The Men's HOKA ONE ONE Kaha GTX Waterproof Hiking Boots are designed with an EVA top layer for plush comfort next to the foot and a GORE-TEX waterproof bootie to keep your feet comfortable and dry. The Vibram® Megagrip hi-traction outsole with 5mm lugs offers durability and traction on the trail while the full-grain waterproof leather upper provides durability and support. Complete with a bottom layer of rubberized foam for durable cushioning and a supportive base, the Men's HOKA ONE ONE Kaha GTX Waterproof Hiking Boots are an excellent choice!
Features an EVA top layer for plush comfort next to the foot
Includes multidirectional lugs for supreme grip on varied terrain
Features a Vibram® Megagrip hi-traction outsole with 5mm lugs
GORE-TEX waterproof bootie keeps your feet comfortable and dry
Features a full-grain waterproof leather upper for durability and support
Bottom layer of rubberized foam offers durable cushioning and a supportive base
I hike mostly in Montana's Mission Range, Swan Range and the Bob. My next hike will be to Piegan Pass in Glacier. These boots provide a balance of comfort and support I never expected in a hiking boot; plus they are light! I like having lacing options to best match the route. These are such great boots I'm thinking of buying the low cut version for everyday use.
Love these shoes, have made all the difference in world to me in regards to comfort, they do run a little small, I buy a half size larger than what I purchase in other shoes. I have plantar fascitis, it was a life changer!! I could walk and not feel severe pain even after rough terrain and long days.
After at least 500 miles on my older Hoka Tor High boots, I tried the newer Kahas. The Kahas are actually a little more burly. Very nice fit, all black goes with my uniform and that classic Hoka cushion and comfort to log long miles. The only negative is if you want to wear gaiters. Because there is no pronounce heel, there is no groove for the gaiter strap to lay across under the boot. Other than that, there's not much out there that can compare as far as comfort.
It's such a huge difference then every other high dollar pair of mens hiker that ive tried and I've tried ALOT. I walk anywhere fron 8 to 16 miles a day for work reading gas meters in Pueblo Colorado..my legs and feet are loving my new Hoka shoes BIG TIME...TRUST ME YOUR GOING TO SEE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THESE LIGHT HIKERS... BILLY/ meter reader for XCEL ENERGY.
The boot I bought are by far the most comfortable and does well with my foot problems. My only concern at this point is the quality. Part of the toe guard rubber is beginning to separate from the leather .
This is my eighth of Hoka hiking boots. I put on over a 1,000 miles per pair of boots. After a 1,000 miles, the tread wears down, but I keep them because there's nothing like the comfort of old boots. In the meantime, my new boots with the plush insole, are, as usual, very comfortable and required no time to break in. I'll be wearing them this summer in Glacier NP and on the Tour du Mont Blanc, where the fresh tread on my new boots will come in handy.
Even at one full size larger than my normal size, my toes were cramped. My Keens at one size larger have so much more room in the toe box so although the Hokas were supposed to be the most comfy shoes, they were NOT for me.
Work for UPS. I walk an average of 10 miles day so on my feet a lot. The lights hiking boot that I have bought they are effortless to walk on at times I forget that I have them on. The only down side as of right know is that they run small so definitely find a store and try them out.
This is my second pair oh Hoka hiking boots and I also have a pair of Hoka running shoes. These boots have great grip and stay very dry. I also hike in the snow with just a pair of tube socks and my feet are alaways dry and never get cold. I recommend hoka hiking boots to all
I looked with some dismay at the Hoka One One offering this spring and discovered they no longer listed the hiking boot I'd grown so fond of … Instead they listed the "Kaha" - Typical, I thought, you find a boot you love and they change it. After contacting the company asking them to compare the two, I took a chance. The Kaha is essentially the same boot, but somehow a bit more stable, just as plush and lighter! I'm delighted!
Not the shoe for serious or even moderate terrain. I really wanted this hiking boot to work out. Although very comfortable, breathable n water resistant it has absolutely no ankle support !! How could you let such a design flaw pass!! I wish I could return this shoe but well past my return policy. Gripe without ankle support does nothing but increase the potential for knee injuries. 1st through backpack in any rocky uneven terrain n I had to slow down n really mind my footing an balance, countless number of times I nearly fell/slip/roll my ankle/twist my knee. Also I'm fit n I've done that BP hike for over 10 years.
