Tired of sore feet or back after a long day of hiking? Time to try out the maximal soles of the Tor Summit. Hoka One One is known for their oversized, multiple density rubber soles, which provide an uber-comfy stride and incredible shock absorption in their hiking shoes, boots, and road and trail runners. Fear not long distances with these puppies underfoot — your feet will remain fresh and happy compared to other models. This shoe isn't a one-trick pony, either. We were impressed oversized did not equal overweight, landing in the middle of the pack on our scale. And despite not having a shank insert, this shoe boasts incredible torsional stability and supports short backpacking trips. And, it's waterproof yet still breathes. If you're ready to say goodbye to sore hiking feet or want to reduce stress on your knees, this is your shoe. It's not cheap, but the comfort gains are insane.
This shoe faced tough competition in our review, and some shoes fared better in some metrics and specific uses. The Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX provides greater traction on sloppy trails and more durable through rough terrain. Our Editors' Choice winner, The North Face Ultra 110 GTX writes the book on versatility and weighs an ounce less per pair.
Love the design of this shoe, but want a higher ankle shaft? The Hoka One One Tor Summit Mid WP is for your answer. The boot version of the Tor Summit is every bit as comfortable and very lightweight while providing additional material (and support) around the ankles. Lace up the Mid's to keep your feet and ankles happy when heading out for extended backpacking trips with heavier loads.