TRE: Hoka 2024 Line Up – Flying faster than before

The Hoka 2024 line up brings new versions of old favourites and some new track heat! Which is your must have pair?

Hoka – Helping humans to fly

Before we look at the Hoka 2024 line up, let’s get some history.

 

Born in 2009 on the trails of Mount Etna, Hoka have been looking to inspire people to move. Running, hiking walking. Roads or trails. Hoka has the shoe foe you. Known for their maximalist cushioning and innovative shapes, Hoka is always looking to innovate to make running more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. From their big and bouncy Bondi to the stripped back, race focussed Rocket X2 their designers are always looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible. 

 

Where are they taking us this year? Let’s find out!

Hoka 2024 Mach 6

Since 2018 the Mach series has been a tempo day favourite. The Mach 5 had dual density midsole foam. The Mach X pushed the cushion and propulsion forwards. What does the Mach 6 bring to the table? See a more detailed look here!

Specs:

Single density super critical foam.

$140 release price.

Release date: March 2024

Changes:

A completely redesigned midsole for the Hoka 2024 Mach 6. Gone is the ProFly system to be replaced by a single wedge of super critical foam. Lively, quick and afforable are Hoka’s promises in what’s probably one of their most anticipated shoes.

Hoka Mach 6
Hoka Arahi 7

Hoka Arahi 7

Hoka’s lightweight stability shoe was born in 2017. Over the past 6 versions, the aim has been to ensure stability doesn’t mean heavy. How does the Arahi 7 keep the promise?

Specs:

Y Frame Stability assistance

$145 release price.

Release date of 15th January 2024

Changes:

From the looks of the notes from TRE, the biggest change here seems to be a new upper to ensure all day comfort to go with the stability assitance. 

Hoka 2024 Mach X 2

The plated Mach gets a second iteration. A very popular shoe in its initial guise, the Mach X was just the right mix of bounce and comfort to hit those tough tempo runs. 

Specs:

Dual layer Super Critical Foam and Peba based foam.

Pebax plate for propulsion.

$190 release price.

Release date: September 2024

Changes:

Not many details at the moment but once more is available, we will add it here.

Hoka Mach X 2
Hoka Arahi 7

Hoka Speedgoat 6

Since 2016, the Speedgoat has been a trail and ultramarathon favourite. Gracing many start lines and podiums since its inception, it has been a fan favourite. 

Specs:

Weight: 278g

$155 release price.

Release date of Spring 2024

Changes:

Much of the DNA of the Speedgoat 5 remains in the 6. Vibram Megagrip outsole, single density foam midsole. That being said, the upper includes a dynamic element which allows the foot to spread after long trail miles and accommodate any swelling. 

Hoka 2024 Tecton X3

Hoka’s high performance trail racing super shoe comes back for a third version. The parallel carbon plate returns as it was the soul of the previous versions.

Specs:

Peba based midsole foam compound.

Vibram Mega Grip outsole.

Parallel carbon fibre plate

$275 release price.

Release date: August 2024

Changes:

More details to come but it is clear from the pictures that the upper has had a real redesign with an added gaiter to keep trail debris out.

Hoka Cielo FlyX 

Hoka has been hitting the track too. Their spikes have graced participants at the World Championships and beyond. 

Specs:

Currently a 25mm stack but will be changed to follow WA rules during the year.

Release date: June 2024

Release price: $180

Changes:

Released just before the Olympics, the new stack height rules cut 5mm from the allowable foam in the midsole. 

Hoka 2024 Cielo X3 LD

The third iteration of the Cielo X for distances in the 3 – 10k range. The shoe boasts a carbon fibre and pebax plate to really push the paces when the bell tolls for the final lap.

Specs:

$160 release price.

Release date: Winter 2024

Changes:

Another shoe on which we are awaiting more details. We will have them with you as soon as we get them!

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