Who should buy the Hoka Speed Evo R

The Hoka Speed Evo R is an innovative new track shoe best suited for:

  • elite track athletes 
  • 3000 meters to 10,000-meter long-distance events

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Profile of the Hoka Speed Evo R

Use – The Speed Evo R is best suited for elite athletes that run the 3k to 10k long-distance events.

Spike Type – The asymmetrical spikes are strategically placed on the spike plate. This helps improve traction when making a turn on the track.

Spike Plate – The shoe uses an asymmetrical spike plate. It provides an enhanced level of support and comfort during race events.

Hoka Speed Evo R profile

Delivers responsive cushioning

The Hoka Speed Evo R has an EVA midsole that provides lightweight and responsive cushioning. This layer of EVA complements the breathable, lightweight material of the upper. This combination delivers a cushioned yet fast track shoe.

Hoka Speed Evo R Delivers responsive cushioning

A lightweight mesh material covers and wraps around the entire upper with a breathable fabric that molds well with the whole shoe.

Speed Evo R offers a comfort ride 

The shoe also features a medial midsole wrap, which is a molded midsole. This shoe technology takes the shape of the wearer's foot when it is encasing it. It provides both comfort and support for optimum performance.

Hoka Speed Evo R midsole

Asymmetrical Spike Plate is designed to dig deep into the corners of the track. It also optimizes left-hand turns for responsiveness where it’s most needed. 

Efficient grip 

Finally, Speed Evo R uses an asymmetrical spike placement. It strategically places spikes with more coverage on the left side of the outsole for an efficient grip when making left turns.

Hoka Speed Evo R efficient grip

The Hoka Speed Evo R uses a lightweight mesh upper that provides the shoe's structured fit. This is in contrast with other spikes in the market that has a sock-like fit.

Provides a smooth and secure hold 

The shoe, same as the popular Adidas Distancestar, comes in standard medium D sizing for men. The toe box is medium to low in height, and it is available with a narrow heel.

Hoka Speed Evo R toe box

Also, to take note is that the Speed Evo R is not a shoe that easily slips into the wearer's foot. Although once on, the light interior provides a smooth and secure hold.       

Improved traction 

The Hoka Speed Evo R features strategically placed spikes on the outsole. This further improves the shoe’s support, especially for rounding corners. It stabilizes the feel while making those hard turns.

Hoka Speed Evo R outsole

The shoe’s spike does not only address the imbalance that happens during turns, but it also improves the traction throughout the race. The spikes dig into the race track propelling the athlete forward to the finish line.

Offers a boost in energy return

The majority of the shoe's midsole is made up of a thin layer of EVA foam. It provides the right amount of cushioning for longer distance events.

Hoka Speed Evo R Offers a boost in energy return

The EVA foam also offers a boost in energy return in every step. In doing so, it helps the runner gain speed faster during the race.

Keeps the foot cool 

The midsole area is also where the Medial Midsole Wrap is found. It helps in further enhancing the stability of the shoe. It also improves support when turning sharp corners.

Hoka Speed Evo R midsole wrap

The Speedo Evo R uses breathable mesh upper material that lets the air permeate through and circulate freely in the shoe. This helps with the ventilation while keeping the foot cool in the process. 

Hoka Speed Evo R is lightweight and durable 

This breathable mesh material is built for speed since it is incredibly thin and very light in weight. Despite the build of the upper being light, it is highly durable and can withstand the wear and tear of track competitions.

Hoka Speed Evo R lightweight and durable 

Finished off in a modern and colorful design, the Speedo Evo R is not only fast but also very pleasing to the eye.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 4.1oz / Women 3.6oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Surface: Rubber
Use: Long Distance
BRAND Brand: Hoka

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.