Sizing Tip: Hoka Tends To Run Big, We Suggest Going A Half Size Down From Your Normal Size.
Part hovercraft and part hiking boot, the TenNine Hike GTX offers peak cushioning, durability and traction with an extended HUBBLE® heel geometry. Engineered for an exceptionally smooth ride, this bold, new profile creates an efficient heel-to-toe transition. Thoughtfully designed through the lens of sustainability, the TenNine Hike utilizes GORE-TEX product technology with recycled textile, as well as recycled polyester through the collar, laces, heel pull and vamp webbing. Surprisingly smooth and exceptionally cushioned, this long-distance hiker employs Vibram®'s Litebase construction with a Megagrip outsole compound that reduces weight without reducing durability. Go ahead, hike forever.
I have had my shoes for 1.5 months. They are very comfortable with the support of a ski boot. I hike, play tennis, and walk in these shoes they have the support and they really do reduce the heal strike pounding with the extra length on the backend. Very easy to see why these shoes are sold-out!
What to improve: The tongue of the shoes needs more cushion; Lace bite resulting from irritation on the front part of the ankle due to pressure from shoelaces. Extra cushion and/or added plastic to reduce this effect would make these shoes fantastic! I'm sold.
I wanted to like these boots,but they just didn't work for me. I have a pair of Sky Ka Ha boots that I really like, so I thought I would try these. But they were not comfortable, the tongue dug into my leg, I would step on the elongated heel area. Set them back for a refund.
I love this hiking shoe but Im a a bit worried about quality
I've had these for just over 2 weeks now and have done several challenging hikes with them. They are very comfortable, light, lots of grip and just work great in general. However I'm already starting to see damage on the sole of the shoe and Im hoping it doesn't get any worse. I will update this review in a couple of weeks if anything changes. Bottom line, they are probably perfect shoes for 9/10 people, but I think all my scrambles and scree hikes have put them out of their comfort zone. I also live in the mountains so Ive been using these almost everyday.
I got the hoka tennine and absolutely loved them at first. I have had them exactly 20 days and the sole is literally falling off. These have not been abused because I work in them as a nurse. I contacted costumer service via text message because God forbid anyone answer a phone. The girl I talked to was rude and condescending to me. This is my 6th pair of hokas. Unfortunately it's also my last....
This has replaced all other shoes. I have tried lots of other shoes and this has replaced all other shoes that I have owned. I practically live in these shoes. I wear them to work, to the gym, I am in these shoes for 12 to 16 hours daily and my feet are completely comfortable. It is the only shoe that I will buy.
I've only taken two short hikes in my new Hoka One One TenNine hiking bots, but so far I'm VERY impressed. I honestly believed the extended heal was a gimmick, but after hiking some extremely steep and muddy trails, I can say the heel has completely solved the problem of feet slipping out from under me. Honestly, I've found little to complain about. The boots have excellent traction control, yet don't pick up mud with their tread. The soles are pliable, yet protect my feet from sharp rocks (which I've purposely stepped on to test the boots). No slippage of my feet inside the boots going up or down steep inclines, and no heel slippage. Very plush cushioning. So far, it's a stretch to find anything about these boots I don't like. Perhaps the only complaint would be my feet getting a little sweaty when wearing cushioned cotton socks. Perhaps a good pair of wicking socks would solve that problem. I look forward to testing these boots on a very long hike of 15-20 miles.
I have to admit these shoes are nothing easy on the eye; however, when i'm wearing them, I feel no pain whatsoever. They have unlocked comfort seldom seen with any, ANY competitors. I will not own any other athletic shoe, period.
I would like to buy these again. They are amazing.
I have fallen in love with the TenNine boot. I shoot archery and they helped to stabilize my "foundation" I am suffering with Plantar Fasciitis an they have greatly eased my pain. I bought 11 and I should have bought 11.5 but I have already worn them at the National Championships.
