HOKA ONE ONE’s new short film reveals the story of Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, and the trail running shoe that was named after him.
“The Speedgoat” showcases Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer’s running career throughout the course of his entire life. He is the very first runner sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE and he also holds the record for winning the most number of 100-mile trail races. He also set a speed record for the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in 2016. The short film also shows highlights of his childhood in New Hampshire and follows him through his current training, career, and motivations as an athlete in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
“HOKA is a brand that was born in the mountains, and a brand that originated with trail and ultra running. Our partnership with Karl, our development of his signature trail running shoe, and our production of this entertaining and unconventional short film all reflect our continued commitment to the side of the sport that got us started,” says Lee Cox, HOKA ONE ONE’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing
“The Speedgoat” also showcases Meltzer’s involvement in the developing of the HOKA ONE ONE shoe that was named after him– The Speedgoat 2, which was released in June. The athlete design the footwear to be worn on rugged mountain trails similar where he frequently trains and races.
You can check out the inspiring film over here.