Envisioned by one of the foremost luxury running shoe manufacturers, the Sky Kaha delivers all of the cloud walking implications of its name. As it stands they’re our favorite in comfort.

With a full-grain body, Gore-Tex waterproofing, and thick outsoles that look like they’d be more at home on the moon than your local hiking trail. The copy implies they’re built for easy uphills and fast downhills, these boots perform better on trail than on any kind of technical ascent.

Hoka One One are the “maximalist” champions of the running world, and have manifested that same podiatric pampering attitude in their hiking boots.

While we have some doubt as to the purported technical viability of these boots, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything more comfortable under your feet while on trail.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

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    Superior support and protection from the dreaded rolled ankle
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    More comfortable than hiking boot has a right to be
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    Gore Tex bootie effectively locks out moisture from shallow streams, snow, and puddles
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    Reasonably lightweight given the extra padding and cushions

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markFor all of the protection, it doesn’t offer much when you get off trail and isn’t suitable for technical applications
  • check-markAwfully expensive compared to some other “comfortable” boots on this list
  • check-markIf you do happen to venture into rough terrain there’s a good chance you’ll chew the boot up a bit

Where to buy:

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HOKA One One Sky Kaha

Specs & Features

  • Gore-Tex bootie keeps the water out while promoting breathability
  • Plush EVA midsole with additional layer of rubberized foam
  • Vibram outsole with 5mm lugs
  • Full-grain leather uppers
  • Adjustable lacing system
See the complete list of the best Hiking Boots here!

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Superior support and protection from the dreaded rolled ankle
  • check-mark
    More comfortable than hiking boot has a right to be
  • check-mark
    Gore Tex bootie effectively locks out moisture from shallow streams, snow, and puddles
  • check-mark
    Reasonably lightweight given the extra padding and cushions

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markFor all of the protection, it doesn’t offer much when you get off trail and isn’t suitable for technical applications
  • check-markAwfully expensive compared to some other “comfortable” boots on this list
  • check-markIf you do happen to venture into rough terrain there’s a good chance you’ll chew the boot up a bit

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