Athletic footwear and outdoor-oriented stompers have existed in their own realms for years, but in 2020 alone, we’ve seen a drastic, industry-wide push to merge the two genres. One of the most prominent proprietors to embrace the hybridized sneaker space is none other than HOKA One One — and now, the brand is looking to reach the upper echelon of outdoor capability with its newly-announced TenNine Hike GTX.
The HOKA TenNine Hike is, for all intents and purposes, a sneaker-boot. It arrives on the coattails of the already-evolutionary TenNine, a trailblazing silhouette that’s looking to provide a profound basis for a handful of different, athletically-inclined models. Tapping the brand’s innovative production practices, the TenNine Hike boasts an extended heel geometry for adequate power transfer while traversing the trail, as well as a 71% post-consumer recycled GORE-TEX Leaf tech bootie to keep your feet protected from moisture. To round things out, the GTX also features a collar, lace structure, heel pull, and vamp crafted entirely from 100% recycled polyester, complementing the shoe’s ultra-durable Vibram Megagrip outsole. Presale begins on October 15th, but you’ll also be able to pick up the TenNine Hike GTX on its launch day, November 1st, for $250.
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