Our verdict


The consensus of the reviewers on the Hoka Evo Speedgoat is highly positive. Many appreciate the comfort it gives. The good grip of the shoe on surfaces was lauded by many. Although there were some complaints about the shoe’s narrow toe box, they were still very satisfied with the aesthetics and lightweight feel that the shoe offers. Some even claim that it is the best trail running shoe.


  • Great traction
  • Grips on different surfaces
  • Suitable for trail running
  • Lightweight
  • Highly durable
  • Appealing aesthetics
  • Enhances speed
  • Roomy insole
  • Breathable


  • Noisy on wood floor
  • Tight toe box

Who should  buy the Hoka Evo Speedgoat

You will love the Hoka Evo Speedgoat if:

  • You want an appealing and reliable shoe to partner with your trail adventures
  • You want a lightweight, highly durable neutral shoe to use for all-day wear, walking, long-distance running, or marathons
  • You want a shoe that helps enhance your speed while running

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Great grips on varied surfaces with the Hoka Evo Speedgoat outsole

The outsole of the shoe incorporates Vibram® Megagrip high-traction with 5mm lugs. This technology sports aggressive lugs that give the shoe a good grip and traction on varied surfaces. This also increases the durability and stability of the shoe. This technology is also found in Hoka Speedgoat 3

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The shoe also employs outsole flex grooves which are also found in ASICS Gel Contend 4 that allow unrestrained movements while providing more stability on trails. 

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Absorb impacts with the Hoka Evo Speedgoat midsole

The midsole of the Evo Speedgoat is composed of CMEVA foam that runs the full length of the shoe. This technology is composed of compressed EVA which is then filled inside a mold. This technology absorbs impact points and offers stability. 

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Enhanced durability and protection with the Hoka Evo Speedgoat upper

The Upper of the Evo Speedgoat is made out of MATRYX® fabric that uses strategically placed Kevlar and utilizes high-tensile synthetic fiber strands that make the shoe more durable and have an exceptional foothold, and protection- all at minimal weight. This upper is also water repellant.

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Lycra Strip is also found on the upper of the Evo Speedgoat which allows flexibility. This feature of the shoe also contributes to the shoe’s fit and security when running. 

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