Hoka One One Toa GTX: Who is it for?

With its spring-in-your-step construction and three-season protection, the Hoka One One Toa GTX is by and large for those who are always on the go. That said, if we dig into it a little deeper, this brawny-yet-nimble piece has facets that make it a highly viable shoe for the following adventurers:

For those needing extra support. The cratered design of the hiker’s midsole and the raised borders of its nappy footbed translate to steadier strides over uneven terrain. In other words, messing up your gait and posture just might be a thing of the past in this bad boy.

For the maneuver creative. With its outsole sporting multi-directional lugs, freedom of movement with fewer risks of slipping is yours in the Toa GTX. There are also lugs jutting out slightly on its sides, making lateral (sideways) traversals relatively easier.

For peeps desperate for longevity underfoot. While most hiking shoes come with EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsoles, the Hoka One One Toa GTX has a rubberized one. Both kinds provide sufficient cushioning and support; however, the featured shoe’s midsole may last longer, for the sole reason that it is rubber.

Additional info

  • This piece is also known as the Sky Toa GTX.
  • Its eVent counterpart is simply called the Hoka One One Toa. eVent is an alternative waterproofing technology to Gore-Tex.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 428g / Women 357g
Base model: Hoka One One Toa
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Chunky / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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