I had major ankle surgery and needed an active shoe with ankle support. They fit like a glove right out of the box with no break in time needed. I use them solely for playing disc golf. The soles are great for traction but wore away quickly and I'm walking mainly on dirt. I also had issues with the sole coming away from the cushioning. For the cost I expect a more durable shoe. These are barely making it to the 6 month mark. I'm on the fence on ordering another pair to give them another chance.
After a Hoka recommendation by a podia therapist I was looking for a solution for my ongoing toe arthritis. I first purchased a pair of the trail speedgoat 4's from a local retailer and found them with a combination of orthotics and the shoes I got relief from the pain. The majority of my time on my feet is spent in the farmyard and at work( concrete floor) so I decided to purchase the Kaha gtx's amd haven't looked back. Toe pain is virtually gone and fatigue is definitely minimized. I hope they last in the rigours of my lifestyle as I've found relief!!
Bought it for doing Lawn Care and Landscaping as I work on the same surfaces as a hiker would. Have had them a couple months and have worked real well on wet dewy/Frosty mornings. After a 10-13hr day I still feel like I could keep going. Literally one of the best shoes I have ever worn for lawn care.
I have been an avid Hoka One One fan for a few years now and this is my first pair of hiking boots. I've gotta say, well worth the investment. I'll enjoy wearing these both on the trails and in the streets as they provide a great sense of stability and comfort.
I own a pair of KAHA size 14 and the very hard to find Tor ultra hi 2. I wear the KAHA hiking in the cooler and colder weather and they work great wearing spikes or snowshoes. The gortex material will eventually get too wet with the snow and your feet will get colder over the course of a day in snow. In all other conditions they are great Enter the Tor ultra hi2…these she's are waterproof instead of gortex and anyone who understands the difference is that gortex is fine until water gets over the top of the boot and then they are rough to dry out I've just returned from a week hiking in Arches NP and wore the Tor ultra hi 2. I'd rate that boot 5 stars. Great traction hiking in and around " the fiery furnace" within the park. The sole gives you a lot of confidence while scrambling which is something I would think the tennis version would given the longer heel that the tennie does. The tor ultra hi2 is a great shoe for summer hiking and you would think that hoka would have these more readily available. Others see my shoes on the trail and when I tell them they only reply that hoka is "out of stock/sizes" So….I know hoka is primarily a running shoe company and they are always coming out with new version but where is the same consideration when it comes to hikers/backpackers?? I'd like to get another pair of size 14 to have on hand. It's sad when you no sooner find a pair of shoes or clothes but when you go back to get a other pair find they are no longer available. I feel the kaha is a good shoe for most conditions but the tor ultra hi2 is a great shoe when the conditions warm up
I'm in law enforcement- on my feet for long periods of time- I bought these for work- I have to say these are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn- Nike-Under Armour don't even come close to the comfort level of these- great product
I normally wear an 11.5 in all my HOKA shoes. That is perfect. This shoe is just slightly large in the ll.5 in the toe box. It would be interesting to try on an 11 but that could well be tight so I didnt return these for an 11 as I loved them and the slight difference in size is not all that noticeable in wearing them. These are extremely comfortable. When i order next pair I will go down a 1/2 size to check the sizing but will definitely keep them as a go to shoe.
I've tried every major brand for good hiking boots over the years. First time out with these they were subjected to squishy spring mud, basalt rock sprawls that needed clambering over, steep scree and creeks. Great grip on rocks and loose surfaces, excellent ankle support with the locking lace eyes, outstanding waterproof design that still breathes. The shoes add a natural roll to your step and minimize fatigue- the first ten miles I did in them felt like I'd been wearing them forever. Permanent convert to Hoka!
As a federal security contractor, I do a lot of walking on all kinds of surfaces and in all kinds of weather. I have also been through all variations of footwear for my kind of work but nothing has held a candle to this boot. The Kaha Gore-Tex boot has been an incredible addition to my gear. The boot gives me the support I need for a flatter foot, stability with a higher top on the ankle, and the featherlight feeling of a trail shoe. I average 15k steps in an 8 hour shift and these boots handle the abuse without leaving my feet raw. I have noticed that they are more flexible as well which makes driving and jumping in and out of patrol vehicles easier than previous worn boots. I highly recommend these boots!