If the Kaha Low sneakers didn’t fill your GORE-TEX hiking shoe needs, look no further than HOKA ONE ONE‘s latest terrain-tackling trainer. The TenNine Hike boot that launched in November is back in black, a muted colorway that only highlights the shoe’s impressively huge silhouette.
Packed with technical facets, the TenNine Hike is a shoe-in for fighting your way across nearly any kind of trail. Few climates, environments or elements pose a threat to the mighty boot, which offers reliably rugged utility by way of an already water-repelling ripstop textile that’s woven with weatherproof GORE-TEX and lined with a recycled “leaf” polyester bootie. Internal rubber panels reduce toe friction while the Vibram Megagrip outsole guarantees traction on nearly any surface. Its LightBase construction makes for a cushioned, surprisingly delicate ride in spite of the stoutness underfoot.