Sizing Tip: Hoka Tends To Run Big, We Suggest Going A Half Size Down From Your Normal Size.
Engineered with the same geometries and materials as the original silhouette, the Kaha Low GTX
emerges this season in a lower, ankle-height profile. Taking its name from the M?ori word for strength
and support, the Kaha delivers on both, making uphill climbs easier and downhill descents faster.
Remarkable in its weight-to-cushion ratio, the Kaha Low GTX offers the full HOKA package —
combining proprietary foams, patented geometries, exceptional Vibram® Megagrip traction and
an adjustable lacing system for foot lockdown. Soft and smooth, yet inherently supportive, the new
Kaha Low GTX features the same GORE-TEX bootie as the original, designed to keep
feet comfortable and dry in any forecast. Hike on, the trail awaits.
Used these two days ago on a 10 mile hike from Spooner lake to Marllette Lake, Lake Tahoe. Traversed dry to wet to snow pack. Stayed dry, warm and comfortable. Grips awesome. Purchased a half size larger.
I have seen a lots of review until I actually put a pair on my feet to feel it. In general it is what exactly I'm looking for, functionally with all weather and low profile. The only downside is that the online shop does not offer international delivery which I need to send to my purchase to my sister home in SF before she helped to send it over. It will be great if this can improve
The shoes felt good to me for backpacking in cold conditions. Cushioning is good, interior is soft and comfortable, outsole good, and waterproofing seems real good. They were stable when backpacking 25 miles. The outer of the shoe sheds water well. (unless rain runs down into them). I do wish they were a little lighter weight. Size 12 weigh 19 oz each, on my scale. They are a bit bulky , stiff and boot like, but good for winter backpacking
These beasts are incredible right out of the box. As of 2 weeks from getting them, I've put these through the ringer at Shenandoah. I was scared of the reviews that were saying these fit tight because my feet float somewhere between 10 and 10.5, are almost wide fit, and I also wear toe socks, but I felt like cinderella slipping these on in 10.5.
The toe box on the Kaha's is generous and the interior is flawlessly padded - no uncomfortable grooves or stitching. I could feel the outline of the robust rubber toe cap, but I quickly forgot about it after half a mile. The midsole is a cloud, but not numb to the trail. The vibram outsole can take a beating and seriously, seriously grips everything wet and dry. My feet felt so loved and secured by the almost bucket-like fit of the heel, which I didn't expect out of a low hiking shoe. The Nubuck upper is supple, but can get pretty toasty inside. The Kaha Low definitely trends as a cold and wet weather shoe, so bring extra socks or wear sock liner in case you hike these in the summer. Even under 40lbs on my back, these shoes made hiking a joy at even the most grueling points of the trail.
All in all, if you're looking for a multi-day, long-range backpacking shoe that fits like a boot and is built for durability and all-day comfort, pull the trigger. Happy trails!
I love the lightweight feel, support & comfort of the HOKA Kaha Low (the toe box fit just right and it was true to size) I have worn these shoes for the past few weeks & alternated them with my other pair of Kaha's (mid top) to allow them to dry out, as the gore-tex has keep my feet dry from the exterior environment. I enjoy both my low & mid-top Kahas as they both give me the lightweight feel, support & comfort when i am on my feet all day long...and again thank you for your support of our first responders!
Great shoes - Didn't Fit - Worst customer service ever
I've owned at least 10 pairs of various Hokas. Always a big fan. Decided to order the hiking shoes but unfortunately they were too narrow and wide is not available. I had trouble printing the return and reached out. Was referred 3 times without comment (just the URL) to the same page I had trouble printing. Each time I explained with great detail what was happening and simply asked if they could print one and email to me. NOTHING after the 3 attempts. Unfortunate for such a good product.
I have paid for my shoes, returned them for replacement and
Thanks for asking. I sent my shoes back to be replaced because they were too big. I need to get size 10.5 C. The return /exchange section on your site had no place to say what replacement size I wanted. So I sent them back to you with a note on the return sheet in the box(very old school). I have not heard from you or received my replacements yet, you have my money and I don't have any shoes.
I bought these as a snow-day shoe but I want to wear them all the time. The level of cushion in the heel and stability is better than I have in any other shoe I own. Yet they're still plenty light to grab for a quick dog walk or something. Next level grip on the sole -- a real step up from a typical trail runner, but could still easily be used for that, too. It's great to have a shoe that's not quite an ankle-high hiker but more than a trail sneaker. This is it. Incredible product. Runs a little big, I'd say, but your mileage may vary.
