Hoka One One Speedgoat 3

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Hoka One One did it again with the newest version of their Speegoat line of trail running shoes. You will still get all the great things that you loved from the second iteration with a few improvements to make it just a little bit better for you. Runners will still get the amazing traction that they are used to thanks to the Vibram MegaGrip and the lugs on the outsole. Customers will also experience the same great ride that they are used to with the Speedgoat brand. The EVA foam midsole ensures great comfort for the duration of your runs. You will, however, get a new and improved upper made out of engineered mesh to give you amazing ventilation and a comfortable fit. Customers will fall in love with the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail running shoes!

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Affordable price tag
  • Great traction
  • Responsive ride
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good shock absorption¬†
Cons
  • Not a lot of color options
  • Not good for overpronators
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 shoes features Vibram MegaGrip technology with 5mm lugs to help ensure you get fantastic traction. The MegaGrip compound is made to be extremely durable and give you a sticky grip on both wet and dry surfaces to help keep you on your feet while you are on the run. The lugs will also assist in helping you keep your grip. Customers will appreciate how well the outsole will hold up over a variety of terrains and they will last you mile after mile.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Hoka One One keeps the midsole the same in the latest iteration of the Speegoat trail running shoes. You will still get the great cushioned EVA midsole that runners fell in love with, making these shoes great for all terrains and great distances. You will get the amazing cushioning for exceptional comfort while still keeping the trail shoes lightweight, which is a bonus for anyone who does any kind of running. There is also a layer of CMEVA foam that makes up the midsole to help give you great shock absorption as well as a more stable shoe.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 is made out of engineered mesh to make sure that you get great breathability and support while preventing premature wear and tear. You will also get the added benefit of a midfoot cage to ensure that your feet stay locked into your shoe giving you better stability and support. The upper will increase your comfort level while protecting your feet while you are on the run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When it comes to shoes that you will be running in it is important to find something that is going to be relatively lightweight on your feet. You do not want to be in the middle of a run and have it feel like you have weights attached to the bottom of your feet. That being said, when you are talking about trail running shoes you can expect to have a little extra weight to them for all the additional protection that you will need for running on the trails and on wooded paths. The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail shoes weigh in at, on average, at 10.3 ounces for the men's version and 9.1 ounces for the women's. They are still classified as a lightweight shoe and as such customers can appreciate them when they are on the go.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper of the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 is made out of engineered mesh that will keep them well ventilated. It is important to find a pair of sneakers that are going to allow for a decent amount of air flow. You do not want to be in the middle of a long run, especially on a hot day, and feel like your feet are overheating and suffocating inside of your shoes. You will not have to worry about that with these shoes. The mesh will let the air flow into the foot chamber to ensure your feet stay cool, but they will also allow the sweat to evaporate quickly off of your feet and escape the shoes keeping your feet dry and healthy.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail shoes are exceptionally comfortable to run in. When you are out hitting the trails you are going to want to make sure that your feet stay as comfortable as possible in your shoes. The EVA foam midsoles of these sneakers will help ensure that you get the heightened comfort level that you will fall in love with while you are on the run. The breathable upper is great at helping your feet stay comfortable as well which is much appreciated.
Style
Style

Style

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail running shoes come in both a men's and a women's version and they both come in a variety of color options. The colors will vary depending on what version of the shoes you choose to purchase. The men's sneakers come in either black and green; pavement and port; ebony and black; or nasturtium and spicy orange. Women will have the option of soadlite blue and lichen; blue and aqua; purple and black; or scuba blue and blue. This iteration of the Speedgoat's looks similar to the past versions of the shoes.
Durability
Durability

