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HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX Trail Run Shoe - Men's

$169.95
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Why We Like The Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX Trail Run Shoe

With reliable waterproofing, this trail shoe is a trusted friend to backpackers, trail runners, and anyone else who needs to move quickly over rugged terrain with dry protection. In rainy weather, the GORE-TEX bootie keeps our feet dry and happy through the storm, while the Vibram MegaGrip outsole delivers grip and traction on even the wettest trails. The molded mid-height collar supports our ankles but still provides enough flex and comfort to help US move the way WE need to when we're trying to cover ground fast.

  • Waterproof trail shoe for fast-moving hikers and trail runners
  • GORE-TEX bootie ensures protection against rain and puddle water
  • Vibram MegaGrip outsole gives traction on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Aggressive lug pattern grips on wet and muddy trails
  • Cushioned midsole and wide forefoot provide stability on the trail
  • Molded collar adds support without limiting flex or comfort
  • Item #HOKZ01T

Upper Material
mesh
Waterproofing
GORE-TEX bootie
Closure
lace
Midsole
compression-molded EVA, foam
Sole
Vibram Megagrip, 5mm lugs
Support Type
neutral
Cushion
moderate
Heel / Forefoot Height
32 / 28mm
Drop
4mm
Claimed Weight
13.2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
45 days

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>Rating: 4

Speedgoaty Goodness

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12

I'm fiercely loyal to the standard Speedgoat, and ultimately caved to curiosity in trying the mids here. I feel Hoka really did what they set out to do, this is a capable blend of a trail runner and a hiking boot. To pull that off, they did more than just "make the Speedgoat tall", it's got a firmer midsole and a stiffer upper. You do have to sit with them to lace them up (hiking boot), but once they're on they're agile and comfortable (trail runner). You'll be able to worry a little less about your ankles (hiking boot) while still getting way more tactile feedback from the ground than you'd expect (trail runner). It's a multitool, and you're compromising a little in either direction for the convenience factor. In the end, it's the Speedgoat you know and love, only more so. I'm already a huge fan of Hoka, but I still didn't expect to like these as much as I did, to be honest. That all being said, I returned them for two reasons which is really the same reason. The Gore-Tex sock. Hokas already fit me fairly snugly, and the addition of the sock/liner made for way too tight a fit for me. I could also feel the sock moving through my actual socks and it drove me crazy. I'm still thinking these are probably True to Size, but just a heads up if your Hokas similarly already feel kinda narrow. TL;DR: these are neat, you'll probably like them.

>Rating: 5

Excellent winter running shoe!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Height
5` 8"
Weight
168 lbs

Very cushioned but not dead -- I can still feel the trail, road, snow, rocks, etc. underfoot. Incredibly stable and grippy. Got them a month ago and have put close to 50 miles on them so far. No blisters, very waterproof (as slushy runs in the East so far have proven.) I plan on hiking in them this Spring in the Adirondacks, too! I felt I had to provide a counterpoint to the 2-star review panning them as too cushioned. It's a Hoka, not a Vibram FiveFingers. :^)

>Rating: 2

Like Running With Pillows On Your Feet

Just seemed way over cushioned for a trail shoe. Couldn't feel the trail, which on very rocky descents seems to me to be dangerous. Didn't like the feel; just not for me. Returned this shoe.