The Arkali heralds a new breed of hiking shoe. There’s off-road, off- trail and then there’s off the map. HOKA ONE ONE® has just gone vertical with the Arkali. A combination of running shoe innovation (light and comfortable), climbing shoe technology (exceptional grip and traction) and hiking boot engineering (rugged and protective), the Arkali looks ready for anything. And with a MATRYX® upper, high-abrasion toe cap and adjustable heel and ankle straps, it is.
It features a PROFLY midsole, which has a softer heel and more responsive toe off, plus 5mm multidirectional Vibram® Megagrip rubber lugs. The Arkali is waiting to take you to the top of the world.
High-abrasion rubber toe cap extends to the midfoot for increased protection
Ankle and heel straps offer structural and proprioceptive support on uneven terrain
PROFLY midsole for a cushioned landing and propulsive toe-off
EVA top midsole for running shoe cushion at an incredibly light weight
Rangi bottom foam offers durable cushioning and a responsive feel
Vibram® Megagrip hi-traction outsole with 5mm lugs
Multidirectional lugs for supreme grip on varied terrain
I use Hoka for my trail runners and my road running shoes and as a last minute decision 2 weeks before I trekked Kokoda I swapped my boots I had been training all year in for the Hoka Sky Arkali. Best decision ever, so comfortable and light. I trekked the whole of Kokoda in wet boots, no blisters, no rubbing, no lost toenails and no falls. The odd slip but when there is 3 inches of mud on the bottom of your boots there is no boot that wouldn't slip. I was mildly concerned they weren't a full boot for ankle support but again cannot fault them. Ankles where fine and feet came through it in perfect condition. Highly recommend and I will be using them again for Kilimanjaro.
I have heel problems and I bought there recovery slides and wow they were like walking on clouds! This lead me to look at their hiking shoes and thought these would tick a lot of boxes for me and so glad I bought them as they did not disappoint at all. Very comfortable and supportive would highly recommend these shoes
This is a fantastic shoe - i use them to work in all day when working at events, and my feet feel good all day. I then got to use this for a multi day hike, and this is where they shined for me!! Our hike included a fair bit of rock scrambling, and they were just so grippy!! Also, at the end of the first day (about 18km of walking with a 15kg pack), it is the very first time that I have ever gotten to the end of a day of hiking and I didn't want to take my boots off! My feet still felt great, which has never happened to me before. I can't recommend them enough. I haven't done any hiking in the rain with them though, so I can't comment on that aspect.