Available June 2017 – MSRP: $140.00
Named after the famous Speedgoat 50k, the HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat was one of the more unique trail shoes of 2015. Offering maximal cushioning, versatile traction, and a lightweight design, the shoe seemed to be a great option for a variety of trail running needs. Initially the shoe showed a lot of promise but after putting in the miles, many runners felt it didn’t live up to its true potential. With the Speedgoat 2, HOKA offers a complete redesign that offers improvements in fit and traction while still offering the same maximally cushioned underfoot feel.
One of the major complaints of the original Speedgoat was the poor fitting upper. The Speedgoat 2 looks to solve this problem with an all new engineered mesh design. The reconstruction should continue to keep your feet secure as you make quick descents, but the more adaptable nature helps to create an overall better fit. Along with an even wider platform, the shoe creates a more stable base while also offering a wider fitting toe box.
For more aggressive traction, the Speedgoat 2 will now feature a Vibram mega grip outsole with 5mm lugs. The stickier Vibram material paired with added length should provide increased performance on more technical terrain while still offering a more versatile trail running experience. In order to maintain a similar maximally cushioned experience, the Speedgoat 2 will continue to use an oversized EVA midsole. While visually different from its predecessor, the shoe should still provide plenty of protection from rocks or debris.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 32mm heel, 28mm forefoot, 4mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 9.8 oz (men’s size 9), 8.2 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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