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Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Speed Instinct

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Men's HOKA ONE ONE® SPEED INSTINCT :: Feed your need for speed, while following your keenest instincts when it comes to tough terrain with the Men's Hoka One One® Speed Instinct. Speed through the trails, nimbly dancing over technical terrain, in this lightweight and responsive addition to the Hoka line up. The first trail shoe to utilize Hoka One One's PRO2LITE technology, the Speed Instinct is responsive enough to race up the mountains, and forgiving enough to soar down them. Enjoy soft landings and springy take-offs with the cushy heel and firmer, more responsive forefoot, and keep your footing secure on sketchy surfaces complements of the Speed Instinct's full-length rubber outsole.

Features & Benefits:

  • Early-Stage Meta Rocker: Meta-Rocker midsole geometry-sculpting with the transition zone placed behind the metatarsal heads, designed to encourage a smoother ride, and a faster transition to the forefoot
  • PRO2LITE Midsole Technology: Unique balance of PROpulsion and PROtection with a soft heel density that transitions into a firmer, more responsive forefoot
  • Multidirectional lugs on a durablem full length rubber outsole: Supreme grip on varied terrain
  • Seamless Air Mesh Upper with Zonal 3D Printing for Breathability and Support
  • 1000011233
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 3mm
  • WEIGHT: 8.4 ounces
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Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 27 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Good traction (14)
  • Cushions impact (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Trail running (17)
  • Mixed terrain (13)
  • Road running (6)
  • All weather conditions (5)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      95% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      84% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Falling apart after 1 run

By Kyle

from Victoria, BC

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Trail Running

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

Had high hopes for this shoel and so excited to finally get my hands on a pair. After my first run, 10k trail run. Noticed the upper was separating from the midsole. This is my first time purchasing a pair of Hokas, not impressed with the quality. I have never had a pair of shoes fall apart this fast. Its a joke.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Lots of potential overshadowed by poor durability

By Chad

from St Paul, MN

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor durability
  • Wears Quickly

Best Uses

  • Mixed Terrain

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

I have used these shoes very lightly, mostly on road, for fewer than 50 miles. They, unlike the cliftons I have used for > 300 miles, are falling apart. The upper is cracking and has almost ripped completely through the mesh upper. The shoes fit great and when used on trail have provided superb traction and protection. Unfortunately, the durability has significantly overshadowed the positive attributes.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Feels amazing

By Giant Runner

from Georgia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Plastic Mesh cracks

Best Uses

  • All Weather Conditions
  • Road Running
  • Trail Running

Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

These shoes are great. The rubber is responsive and my foot feels secure yet it has a little more room in the toe box than a lot of other running shoes. The only reason I didn't give this shoe 5 stars is because the plastic mesh started to crack after the first 40 miles or so. Fortunately the plastic mesh serves no purpose other than styling. The tread wear is amazing. I have over 100 miles on my first pair and still have a ton of tread left. I like these enough that I bought two more pair just in case Hoka decides to screw up the next version or god forbid discontinue the line.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

light, great fit, durable

By Joe

from Western Maryland

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather Conditions
    • Mixed Terrain
    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

    With over 350 miles in this shoe, I am amazed at the little wear it shows. It is still has it's cushion / response feel and great traction! I've run on mild to technical trails with this shoe, in distances up to a 50k. After yesterday's 7 mile training run I showed the show to my wife stating "look how long I've had these, and how little wear they show!" Her response: "You better order another pair of those" so, I did.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT LIGHTWEIGHT TRAIL SHOE

