Profile of the Hoka One One Rocket MD

Use - Quite apparent in the name of this track spike, the Rocket MD from Hoka One One is one that’s fashioned for mid-distance running. It can accommodate both competitions and training, ranging from 400 meters to a mile. 

Spike Type - N/A 

Spike Plate - Since this track running shoe is configured mainly for a grippy, propulsive ride, it is equipped with a Rocker style plate. It features an asymmetrical spike positioning that allows optimized left-hand turns while digging deep into the track.

Notable Features

Branded as Hoka One One’s lightest running spike, the Rocket MD features reliable components, boosting each of the athlete’s stride. Its Rocker style plate builds up the runner’s momentum for swift performance. 

Further enhancing speed, asymmetrical placement of spikes is responsible for bringing in unmatched grip, especially during sudden shifts. 

Responsiveness and comfort are a must. That is why this track shoe is engineered with a contoured foam midsole. Such configuration also adheres to the lightweight fashion of the track and field running spike.

Size and fit

The Hoka One One Rocket MD is constructed using standard sizing scheme for both men and women. Thus, buyers can obtain a pair using their usual size preference. In order to ensure precise size and fit, one can go through various user feedback first. Trying on the fit of the shoe is also recommended. 

To provide for a secure, glove-like fit around the foot, an open mesh is furnished to the shoe. Moreover, synthetic overlays are added to better the track spike’s fit and to promote structural integrity.


To optimize left-hand turns, the spike plate of the Rocket MD exhibits an asymmetric deployment of its spike pins. Meanwhile, a Rocker style plate is composed of superbly light materials, promoting heightened pace. 

The Rocker style plate is also integral in delivering outstanding surface grip and traction. Further, it is accountable for supplementing smooth, efficient transitions. 

For slip resistance and extra grip, flex grooves are furnished to the outsole. These are also meant for flexibility, chiefly in the forefoot area.


A contoured midsole foam is integrated into the overall fashion of the Hoka One One Rocket MD. Such a midsole component adheres to the featherlight composition of the track shoe. 

The spike’s midsole engineering is one that’s intended for a responsive cushioning, as well as a soft underfoot feel. Such a design principle maximizes comfort, allowing the wearer to last in both competitions and training.


To offer the same level of breathability as that of Asics Hyper MD 7 and Nike Zoom Rival SD 2, Hoka One One Rocket MD has an open mesh coverage. This upper material presents several perforations, allowing air to infiltrate the foot chamber. With this, a healthy and moisture-free foot environment is delivered. 

A secure, lockdown fit is augmented with the help of the Rocket MD’s synthetic overlays.


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