I have the Kaha Gore-Tex mid in the same size and it is a first rate shoe, no problems at all. But the Kaha Gore-Tex low is a different case in the width and the lack of cushioning in tongue especially at the top (lacing up is going to hurt if you lace tight to avoid foot shifting on steeper descents). The width is so narrow that I had to trim the width of my Super-feet inserts to fit. I wore this shoe off and on for 4 weeks and they were super in so many ways (grip, look, stability, etc.); I really gave them a try. But my feet blistering on the instep after a 10-miler was the last straw. So back they go. Make them wider please!
It's OK for winter. Feels more like a boot than a shoe.
I like to have light nimble feet when I run on a trail. I usually use regular running shoes but tons of dust get inside. I bought these so that less dust would get into my shoes. They work for that. These shoes are nice, and good for rainy days, but I don't know that I would run in them. They feel a little large ungainly for my taste. I bought them larger like a high mileage running shoe and because Hoka runs very narrow and there was no wide option.
l wear these for walking and hiking. We go mostly on uneven surfaces in hilly terrain. I also suffer from a plantar problem. These shoes and other hoka shoes have let me get back to walking and hiking. The hoka kaha shoes are really, really comfortable. Keep up the good work.
This is a follow up to my initial review. The shoes have broken in a little over a couple of weeks of wear, but they still are not very comfortable. I'm having a hard time pinning down the issue, but it seems to be with the gore-tex liner construction. The outer edges of the shoe are very stiff and have unusual pressure points, which are causing my feet to go numb. I've since replaced the footbeds in an effort to try and get these to work because they have all the features I'm looking for in a hiking shoe, but I'm still undecided on whether I will keep them.
I have the high version of these shoes which lead me to purchase the lower version for summer hiking. I wear orthotics and had to size up a half size to get them to fit properly. Beyond that they are very comfortable and supportive. Personally I don't like the OEM laces that come with these shoes as they have a coating which makes them come untied. I switched to a pair of no-tie laces which work great in these shoes. I would definitely recommend these shoes.
The shoes were much too wide while the correct length. Besides that, the waterproof construction gave the uppers an overly stiff feel that problematic wouldn't be comfortable for me wearing medium weight hiking socks.
Kinda comfortable but not very plush. Shipping took forever also. When I called the service representative acted like she wasn't going to help me, then proceeded to hang up on me. Looking for other places to spend my money since this incident.
I really love the shoes. I was expecting them to be a bit "cushier" but they are by far more cushioned than most shoes. Perhaps a foam that gives a bit more would make them perfect. I really do like them though.
The Kaha low Gore-Tex size 14 is an exceptional hiking shoe, I'm a regular mail carrier and I deliver on a walking rout that is about 13 miles long and work 6 days a week that's about 78 miles in one week, so a shoe of this level for me is one of the most important things and my co-workers, but there is one major problem the shoe, is extremely narrow for me size 14 wide is sometimes hard to find so please consider updating your Gore-Tex line in the wide option, the Gore-Tex construction is excellent in my opinion one of the best shoes I have try for what I do, the customer service Adriana help me make a return exchange for the Speedgoat 4 on14 wide, because wide is not available on Gore-Tex Speedgoat 4 wide, I will test them out and will keep an eye on the Gore-Tex line to be available on the Wide option.
This is everything I was looking for in a hiking shoe that I've been unable to find elsewhere... a durable upper, vibram soles, gore-tex liner, and maximum cushion. So, of course, I pre-ordered these when they were announced. I don't have particularly wide feet, but the forefoot on these is too narrow, and my feet started going numb after a short walk around the neighborhood. I also found the heal to rub slightly. I'll try and dial in the lacing around the heal and forefoot to improve the fit and minimize the rubbing issues. Maybe they'll break in, but if not, I'll likely be returning them within the 60-day guarantee period. If wider options become available, I would reconsider, but sadly, my search for the perfect hiking shoe continues.
For those who loved the Summit Tor WP check out this shoe! I found it a more than adequate replacement, and I have tried several others on offer that did not work Cushioning is the same as well as fit. Plus I prefer the grey color. Extremely comfortable, stable, and attractive.
I've had them for 2 days now and I haven't taken them off yet except for bed. My job I do alot of standing and I've had them on for 8hrs I did a leg workout in them after work for an hour and I went on a 3 mile walk afterward and still don't won't to take them off. Thanks Hoka for another fantastic show.