HOKA ONE ONE’s purpose-built catalog of outdoor footwear is no stranger to the implementation of GORE-TEX fabrics, especially when it comes to the company’s tailored trail variants. For the first leg of 2020, the brand has announced three new silhouettes — the Stinson Mid GORE-TEX, Challenger Low GORE-TEX, and Challenger Mid GORE-TEX — to accent its already-noteworthy GTX collection.
The brand’s approach to outdoor footwear has never been anything short of aesthetically astute, but with the release of the Stinson Mid GTX, Challenger Low GTX, and Challenger Mid GTX, it’s clear that HOKA’s design terminology holds true. Each silhouette calls upon waterproof Nubuck leather, a GORE-TEX-sourced, waterproof bootie, and the brand’s lauded all-terrain outsole, which utilizes 4mm rubber lugs to ensure adequate grip on virtually any surface. Lightweight cushioning arrives in the form of HOKA’s CMEVA midsole, accenting each boot’s pod-like structure to create even more surface area, and, in turn, more stability over complex terrain. Visually, the Stinson Mid takes the cake — and with the addition of a durable ripstop gusseted tongue for unparalleled foot support, it’s a top performer for aspiring HOKA buyers. Check out the collection on the company’s website, and pick up a pair of your own for $150+.