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Mens Shoes

Hoka Carbon X-SPE
White/Blue Ice

£70.00
£170.00
Save £100.00
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At Pro:Direct Running we currently offer discounts when buying multiple pairs of running shoes, making it easier and more affordable for you to build your dream shoe rotation. Whether you're looking for a comfy everyday mileage runner, a propulsive tempo running shoe or a super speedy race day rocket, we've got you covered!

Buy any 2 pairs of running shoes and get 10% off with code 2SHOES24

Buy any 3 pairs of running shoes and get 15% off with code 3SHOES24

*Offer valid on full priced shoes only.

Everyday Mileage Shoes

Everyday mileage running shoes provide comfort and support for daily training sessions, ensuring endurance and durability. These shoes are designed to withstand the wear and tear of frequent use, offering reliability and performance for your regular runs.

Tempo Running Shoes

Tempo running shoes are engineered for speed and agility, optimizing performance during high-intensity workouts. With lightweight construction and responsive cushioning, these shoes excel during your tempo runs, helping runners maintain pace and efficiency.

Race Day Shoes

Race day running shoes are crafted for maximum speed and efficiency, designed to propel you towards their personal bests. These lightweight and minimalist shoes prioritize agility and responsiveness, ensuring every stride counts on the big day.

Why Should You Have a Shoe Rotation?
Rotating running shoes can extend the life of each pair by allowing them to fully dry out and have foam rebound between runs, reducing wear and tear, and potentially lowering the risk of injury by changing the stress your body goes through when running in different models.

Hoka Carbon X-SPE

Train, race and everything in between wearing the Hoka Carbon X-SPE men’s running shoe in White/Blue Ice, featuring an updated, reinforced upper for additional support and durability.
Bringing the much-loved Carbon X into true all-rounder territory, the Hoka Carbon X-SPE boasts a refreshed upper that’s as comfortable in the gym as it is on the road. The SPE edition of the Carbon X features a new moulded heel collar for additional support at the rear of the foot, along with reinforcement at the eyelets and forefoot. It’s a more versatile shoe as a result, giving you that extra little bit of stability you need for different types of training. The upper remains a single, tongue-less layer, providing a comfortable fit whatever your goals, while underfoot, the renowned PROFLY X midsole, Meta-Rocker and carbon fibre plate are present and correct, combining to offer the efficient, propulsive ride the Carbon X is known for.

Carbon Plate

Carbon plates have well-researched benefits and a seemingly endless list of race wins and world records.

They create the firmer feel that fast racers are looking for and help to guide the foot through your stride, providing a touch of extra support. They can also help create a rocker feel, with the stiffness allowing the shoe to pivot – as the toe goes down, the heel must come up, easing you into your next stride.

Although stiff, they do flex, providing an energised pop of forward momentum as the plate fights to retain its shape.

Each brand, and almost every shoe, uses a plate differently. Different shapes, thicknesses, and designs are used to prioritise a different aspect of performance. Some aim exclusively to guide the stride, while others focus solely on propulsion.

Extra Cushioning

Featuring extra-deep stacks of midsole foam, extra-cushioned shoes offer improved impact absorption, comfort, and even performance. With modern foams providing energy return through your stride, the more foam under your foot, the bigger the spring forward. The trade-off of extra foam is additional weight and reduced ground feel. It can also be expensive to create and stabilise so much foam.

Neutral

Neutral running shoes are designed to provide a smooth sensation without correcting your gait. They allow your natural motion to flow, while still offering a snug fit and a cushioned feel underfoot. As such, they’re ideal for runners who don’t overpronate.

HOKA

Where others follow, HOKA lead. Originally intending to improve downhill traction and stability, HOKA discovered a formula for success across any terrain that has been replicated across many other brands. It also made this relative newcomer a big hitter in the running shoe market.

Start with a supremely cushioned midsole, offering marshmallow softness, shock absorption, comfort, and support at varying levels across the range. Then apply the Meta-Rocker. Designed to drive runners forward, this shaped underfoot geometry complements the natural gait cycle – by curving the shoe at the toe and heel, it ensures a smooth transition from impact to toe off. Lastly, the Active Foot Frame functions like a bucket seat in a car, cradling the heel and offering a secure feel across the foot.

The first thing you notice picking up a HOKA is how light they feel: despite the deep cushioned midsole, they have an almost weightless build. Combine that featherlight feel with the propulsive foam and forward geometry, and you get a sensation of pure speed. As HOKA would say, “Time to Fly”.

Features

UPPER:
• Light, stripped-back upper engineered in single-layer, polyester mesh
• Mesh bootie provides a secure fit
• Moulded heel reinforcement for added support
• Tongue-free construction provides a comfortable, seamless fit MIDSOLE
• Early stage Meta-Rocker delivers an up-tempo and propulsive ride
• Light and resilient PROFLY X foam sits above the carbon fibre plate while rubberised foam sits below the plate
• Carefully positioned carbon fibre plate curls under the lateral toes to deliver a smooth transition through the gait cycle
• Wider forefoot platform provides support and stability along with an accommodating and comfortable fit OUTSOLE
• Rubberised foam outsole offers a lightweight, responsive ground contact Weight: 8.8 oz / 250g Geometry: 32mm heel 27mm forefoot

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 219548
  • Man. Ref: 1110512-WBIC

Road Running

It might say road, but we don’t just mean pounding closed-off streets on race day. Road shoes are predominantly for the pavement.


They feature flat rubber traction for confident footing in the city and enhanced cushioning to soak up the strain of every stride.


See more Road Running Shoes


Best for Race Day

Race day shoes have two priorities: lightness and propulsion.

Outsole rubber is traditionally the heaviest component of any running shoe, so race day shoes use lighter compounds of rubber, thinner layers, and targeted placement to reduce weight where it really counts. A super-thin upper with minimal overlays saves additional grams for a lightweight feel up top.


To help build your speed, propulsive midsole foams often combine with internal plates to give you the edge and drive you across the line.


Stripped back and powerful, race day shoes are not built to be as durable as daily mileage trainers.

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