The HOKA Speedgoat is back and ready to prove itself again as the fastest shoe for Eastside trail running. For runners of the Speedgoat 3s, you’ll find the familiar plush HOKA cushion in the midsole that eats up rocks and gravel while minimizing strain on your feet. As with previous generations, the high-traction Vibram Megagrip outsole features deep 5mm lugs for the best grip on rocks, mud, and loose terrain. The new features of the Speedgoat 4s include an updated mesh that enhances breathability and specially engineered reinforcements in the upper and lace eyes to increase stability and lock in your fit. This is the most refined Speedgoat to date, the best HOKA offers for big trail running days around Bishop.
I really like these shoes but they have a bit softer/flexible sole for some of the big hikes that I like to do.