Sizing Tip: Hoka Tends To Run Big, We Suggest Going A Half Size Down From Your Normal Size.
Mountain performance meets everyday style in the Stinson Mid GORE-TEX. This versatile boot is ultra-cushioned and features a GORE-TEX waterproof bootie with an anatomically designed collar for support. It handles well on a variety of surfaces thanks to 4mm sticky rubber lugs that form an all-terrain outsole. It also has a waterproof Nubuck leather upper that looks good in any environment — mountain or urban. Take the Stinson Mid GORE-TEX out for a fast hike or when you want to feel high-performance cushion on any terrain.
Waterproof Nubuck leather upper and GORE-TEX waterproof bootie provide a premium and complete barrier from a variety of weather
Anatomically designed molded foam collar provides additional ankle support
Durable ripstop gusseted tongue provides additional midfoot lockdown
Wide midsole and accommodating fit ensure a comfortable ride
Late stage Meta-Rocker offers additional stability and a smooth toe-off
Features the highest volume CMEVA midsole in the HOKA ONE ONE® lineup for optimal lightweight cushioning
4mm lugs provide all-terrain traction
Podular outsole design provides stability on uneven terrain
In general, Hoka shoes tend to run short (length) compared to other brands I have purchased. These do too.
Another item with these shoes is the lace catches. Those on the upper portion of the shoe are much easier for laces to come out of when unlaced but harder to get back in because of the extra "shield" each has next to the catch.
I have plantar fasciitis, and wide flat feet. they always hurt. These are the first pair of shoes I can wear all day and my feet don't hurt!. I have owned a pair of BondI 7 since last fall and they keep getting better. I bought this pair to deal with the inclement weather here in New England and wow! I Love them!!!
Easily the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. True to size. Nice and wide toe box that can be cinched down for support. Feels like gliding over the ground. A little slippery I'm when wet on smooth surfaces but, amazing grip on all other surfaces.
To be fair, I've been wearing Hoka's for several years. My usual shoe is the Bondi because of the comfort, "plushness", stability and wide to box. I was looking for a lightweight, waterproof hiker that I could wear year round with the same comfort level of the Bondi's.
After buying a returning several other brands because of the uncomfortable fit, I looked around Hoka's website and gave the Stinson GoreTex a hard look. The Stinson's fit is true-to-size, are as comfortable as the Bondi right out of the box, and are worn daily except when at the gym. The GoreTex works well for our cold, snowy climate as well. The soles are very "grippy" even on ice and snow covered sidewalks.
I've received a lot of compliments on the Stinson's as they are well-fitting and nice to look at. These hikers will not disappoint and are so much better than a lot of the other brands on the market. I'm buying another pair.
Cool design & comfort horrible quality and durability
The fit is amazing and I really like the style with shorts, jeans and in any situation. They are very comfortable for 12 hour work days and I will say the goretex waterproofing is great. Let's get into why I will never buy a Hoka product again despite enjoying them for the 4 months I was able to. The bottom soles are individual pieces and rip off one by one. They are not made for hiking and after each hike a new piece would start to tear off or break apart. They also seem to not far well to elements and after the recent snow season in NY I think the salt deteriorated away at the bottom even more ripping off several more panels to the point where these now are going in the trash. That soft plush material comes at a cost and that cost is being not durable and for the price that is charged for these things you would think they would last more than a few hikes and a month of winter weather. If you plan to just use these as a fashion statement, in the gym or somewhere they won't be used much maybe but they are not high end outdoor shoes and the only shoe I have owned in my whole life where the bottom came apart in 4 months with limited use. I personally would avoid at all costs.
Great boots needs no break ok but the back loop broke on back on right boot after wearing them twice. Which makes them not only look bad but no loot to help pull on. Reached out to Hoka got no response. Other than that great boot.
Im a fan of HOKA and own 6 pairs- there are design flaws on this shoe. Hard to lace and re-lace making the shoe difficult to put on and remove. The Gortex seems to fail as well- they are not warm. I wear my leather HOKAS if I want warm feet.
Full disclosure, I am a committed Hoka customer, frankly the cushioning of their footwear has ruined all the previous brands that I've used over more years than I'm willing to admit to. I power walk and day hike for recreation and work in construction professionally. This is my ninth pair of footwear from Hoka. My favorite products have been Recovery Slides and Tor Ultra's. I have been distressed that the Ultra's are no longer available, as they were the best boot I've ever owned. Currently I'm wearing the Kaha Gore Tex for work and the Tennine for hiking, and have been happy with both. I was looking for a winter work boot that would accommodate extra foot layering during colder days. Since the Kaha's do not have a wide option, I thought that the wider toe box of the Stinson Mid, plus ordering these a size larger would work for me. So far I would say this has been worked out well. I was concerned that since the Stinson Mid does not have ankle to toe lacing, that they would not lock down. I found that depending on the amount of layering, the lacing will still contract the mid foot as much as I want, and I have not had an issues with an insecure toe box. However if my layering is too light, this system does not work. Under normal circumstances the Kaha's perform well for me, both products have the cushioning that I expected, which is exceptional, but it seems to me that the fit of these two styles are quite different.
Start by saying the shoe overall is very good. Comfortable, warm, dry. I wonder though why the "notch" in the back of the shoe? It tends to let in snow and cold. Also, when tying the laces the knot ends up on your leg rather than on the tongue of the shoe. Mnnnn. This presents a problem. Shouldn't the lacing eyelets been lowered so this wouldn't happen. I think my leg has adjusted but not without some pain. Thanks
I have sever neuropathy in both feet as a result of my chemotherapy for cancer. Beat the cancer. Now I have found the best shoes for my feet and now I feel back to normal. Thank you for making these high quality shoes.
