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Mafate Speed 4 Trail Running Shoe - Men's

4.4772727272727275 out of 5 stars
88 Reviews


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Why We Like The HOKA Mafate Speed 4 Trail Running Shoe

The Mafate Speed 4 Trail Running Shoe is a slightly firmer, more responsive alternative to HOKA's Speedgoat, providing the cushion, support, and protection needed to tackle our toughest mountain runs. The latest version of the Mafate features increased stability and a roomier fit, while still boasting an unmatched Vibram rubber sole that bites into whatever lies in our path.


  • Supportive running shoe for technical trails and mountain races
  • Mesh and TPU uppers are lightweight, breathable, and durable
  • Redesigned PROFLY+ midsole balances support and responsiveness
  • New, wider toe box accommodates swelling feet for longer runs
  • Aggressive Vibram sole and lug layout grips onto any terrain
  • Item #HOKZ06R
Upper Material
mesh, TPU overlays
Vibram Megagrip, Litebase
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
33mm / 29mm
Claimed Weight
[single] 10.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
45 days
trail running

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 88 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 5 reviews
3 Stars - 8 reviews
4 Stars - 15 reviews
5 Stars - 60 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 24, 2024

Absolutely love the Mafate Speed 4

I have had these Mafate Speed 4's for about a year and a half and absolutely love them. They work well on pavement, trails, snow and ice. The grip of these shoes is amazing.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2024

I wouldn't buy again....

So I got the wrong shoes but since I purchased them through afterpay I can only return for same shoe but different size....I tried them on and wore them around the house and wow amazing feel and really light...


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5 out of 5 stars

April 19, 2024

The Benchmark

I've had probably 8-10 pairs of Mafates. I wore Gen 2's on a 5 day backpack trip in the Sierra Nevada's with a 50 lb pack and I weigh 215lbs. The best Hokas to date and the refinements get better with the tongue and heel mods and upper abrasion protection. Still the stiffest arch shank and exceptional stability with comfort over the other 8 models I have worn. A winner.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 8, 2024


I actually like these as far as comfort over my speedgoats Fit & feel is perfect , only one little problem the stretchy part in the toe box needs to be made smaller in the next iteration so the big toe doesnt come up in that area & just feels ackward catching in between the stretch part & the overlay


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3 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2024

Cushy, Clunky, Clown Shoes

First off, huge ups to HOKA for getting me back into running after 15 years off with the original Stinson ATR. That shoe was a max-cushioned but nimble beast that felt right at home on the trails of the Colorado Front Range. I then graduated to the Speedgoat until they started feeling like monster trucks compared to other shoes in my closet. These days, I mainly run in shoes from another Annecy-based shoe brand. However, I enjoy the Tecton X2 a great deal so I decided to give HOKA another try for my daily trainers. Knowing the Speedgoat wasn't going to feel nimble enough, I decided to try the Mafate Speed 4. Maybe this would be the happy medium between the Speedgoat and the Tecton X2? Short answer: Nope. The Good: Vibram remains one of the best tread compounds out there. The Mafate's knobs work great in loose Spring soil, too. The cushion does lean to "soft" over "responsive," if that's what you're after. Plus, the Black/Gray/Purple/Green color is amazing to look at. The Bad: The upper just doesn't hold your foot reliably. Coupled with the big lugs, it's easy to roll the shoe on your foot in technical terrain. I modified the lacing to lock the heel better, but there was still some slippage there, too. I held my size 11 Mafate's against my Salomon Genesis shoes (which are very cushioned) and you'd think the Mafate's were size 13 or 14. They're clown shoes compared to the Genesis - longer, wider, heavier, and far less nimble. At the end of the day, the Mafate Speed 4 just isn't for me. For now, I'll stick to the Tecton X2 and cross my fingers the Speedgoat 6 comes through in a big way.


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4 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2024

Please get rid of the elf heel

This is a great shoe overall and versatile across all distances and terrain, but I just think the elf heel is not the best for trails! I get a lot of small pebbles and debris in that area where the heel counter flares out. Hoping the next iteration gets rid of it and goes with a more traditional heel counter with a pull tab.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 22, 2024

Great shoe perfectly balance and comfort!

Very comfortable easy to break in mainly used for walking trails and blacktop roads!


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4 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2024

Great fitting Hoka quality

This pair of 11.5 Mafate Speed 4 seem just a bit wider in the toe and better fitting in the heel than my other pair, which only has about 110km so far. The laces on this pair are substantially shorter than my other pair as well. That said, they fit great and overall feel better than my previous pair.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024


I was a little skeptical about these shoes because I own multiple Bondi 8 (which I thought felt the best). But holy cow, the Mafate Speed 4 has shot to the top of my list for comfort. So much that I had to buy two so I don't wear the one pair out so quickly.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Best every day trail shoe

This is what the speed goat should have become, better cushioning and responsiveness. I still run occasionally in my SG5 but it just feels clunkier and not as springy as the MS4. The only knocks for me are that the MS4 runs a little narrow , not bad but a wide version would be great, and they're a little spendy .That being said, this is my favorite trail shoe and I'm on my second pair and will definitely buy a 3rd. I don't see myself buying another SG even when the SG6 is released


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