Women's HOKA ONE ONE® MAFATE SPEED :: Pick up your speeds on the trails, still staying ultra-protected and uber comfy with the Women's Hoka One One® Mafate Speed. Score all the bombproof protection and signature cushioning of the original Hoka Mafate trail running shoe, while enjoying significant weight savings providing a speedier, more efficient ride. You'll keep your footing on even the trickiest terrain with the Mafate Speed's aggressive outsole, and you'll get both stability and incredible resilience to break-down compliments of this trail running shoe's state-of-the-art midsole. Trust us, this is definitely your go-to shoe for endurance trail runs!
This shoe fit perfectly out of the box. It is grippier than the Stinson trail, which I have been using for about two years. The Mafate Speed delivers on Hoka cushion but feels lower profile with a great fit and balanced trail eating stability with flexibility. Highly recommend this shoe. True to size, I wear a 7.5 in this and the Stinson trail.
I previously wore the Mafate 3, but recently bought a pair of Mafate Speed. After 225 miles, the forefoot tread is completely worn smooth! I do wear them to run on the pavement, but I did with the Mafate 3 also and they still have like-new tread after 450 miles.
Surprisingly light and springy for how big they look
Despite them being kind of chunky-looking compared to the minimalist shoes that are all the rage these days, these are actually deceptively light and spry, and weigh in comparably to many shoes that are built slimmer. You don't have to sacrifice comfort for weight any more!
After developing plantar fasciitis during marathon training last year, I took a full 6 months off of running and came back in January with my first pair of Hoka's (the Mafate trail) on the recommendation of the folks at my local running store. I'm now well into training and up to 17 mile long runs without any pain! I notice a big difference between these and some of my other shoes (Brooks, Pearl Izumi, Adidas) in terms of foot strike, and the Mafate has become my shoe of choice. The 'rocker' design is pretty cool - I feel like I am comfortably striking midfoot and springing off easily. The grip is great on snow, loose rock, dirt, mud, etc. I love the speed laces, but the sides of the tongue aren't very padded where the eyelets are, so sometimes I feel a little pressure from those. I've had minimal issues with blistering (good socks help). The only other downside is that the arch support wasn't quite right for the shape of my feet, so I am using insoles.
My 1st 50k Trail Race went smooth in these shoes
These shoes got me through my first 50k a few weekends ago. I have the cliftons and wear those for long distance road races and was sold on those so I figured I would stick with Hoka's and get the trail version. As expected, they were wonderful. Great traction running up and down (well mostly walking up and down) the steep single track hills. No blisters (obviously good socks help). Very little soreness (due to shoe cushion) after the race (however with the downhill pounding you would have to expect some). All in all a great trail running shoe. I would highly recommend. I felt so good after my first 50k in these, I figure I might as well get good use out of them and sign up for a 50 mile race! Cant wait!!!! So happy Hoka's exist. I am 41 years old and have been running since I was a kid and as you get older, cushion in these shoes really saves your joints and muscles so that you can continue to train daily.
Wide Toe Box, Good Support, Sweet Ride
I had surgery on one great toe and will have surgery on the other in my future and these shoes are simply the best comfort I have ever had. The toe box is wide enough but not so wide that my forefoot slips around. I also tend to pronate and am not having any issues in these shoes. And then there is the cushion! It is like having 2 clouds wrapped around my feet. I can walk longer and further without burning aching feet.
Thanks Hoka One One!!!
Love Hokas. Just Not Mafates.
Love Hokas but this model was not for me. Pros: The traction is great on trails, and they are very breathable. Cons (for me): they don't fit like the previous Hokas I've run in - these are narrower in the toe box, and stiffer and the toe drop seems somehow different. The tongue was flimsy - it broke off after a few uses, and laces and eyelets dug into the top of my foot. They overcorrected for pronation, for my taste. It might be great for runners with narrower and flatter feet who pronate a lot, but for me, I'm sticking with the Stinson and trying the newer models in that vein.
Los Angeles, California
Totally Different Shoe Than the Old Original Mafate
This shoe is a total re-design of the old Mafate, so they should have just given it a different name and left the old shoe with fewer drastic changes. The shoe is much more flexible and lightweight than the old model...which is both good and bad. The lighter weight fabric of the upper is very breathable, but dirt and stuff gets through and into your socks and feet...and the COLD if you live in a northern climate. The shoe is more flexible, but the sole is unrecognizable as a Hoka viewing from the bottom of the shoe...the big, stable platform that offered so much stability has been carved down into an hourglass shape that makes the shoe feel much narrower through the midfoot. My old Mafates were much more shallow and would not accommodate my orthotics...the new shoes are a bit deeper and my orthotics fit in them...but I got a blister on the inside of my ankle where the tongue/lacing must have rubbed me wrong. I got a blister in the same spot when I tried the Conquest, so I ditched the Conquest after a few runs...don't have that problem with the Stinsons. My old Mafates were my mud/snow/long run shoes, but the new ones just don't work for me, so far. I will try the Mafate 4 when it comes out, but if the same issues come up I will ditch this shoe and stick with the Stinsons.
Newer Mafate not the same as older ones
I purchased my first pair of Mafate 3 about three years ago and was delighted with the fit and style. The sole was wide and gave great cushioning. This is important to me as i have knee problems. During the first year, the shoes wore out, so i sent them back to Hoka for a replacement. The pair i received was nothing like the first pair. I imagine they'd "improved" the design of the original pair by making them a bit lighter and more narrow, but i don't like the newer pair anywhere near as much as the original one. With the first pair i had absolutely no knee-related issues. With the second pair i am having knee-related issues. The issues are not as bad as they would be if i were using a Nike or other "popular" shoe, but it's more than i had with my first and original pair of Hoka's.
