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.
I received the TOA GORE-TEX the day before I planned on hiking 2- 4000 footers in NH. I had no plans of wearing them for the hike because I hadn't broken them prior too. Once I put them on, they felt so good, I decided to use them for my hike. They felt awesome, no problems what so ever. They felt great, and had a great grip on even some wet rocks. Usually when I've done a long hike, the first thing I want to do is take off by boots. I didn't even think about it until I got into my truck to drive home. Love these and have been telling everyone about them.
The 1st hour in this shoe is great but after that the softness of the sole becomes evident. It's gripy but the after the sole lets you feel every rock. I'm a big fan of Hoka but I may have bought the wrong shoe for long distance hiking.
I live in a cold and rainy northern town without a car. I walk and bike everywhere. These boots have held up for a year now of regular use. They fit great and I never get sore feet! I was really surprised thinking I would need a pricy pair of leather boots but these Hokas were clutch. Keep it up!!
This is a great boot! It was comfortable right out of the box. Provides a lot of cushion, yet it's very stable. Traction is perhaps, a little much. When you want to stop, it stops abruptly! I recommend this boot to anyone that may need more cushion for their back or knees.
I bought these today hike on trails. Most of the trails around here are steep and rocky but well maintained, such as those in Yellowstone Park. I purchased this shoe for longer hikes, 6-9 miles. This shoe complements my speed goats that are my everyday shoes for short hikes.
They grip have a good grip on steep rocky terrain out of the box. The sole is softer than a regular hiking boot, so I feel they may wear down fast if going off trail. Overall I am exited to get out on the trail with these. The fit was good for my wide size 10 woman's foot.
I purchased these shoes to use on the longer day hikes around the Livingston/Yellowstone area. I was looking for a shoe with more cushion than a conventional hiking boot, but more support than speed goats I use daily for dog walks. The sole is very grippy out of the box, but it is soft compared to a conventional hiking shoe. I plan on sticking to the well-maintained trails with this shoe. They are very comfortable to hike in and do not feel too chunky on my foot.
Purchased the boots for my hiking trip through the Rocky's. The boots felt amazing and did a solid job helping me keep balance. Another great aspect is how fast the boots dried once finishing the hike. I'll be buying another color, HOKA just got themselves a repeat customer.
Too spongy for me, resulting in a lack of stability. Also, the idea of evenly distributing weight evenly on the bottom of the feet proved uncomfortable at the end of the day. The foot is designed to carry the weight in certain areas and not in others. I really wanted to like these 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.