61YO, 210#, 6'2", fit. I typically wear an 11.5 Wide, my absolute favorite is the Speedgoat 4, which comes in a wide width and I go with a 12 so I can use up to a mid weight sock for cold season hiking use. Out of the box the Tennine is comfortable, I find the toe box a little narrow but the overall width seems ok for my feet even though this is a 12M (no W option available). Lacing system seems ok and is much better than the Challenger which is a shoe that I've hike in a lot but don't like the sole or the lacing system. I have narrow heels but heel lift was ok, it does seem like the design tends to drive my foot towards the toe of the shoe, getting it laced properly sorted that out. The Tennine does take a little bit of getting used to, took me a couple of miles as it does impact your stride a bit and I suspect different people will be effected in different ways. Traction is excellent, cushioning is excellent. I did find, as others have noted, that the extended heel does tend to launch debris up which can get between your sock and the cuff of the shoe if you are not wearing long pants. I think these are going to work well but we will see after I get a few hikes into them.
Very lightweight, like walking on air. Very stable, less likely to twist an ankle. However, due to the flared heels, one must take care going down stairs as the back part of the heels tend to get caught on the steps. You will have to retrain yourself on stairs and maybe some rocky trails. Otherwise, I love these shoes and already thinking of buying another pair.
As an owner of nine different pairs of Hoka shoes, I think that I can give an honest opinion on this particular pair of boots. They are sized one full size small, and extra narrow . You have to contort your foot just to get them in the boot. I have never had to return a pair of boots, and I don't know if they will except this return. I was hoping that after 30 miles they would stretch a little but no luck.
I was pleasantly surprised when I received these "Hiking Boots". I purchased them because they looked great (colors and appearance). I'm a "Delivery Driver" and the colors matched my uniform. It did take me a day to get use to the "feel", and adjust because I normally wear sneakers while delivering. The comfort is "unmatched". Their durable, and rugged. I'm a Big Fan of Hoka now!!!!
These are the most comfortable boots I've EVER worn and I buy boots a lot since I'm a delivery driver and I wear them out quick.... I'm just curious how long last me until they start falling apart but so far would definitely buy again I absolutely love them.
Wasn't sure how these would perform; but with my satisfaction levels breaking through the roof on my SKY KAHA boots for the last 2 yrs. To say I am pleased is as perfect a compliment I can lend. They're stable, track nicely through soft ground (spring thaw) & are as if not more comfortable for extended periods of wear; be it on rough terrain or off. Zero "break-in" necessary. I just wish they will soon look to a market coinciding with the rugged outdoors enthusiasts but caters to my other need for footwear this versatile... a gaiter compatible sole/ heel.
I find these boots warm. No issues at minus 25 below. Very stable and great traction on ice and snow. Would buy again. Also works very well with my orthotics. Also find that your sizing is smaller so advise to order a half size larger than you use now(Canadian sizing)
Have worn these boots for all of my winter hiking and walking and the comfort and performance with merino socks for warmth is excellent. I like the light weight feel and cushioning aspect very much. I wear size 9.5 in these and my Stinson hiking shoes and they fit well even though I am a consistent 9 in other brands.
The wide back sole is perfect for my weakened ankles and the depth of the shoe helps reduce pain of severe arthritis and bone on bone issues. I have hiked with them and gone much further with much more comfort than any other shoe. Initially is was too narrow for my wide foot but Hoka sent me a lacing chart and I was able to alleviate that problem.
I love these hiking shoes. I wore them today for the first time. I retired my Kaha Gortex's. Those have a 6 mm drop. These have a 4 mm drop. I can feel the difference and prefer the 4 mm drop. I don't understand the footwear science behind the expansive heel but it works for me. The only caution is to get use to wearing them while driving. Moving you foot from the accelerator to the brake requires and slight learning curve.
So far these shoes have been the most comfortable hikers I have owned. I usually have foot pain while hiking and that is a non-factor with these shoes. I hike in Phoenix so the terrain is very rocky. So far the shoes are holding up well. I am about a month in and around 100 miles and they feel like they did when I started using them.
Yesterday I sent my review of purchase from your company. Exactly speaking the top side of my foot is a little bit high. I don't know how much it is high. Because I don't have a professional knowledge about the standard of foot width or height of foot. I am sending it again today in case the contents I sent yesterday might cause a misunderstanding. I hope there is no misunderstanding. The quality of your product is good, of course every good has pros and cons. I felt a lot of discomfort because my shoe width were narrow to my feet.That's it.