Speed hiker used to be an oxymoron, but that perfectly describes the Toa GTX. Leveraging HOKA ONE ONE® trail running expertise and innovations, we built a “lightest in class” waterproof hiker for adventures across any terrain. Everything about the Toa GTX has been evaluated from a functional and weight-saving perspective. From the durable and breathable synthetic upper, to the rubberized foam midsole and the Vibram® Megagrip outsole lugs, all elements are technically solid and efficiently lightweight. And the cushioned running shoe feel is further enhanced by a GORE-TEX® waterproof bootie to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The sky’s the limit.
• Technical synthetic upper offers durability, breathability, and light weight
• Rubberized midsole foam offers durable cushioning and a responsive feel
• Vibram® Megagrip hi-traction outsole
• Multi-directional lugs for supreme grip on varied terrain
I used these boots fresh out of the box for a 42 km hike over a couple of days on a grade 4 hike. They were great. I was concerned that I'd get some blisters etc from not having worn them prior but I needn't have worried. The were very comfortable and my feet felt perfect at the end of each day. I went half a size down in from my Hoka Clifton running shoes. I run in a 12.5, but the 12.5 in the Sky Toa was a little too roomy, so I opted for the 12 which was just right. I wasn't wearing thick socks though, so pending the thickness of your socks, it might make a difference. The stability, support and comfort of the shoe was great. I'd recommend it for that style of hiking.