Who should buy the Hoka Rocket MD

The Hoka Rocket MD is recommended for:

  • mid-distance running and training
  • 400 meters to a mile races

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Profile of the Hoka Rocket MD

Use – Quite apparent in the name of this track spike, the Rocket MD from Hoka 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.

Hoka Rocket MD profile

Enhances speed and performance

Branded as Hoka’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. 

Hoka Rocket MD enhances speed and performance

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

Rocket MD delivers a responsive ride

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.

Hoka Rocket MD responsive ride

The Hoka 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. 

Secure, glove-like fit 

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.

Hoka Rocket MD secure, glove-like fit

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. 

Superb surface grip and traction 

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

Hoka Rocket MD surface grip and traction

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

Soft underfoot feel

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

Hoka Rocket MD midsole foam

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.

Hoka Rocket MD is a breathable shoe

To offer the same level of breathability as that of ASICS Hyper MD 7 and Nike Zoom Rival SD 2, Hoka Rocket MD has an open mesh coverage. This upper material presents several perforations, allowing air to infiltrate the foot chamber.

Hoka Rocket MD breathable shoe

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 116g / Women 105g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Surface: Rubber
Use: Mid Distance
BRAND Brand: Hoka

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.