For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 12.6ozWomen: 10.5oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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91 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
We're really, really impressed with this shoe.
[I]t is everything you love and would expect from the Speedgoat 2 and 3 with a waterproof upper and padded, over the ankle cuff.
A great trail running option for wet weather or those looking for added support.
[A] good choice for fast hiking.
Updates to Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid WP
- The Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid WP is a mid-cut speed hiking shoe that’s built with an emphasis on comfort and lightness. Its upper features a full-bootie construction and a Skyshell membrane for water protection.
- This footgear is equipped with an oversize compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) midsole for cushioning and support. Its Vibram Megagrip outsole delivers traction over challenging terrain.
Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid WP size and fit
The Speedgoat Mid WP is available in standard width for male and female speed hikers. The shoe comes in a range of whole and half sizes. It fairly runs true to size. A personalized fit is achieved through the footwear’s lace-up closure system.
The Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid WP uses a Vibram Megagrip outsole for traction. It’s filled with 5mm deep multi-directional lugs that deliver grip on a variety of wet and dry surfaces. The outsole is made of a sturdy Megagrip compound to make it resistant to wear and tear.
This mid-cut hiking shoe is equipped with an oversize CMEVA midsole for lightweight cushioning and impact absorption. Its wide platform design enhances stability on various types of terrain. The gear’s removable footbed provides arch support and underfoot comfort to the user.
The Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid WP features a full-bootie synthetic upper. A Skyshell membrane is embedded within the upper to seal out water. This technology also allows moisture to escape, making the footwear breathable. The shoe’s molded collar provides ankle flexibility and comfort.
This waterproof footgear is lined with textile fabric on the inside to create a comfortable in-shoe feel. A series of eyelets are found on the upper for proper lace management. It comes with flat synthetic lace.
- This mid-top hiking shoe was inspired by Karl Meltzer’s nickname, the Speedgoat. Meltzer holds a record for the most wins in the 100-mile trail category. He also completed the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in record time.