Taupo, New Zealand (August 18, 2015) – Inspired by ultrarunning star Karl Meltzer and the rugged conditions of the Speedgoat 50km race, the HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat with its forgiving midsole and aggressive tread pattern is built to tackle technical terrain with ease.
For confidence-inspiring traction and stability on the trail, the Speedgoat features a Vibram outsole with four-millimetre lugs and flex grooves – a first for Hoka. The no sew upper supports the foot, while a ground-rubber toecap provides increased protection on rocky trails. This new silhouette provides lightweight traction and stability all within a package that weighs less than 280 grams. When you need a tough shoe to get you through tough trail conditions, look to the Speedgoat.
“Not only is it a good looking shoe but it performs superbly under pressure and distance. It is the best shoe for super-rough terrain thanks to the deep aggressive tread of the Vibram outer and holds onto any greasy mud and loose rock without slipping. I did notice the shoe has a tough thicker upper mesh that handles the force and movement of the foot on steep downhill descents and the constant changing of direction on the trails. With a different shape to previous Hoka models I found the lower profile of the Speedgoat gives a feeling of being closer to the ground, and the lightness factor sees it well suited to trail racing.” Jo Johansen, Hoka One One Sponsored Ultrarunner
The HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat (Men's | Women's), with a RRP of $259.95, is available online at www.hokaonone.co.nz and the following running specialty stores nationwide: Shoe Science - Albany | Podium Podiatry - Tauranga & Whakatane | Torpedo7 - Auckland, Albany, Mt Wellington, Hamilton, Taupo, Nelson, Christchurch & Queenstown | Outside Sports - Te Anau & Wanaka | The Frontrunner – Christchurch.