Who should buy the Hoka One One Toa

The Hoka One One Toa excels as a performance-driven hiker. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides comfort and lightweight performance for fast hikes.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers water protection.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers durable cushioning and trail responsiveness.

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Provides traction on most types of surfaces

Furnishing outdoor enthusiasts with surefootedness over rugged terrain is the Hoka One One Toa’s Vibram outsole. It is composed of a Megagrip rubber compound, imbuing it with durability and resistance to abrasion. The surface of this component is dominated by heavy-duty asymmetrical lugs which provide traction on most types of surfaces.

Hoka One One Toa outsole

Shield against accidental bumps

The sole’s front end reaches toward the toe box area to act as a shield against accidental bumps.

Hoka One One Toa outsole 1.0

Comfortable and responsive cushioning

This lightweight boot for hikers uses an oversized Rangi midsole to give a cushy ride without compromising durability. It is made of a high-volume Rangi foam which maintains shape and responsiveness after repeated compression. 

Hoka One One Toa midsole

Offers support and stability

An Active Foot Frame allows the user’s foot to settle into the midsole rather than sit on top of it, providing support and stability in the process. Also, Its default footbed grants comfort underfoot.

Hoka One One Toa arch support

Abrasion and water-resistant 

The Hoka One One Toa features an upper made of synthetic fabric, making it abrasion-resistant and lightweight at the same time. It is lined with an eVent membrane to keep the wearer’s foot protected from wet conditions. 

Hoka One One Toa upper


It is also designed to permit heat and moisture to pass through, imbuing the gear with breathability.

Hoka One One Toa upper 1.0

Offers extra trail protection

The Toa’s forefoot area is equipped with a rubber toe cap which yields robustness and extra trail protection.

Hoka One One Toa toe box

Easy to wear

Its closure system consists of several eyelets and a pair of hooks to help the user manage the gear’s fit. Lastly, the collar houses a pull tab at the rear to facilitate easy on and off.

Hoka One One Toa pull loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15oz / Women 13.3oz
Use: Speed Hiking, Light Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Chunky, Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.