HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 trail running shoe

HOKA Speedgoat Adds Widths, GORE-TEX for 2020

HOKA ONE ONE’s renowned trail runner receives some key updates based on athlete feedback.

It’s not a full redesign, but HOKA’s technical trail shoe, the Speedgoat 4, aims to accommodate more runners when it launches next spring.

For the first time in its lineage, the Speedgoat will be available in wider widths. This is great news for runners with broader feet who enjoy the trademark HOKA feel but need extra room. Look for wide versions up to size 14, with a EE width in size 15.

Additionally, HOKA announced it was switching its waterproof tech to GORE-TEX across its trail line. Previously, the brand used its SKYSHELL membrane for the Speedgoat’s waterproof variant. Worth noting, this GORE-TEX version will not be available in a wide version.

Also worth noting, HOKA adjusted the lug pattern for 2020. Still, at 5mm depth, the lugs now have a “stepped” design the brand says will add traction on both ascents and descents. And the Speedgoat 4 will sport a slightly wider forefoot to provide better fit and stability.

Meanwhile, the stack (32mm heel, 28mm forefoot) and 4mm drop remain the same form the Speedgoat 3. Take a look at our Speedgoat 4 preview below, featuring HOKA product manager Jared Smith.

2020 HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

  • Speedgoat 4
    • Wide sizes: Yes
    • Waterproof: No
    • Lugs: 5 mm
    • Weight: 10.8 oz. (men) / 9.2 oz. (women)
    • Drop: 4 mm
    • Stack: 32-28 mm (men) / 30-26 mm (women)
    • Price: $145
  • Speedgoat 4 GTX
    • Wide sizes: No
    • Waterproof: Yes
    • Lugs: 5 mm
    • Weight: 12.2 oz. (men) / 10.2 oz. (women)
    • Drop: 4 mm
    • Stack: 32-28 mm (men) / 30-26 mm (women)
    • Price: $160
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