One One Mach 4 - Test 4 Outside
The Hoka One One Mach 4 at last wins our FIRST Award after four seasons of testing the Mach model. The shoe has improved its very sophisticated cushioning that provides comfort without compromising efficiency. The Mach 4 is a superb, very lightweight product for long distances and training
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4 months ago
test4outside.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
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Hoka CARBON X2 FULL REVIEW - Should you BUY THIS SHOE?
So there we have it guys that is the full review of the hoka.
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Ben Parkes
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Weight

Hoka One One Mach 4
Hoka One One Mach 4 - Test 4 Outside
The Hoka One One Mach 4 at last wins our FIRST Award after four seasons of testing the Mach model. The shoe has improved its very sophisticated cushioning that provides comfort without compromising efficiency. The Mach 4 is a superb, very lightweight product for long distances and training
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4 months ago
test4outside.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
Konseal AR, Sequoia/Black
Ultimately, I sent these back as I found the US 10s too large for me. I found them very chunky walking around the house. For comparison’s sake I wear a US size 9.5w in Moab 2, 10 in Altras, 9.5 Hoka Carbon X, 10 in Nike Running shoes, 9M in Chacos. I am sizing a full size down here to US 9s for my replacement pair.