The Hoka One One shoes and boots are luxuriously comfortable. In both their popular running shoes as well as their hiking footwear, they employ thick cushioned soles that give the user a stable, comfy stride. Not only are they the widest soles of any boot we tested, but they are also the lightest. It is easy to forget that you are wearing hiking boots with this featherweight model on your feet. It is a lower cut than most, however, so if you are looking for increased stability in the form of a higher ankle, then consider looking at the HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi, the next model up from the Tor Summit Mid.
While it didn't take long to convince us of this product's plush properties, we were initially skeptical of how it would perform across the other scoring metrics. To our pleasant surprise, it didn't disappoint. The Tor Summit Mid WP also finished above-average amongst lightweight hikers in stability, traction on wet and dry rocks, and water resistance. It was even one of the most lightweight pairs to "boot" (yep, we went there).
The lightweight hiking boot category found tough competition, and the Hoka models only beat out the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX by a few ounces, but we were impressed at how much comfort we got from such a light boot while testing the Hoka boots. Other boots shed weight in the sole, resulting in being able to feel more rocks while hiking in rough terrain.