Durability

When purchasing anything, including your trail running shoes, you want to make sure you get a good quality product that will not suffer from premature wear and tear. You will not have to worry about that with the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 sneakers. The outsole is made out of a Vibram MegaGrip compound that is made to withstand the repeated beating of your running mile after mile over a plethora of terrains. It will take a lot to wear down the outsole of these great shoes. The EVA foam of the midsole along with the mesh materials of the upper are made to take quite the beating. Customers will appreciate just how long these are going to last.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Protection is important, especially if you are looking into purchasing shoes to wear on the trails or wooded paths. You need to make sure that your feet are protected from all of the obstacles you may encounter while you are out on your run. The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail running shoes will make sure that your feet are safe while you are on the go. The amazing compound that makes up the outsole, in addition with the 5mm lugs on the bottom of the shoes, ensure that your feet will stay protected from any abrasive objects you may encounter, as well as helping you reduce the risk of slipping and falling due to the great grip they will offer you. The EVA midsole will give you phenomenal shock absorption which can greatly reduce your risk of joint pain and injury. These will help you stay as protected as possible while you are hitting the trails.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is important in shoes, especially for those who do a lot of running for speed or distance. A responsive shoe gives you a greater energy return with each step you take. That simply means that your feet will sink into the foam of the midsole and then it will quickly spring back to its original shape propelling you forward into your next step. This propulsion will help you save energy in the long run that you can later use to help you run faster and longer. That being said, that Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail shoes offer a decent amount of responsiveness due to the CMEVA foam midsole, you will get that little spring in your step while you are running in these sneakers.
Support
Support

Support

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail running shoes will give you a great amount of support which runners will love while they are on the go. The midfoot cage helps keep your feet locked into place so you will not have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding around inside your shoes while you are in the middle of your run. The shoes feature a wider platform to run on giving you more support and better stability.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 sneakers are trail running shoes and as such, they are great for running on a wide variety of surfaces. These are designed for those who like to do their running off the beaten path. You will not have to worry about running on muddy surfaces, wooded paths, or uneven trails, as these shoes are going to allow you to do what your typical running shoes will not. However, if you are planning on running on roads, tracks, or treadmills then these may not be the shoes for you and you may want to consider a different option.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to purchasing anything, including your trail shoes, it is important to remember that you are making an investment and as such you may expect to spend a little more money than you planned up front for the product but as long as you buy a good quality product then you will not have to worry about spending that money again for quite sometime. That being said, the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail shoes seem to be a good investment as they will not suffer from premature wear and tear and you can expect them to last for quite a while. These shoes have an MSRP of $150 which is very reasonable when compared to other similar products that are on the market today. As with many other products nowadays, you can generally find these shoes online for a cheaper price tag.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail running shoes offer you a great amount of traction to reduce the risk of slipping and falling when you are out on the run. These shoes are going to give you an amazing grip on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether you are running on wet surfaces, muddy paths, or slippery areas you can rest easy knowing that these are going to keep their grip and help protect you. In addition to the grippy compound of the outsole, these sneakers also come equipped with 5mm lugs that will help dig into to paths and trails that will allow you to stay on your feet.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is important when you are talking about shoes. You do not want to run in something that is going to be stiff and uncomfortable, making your feet feel like they are in a prison. You want something that is going to give you the freedom to move as naturally as possible while still giving you the support and protection you need from a pair of sneakers. The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail shoes offer you a decent amount of flexibility that many runners can appreciate.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 trail sneakers are not considered to be a stability shoe. These are more for those who are in need of a neutral shoe. If you are one of the thousands of runners around the world who has problems with overpronation or supination then you may want to consider a different option. These are intended for runners who have a high and more stable arch that will not excessively roll inward.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a pair of shoes is simply the measurement of the incline of your shoes. The heel to toe drop of the Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 measures in at 4mm which is a little lower than the average drop for similar shoes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Open mesh construction for great breathability and support
-Midfoot cage to keep your feet locked in place
-Reinforced TPU midfoot to make sure you get a great fit
-Lightweight cushioning thanks to the oversize EVA midsole
-Wide platform design to give you a stable base to run on
-CMEVA midsole for amazing shock absorption
-Vibram MegaGrip outsole and 5mm lugs to give you better traction and a great grip
-4mm heel to toe drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you love the Hoka One One Speedgoat line of trail running shoes then you will fall in love with the newest iteration of the line. The Speedgoat 3 sneakers are amazingly comfortable and will give you a smooth ride while you hit the trails. The affordable price tag and phenomenal traction you receive from these shoes, along with the amazing durability will keep customers happy and coming back for more.