This is the brand new men's Speedgoat 5 trail running shoe. The Speedgoat 5 is an out-and-out trail running shoe with a good level of cushioning that excels over technical terrain. Compared with a Challenger, the Speedgoat 5 has more aggressive grip and is a little less cushioned, which means you have plenty of feel for the ground and can move quickly over more difficult broken ground.
The Speedgoat 5 has an early stage meta rocker, which is designed to encourage you forward through your gait cycle and all Hoka One One trail running shoes have a low heel to forefoot drop. The meta rocker, lower heel to forefoot drop and incredibly light weight are very good features for keeping you light on your feet and can help improve your running form.
Hoka designed the new Speedgoat 5 to be best used on mixed trail and some softer ground, due to the sufficient amount of grip from the Vibram Megagrip outsole. We do not recommend extended periods on the pavement, where styles like the Challenger ATR 6 would be best. This is due to preventing wear of the Speedgoat 5 studs.
There is some more room in the toe box of the standard width Speedgoat 5, which is great news for foot function and allowing your feet to spread out on impact and when getting hot. The men's wide Speedgoat 5 is also available via this link.
The men's Hoka Speedgoat 5 is described by Hoka One One as: "A workhorse designed for technical trails, the Speedgoat returns as a new shoe from outsole to laces. This trail beast is updated with Vibram® Megagrip with Traction Lug for upgraded grip and braking power on loose soil. A whole 15 grams lighter, the much grippier fifth Speedgoat edition features many enhancements to improve performance. Weight reduction also comes from fewer overlays – helping us work towards a more sustainable construction.
Enveloping the toe and forefoot, a dynamic textile component lends exceptional flexibility and comfort during toe-off, as well as accommodating for potential footswell, a feature seen in Mafate Speed 3, Evo Mafate 2 and Evo Speedgoat. Refinements to the tongue further add to the feeling of enhanced comfort to the top of the foot, adjacent to the ankle where friction can occur. Its midsole compound is even lighter than before, delivering HOKA’s signature smooth ride without reducing the stack height. This, combined with a double layered-jacquard mesh ensures our latest trail superstar inspires confidence on any terrain."
Why you’ll love it – It’s everything you love about the Speedgoat, levelled up. Surface
- Dynamic sandwich mesh
- Lay Flat gusseted tongue
- Double jacquard recycled content engineered mesh
- Extended heel pull
- Recycled polyester lace
- Protective toe rand
- Molded EVA sockliner
- CMEVA midsole
- Late stage Meta-Rocker
- Vibram® Megagrip with Traction Lug
- 5mm lug
- Weight: 291g
- Heel-To-Toe Drop: 4mm