Hoka One One Mafate Speed Running Shoe Preview
This summer, the Hoka One One Mafate series will undergo some crucial changes with the release of the Mafate Speed, the lightest Hoka One One trail shoe yet.

The Hoka One One Mafate Speed weighs 12.0 ounces for men (size 9) and 10.3 ounces for women—an astonishing 2.5 ounces lighter than it’s predecessor, the Mafate 3. The Mafate Speed still offers a highly-cushioned ride through its oversized midsole and provides strong traction via trail lugs on the outsole.

Another noteworthy change is the geometry of the outsole. The Mafate Speed has been designed with a more traditional outsole platform—one with slightly less surface and ground contact than the Mafate 3. Though it still boasts an inherently stable ride that is ideal for trail running, runners may notice that the outsole shape is slimmer and has more curvature on the lateral side of the midfoot. Likewise, Hoka One One has placed more prominent lugs throughout the outsole for better traction.

One of the most important changes is the addition of a SpeedFrame upper, which is free of unnecessary seams. The result is a more comfortable fit and less weight on your foot. Despite the ultra-sized midsole, the heel-to-toe drop is 4mm. This offset, coupled with a an Early Stage Meta Rocker, encourages a midfoot strike and a smooth transition through the gait cycle.

Though the Mafate Speed is heavier than some trail running models, its soft cushioning and ability to withstand more miles makes it a popular option amongst those training for marathons and ultra marathons. Though the shoe has no traditional posting or stability features, overpronators will still benefit from the shoe’s inherently stable ride.

Hoka One One’s Tony Grassi stopped by Holabird Sports to tell us more about the updates of the Mafate Speed. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Hoka One One Mafate Speed Specifications

• Category: Neutral Trail Shoe
• Weight: Men: 12.0 ounces & Women: 10.3 ounces
• Heel-to-toe Drop: 4mm
• Recommended for: Trail running, trail races including marathons and ultra marathons

Learn more about the Hoka One One Mafate Speed for men and the Hoka One One Mafate Speed for women -->