    By Caballo Loco

    from Aliso Viejo, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

      The Hoka Speed Instinct is billed as a lightweight trail racer suited for technical trail running. And it is very light and comfortable, almost like a slipper. Though the drop is 3mm, adaptability it is very easy with no transition time required, unlike a zero drop runner (Altra). The cushioning is more than adequate, even for a big runner like me (6'1 & 190lbs). The stack height is lower than other Hoka models and provides a very stable and positive feel of the running surface and greater lateral stability. The Instinct also has a wider toe box ala Altra, which for me is a good thing. Runners with narrow feet might not be so happy. The durability of this shoe is uncertain since I only have four runs in them. But, comfort, performance and structural integrity over two 15 mile long runs has been consistent with no noticeable breakdown in feel. Unlike other Hokas, you won't need to size-up with the Speed Instinct. I wear a 13 in other brands but always a 14 in Hokas. Though a 14 in this shoe is a bit willowy, I'm afraid a 13 might be too short for my liking and Hoka does not make a 13.5. Short comings of the Speed Instinct are as follows. The collar is lower than other Hoka models that I'm familiar with. This creates two problems: more opportunity for debris to get into the shoe and heel slippage even with use of the heel lock. The slippage issue could simply be a matter of the extra length of my size 14s. Though the heel lock issue, I think, is a matter of design and eyelet placement. Perhaps moving the lock eyelet back a bit would solve the problem. Where I really notice the heel lock issue is on steep climbs, where you need it most. Though very sure on dry trails, it's not so great in the mud; but what is? The diamond shaped rubber overlay (in front of the laces), are cracking and pealing. A very good if not great shoe: light, responsive, comfortable and stable with good cushion and traction. Despite a few bugs, I highly recommend this shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Almost Perfect

      By ejohnson

      from Gray, ME

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Traction
      • Wears Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

      This shoe is nearly perfect. It's light, cushioned but responsive. I like having more of a ground feel to my shoes so Hokas haven't been my thing, but I like almost everything about the Instinct. The one change I would like to see is a stickier rubber or slightly more aggressive outsole on the shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would purchase this product again

      By Tabu

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

      Everything about this shoe is great

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Shoe for Speed to Distance Running

      By Hoke Lyfer

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

        Avid fan of the Speedgoat and was looking for a lighter, faster option for shorter races. Since taking them for a spin, I can say I'd run a 50K in them easily but will save the Speedgoat for those longer treks. The Speed Instinct has plenty of toe room, feels great on the South Eastern trails I spend most of my time on and has solid traction on dusty trails. I'd hesitate to take it on sloppy/wet trails, but it is a welcomed shoe for flat, fast terrain.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great ground feel, but extremley tight across forefoot

        By Tortolita Wolf

        from Arizona

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

        Hoka Cliftons are my road shoe choice for over three years. Was excited about the lower profile Speed Instinct as a Hoka option for the trails. Speed Instinct has the great ground feel I was hoping, but are just too tight across the forefoot. My size 10 Cliftons are roomy, but the size 10 Speed Instinct is way too tight

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Might make a Hoka convert out of me

        By MTNman

        from Washington State

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Wide Toe Box

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mixed Terrain
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

          Decided to give this a try since it has the wider toe box and better ground feel compared to other Hoka shoes. It seems to fit the bill for my needs. Some people say this is a short distance race shoe but I plan to use it as one shoe in my quiver for an upcoming 120 miler. The fit is near perfect and is similar to the La Sportiva Akasha. The toe box provides more room than most shoes though is a little narrower than an Altra. The sole is rubberized and should prove more durable on rocky trails than the EVA foam typically used. It is a little bit stiffer than other shoes I prefer but I'm guessing the flexibility will improve with time. The cushioning is nice but does not feel overly soft. This shoe should work well for most trail conditions except for thick mud. If Hoka continues to make similar shoes in the same last, I might become a Hoka convert. It would be nice to see a more aggressive lug similar to the Speedgoat with this same fit. A more breathable upper might be another good option to try. This one works fine for my purposes in the Pacific Northwest, but I could see this being a little hot in with high temps.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would purchase these again.

          By coach Jim

          from Ludington, Mi.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

            I am a high school cross country coach. I run with the team and chase them at the meets.

