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Hoka boots

Hoka boots


Postby weesmudge » Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:41 pm

Needing a new pair of dog walking summer boots and this brand look interesting.
Anyone use them are they any good
Ta
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Re: Hoka boots

Postby Jim777 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:32 pm

Sorry, haven’t used their boots but I have used their shoes - Stinson Evo, Tempest and Elevon and they are all extremely comfortable. They are all very light although the Stinson took some getting used to as the soles were so thick.
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Re: Hoka boots

Postby weesmudge » Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:56 pm

Bought a pair yesterday from a running shop on Great Western Rd
Not had a shot a wearing them out yet but possibly tomorrow for a wee wander
Seem really comfy and light.
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Re: Hoka boots

Postby Stephent67 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:36 pm

Hey, I used Hoka GTX Kaha boots all summer and they’re great. Really light, out the box comfort and gore tex. However if rain is more than light than I’d revert to scarpa active. Hope that helps! Stephen
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Re: Hoka boots

Postby Drexciya » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:35 pm

I own the Hoka One One Sky Kaha boots and so do both of my friends who I go walking with. We are all on the same page with our thoughts:

Pros
- really comfortable
- lightweight
- OK in the dry

Cons
- not a boot for Scottish weather if wet conditions.
- sole on the boot not very robust and started to come apart.

Would I buy again? No, not unless they are heavily discounted
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Re: Hoka boots

Postby chieftain » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:07 am

I've got a pair of Sky Kahas and they've been amazing tbh.
They're the Event ones not goretex.
Worn in deep snow around Cairngorm lower hikes, Trossachs, Pentlands etc plus every other normal hike since. Been thoroughly soaked, muddy etc and always remained very breathable, waterproof, comfy, light etc.
Only downside is the megagrip rubber lugs are now worn so not as trustworthy gripwise but not bad after 2years use. But then megagrip soles wear rapidly anyway, the rubberised foamsole is also grippy as the foam midsole wraps itself over uneven terrain so just seems to work. Another benefit of the sheer area of the sole is a bonus in soft terrain and feels more stable than my old clumpy meindls even with worn lugs!
I also have problematic feet but these have been the best item of footwear I've had.
Actually quite easy to run in too if you've had too much coffee mid hike...

Hard to find at the moment, maybe they got discontinued?

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