DiscontinuedUpdate: Hoka One One Mafate Speed 2
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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 9.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 35mmWomen: 35mm
Forefoot heightMen: 31mmWomen: 31mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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80 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews
On the steep downhill, that's where this disappoints me. The traction is there… however, I felt that my foot was not secure into the shoe.
Huge cushion, great durability and a really stable platform for out on the trail.
This shoe is for you if … you want a maximally cushioned shoe capable of tackling mild to very technical terrain.
While the Mafate Speed is intended to be a trail shoe, our test team gravitated toward using it on roads because they felt it was too sloppy
Updates to Hoka One One Mafate Speed
- The Mafate Speed built on the success of the original Mafate with a few changes that should gain the shoe more followers than before. A lighter shoe with better flexibility is a resounding answer to past issues regarding stiffness and weight. This new version has a more adaptable upper and a less stiff sole. The weight reduction may not be much, but it greatly enhances a shoe that is anchored heavily on maximum cushioning and outsole protection.
- Hoka also made a very subtle change in the upper that makes it an upgrade over the prior model. With a lowered ankle collar, the ankle has lesser chances of getting blisters as it sinks into the plush cushioning of this shoe.
- Traction gets a boost in the Mafate Speed as well. Hoka uses a new sticky compound that ramps up the performance of this shoe on wet rocks and technical trail.
Hoka One One Mafate Speed size and fit
An anatomically-based last ensures a really comfortable fit from the heel to the forefoot without being sloppy. The toe box has both the necessary width and adequate volume for runners of different foot types to really take advantage of. Medium is Hoka’s offered weight for the Mafate Speed. Sizing is regular and offered in options 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.
The outsole stands out because of the numerous substantial and aggressive lugs scattered throughout, including huge ones on the perimeter. Hoka’s versatile and durable RMAT material, which is made of proprietary elements, gives it a long-lasting performance on the trail. With a new outsole compound for its traction, the outsole becomes the Mafate Speed’s most impressive part.
The RMAT material continues to the midsole for exceptional durability and added cushioning. Hoka utilizes the HIP CMEVA or its own version of a compression-molded EVA for sufficient cushioning with a dose of responsiveness. The oversized foam in the midsole acts as a wall that actively guides and supports the foot with each stride. This shoe offers the early meta-rocker sole or the slight curve of the sole just below the metatarsals for better flexibility and enhanced heel to toe movement. The Salomon Speedcross 5 features a platform that is close to height with the Hoka One One Mafate Speed.
The no-sew upper uses an AirMesh with excellent breathability and welded overlays for support. Part of the Mafate Speed’s trail-specific protection scheme is the mesh. It is an anti-debris mesh that prevents even fine dirt from entering the shoe. Hoka’s Race Lace System allows a quick and convenient way in getting the best fit.