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HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 Performance Review

As a runner who has been running for 26 months, running shoes are one of my most prized items. I’ve hitherto bought a total of 35 pairs of running shoes, the latest being the HOKA One One Speedgoat 2 which is my first pair of Hokas highly recommended by my friends. It seems every new shoe can bring  me fresh surprises, and HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 is no exception.

I used to resist the appearance of platform shoes. Regardless of its performances, its bulky appearance makes it not in the least belong to the category of lightweight. However, the moment when I got the shoes and held it in my hands, I knew I was wrong and my past cognition was completely overturned. A single shoe weighs 278 g, which is beyond my imagination and it was funny that I even thought the weighing machine was broken.

In terms of appearance, however, I don’t think it beautiful enough. There are altogether 7 colors in the shoe which dazzles the eyes though, but this also makes it versatile in matching clothes and I don’t  bother to think about the matching problem any longer.

It is worth mentioning that the Vibram sole is durable enough and non-slip as well. On rugged roads, it just gripped nicely and after a long time’s running, the sole did not show any signs of wearing out.

In the process of the first running, however, I was not used to it and after a short time’s breaking in, I surprisingly found that I was very relaxed wearing the shoes and it seemed to give me incessant energy, and through my feet it offered me quite a lot of softness and reliability.

Besides, the moment I put on the HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 , another feeling for it was that the shoe was very bouncy; I just felt like standing on a pillow.

Between the front and back foot there is a drop height of 4.5 mm that alleviates the pressure on the heel tendon. While I was on the way downhill the sole was too thick to make its potential into full play since it was on gravel road, thus slowing my pace.

What’s more surprising is that the wrapping of the net surface is very good, and so I can fully experience the running without worrying about slipping problems. I should say that this HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 2 is actual a very reliable companion.


It is important for a runner to pick a suitable running shoe that is not only excellent in its performance, but also ensures comfortableness. So finding the right running shoes is also a rather significant matter. I like the saying that “love is the root of everything” and it is the love for running and running shoes that I encounter this excellent shoe and hopefully you can find your right ones.