Who should buy the Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX 

The Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Review is a top-rated hiking boot best for:

  • trail-goers and outdoor enthusiasts who like snappy kicks
  • hikers who need a hiking shoe that can keep up with their pace on rocky trails or level terrain

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Delivers safer landings and transitions

Part of your being here is to know the essentials about the Anacapa Mid GTX. While we got all the necessary details about the said boot, we find it only fitting to give more.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Delivers safer landings and transitions

The Anacapa Mid GTX is engineered with SwallowTail—a proprietary heel technology that makes landings safer and transitions smoother.

Anacapa Mid GTX is watertight up to 3 inches deep in water 

Bigger, more aggressive strides are encouraged in the Anacapa Mid GTX, thanks to the boot’s late-stage Meta-Rocker.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX watertight up to 3 inches deep in water 

Unlike most hiking boots, the featured hiker has a gusseted tongue, which allows wearers to go in deeper waters (up to 3 inches) without resulting in drenched feet. This boot has a low-top sibling in the Anacapa Low GTX.

Gives steady footing over rocky terrain 

The Anacapa Mid GTX, according to professional reviewers, gives steady footing over rocky and uneven terrain.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Gives steady footing over rocky terrain 

Gear pundits are united about the boot’s resplendence in comfort. For this quality, they give extra props to the hiker’s generously cushy midsole.

Balanced weight and on-trail performance 

Despite its rather bulky sole, the Anacapa Mid GTX is astonishingly lightweight, bloggers say. One of them even stated: "It really nailed the balance between weight and on-trail performance."

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Balanced weight and on-trail performance 

Critics say that this boot can keep everything on the inside dry through wet grass, creeks, and even snow.

Excels on rocky trails 

This hiker from Hoka glides effortlessly on level terrain, and experts love it.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Excels on rocky trails 

An experienced tester says that the Anacapa Mid GTX’s sticky outsole excels on rocky trails more than anything. 

Toe cap protection needs more improvement

The underwhelming toe cap could be more protective, based on a professional review.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Toe cap protection

An expert finds getting in the boot challenging. The same reviewer attributes this issue to the dipped design of the shoe’s Achilles heel. 

Alternatives to the Anacapa Mid GTX

Challenger Mid GTX. Lighter than the Anacapa Mid GTX by about 80 grams per pair, the Challenger Mid GTX delivers the same fluidity underfoot as the featured boot.

While it sports the same dipped heel, it lacks that plush rearfoot padding of the Anacapa Mid GTX. Still, as a cheaper pair, the Challenger Mid GTX is a competent second-pick.

Hoka Anacapa Mid GTX Alternatives to the Anacapa Mid GTX

TenNine Hike GTX. Do you want something more outrageous around the heel? Well, the TenNine Hike GTX must be what you are looking for.

It boasts high shock absorption and provides even more cushioning underfoot, particularly around the midfoot. Its greatness, however, comes at a cost (about $250 MSRP).

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 454g / Women 397g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly, Chunky / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
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.