Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Maximalist
Price
$230
Weight
M: 482g | W: 417g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 32mm | W: 30mm
Forefoot height
M: 28mm | W: 26mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most of the testers applauded the waterproof construction of the shoes.

  • Many were satisfied with the overall design and construction of the Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP.

  • The shoe provides maximum amount of cushioning.

  • It has impressive grip on both wet and dry surfaces as highlighted in some reviews.

  • The toe box is roomy enough for natural toe splay.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Tor Ultra Hi WP is ultra expensive.

  • The shoe is super heavy.

  • Some parts of the shoe wear out quickly, as pointed out in some reviews.

Bottom line

The Tor Ultra Hi WP is a waterproof trail shoe that is equipped with the necessary technologies to survive the toughest terrain. It delivers maximum cushioning, protection and responsiveness. This shoe is ideal for daily running, hiking and short distance runs.



World wide, Tor Ultra Hi WP is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Hoka One One, is the 9th most popular.

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Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 162 ratings

5 star
78%
4 star
13%
3 star
3%
2 star
2%
1 star
4%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 84
    LennyLevel 3 expert
    by Lenny Sunday
    Overall, this is a great choice for, like, a trail race or trail walk, trail run, trail hike, trail whatever.
  • 82
    LukeLevel 3 expert
    by Backcountry Edge
    The Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP offers a smooth ride with tons of cushion and a durable upper material that'll take you long and far on the trail.
  • 93
    Brian MetzlerLevel 5 expert
    by Running Competitor
    Ultimately, the Tor Ultra Hi is unique tool for a specific kind of hardcore running on technical terrain, and its combination of agility and protection make it a real game-changer.
  • 88
    Jeff ValliereLevel 4 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    This shoe is incredibly versatile and performs amazingly well in just about any condition
  • 86
    Zachary RodastiLevel 3 expert
    by Active Gear Review
    It truly doesn’t have a rival in terms of plushness and all day wearability.
  • 81
    Spotter UpLevel 2 expert
    by Spotter Up
    I like wearing them around just everyday, basically. Great boot.
  • 90
    Alex DoctaLevel 1 expert
    by Appalachian Trails
    I wouldn’t be surprised to get 1,000+ miles out of the Tor Ultra Hi’s!
  • 90
    Dave CoxLevel 1 expert
    by Mountain
    I thought all the towering EVA height would make for much ankle turning, but I was surprised by the steadiness of these high tops, especially on those long, bedraggling days when the terrain was rough and my footfalls heavy.
  • 86
    Lisa SextonLevel 1 expert
    by JackRabbit
    The best compliment concerned the weight- it's remarkably lightweight for a boot of its size, while being every bit as technical and more comfortable than most.
  • 84
    Trevor MorrowLevel 1 expert
    by Trevor Morrow Travel
    When you’re hiking for miles on end, you want something that’s light, supportive and comfortable — and the Tor Ultra High WP are insanely comfortable.
  • 84
    Daniel HuiLevel 1 expert
    by Woods Monkey
    Normally, a lighter-weight shoe would raise some concern for someone with a heavier-than-average frame like mine, but Hoka’s emphasis on stability engineering was apparent.
  • 80
    Bob SmithLevel 1 expert
    by Grough
    Hoka One One’s first stab at creating a walking boot is a success.
  • 77
    Amy JurriesLevel 1 expert
    by The Gear Caster
    The hiking boot combines Hoka’s signature running shoe cushioning and Meta-Rocker geometry with a supportive high-top upper.
  • 64
    The RamblerLevel 1 expert
    by The Rambler
    At the tail-end, with a lot of miles on, they're definitely not waterproof for staying in the water. You might stay dry just in a quick step-through. So, that's a disappointment and I was hoping that they would really hold up in the long-term.
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  • David Torrence SportsShoes.com
    A combination of leather and tough nylon mesh provides support around the foot and ankle, and patented eVent waterproofing keeps the moisture out.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    It features an oversized midsole that [is] 2.5 times the volume of a standard running shoe to deliver excellent shock absorption. And it's all on a Vibram Megagrip high-traction outsole that features 5 mm lugs.
  • Maria Hidalgo Trailspace
    It is a really category defining boot that crosses the hybrid between mountain running and backpacking/hiking.
  • Tony Grassi Holabird Sports
    The upper is a blend of textile and full-grain leather. It features eVent waterproofing, which provides breathability, as well as water protection for your foot.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These guys here are a cross between a super comfortable running shoe and a really sturdy hiking shoe, making you ready to tackle just about anything on the outdoors.
  • David Torrence SportsShoes.com
    Vibram Megagrip outsole rubber on our proven midsole blend of EVA and RMAT material provides traction and cushioning.

Updates to Tor Ultra Hi WP

The Hoke One One Tor Ultra Hi WP features a waterproof construction. It uses the eVent waterproof membrane that has the capacity to prevent water from entering the shoe especially on wet conditions. It keeps the foot drier and moisture-free for the entire run.

The shoe also features the unique and effective blend of two notable midsole elements, the EVA and RMAT cushioning. It gives runners maximum amount of cushioning and protection needed for an improved running performance.

Tor Ultra Hi WP size and fit

The shoe is available standard running shoe length. The heel and the midfoot provide a snug fit and it has a spacious forefoot. The toe box allows natural toe splay. This shoe comfortably accommodates those medium-footed runners and those with slightly wider forefoot. Hoka One One is offering the shoe in standard D width for men’s and B for women’s.

Outsole

The outer sole of the shoe utilizes the Vibram MegaGrip outsole compound that provides unmatched grip on both wet and dry surfaces. The aggressive lugs in the sole unit give added traction on varied surfaces, durability and stability on uneven surfaces.

Midsole

The midsole features the unique blend of the soft EVA cushioning and the notable RMAT midsole element. The soft EVA foam that is extended in the entire midsole is 305 softer than the traditional EVA cushioning. It delivers enough amount of cushioning and support.

The RMAT midsole is a lightweight cushioning material that delivers added cushioning for a more resilient rider and maximum impact protection.

The Active Foot Frame encourages the foot to sink into the midsole comfortably, increasing feedback and responsiveness. The Late Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is also designed to give stability and added forefoot support when needed.

Midsole

The Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP features a full bootie construction that prevents debris from entering the shoe and at the same time delivers a sock-like feel. The upper uses the nylon mesh material that delivers a durable upper coverage.

The upper features the eVent waterproof membrane that has water resistance capacity, keeping the foot drier while running on wet condition. This works perfectly with the suede leather upper that is also water-resistant. It wraps the midfoot securely for added structural integrity.

The molded collar in the upper wraps the ankle and the heel comfortably. It prevents debris from entering the shoe and at the same time it gives added support around the heel. The extended lacing provides a more customized fit and the reinforced toe cap gives added foot protection against bruising and aberration.


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