HOKA ONE ONE Rocket X 2

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.7 Overall Grade
14 reviews

The Rocket X 2 is HOKA ONE ONE's carbon-plated "supershoe" designed for racing and training. Less popular than Nike's supershoes, reviewers still rate HOKA's offerings highly, particularly in cushioning and comfort.

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$249
Ceramic/Evening Primrose

Pros

  • Rates well on cushioning and comfort.
  • Rated among the top quarter of shoes on durability, which puts it above most other carbon-plated supershoes, especially Nike's offerings.

Cons

LetsRun.com Reviewer Ratings

Shoe Comparison

Shoe comparison
HOKA ONE ONE Rocket X 2
Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 3
Brooks Hyperion Elite 3
ASICS Magic Speed 3
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HOKA ONE ONE Rocket X 2
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
7.5 oz. (men's), 7.5 oz. (women's)
7.1 oz. (men's), 5.8 oz. (women's)
7.9 oz. (men's), 7.9 oz. (women's)
7.8 oz. (men's), 6.6 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
37mm.
38mm.
35mm.
35mm.
Forefoot Height
31mm.
30mm.
27mm.
28mm.
Drop Height
6 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
7 mm.
Upper material
Technical Synthetic Mesh
FlyKnit
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
MSRP
$250
$250
$250
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.7
9.4
8.7
8.8
Comfort
8.8
8.9
8.9
8.8
Cushioning
9.0
9.2
9.1
8.5
Durability
8.5
6.9
8.2
8.1
Appearance
8.2
8.8
8.4
8.5
Value
8.4
7.5
8.0
8.6

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Faster than Vaporflies imo

    12 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    5.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    7.0

    Crazy durability, they feel the same after ~120miles in, I have seen guys taking them up to 400 and still go strong without noticable damage to outsole or to midsole.

    Feels great for everything from Half marathon pace tempos to 5k road races - For me 5:40/mi-4:57/mi

    Have to say that trying the shoe on in the store I went half a size up and it fits perfect.

  • Hoka Pebax Rocks

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    First Hoka supershoe, blew my expectations. Very responsive and helps my legs feel fresh even on hard efforts

  • Best first(and vesatile) supershoe!

    40 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    Best high cushion racing shoe with lots of energy return very responsive and comfortable it is decently durable and works for a big variety of Paces and types of workouts this shoe will work for beginner runners to the most experienced runners 

  • Not as good as the first Rocket X

    15 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    6.0
    Cushioning
    6.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    6.0

    I bought this shoe because I loved the original Rocket X. The major difference in the Rocket X 2 is the rocker from mid-foot to toe is way less pronounced. The aggressive rocker(mid-foot to toe drop) of the old  Rocket X made me feel like I was rolling down to my toes and I could feel that it took a lot of pressure off my posterior chain. The Rocket X 2 does not have the same feeling, and my calves are fatigue much quicker. 

  • Great training shoe

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    I was having trouble with my feet as I increased time and distance. My local shoe store recommended this shoe and I immediately felt a difference. Plan on continuing to use

  • RocketX

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Great shoe for 5k to half to marathons.   lightweight but good cushioning.