New HOKA Mach X Shoe Review | The Perfect Fast Daily Trainer?

NEW HOKA MACH X: Known for its maximalist cushioning and lightweight designs, HOKA adds a bit of extra boost to its classic Mach shoe lineup.

Taking the responsive PEBA-based compounds found in the Rocket X2 midsole and adding a propulsive Pebax plate has created a near-perfect recipe for a very fast daily trainer that can play double duty as your race day shoe. Available at Road Runner Sports around July 1, 2023. When they arrive, find your Hoka Mach X shoes here:

BEST FOR: Everyday Run, Race

FEATURES: Creel jacquard upper Gusseted upper construction ProFlyX™ midsole Highly resilient PEBA foam Propulsive Pebax® plate (65% bio-based content)

Upper made with 84% recycled polyester and 16% recycled nylon Laces made with 35% recycled polyester 87% recycled polyester strobel board 40% recycled polyester eyestay lining  


Still Having Foot Pain But Still Running

And I did feel better after that run! Tomorrow is recovery day! I’m off on Wednesday and Friday - Sunday. So just one 4am workout this week and that’ll be Thursday.

But back to that nagging foot pain.  It started last weekend while I was On Call for work.  I wore my old Nike Metcons and I didn't realize how much walking I'd be doing.  By the end of the day the inside of my right foot arch was sore.  I chalked it up to my over pronation while wearing flat shoes.  But a full week later it's nagging me.  I'm beginning to think my new running shoes which are for over pronation are too stiff causing this pain.  It feels like something is rubbing that part of my foot. Even though these trainers are less than a month old I may have to go back to my old shoes.  I went from the Hoka Mach 4 to the M Elevon 2.  After Santa comes this week I may order a different pair or try the On Running brand.

OKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 Review: The Fan-Favorite That Gets Better and Better

Shop the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 now: Your ultimate daily trainer is back even softer with the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 running shoes. Coming in 15% lighter than last year's model you're served a new, ultralight midsole that virtually disappears underfoot with softness. Crafted with a breathable mesh upper, ultra-plush tongue and refined pull tab, this next-gen design takes soft and light even farther. Count on the extended crash pad at the heel and increased rubber coverage for durability, to make your Clifton 8 smooth and strong.

HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 Review: The Fan-Favorite That Gets Better and Better

The latest in the Clifton franchise, the Clifton 8 continues to deliver the perfect combination of soft and light. Crafted with a lighter, more responsive midsole and the same ride characteristics, the Clifton 8 features a streamlined silhouette and updated upper made from engineered mesh.

Extended Heel Crash Pad: Designed to provide a smooth landing and transition Compression-Molded EVA

Midsole: Designed for signature soft HOKA cushioning Early Stage

Meta-Rocker: Designed for a smooth ride through each step

Extended Achilles Pull Tab: Designed for easy entry

Engineered Mesh Upper: Designed for breathable comfort


HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 Review: A Shoe that Checks ALL the Boxes

Softer and bouncier than the last, take a big leap forward with your updated HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 running shoes. A harmonious blend of incredibly soft, lightweight PROFLY™ foam on top and rubberized cushion below creates a lively ride and energetic feel. You'll love the revamped breathable upper with embroidered yarns, a new pull tab, and the anatomically refined collar shape taking pressure off the Achilles. Get a dose of daily speed in the HOKA Mach 4.

Shop the HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 here: