Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 11.4oz
    Women: 9.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2019
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Updates to Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Waterproof

  • The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Waterproof was inspired by Karl Meltzer, an ultrarunner and ultrarunning coach who was dubbed as the "Speedgoat" for his speed records on major US trails. Just like him, the shoe was designed to conquer various types of technical trail with the added protection of a waterproof bootie called the SkyShell.
  • Typically, the space between the boot and tongue, as well as the eyelets, can potentially be entrances for tiny objects or pebbles. To remedy this, the tongue was gusseted to further prevent tiny particles from entering the shoe.
  • For added heel support and better mid-foot lockdown, a cage-like TPU overlay was added to the upper. The component creates a protective cradle. While it doesn't lock the foot down in place totally, it supports the foot sufficiently, delivering a ride that feels stable enough.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Waterproof size and fit

The waterproof version of the Speedgoat 3 is available in standard running shoe lengths. Runners who wish to get a pair can make use of their usual size preferences. The same goes for the width. It is available in the standard medium widths for men and women.

Outsole

Hoka's Speedgoat 3 Waterproof has a Vibram outsole. This type of sole is made of the same material used for car tires. It was designed to deliver excellent grip on both wet and dry surfaces while maintaining a higher level of durability compared to standard rubber outsoles.

The lugs on the outsole measures 5mm. Each one acts like a tooth that sinks into different types of terrain or topographies for maximum grip. They are also multi-directional, further enhancing the grip that the Vibram sole provides.

Midsole

The midsole is made up of two foams - EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) and CMEVA (Compression Molded EVA). Although both have different manufacturing processes, they work together to deliver lightweight and balanced cushioning.

Individually, the CMEVA is directly placed underneath the foot to absorb the impact upon landing. The EVA, on the other hand, was designed to be wider to provide the runner with a stable platform for a more efficient toe-off.

Upper

The upper is made up of open engineered mesh, a type of mesh material that has more structure compared to standard mesh. It delivers the feeling of security and support without compromising flexibility and ventilation. It permits the foot to move optimally while allowing air to circulate in and out of the shoe as the runner is in motion.

The waterproof version of the Speedgoat 3 has a wider toe box that complements the wideness of its platform. With more room available, the toes have enough space to naturally splay.

Inside is a waterproof bootie called a SkyShell. This is the major component that keeps water out of the shoe. Runners don't have to worry about their foot getting wet while running through rain or accidentally stepping into puddles. Because it is a bootie, it also keeps tiny debris out of the shoe while providing a fit that feels secure.

Each side of the tongue was connected to the shoe to eliminate potential entrances of tiny debris encountered on the trail. Because of the gusseted tongue, the likelihood of small objects getting into the shoe is lessened.

To further lock the heel and midfoot down, a seatbelt-like overlay made of thermoplastic polyurethane was added to both sides of the shoe. While it doesn't totally immobilize the structures it goes over, it does supply sufficient support and structural integrity to an upper that's flexible.


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