Would it be a shocker to anyone if I said I wanted the Hoka Speedgoat 4 for the limited edition color? No? Ok, great, because that is exactly why I got the Hoka One One Speegoat 4. I ran and hiked in the Hoka Speedgoat Midi Shoe but haven’t had anything since. No real reason why other than I gravitated towards other Hoka models, including the Torrent 2 and the Challenger. When the new white Speedgoat 4 came out, I knew it was for me.
I’ve wanted to try the Hoka Carbon X 2 for what seems like…forever? Maybe not that long, but a while. To me, the original Carbon X didn’t live up to a “fast carbon plated shoe.” It was a great trainer, but would I race a marathon in it…probably not.
So when the Carbon X 2 came out, I was ready! Let’s be honest here, when am I not ready for new shoes?
The Saucony Peregrine 11 ST is Saucony’s most “aggressive trail shoe.” It has deeper lugs than the regular Peregrine and is designed to take on the muddiest and inclement weather conditions. Spoiler: I love it.
It could be my favorite trail shoe yet? Lightweight, cushioned, and enough to take on any trail. First, what does the ST in the Saucony Peregrine 11 ST stand for? ST=Soft Terrain. Soft terrain meaning terrain like mud, snow, or even sand.
The second Reebok shoe I tried is the Reebok Floatride Energy Grow.
Like the Forever Floatride, the Energy Grow is plant-based. Its Floatride Energy foam puts smooth, consistent cushioning under every stride in a running shoe that’s a great choice for everyday miles. The breathable upper, knit from fiber sourced from eucalyptus-tree bark, provides engineered ventilation, while the carbon-rubber sole provides essential traction and durability when needed.
According to Reebok, the Floatride Energy Grow is made with over 50% plant-based materials. It still delivers the same lightweight, responsive cushioning, durability, and traction as the Floatride Energy.