Awesome Ultra Shoe
I wore these for my second 100k trail race. Normally I like to run and hike in my regular running shoes, and I wore the Kayanos for my first 100k race. But I decided to try the Hokas this time after hearing good things and seeing more of them on the trails. Love! They kept my feet feeling fresh most of the way, although I did suffer some nasty blisters on my toes after about 50k. They are fairly light weight and have excellent stability and cushion. The are great on technical trails but also transition well to concrete and packed dirt.
Goodbye Nike, Hello Hoka OneOne
Shoe runs a bit large, so keep that in mind. Other than that, the cushioning and support is fantastic. I use an insert and average cushioned sock. I am new to the HokaOneOne so I do not know how many miles I will get out of this shoe but I am loving it. Very bad Back & Knees. All I can do is the Treadmill six hours weekly, so we'll see. I already purchased 2nd shoe to alternate. Love, Love, Love this shoe!
Heel too LOW
I typically like a lot of stiffness in the shoe.However, since heel sits low and forefoot so stiff , lots of rubbing on the ankle. Then adding 1/4" heel lift which is needed at minimum to make shoe more comfortable, heel slips out. Stinson is a much better shoe. I am a foot/ankle surgeon, and competitive athlete, and have recommended HOKAs to many patients, would guide people towards the Stinson ( despite Stinson breaking down faster than most trail running shoes)
The best sneakers I ever had.
The only problem...is when I got my Hokas I got only the shoelaces that come on the sneakers...i prefer the other shoelaces which I did not get. I called Hoka
and the salesperson was a little annoyed that I asked for the shoelaces. He said he would mail them to me but I still have not received them. I still want the shoelaces. Thank you.
Works for me.
I only get one shoe for everything. Running, gym, backpacking. This is my second pair and they seem to work for me. I got them because a friend said they helped her planterfacitis and I was hoping it would help mine. Hard to tell I think I will always suffer from it. Not your problem.
Super comfortable with plenty of support!
I hike or walk 5-15 miles every day. (At very fast walking pace). These shoes are very comfortable and have a lot of support and traction. Not sure how long they will last but I will definitely buy them again because they are the only comfortable shoe I I can wear.
Great trail shoe
I wore these for the first time yesterday at a winter trail race. The conditions on the trail were rough. 8-10 inches of snow and ice. These shoes rocked! My feet stayed relatively dry and warm. While others were slipping and sliding around, I felt safe and stayed upright.
Colorado Springs, CO
Fit not as comfortable as I was expectin
This shoe's arch area was not comfortable at all. It felt really tight and high. I felt like if I did try to run in them, I would have developed a huge blister in the arch area from rubbing (like the arch support material of the shoe was sticking into my foot).
These work for miles and miles on formerly troubled feet
After a foot stress fracture from, my own fault, over training I was wary of all shoes. Mafate has pulled through for me, totally grateful. I am a small frame female and these shoes look pretty darn big on me but they have delivered a stable, fast and a very helpfully cushoned ride. The lacing is fussy, i.e. I fuss over, but workable and is not a reason to not try these out. They would be perfect if somehow the inside of the shoe and upper were shaped just like my odd feet. Can't have everything, and what Mafate have has been really pleasing so far. Good support, fast ride, great for coping with impact, great for climbing. I have tried 4 models of Hokas, these are my favorite. They set me and my formerly broken foot free.
HOKA NO LONGER GIVES YOU DECENT SHOELACES
I hate the Hoka loop lacing system, but it's usually no big deal because they include replacement laces with your shoes. Apparently they stopped doing that, and I can't get customer service to send me any. These shoes are expensive enough without having to pay for replacement shoelaces too.
Walking on air and mostly satisfied.
I got these because the women's are too narrow and I have bunions. I'm very happy now except for the short shoe laces. Others have commented the same. Hoka-- get this right would you? It's almost a perfect product.
Different than other Hokas
I have used these twice for running on the treadmill. For some reason they hurt the bottoms of my feet after the first 1/2 mile. Never had that happen with HOKA shoes before.
Hoka in DC
like the sole
I really like the more agressive sole for hiking in the mountains. Also the improved material on the outside is more durable than the previous stinson trail model
Love these trail shoes!!!!
i do trail hiking/running several times a week on a steep terrain. these shoes are great for traction and support.
i would buy these again for sure.
Jeanie, DD hiker
Del Dios, California
Mufate Speed Review
I tried these and returned them only because my foot was too wide for them. Otherwise they are a great shoe! They are rather stiff so they feel much better on trail than pavement (as you would expect). Great for high mileage!
Great sole, but a lot more narrow
Unfortunately too narrow. They have more structure than my previous Hokas. I love the sole, good grip, but they are going to have to go back due to toe pinching.
Not a runner but they work for me
I'm in constant motion as an o/r nurse my experience with hoka has drastically helped minimize late day fatigue
Glen mills, pa
I use the shoes for road running. Once I get the show on it is comfortable. Hard to get on with the short shoe string.
This would be a nice shoe if you are looking for a cushioned motion control shoe. I prefer a neutral cushion so I returned it and went back to my Stinsons ATR's
Still trying to find more cushioning for the ball of my foot.
best sneakers ever
great cush, support, and feels like a feather.
Love these shoes have had several pairs.
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