Who should buy the Hoka TenNine Hike GTX
The Hoka TenNine Hike GTX is a top level hiking boot best recommended for:
- trail and outdoor enthusiasts who want a reliable and durable leather hiking boot that will last for many years
- day hiking, camping or light long distance packing
- long walking trips on rough terrain and trails
Highly stabilizing heel
At a glance, it is hard to miss the imposing-yet-charming build of the Hoka TenNine Hike GTX. Overlooking its muscly heel is next to impossible after all.
It inherited its highly stabilizing heel (a.k.a. Hubble Heel) straight from its trail running sibling—the original TenNine.
TenNine Hike GTX delivers smooth transitions
The sole unit’s segmented rear end, also called Swallow Tail, provides independent ground balance. With it, your heel will not tip over to either side on moderately rocky terrain.
The generous rear flare of the Hubble Heel and the forefoot’s rockered toe deliver smooth transitions, whether the terrain is level or rugged.
Premium price tag
The TenNine Hike GTX falls under the super-expensive category, and professional reviewers very much agree.
But its premium price tag also comes with it a whole new level of superb comfort, cushioning, and protection.
Grippy hiking shoe
Hoka TenNine Hike GTX is a grippy hiking shoe, say many critics: It provides fantastic sticking power on virtually all sorts of outdoor surfaces, say critics.
Secure and comfortable descents are yours in this boot, thanks to its notched backrest and highly fanned-out heel.
Inclined to dig up dirt on descents
Yet again, several reviewers described the TenNine Hike GTX as a “dirt digger’. An expert says that its bulging heel is inclined to dig up dirt on descents, which then gets hurled at the back of your legs.
The Vibram Megagrip outsole with 5mm lugs, observes one professional tester, is incredibly grippy and digs deep into soft terrain for solid traction.
As it comes with a gusseted tongue, debris will have a hard time getting inside its GTX-lined confines.
Professional testers find the Hoka TenNine Hike GTX immensely comfortable. According to bloggers, this hiker dispels the notion—"The bigger the boot, the heavier the boot."
Mighty springy and efficient
Gear pundits are united about the TenNine Hike GTX’s chunky sole being mighty springy, making every stride very efficient.
To experts, this Hoka hiker has a remarkable support system, particularly around the heel.
This Hoka TenNine Hiker offers rock-solid stability
This premium hiking shoe offers “rock-solid stability,” a gear specialist says.
This waterproof Hoka boot is also available in a unisex variant called All Gender TenNine Hike GTX.