HOKA is adept at crafting premier running gear, but the common outdoorsman should account for its sleek catalog of hiking gear. The brand’s Anacapa Mid GTX Hiking Boots are everything you need to take on the trails.
The boots’ upper is composed of buttery smooth nubuck leather certified by the LWC and GORE-TEX textile, the latter of which assists in sealing out moisture from wet forecasts. On top of that, they undergo a PFC-free DWR treatment that paves the way for dryness in any scenario. In addition to this, it boasts gusseted tongues that help hold off any dirt and debris you’re bound to encounter on your next adventure.
Compositionally, it sits on a cushy, lightweight EVA midsole that allows for increased balance and consistent cushioning. Additionally, its Vibram Megagrip rubber outsole provides optimized traction on any terrain. Lastly, its molded PU sockliners are made from 50% soybean oil, offering a sustainable composition that doesn’t skimp on comfort. Other eco-friendly elements include recycled polyester used in the collar and laces. Style-wise, they arrive in a quartet of colorways, including Real Teal and the pictured black-on-black look.
Hiking boots might be easy to come by, but that doesn’t mean a premium release like this is worth passing up. HOKA’s Anacapa Mid GTX Hiking Boots are available on REI for $185.