Hoka Speedgoat 6 Review: What a great shoe!

Orange and yellow hoka running shoe on white backround

When it comes to trails shoes it doesn’t get much better than the Hoka speed goat 6. I know that is a bold statement but as someone who has logged over 100km in this shoe I know what this shoe is capable of.

In this Hoka Speedgoat 6 review I will be taking you through every detail of one of the best trail shoes I have ever used.

Cushioning

A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.

Support

Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Durability

I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.

Fit

Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.

Breathability

Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.

Value

Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factors.

Price: £155

Weight: 278 grams

Stack Height: 40mm

Usage: Trail Shoe

Pros

  • Very durable
  • lightweight for a trail shoe
  • kept my feet feeling fresh all day

Cons

  • Slightly pricey
  • Energy return: 8/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Support: 10/10
  • Grip: 10/10
  • Style: 9/10
  • speed: 8/10
  • versatility: 8/10
  • Value for money: 8/10
  • Upper breathability: 9/10
  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Width: 10/10
Overall Rating: 87/100

My First Impressions of the shoe

As someone who tested the previous version of this shoe, I had high expectations of this shoe. When I first tried them on I noticed that the foam felt lighter and more responsive than before but this could have just been a hunch so to be sure I decided to take them on a long 15km run on my local trails.

I was really impressed! The foam was light, bouncy and the upper kept my feet supported and feeling fresh throughout the whole run.

Why you should buy this shoe

If you are looking for a top of the range trail shoe that can keep you feeling great all day then this is the shoe for you. I think that a lot of trail shoes prioritise out of this world grip over comfort but this shoe has managed to find a nice middle ground.

Why you should not buy this shoe

As I briefly mentioned there are other shoes on the market with the ability to perform on the hardest of trails and although impressive this shoe has a limit. Aside from that and the slightly high price I really can’t fault this shoe.

Upper of the shoe

The upper of this shoe provided unparraleled support and breathability. On top of that the upper leads the industry on durability. This is a rare combination and is probably why this shoe has recieved such praise throughout the running world.

Foam of the shoe

The CMEVA on this shoe was a real treat. It propelled me forward at every step and it also provided some much needed protection from what was underfoot. It was also lightweight and very stable. No complaints here.

Sole of the shoe

The sole on this shoe was lightweight and it had the ability to go on some very complex trails. I think that this sole was very fitting for such an amazing shoe and I have no complaints in this area either.

Conclusions to this Hoka Speedgoat 6 review

To conlcude I just want to say what a great shoe this is. It provided some of the best comfort of any trail shoe and I really struglled to fault it.

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