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Hoka Speedgoat?

stephaniegelder
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:43:31 GMT

So..... Considering going wild and getting a pair of Speedgoats for the Flare. Anyone tried them on the PW and has an opinion on them? Cheers

christhepuma
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:56:03 GMT

Never tried stacked shoes, but in my mind, the higher up from the ground you are, the more possibility of severely turning an ankle - especially on rough ground.

johnfigiel
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:16:16 GMT

I have a pair and they're lovely on hard packed trails and paths. But I've tried them on rougher, uneven ground in the Peak District and found them pretty unstable, repeatedly turning my ankle. A good shoe but I wouldn't fancy them on the PW personally.

stephaniegelder
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:27:15 GMT

Thanks john good info. A friend said he liked them on the PW so what the hell I went for it at £55 for a pair. Oh well i'll have to give them a try.

stephaniegelder
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:30:56 GMT

I know i failed at having a discussion... But they said they only had 1 pair in my size and i crumbled :) Oh well.....

johnfigiel
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:55:53 GMT

Hope they work for you Stephanie. Everyone's different so my experience may not be yours.

nickreed62
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:30:17 GMT

I have a pair of speedgoats amongst about 10 pairs of Hokas. They are lower than some of the super-stacked Hokas and narrower too, fitting more like a pair of Salomon Speedcross. I haven't had any ankle turning issues and wore them on my recce from Torside to Hebden Bridge. They don't however have the grip that Hoka claim, despite the more aggressive lugs. Do be honest I don't think Hoka make any shoes that are truly up to muddy conditions, but the Speedgoats are more grippy than most. Hopefully it will be drier in the summer [IMG_5677](//muut.com/u/spine-race/s3/:spine-race:27NA:img_5677.jpg.jpg)