23 January 2021
Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in Project Carbon X 2.
At the first Project Carbon X in 2019, HOKA athletes attempted to run 100K (62 miles) in under six hours – far faster than the existing world record. Along the way, Jim Walmsley set a new 50-mile word best of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 8 seconds. Set the bar to impossible, they said; you never know how high you’ll get when you reach for it.
On 23 Jan, a new bar will be set for Project Carbon X 2, when HOKA athletes will again take on the 100K world record wearing this new shoe. The event will have a new look this year, as the world continues to adapt to COVID-19, but you can still join us to watch the event live as athletes across an ocean celebrate movement and compete against each other, the clock, and themselves.
See how we’ve updated the Carbon X to provide a lighter, smoother, more propulsive ride designed to help you go the distance.
Engineered mesh that delivers breathable comfort
Softer, lighter foam with rubberized EVA outsole
Delivers a smooth transition through the gait cycle
PROFLY™ midsole to provide a cushioned landing
Learn more about the technology behind the CARBON X 2