I love everything about your shoes, I have been using the for years now......hiking boots ..I think they are a bit narrow in the front..maybe a little wider?...please I tried Teo and return them not too comfortable for me...sorry
Stinson high tops - it's good but there should be better
I wear sz 15 so have limited choices, and rarely am able to try on a shoe, even in pre-pandemic. Also I need large toe box, so even fewer choices. I wear the Stinson low cut trail shoe and love it. Love the fit, love the grip, love the drop, love the Cush! Wanted a hiker, have worn Merrells for years, only recently they changed their lasts and now the toe boxes are restrictive. So started to look for options - found the Stinson hiker and tried it.. Report card: the fit is good, though not exactly same as the trail shoe - why why why? HOKA why? Stop monkeying with shoe lasts. The lacing is ok but a bit finicky - NOT GOOD for a hiker - the laces can come out of the hooks. The fit around the ankle is so Cush that it is hard to feel how much tension you need on the laces - the answer is more than one would think - first time I word these boots for half a day, I had the laces too loose, and my foot was moving around, got a heel blister. Now I know have to snug down the laces a lot.. Hoka does not have a long tradition and experience making hiking boots and it shows. If I had more choices I would be dropping these.
Disclosure - I'm partially disabled... but able to walk with a forearm crutch, spending a lot of time on my feet... and I put a premium on stable but comfortable shoes. I have been wearing the Bondi for years and recently added the Stinson ATR to my arsenal... and they have replaced the Bondi as my go-to shoes. Don't get me wrong - the Bondi is a great shoe... it's just, to me, the Stinson ATR combines comfort and stability better than any shoe I have ever tried... until now. My wife (who got me on the HOKA bandwagon years ago) convinced me to try the Gore-Tex mid-hi Stinsons... and even though we live in the heat, humidity and sand along the gulf coast, these shoe/boots are greatness... Lightweight, stable and as comfortable as they can be. If you try these and don't like 'em, you are tough to please...
I work part time standing 8 to 9 hours! I already have a pair of Hoka One One sneakers but with winter approaching I needed a pair of boots to handle the cold and snow. I'm happy to say with these boots my feet will be comfortable AND warm!
Bought to use for walkimg/hiking in snow and for snowshoeing. Have used in snow 3 times before it melted to point where boots were not necessary. Performed well, sole is good for traction, goretex waterproofing works, and cushioning is great.
large toebox, comfortable, hot; terrible lacing system
Very comfortable for non-technical hikes (no vibram); also very hot because they have Goretex. Only a winter shoe for me. Really the big downside is an awful lacing system. Every time I put them on I struggle to lace up the uppers. It is almost impossible to get the lace through the top two eyelets. An awful design!
The good news: the late meta rocker and full cushion will spring you along, and will save your feet and ankles and all your other joints. The bad news: the toe box is oddly low ceilinged, something which I noticed immediately, but didn't think would be significant, until I developed black first toenails on mile 30 of a 50 mile back pack trip. I have never had a black toenail before, so it surprised me, and the consequences last a long time. The width and length were generous, so I don't think they were too short. The "it depends" news: I wish Hoka would make a not-waterproof high top hiker, because these boots are hotter than fire in temps over 80 degrees. I suppose the Gore-Tex is nice in cold wet weather but that is not when I go backpacking.
this is my ninth pair of hokas ... really the only brand of shoe that i have been wearing for the past four years now ... however i am very disappointed in this particular shoe ... note i was more excited about these particular hokas arriving than any other shoe to date mostly because they were grey and not pink or green or blue or orange lol ... anyway the tongue is too short ... so short in fact that the laces once tied rise above the tongue and set on the front of my ankle ... sad ... very sad.
Took me a very long time to get shoes on and laced. I will never understand the reason for " quick laceing system " these are worse than normal quick system as the laces are very difficult get into the non quick. What is wrong with anon speed lacing system.
First off, the overall quality of the boot/fit/finish/comfort are spot on, but huge issue. The heel loop (catch, hook whatever you wish to call it) is very weak. I always love these to assist one with "pulling" the foot into the shoe. These are sewn under a piece of plastic that wrap around the back of the boot...didn't take a lot of force to rip it clean off after a few uses. That definitely needs fixing. My wife will hand stich for me with some Kevlar thread we have for sailboat sails. Other than that, I'm pleased with these. They do not breath well at all, but I've been using them for short hikes and cold weather. I would not recommend for hot summer hikes. Even though the gortex wicks away the moisture, there is no where for it to go...these absolutely do not breath. Again, good for cold temps, but probably not for any warm weather, humid hikes. Very comfortable in terms of the footbed though...and that is where Hoka rules the market. If they could fix/improve upon breathability and of course that heel loop weakness, they'd have a winner here...but for near $200? That loop should be able to hold my weight...not just rip with a few casual fitments. Disappointed in that.
This is a great boot. Almost as comfortable as my Speedgoat 4's. Feet stay dry in pouring down rain. Great cushioning in the heels which saves my knees. I ordered these in size 10, when all my other Hoka's are 10.5, and they fit nice.
Love these boots for hiking. My only complaint is the posts for tightening boots at top of boot are split to keep shoes firmly laced. Unfortunately lacing them is a pain since the laces don't go into the post holes easily