I love them so much i'm buying a pair for my sister!
I had the V1 which I really liked and was able to do 800kms in, but they took about 100km to wear in.
The V2s felt great from the first wear, the foam is super responsive and kind to the foot. I did 30kms in them my second time wearing them with no issues.
I look forward to running another 800kms in them!
These are a great fit, and the really high cut seam on the leg (or whatever it's called) is so cool.
The versatility of the shoe blows me away. Weather it’s dominating a downhill technical trail or road running, it’s my all round go-to shoe. I no longer have to fear about wearing out the lugs on bitumen before I hit the dirt.
Incredible feel under foot, accompanied by an amazing design. Would buy again, but I feel like the shoe will last me forever, so I might not have to!
Comfortable, light weight, perfect for warm weather running
Men's EcoElite Running Shorts
I have tried these shoes and was pleasantly surprised. Up to now my mainstays were Hoka Cliftons and NB 890s before that. I've worn the Goshawk on road and trails. Comfort is high - no wearing in required. Enough support but not too much. They are a narrow shoe which is what I prefer. Older runners can have issues with foot changes over time (get bigger/flatter/wider etc) but my feet were fine in this shoe. Fits snugly but enuf room to breathe, because material stretches to accommodate feet. I will ditch the Cliftons now for the Goshawks.
Love everything about these shoes! From the comfort of the fit and the zero drop to the simplicity and durability. Plus made locally and all done with sustainability as the focus!
Got these shoes on the reccommendation of a friend while I was training for an ultra and trying to get out some long runs.
After 300km the shoes look and feel just as good as they did when I first got them. Definitely designed for long runs and give a lot of bounce back and energy return. Sturdy and do not compress after multiple hours.
I am a heavy runner so normally start to burn through shoes around 400km. Managed to get nearly there with these shoes looking perfect. Great job Tarkine!
Absolutely love them!!! They can easily go from road to trails. Soft enough under foot for bitumen and still grippy enough for trails.
Can’t wait to try the new trail shoes.
Super comfortable, lightweight and amazing considering it’s made from recycled plastic bottles. Tarkine has a great business. Highly recommend buying.
A long time sufferer of exertional compartments syndrome, I thought my runnning and jumping days were behind me. ENTER the Tarkine Goshawk. Weird name exceptional shoe. Goodbye compartments syndrome hello running. Have already converted 5 friends to Tarkine and they love them also.
I’m onto my second pair of the Goshawks, they are a very good, reliable shoe. Nothing fancy but a decent neutral shoe to get 800-1000km out of. The lacing position and sock feel takes a couple of runs to get use to but once there I found them very comfortable. Shoe size is accurate.
My second pair of Tarkine and my first of the Goshawk 2. Out of the box there didn’t appear to be a great difference from the first iteration, though is a few months since my dog ate the original pair. On feet though the improvements are apparent. Excellent fit and comfort, the Goshawk 2 feels cushioned but responsive, with plenty of room for the forefoot. I usually run in 2e width, and these are plenty wide enough without being floppy. The original pair took a few runs for my foot to bed down (after which they were excellent) but this pair was great straight out of the box. All in all an excellent progression from the original Goshawk without losing any of the original’s unique character. Great customer service too, and quick delivery to NZ. I can’t wait to try out the Trail Devils when they are released.
Add to this it’s an Australian company with great eco credentials. Brilliant.
I have two pairs of V1 and I bought my partner a pair too. We adore these shoes! We both run and walk 70-120km a week so the shoes get a good work out and my partner is an elite in the 50yrs+ category.
Since getting these shoes I've been stealing Crowns on Strava and running some of my best 5km times in the last 10 years! The shoes are so comfy and bouncy I wish I could wear them everywhere. The only improvement that could be made is to the heel fabric which I believe has been addressed in the V2. I can't wait to try the new model!
Also incredibly good customer service, fast shipping and unbeatable ethics. I wish this company every success!