Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's vs Hoka Carbon X2

  • Great for runners with a bad knee
  • Lightweight and low profile
  • Streamline design
  • Cushioned midsole with high energy return
  • Wide toe box
  • Great for heel strikers
  • Lightweight, stiff and stable shoe with minimal upper
  • Perfect fit
  • Very good shoes
  • Where once bike brands focused their

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Comfort

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Best Trail Running Shoes for Women of 2022 - GearLab
The HOKA Torrent 2 is a favorite for its wear-all-day comfort. In fact, this is the shoe we recommend to all long distances runners because of its almost universal comfort. Loaded with a responsive and cushioned midsole, we ran 20+ mile distances with ease. The traction is superior with sticky rubbe...
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OutdoorGearLab
4 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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Design

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Shoe Review: HOKA Torrent 2
“This is a lightweight and snappy shoe,” one tester says. “It’s a great option when you want a responsive underfoot feel to get after it on the trail without carrying a lot of bulk.” Draped in a smooth mesh upper made from recycled plastics, the HOKA Torrent 2 is an ideal lightweight training shoe or trail racing shoe
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4 months ago
fleetfeet.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.
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4 months ago
runningnw.com
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Materials

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Shoe Review: HOKA Torrent 2
“This is a lightweight and snappy shoe,” one tester says. “It’s a great option when you want a responsive underfoot feel to get after it on the trail without carrying a lot of bulk.” Draped in a smooth mesh upper made from recycled plastics, the HOKA Torrent 2 is an ideal lightweight training shoe or trail racing shoe
PositivePositive
4 months ago
fleetfeet.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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Weight

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Lightweight Ferocity: Hoka One One’s Torrent 2
, tester since 2017Arch: Medium | Gait: Neutral | Footstrike: Midfoot“I enjoyed running in the Torrent 2 much better than the first pair of Torrents that I had tested in the past. I felt like the newer model was lighter and less clunky. I liked how supportive the shoe was and that even though it had a narrow toe box it was still very roomy and comfortable
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
runnersworld.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.

Fit

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Lightweight Ferocity: Hoka One One’s Torrent 2
, tester since 2017Arch: Medium | Gait: Neutral | Footstrike: Midfoot“I enjoyed running in the Torrent 2 much better than the first pair of Torrents that I had tested in the past. I felt like the newer model was lighter and less clunky. I liked how supportive the shoe was and that even though it had a narrow toe box it was still very roomy and comfortable
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
runnersworld.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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Features

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Shoe Review: HOKA Torrent 2
“This is a lightweight and snappy shoe,” one tester says. “It’s a great option when you want a responsive underfoot feel to get after it on the trail without carrying a lot of bulk.” Draped in a smooth mesh upper made from recycled plastics, the HOKA Torrent 2 is an ideal lightweight training shoe or trail racing shoe
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4 months ago
fleetfeet.com
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Hoka Carbon X2
youtube
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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