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Price
$130
Weight
Men: 10.9oz
Width
Men: Normal

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many Hoka One One Tor Trafa owners mentioned that the sandal was sturdy and well-made.
  • Almost all consumers reiterated how comfortable it was to wear the Tor Trafa.
  • A majority of users liked its sufficient traction on different surfaces.
  • Many did not expect this footwear to be that light because of its rugged look.
  • Several of those who wore this sandal mentioned how great the arch support was.
  • A lot of users agreed that this sandal had good and ample cushioning.
  • This pair is highly considered true to its size.
  • It was pricey, yet it was worth it, as stated by some buyers.
  • Several hikers appreciated its protective and spacious toe room.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A user commented that the lacing system takes some getting used to.

Bottom line

A sandal and trail shoe in one package, the Hoka One One Tor Trafa is well known for delivering comfort and traction. Its well-built design, abundant in-shoe cushioning and lightweight construction also gained positive comments from many. Although the unconventional lacing brought some inconveniences, undoubtedly every pair delivered numerous advantages to the majority.


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Updates to Hoka One One Tor Trafa

  • The Tor Trafa is an outdoor sandal designed for summer adventures. It combines full-grain nubuck leather and neoprene  bootie in the upper for a soft fit.
  • Stability is delivered by the brand’s proprietary RMAT midsole. The material is made durable, especially in areas prone to wear. Part of the midsole unit is an EVA footbed that grants cushioning.
  • The Tor Trafa outsole is powered by Vibram’s Megagrip. This outsole balances durability and stability so that users can handle the demands of outdoor trails.

Hoka One One Tor Trafa size and fit

The Hoka One One Tor Trafa is a closed-toe sandal exclusively made for men. It is available in standard length and medium width. It generally runs true to size. A speed-lace closure allows fit customization. Its Neoprene Frame delivers an adaptive fit.

Outsole

Hoka One One Tor Trafa’s Vibram Megagrip Hi-Traction grips on various terrain types. Its 4 mm lugs bite into the surface to deliver traction. It has flex grooves which allow the user to adapt to uneven surfaces.

Midsole

The Hoka One One Tor Trafa midsole unit consists of an EVA footbed that rests on top of the proprietary RMAT midsole. The beefy and cushy footbed is designed with a form that keeps the foot secured by allowing it to be nested and cradled (unlike typical sandals where the foot merely sits atop).

The RMAT frame is made of blended rubber EVA. It grants support and stability to the user. It is highly elastic, so it displays greater levels of bounce than typical foams, the brand claims. This component also has resilience and durability that could resist constant pounding.

Upper

The upper of Hoka One One Tor Trafa is made of durable full-grain nubuck leather with a neoprene booty that offers protection with cushy a feeling that hugs the foot. Furthermore, the neoprene frame manages moisture to keep the foot as dry as possible.

Strategic cutaways on the sides and heel enhance torsional flexibility and promote ventilation. A bungee lacing system and pull loops make it easy to cinch down. It also features a rubber toe cap to shield the toes when accidentally knocked on an on-trail obstacle.