Who should buy the Hoka Sky Arkali

The Hoka Sky Arkali is a remarkable piece of hiking gear for adventurers who need its outstanding set of outdoor-worthy features. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that renders performance and comfort on the trail.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers durability.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides ample traction on most types of terrain.

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Deliver multi-directional grip on wet and dry surfaces

Empowering users to tackle rugged trails is the Hoka Sky Arkali’s Vibram outsole. It’s made of a durable Megagrip rubber compound to endure constant ground contact. The outsole’s aggressively-shaped 5mm lugs deliver a multi-directional grip when used on wet and dry surfaces. 

Hoka Sky Arkali outsole

Provide extra protection from stubbing

Its front end extends towards the shoe’s forefoot area to provide extra protection from stubbing.

Hoka Sky Arkali outsole 1.0

Offers ample cushioning and support

The Hoka Sky Arkali’s Profly midsole allows hikers to negotiate tricky and uneven terrain with ample cushioning and support. It consists of two layers, one made of lightweight ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) on top and another composed of durable Rangi foam at the bottom.

Hoka Sky Arkali midsole

Responsive cushioning

The former creates a cushioned landing while the latter material is firmer to give the responsiveness needed for a propulsive toe-off.

Hoka Sky Arkali midsole 2.0

Generates extra underfoot comfort for the wearer

This sturdy hiking shoe from Hoka is equipped with Active Foot Frame technology. It allows the wearer’s foot to settle comfortably into the midsole rather than sitting on top of it, yielding added stability without excessive weight. Its default footbed generates extra underfoot comfort for the wearer.

Hoka Sky Arkali upper

Abrasion-resistant rubber toe cap 

An abrasion-resistant rubber toe cap extends to the upper midfoot section for extra protection and robustness.

Hoka Sky Arkali upper 3.0

Secure fit

This Hoka shoe features synthetic lace and a set of eyelets for managing the fit. Velcro straps on the top of the closure and running along the back of the ankle create structure and deliver proprioceptive support.

Hoka Sky Arkali Laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 13.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Vegan, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hoka

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.