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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 9.1oz
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.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 32mmWomen: 32mm
Forefoot heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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96 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
My only minor concern for the Speedgoat 3 has been the increase in weight, gaining nearly an ounce per shoe over the previous version in my US Men’s size 10. I do appreciate the improvements to the upper, but comparing versions 2 and 3 side by side, there is little indication as to why the newer version should be that much heavier.
But, even with the added weight, I’d be safe to say if you are racing 50 miles or more, this can be a great race day shoe for you as well. It boasts plenty of cush, a snappy and quick landing/transition and long story short, it keeps your legs fresh!
The upper is narrow and stiff, which it really needs to be in order to anchor your foot to such a thick stack. However the shoe remains surprisingly comfortable, and is extremely competent in all areas. I don’t like the Speedgoat as a daily training shoe: I prefer something with more flexibility, more ground feel, and more space in the forefoot. On the other hand, the Speedgoat is an outstanding shoe for long, mountainous ultramarathon races.
This is a great shoe all around, but if Hoka could cut down on the weight it would be even better.
Updates to Hoka One One Speedgoat 3
- Trail runners praised the overall performance and design of the older version of the Hoka One One Speedgoat. The new Speedgoat features minimal changes in its design and runners can still expect the same performance on the trail.
- The upper of the Hoka Speedgoat 3 has been revamped to enhance fit, comfort, and durability. The overlays were improved and the tongue is integrated into the upper to keep it in place through the running activity.
Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 size and fit
The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 is available in standard running shoe length. It has a snug fit from the heel to the forefoot. The wider platform of the shoe gives better stability and the overlays on the midfoot give added stability and further enhance the fit.
The Speedgoat 3 is available in men’s and women’s versions in medium width option. The shoe comfortably accommodates runners with medium foot measurements.
In the outsole of the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 is the Vibram Megagrip material. This outsole element gives durability to the shoe. It also provides traction on varied trail surfaces.
The sturdy Vibram Megagrip outsole has 5mm lugs that provides exceptional grip on both soft and hard trail surfaces. The aggressive lugs and durable traction offer runner stability especially on uneven trails.
Flex grooves are also strategically placed in the outsole without affecting the shoe’s cushioning and sole durability. The groves provide the foot freedom to move while running.
The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 has a wider platform for stability, and it uses an oversized EVA midsole for lightweight, balanced cushioning. The midsole is designed to be soft and durable for trail running.
Along with the oversized EVA midsole is the CMEVA foam specifically added for balanced cushioning. The CMEVA foam absorbs impact during landing and it provides the foot a more stable platform for an efficient transition through the gait cycle.
Just like the older version, the upper of the Speedgoat 2 is made of an engineered mesh. The mesh is lightweight and it effectively keeps the foot well-ventilated through the running session. The perforations on the upper offer maximum breathability without compromising support and durability. The same material can be found in another Hoka One One running shoe, the Bondi 6.
The reinforced overlays on the midfoot offer a comfortable foot lockdown. The lightweight overlays have been revamped for a more secure fit and these overlays worked perfectly with the heel support to further lock the foot while running.
The integrated tongue and heel collar are moderately padded. They deliver additional comfort and further enhance the overall fit of the shoe.
The reinforced toe cap delivers added durability while protecting the foot from debris and other sharp trail elements.
- The Hoka One One Speedgoat model was named after Karl Meltzer, known as “The Speedgoat, who holds the record for the most 100-mile trail race wins.
- The first version of the Speedgoat was released in 2015.
- The Hoka Speedgoat 3 is also available in a waterproof version. Designed for trail running, the shoe features a balanced cushioning, a grippy outsole, and a waterproof coverage that is made possible by the SKYSHELL waterproof membrane.