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WHY WE LIKE THE HOKA CARBON X BETTER THAN THE NIKE VAPORFLY March 15, 2020 22:49 1 Comment

Hoka Carbon X versus Nike Vaporfly

We're Here to Break It Down For You

It was an exciting day when Eliud Kipchoge completed a marathon in under two hours (1:59:40) back in October 2019. The world was watching and we all cheered for what this incredible athlete had accomplished. No surprise that everybody wanted to know where to buy his running shoes after such an amazing feat.

 

Now Nike has made the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% available for purchase. But is this a shoe that everybody should run out and buy, or not?

 

Why the Carbon X is a Better Choice Over the Nike Vaporfly

Men's Hoka One One Carbon X

Women's Hoka One One Carbon X

 

Men's Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%

Women's Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%

 

Why We'd Pick the Carbon X

  • DESIGN -  The Nike Vaporfly is designed for elite athletes to run a little quicker. The Hoka Carbon X is a competitive racing shoe for any athlete.
  • COST - While the Hoka Carbon X is the highest priced Hoka One One running shoe at $180, it's less expensive than the $250 Nike Vaporfly.
  • LONGEVITY - The Nike Vaporfly costs more than $1.00 per mile as they don't last for 250 miles. They are mainly racing shoes that can also be used for a few key workouts. It's like having a sports car that isn't exactly street legal and can be used only on race tracks. On the other hand, the Hoka Carbon X has a life expectancy of 350-400 miles for most people.
  • COMFORT and VARIETY - The Hoka Carbon X is robust and comfortable (and wide) enough to be used as a trainer AND a racer. This is like a sports car that can be driven on the streets or raced on the track. It can also be used for 5K races up to ultra marathon distances. Between the carbon plate and the unique rocker bottom sole found only in Hoka running shoes, this is an ideal shoe for runners, regardless of how they strike (toe vs midfoot vs heel). The curvature of the Hoka Carbon X aligns the runner's hips up and forward, which then helps athletes engage the glutes a little better. Like the Hoka Carbon X, the Nike Vaporfly is extremely light. The Vaporfly has a springy feel, but is much narrower and doesn't have the curved sole that Carbon X has.

Buy Hoka Carbon X at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company has proudly carried Hoka Running Shoes for years. We love these shoes, and we can't recommend the Carbon X enough. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.

WHAT HOKA RUNNING SHOES CAN DO FOR YOU February 5, 2020 11:33

Hoka Running Shoes

There's One For Everyone

For those who love Hoka Running Shoes, we're giving you more reasons to come in and get your latest pair. For those who've never tried Hoka Running Shoes before, check out why this brands keeps gaining in popularity.

What Hoka Can Do For You

  • MOVING YOU FORWARD - One of the main features of Hoka Running Shoes is the "shoe rocker" which propels forward motion. This unique feature comes in the Clifton and Bondi models.
  • SOFTENS YOUR GROUND CONTACT - Hoka Running Shoes are known for their maximal cushioning which offers relief for joints and provides a softer connection with the ground.
  • MEETS YOUR NEED - Looking for a lightweight shoe? The Hoka Clifton is their lightest model which also has plenty of cushion. Looking for stability? The Hoka Arahi is their stability model which assists in overpronation. Ready to go the distance? Hoka Bondi is their shoe with the most maximal cushion for your long runs. Ready to race? The Hoka CarbonX is the lightest, most responsive model with a carbon plate for quick kick-off. We recommend a StrideSmart shoe fitting at our store to check your stride and see which model will be best for you.

 

Women's Clifton

Women's Bondi

 

Women's Arahi

Women's CarbonX

Men's Clifton

Men's Bondi

Men's Arahi

 

Men's CarbonX

 

 

Buy Hokas at St. Pete Running Company

St. Pete Running Company has proudly carried Hoka Running Shoes for years. We love these shoes. But don't just take our word for it. Come in, let us take you through our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Shoe Fitting process, and then you can test out the shoes to see how they feel on your feet.

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone: 727-800-5043
Store Hours:
M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

 

 

 

Blogger Bria is a Customer Service Manager at St. Pete Running Company.