            Nice shoe!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The most comfortable shoes I own

            By Crystal

            from Denver, North Carolina

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Need More Arch Support

            Best Uses

            • All Weather Conditions
            • Mixed Terrain
            • Road Running
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts
            • Work

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

            I put them on as soon as I get home from work until I take them off to go to bed. I use them to hike, work out, do yard work and run errands. Literally, everywhere I go I put them on.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good trail shoe, not too soft, stable

            By SLOTRIDAD

            from San Luis Obispo, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction

            Cons

            • Wears Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

            Good fit, not the lightest trail shoe, but lighter than most. Pretty stable, better than average grip, however does wear fast. I will be surprised if I get 200 miles out of the shoe

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Light and speedy, yet comfy, and good for road or trail

            By Mr. Greg

            from West Lafayette, IN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None So Far

            Best Uses

            • Mixed Terrain
            • Road Running
            • Trail Running
            • Walking

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

            These run well on roads and paved trails as well as dirt. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on anything except maybe really crazy technical trails. Like them a lot.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect trail running shoe

            By tdoogs21

            from San Francisco,CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Terrain
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

              The Speed Instinct is just a perfect trail shoe. The lower profile gives you a better feel of the terrain than the Challenger but still is a well cushioned and responsive shoe. I have run 5 to 17 mile runs in the Speed Instinct with no negative experience. I like Hoka's as much for how light they are as much as anything, 8.4 ounces for a trail shoe? yep I'm a fan.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              My second pair

              By Robin

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

              Fits well, comfortable, good traction---color isn't bad either!

               
              3.0

              Great shoe but narrow in the toes

              By Todd

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

              Great shoe but narrow in the toes. The heal cushion is soft and awesome, and the forefoot is a bit more stiff for performance. I like the ride a lot. The upper is supportive but doesn't stretch at all!

               
              1.0

              Wait for improvement to buy.

              By Russell

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

              This shoe feels great on and felt great running the technical trails, until about an hour. Both shoes creased along the top of my toes and created hot spots on one foot and blisters on the top of the other. Also the printed "mesh upper" pulled apart in the first hour but I think that was just cosmetic and would not have affected the shoes performance. When the upper is fixed, this will be an awesome trail shoe.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid trail runner

              By Nordic runner

              from Hudson Valley NY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight
              • Poor Cushioning

              Best Uses

              • Road Running
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

              I have been running in these for two months now. I run 20-30 miles a week mixed trail and road. I got these to replace my challenger atr 2 which I loved but would only last 50 miles until the tread would start falling off (I had 2 pair). The speed instinct has one tread piece on the bottom that has proven to be more durable. You loose some cushion and they are narrower causing me to use thinner soxs. I would like slightly more aggressive tread. I run to a fire tower and would enjoy better traction on the climb. They have been cut by rocks but are still holding up. I guess I would like to see this solid tread piece on the new challenger atr but the speed instinct is getting the job done

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Terrific

              By Steve

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather Conditions
                • Mixed Terrain
                • Trail Running

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                The runs I take these shoes on average somewhere from 6-10 miles, and they feel as comfortable as can be the whole way through.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Would rec

                By Jeremy

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                Very comfy. Not as much cushioning as prior Stinson ATR models but still good for hiking or short trail runs.

                 
                1.0

                Sizing issue.

                By Daniel

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                I've always worn a men's 8 ½ shoe and -½ size up for running. I have a another pair of Hoka's size 9 that fit perfectly. These are too short and uncomfortable. Very disappointed.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent shoes

                By Brian trail runner

                from Roseville, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Great Trail Gripping
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather Conditions
                  • Mixed Terrain
                  • Trail Running
                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                  I placed the order on Saturday and got my shoes by Monday!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome shoe

                  By Jon

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mixed Terrain
                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                    Love these shoes! Bought these several weeks ago and promptly did a grueling 20 mile trail run up and down steep terrain. Good traction, light, perfect amount of drop. I've taken these on 3 20-mile runs so far without any issues. First pair of Hoka, but these are the perfect shoes for me! I went a half size up from my usual mostly for slightly more room in terms of width.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    Speed insticts

                    By Larry the runner

                    from El Dorado Hills

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight

                    Best Uses

                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                    The speed instincts felt narrow and stiff. I run in the ATR 2 and Speed goats normally. I'm going to stick to these.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels too narrow
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Simply the best from Hoka

                    By David

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                    Trail running, and walking.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Shoe

                    By Kevin

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Speed Instinct Trail Running Shoe:

                    Comfortable, light, stylish & great cushioning

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