price: £107
weight: 225g

Hoka One One’s Speed Instinct continues its shoes’ trend of creating a comfortable ride, with a soft, cushioned heel that’s well suited for tough tarmac. It is, though, the only part that is, so this shoe is best suited for the latter stages of your transition. The forefoot is much more responsive and suited to off-road running,
and the shoe is packed with standard features to combat tough trails – like the protective rubber banding, padded tongue and innovative midsole. With a 4mm drop, it’s ideal for runners with a forefoot to midfoot strike, but with that construction comes greater speed on all but the harshest of terrains.


Tough, durable and extremely comfortable on a variety of off-road surfaces.

Grip: 8/10
Cushioning: 9/10
Precision: 7/10