Built to nimbly dance over technical terrain, the SPEED INSTINCT is a lightweight and responsive addition to our lineup. The Speed Instinct is the first trail shoe to utilize HOKA ONE ONE’s PRO2LITE technology, with a soft heel density that transitions into a firmer, more responsive forefoot. Multi-directional lugs on a durable, full length rubber out-sole provide significant traction no matter your foot placement. This new introduction from HOKA is responsive enough to race up the mountains, and forgiving enough to get down them.
Heel and Midfoot ComfortFrame Fit
Lightweight External Heel Counter
Late Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry
Deep Active Foot Frame
Full Ground Contact Design
Hi-Abrasion Rubber with 3mm ATR
Lugs for Versatile Traction
Longitudinal Flex Grooves for Improved Stability
This is my first Hoka shoe I ever bought, I'm used of wearing zero drop and low stack shoes, so I was happy when I saw this bad boy. I was a bit worried about the width but within a few k it felt already ran in and super comfortable. I've already put about 150k on the shoes, through technical and slippery terrain (also up Bartle Frere in QLD), no blisters, the shoe runs great wet and is not falling apart already (happened before with some other shoes). It's a great shoe if a massive stack height is not your thing but still want some moderate cushioning. The lugs work well, because they're not crazy aggressive they dont get worn down quick. I tried on the speedgoat before and it felt lots narrower for me, speed instinct is my go to trail shoe nowadays.