Sizing Tip: Hoka Tends To Run Big, We Suggest Going A Half Size Down From Your Normal Size.
The Men's HOKA ONE ONE Toa GTX Waterproof Hiking Boots feature a synthetic upper for breathability and multi-directional lugs for extreme grip. The Toa GTX hiking boots are constructed with a GORE-TEX waterproof bootie and rubberized midsole foam to take on any terrain in comfort. Complete with a Vibram Megagrip hi-traction outsole, you can be confident to take on any trail in these HOKA ONE ONE hiking boots.
Coming from a pair of Keen Durand II 10.5 W, the size 10 Toa's are great. Just as stable, lighter, and plenty of width for my wide forefoot without being loose in the heel. Great traction, and foot protection for shoes this light and agile. Plenty of room for a light hiking sock. First time out I wore them up/down Brasstown Bald in GA on the Arkaquah trail. About 12 miles, and 3500 feet of climbing. Totally comfortable right out of the box. They will go backpacking with me next week.
I work in retail and am on my feet on concrete 8 hrs a day. Hoka's are the way to go. I only wish there were more options bigger women's sizes. I wear a men's 10.5 so looking for feminine colors is a must. Blue and yellow are my favorite color combo. Concrete can be slick when wet and TOA's are very grippy. So... GET YOU SUM!
As a life long athlete I have injured my ankles countless times. At some point you just become more prone to repeat injuries in this area. So far, and I expect it will continue, these are the most comfortable 'Hi-Tops" I've ever worn. Wish they came in more colors and cost half as much but... Anything worth having is expensive nowadays!!!
I was having some foot problems and seeing a Podiatrist looking for a solution. I asked him what brand of hiking/casual shoes he recommended. Without hesitation he said the Hoka brand was a favorite. The solution to my problem was to use specially modified insoles to take pressure off my instep. I was not actually a fan of the color schemes Hoka offered in a hiking shoe but found one I could live with and ordered them. My only reservation on the shoes is probably mostly my doing although I think they might run a little small. I think I should have ordered a 1/2 size larger to accommodate the insoles I place in them. i should have returned them and ordered a larger size but tried to convince myself they would "break in" and end up being ok. I think they are great quality but are too tight on my feet to enjoy wearing them too long.
I was looking for a 3 season hiking sneaker and found it in TOA Gore-Tex. Comfortable just walking rail trails but also sturdy enough for the AT hikes. I have other hiking boots for snow, otherwise these will cover all other times.
I took these boots out for their inaugural hike today in the Smokies. I got caught out in a steady rain with a period of significant downpour. After 2 hours on rocky terrain in the rain with water flowing over the rocks in more places than not, I have three observations to make: #1 they are like walking on clouds the whole time. #2 I never slipped once. Not a bit. #3 my feet were still comfortable and dry at the end. I will be ordering my wife a matching pair when we get back from vacation. Highly recommended!
I've used these shoes on several walks and hikes within the last few weeks. I've been very satisfied with the level of support and comfort these shoes give. Highly recommended if you are looking for something to hit up the mountains with!
Hoka Toa shoes have a roomy toe box; snug but not tight mid-shoe and heel area; cushioned quite nicely, yet can feel the ground; laces long enough to tie securely; easy on, easy off. A very well thought out shoe design. Thank you Hoka!
Literally pulled these out of the box and went to do a full 10 hour archery tournament that included hiking, walking through mud and water. Never sat down all day. Stayed on my feet from sun up to sun down and never had anything close to a pain. No blisters. Nothing. Can't believe right out of the box they wore like I'd been hiking in years with them. Couldn't be happier.
I own a lot of HOKA shoes and LOVE every single one... except the Toa. I refuse to believe that the same people that designed the Rincon, the Speedgoat and the Carbon X made this shoe.
The shoe just feels clunky and pieced together. The most notable design flaw is with the clips for the laces. They feel cheap, likely to break and the top one is placed too high on the boot. The placement of the top one means that the tightened down laces will roll over the tongue and onto my shin. There is no way I would go on a long hike with these.
Admittedly I spend most of my day standing around on a concrete floor. These have a good amount of cushioning, but not too much that they feel squishy. The support is outstanding. I put a pair of Superfeet insoles into all of my shoes except these. The sizing is consistent with the Arahi and Challenger models.
These replaced a six-year-old pair of Keens and the difference is simply astonishing. Well worth the price.
This was a gorgeous shoe that I hated to return, but it was too narrow. Length was true and the toe box was ok, but width was definitely an issue not allowing my foot to comfortably spread out. I wanted to use the shoe as a short distance urban commuter shoe in inclement weather. I found water resistance acceptable, but cold weather insulation was lacking and the option of thicker socks unavailable due to lack of room.
So lightweight, yet supportive. SUPER comfy. After a year of heavy use, the rubber edge started lifting up from the mesh in the front, which seemed premature, and they're not too water-resistant, but otherwise they're fantastic. My custom orthotic (hard) fits right in w/foam insert removed. I'm a women's 10.5/11 & the men's 11 fits perfectly. I recommend them highly.
I was size 9.5 in the hoku running shoe, love them and perfect fit. Got the 9.5 in these for a work boot. Too small, should have went with 1/2 size bigger. Maybe even width should have been bigger. I think they'd be perfect with bigger size
Nice look. Feel comfortable but are very roomy inside compared with the SpeedGoat, which were very tight in the same size. I'm concerned that I may have too much side to side slip. We'll see after some more hikes. The waterproofing seems to work well so far. My biggest concern is the durability of the soles. They look like they'd be fine on worn trails but maybe not so great for rougher terrain. Hopefully the soles hold up, but the material looks like a weak point. If they don't I'd definitely lower the rating.
This is my first Hoka purchase, but will not be my last. I have worn Brooks running shoes since 2011, but will purchase nothing but Hoka from here on out. The Hoka hiking boots are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn and hold up great in the rugged West Texas mountains. I am a big guy at 6'2" 250 and my feet and knees don't hurt after a rugged hike.