281g (UK 8)
Hoka might not have invented the lightweight cushioned shoe, but it certainly knows how
to do it well. The Speedgoat 3 provides what feels like day-long comfort on harder surfaces. The fit is locked down, if on the narrow side, which almost makes it feel like you’re wearing a second skin, albeit one with grippy lugs on the underside. Shock absorbance for heel strikers is there in abundance, with a profile that rolls the foot foreword to toe-off with more purpose than these shoes’ slightly orthopaedic appearance might otherwise suggest. Not cheap, but exceptional performers. Heel to toe drop is 4mm.
Verdict: Stacks of cushion, bags of bounce. High performers.