Verdict from 6 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The Hoka One One Tor Ultra Low EG was a very comfortable hiking shoe, according to a satisfied user.
  • An online buyer complimented how light it felt on his foot.
  • A verified purchaser commented that he was pleased with its stability on loose trails.
  • This footgear kept an outdoor lover’s foot dry even after downpours.
  • A hiker was delighted with the stylish look of this Hoka hiking shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The seams on the tongue of the Tor Ultra Low EG from Hoka One One annoyed a customer.
  • This hiking shoe is ultra expensive.

Bottom line

This collaboration of Engineered Garments and Hoka was able to deliver the basics. It received compliments for being light, comfortable and stable. Despite these beneficial features, there were reported drawbacks too. Nevertheless, if to overlook its mishaps, the Tor Ultra Low EG has advantages that outdoor lovers may still enjoy. That is, if they’re willing to shell out more money for a hiking shoe.

Tip: see the best hiking shoes.

Good to know

  • This limited edition collaboration by Engineered Garments and Hoka One One comes with a protective and waterproof upper thanks to a combo of leather and textile with eVent bootie.
  • Underfoot it comes with an EVA midsole and a Vibram Megagrip outsole. The former provides lightweight cushioning, and the latter gives surface traction.
  • This low-cut day hiking shoe is designed with a late-stage Meta-Rocker to promote a smooth roll-off motion. It grants a more stable base of support in the forefoot region.

The Tor Ultra Low EG is a unisex hiking shoe from Hoka. It is offered in standard width only and generally runs true to size. Women’s should get one and a half size down to get the best fit. At the topmost part of its lacing system, there are three eyelets arranged triangularly. It permits users to adjust the overall volume of the shoe. 

Making the shoe adhere to most ground surfaces is a Vibram Megagrip outsole. The lugs on the perimeter offer stability on bumpy terrain while the circular boots at the center render multidirectional traction. The textured space in between these studs prevent build up of mud and other trail debris.

This Hoka hiking shoe comes with an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This lightweight material yields cushioning and comfort without adding bulk to user’s foot. Its thick construction from the toes to the heel grants a more responsive ride.

The upper of the low-top Tor Ultra Low EG is made of a combination of full-grain leather and textile. It also comes with an eVent full bootie construction which makes it waterproof yet able to breathe when the weather gets warm. The vent holes at the midfoot area help maintain a fresh in-shoe feel.

Extra protection comes from the shoe’s toe and heel caps. Flexibility and comfort are enhanced by its molded collar.

Its closure system is primarily made of punched metal eyelets. Lastly, a pull tab at the back of the shoe assists in on and off.


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Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.