Hoka One One unveils new options for its Speedgoat footwear line

The Speedgoat 4s are available now, while the Speedgoat Mid-2 is coming in November
Hoka One One Speedgoat line expands

Hoka One One has unveiled a bit of a revamp for its Speedgoat line of trail running shoes, comprising the new Speedgoat 4 and Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX.

The Speedgoat 4 is available now, while the new Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX and the and Speedgoat 4 GTX are due on 12 November, but all the models have a shared look and feel, along with similarly rugged construction.

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Before we get to the shoes, though, a word on that name. HOKA ONE ONE says the shoes are named after celebrated runner Karl Meltzer, whose nickname was, you guessed it, "Speedgoat". To each their own.

Speedgoat 4

Hoka One One unveil new options for its Speedgoat footwear line

Starting with the Speedgoat 4s, this is a pure trail runner. The new shoes are designed to give grip on the uphill sections of your chosen trail without sacrificing security on the downhill – a crucial dynamic, as trail runners will know.

The new versions have 3D-printed overlays for more midfoot support, and should feel more secure overall compared to earlier shoes.

The Speedgoat 4s have a rugged Vibram sole for security regardless of conditions. Meanwhile, the GTX variant of the shoe is a collaboration with GORE-TEX for added waterproofing.

The basic version of the shoe costs £125 and is available to buy from Karl Meltzer's website now. The GTX version, meanwhile, gets a slight bump up to £135 and launches on 12 November.

Speedgoat Mid-2 GTX

Hoka One One unveil new options for its Speedgoat footwear line

The Speedgoat Mid-2 GTX isn't quite available yet either – it'll release on 12 November as well.

This mid-height boot-cum-runner is very much a deliberate blend of trail running shoe and hiking boot. The main addition is that collar, which should bring solid ankle support for challenging surfaces.

If you're eagle-eyed you'll have spotted that GTX tag again, and the Mid-2 does indeed boast the same GORE-TEX waterproofing, to make sure that conditions don't get on top of you.

It's got a Vibram Megagrip outsole too, with what look like some pretty damned chunky lugs, measuring in at 5mm.

As you might expect, the Mid-2 GTX will be slightly more expensive when it releases, priced at £150.

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