In your Jr. High Science class you learned about plate tectonics. Now in your search for a great trail running shoe you learn about the Hoka Tekton-X. Isn’t education great? If you are astute (and the presumption is… yes), then you will realize that traveling over the trails in a pair of Hoka’s is a great way to go. What’s so special, you ask? A supportive but forgiving, closed mesh upper, for starters. The midsole is two layers, the top layer a resilient, molded EVA, the bottom layer a supercitical foam, and sandwiched between is a new carbon plate. Finally there is a Vibram® product, called MEGAGRIP LITEBASE, which is designed for grip in varying conditions. The result is a shoe with all parts configured to adapt to those unpredictable trail conditions. Need we say more? Wait I think I hear a school bell ringing.
Testers “One of those ‘Surprise!’ moments, where you thought you were surprised, then you realize that’s what you expected. Vibram and Hoka are like that…”
Sizes: Men 7–13, 14; Women 5–11, 12
Weight: 9.7 oz. (men’s 11); 7.2 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Geometry: Full Contact