Who should buy the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

  • For competitive trail runners who are looking for solid trail partner that performs like a road racing shoe and a beast on the trail.
  • An excellent choice for ultra-runners with neutral pronation who want a well cushioned, lightweight, high-traction trail shoe for the coming ultra-season races.

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Updates to the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

  • Base is widened for added stability and increased traction.
  • New midsole creates a platform that provides reinforcements and a stable base.
  • Vibram MegaGrip outsole has 5mm multi-directional durable lugs that are patterned to be suited for technical mountain terrain.
  • Updated fit and upper to deliver the sensation of a maxi-cushioned trail shoe.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 updates

Excellent grasp on uneven technical trails

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 has retained the Vibram MegaGrip Compound, which boasts an excellent grasp and on uneven technical trails.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 flex grooves

The flex grooves are now made deeper and more reliable to stick to rocks and wet soil. They also allow the user’s foot to better grip hard-packed surfaces.

Speedgoat 2 ensures movement efficiency and comfort

The midsole of the Speedgoat 2 employs the MetaRocker technology, which gives a fulcrum effect that’s similar to a rocking chair. This ensures that the wearer’s form remains as natural as possible while allowing an efficient movement from impact to toe-off.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 midsole

The injected EVA is relatively plush and oversized, resulting in the signature cushioning of the Hoka One One series. It is also designed to absorb shock and sustain long-term use.

The cushioning of the Speedgoat 2 has a high stack height, but not at the expense of the weight nor the stability. The most recent iteration of the Speedgoat also makes use of this midsole material.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 maximizes breathability and support

The majority of the updates on the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 can be seen in the upper. This shoe uses its 3D Puff Print mesh, which has an open-engineered construction, to maximize breathability and support on the trail.

Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 breathability and support

The upper also has welded speed frame overlays that aids in foot steadiness and resistance to abrasions and tears. The reinforced toe cap is kept at a minimum, but it packs on the protection.

The Speedgoat 2 uses elasticized laces that have a flat shape. This design allows the laces to stretch, therefore keeping the pressure on the foot at a minimum.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 277g / Women 232g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Hoka One One Speedgoat 4
Forefoot height: 28mm
Heel height: 32mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.