Hoka Speedgoat 3
292g (UK 9)
A wider toe box and changes to the heel of this updated model make for an even more stable platform. Grip is excellent thanks to the Vibram Megagrip lugs which work superbly on wetter, technical trail. There’s a solid feel to these low profile (4mm heel to toe drop) shoes; not at the expense of cushioning but more how your foot responds on contact with the ground. You feel secure and happy driving off wet, soft surfaces and cushioned enough to take them on the road every now and then. A real plus is their surprisingly light weight and the additional support they provide. Perfect for an off-road half marathon, or further.
Verdict: Cushioned, responsive lover of technical terrain.