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 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.


Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 17oz | Women: 14.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Features: High-top
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 32mm | Women: 30mm
Forefoot height: Men: 28mm | Women: 26mm
Brand: Hoka One One
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop | Maximalist
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $230
Colorways: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Purple
Small True to size Large
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Expert Reviews

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86 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Lenny Sunday | | Level 3 expert

    Overall, this is a great choice for, like, a trail race or trail walk, trail run, trail hike, trail whatever.

  • 82 / 100 | Backcountry Edge | | Level 2 expert

    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 / 100 | Running Competitor | | Level 5 expert

    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 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    This shoe is incredibly versatile and performs amazingly well in just about any condition

  • 86 / 100 | Active Gear Review | | Level 3 expert

    It truly doesn’t have a rival in terms of plushness and all day wearability.

  • 81 / 100 | Spotter Up | Level 2 expert

    I like wearing them around just everyday, basically. Great boot.

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  • 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.

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.

Just like in the popular Hoka One One Speedgoat 3, 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.

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.

The Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP features a full cleatie 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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