Reviewed By: Darwin
The Tor Summit was stiff right out of the box and takes a little bit of time to break in. Once the boot is broken in, it has a nice snug fit in the heal & plenty of room in to toe box for extra socks and/or swelling. The e-vent Sock liner has a nice seamless feel to it, yet does not breathe as well as other waterproof boots that I have tested.
Stability of the Tor Summit feels great with Hoka’s famous “Bucket Seat” fit, which hugs your heel snuggly and gives great ankle support when dealing with technical terrain. The Vibram wraped EVA sole has great traction on slippery surfaces, yet feels too squishy on harder surfaces.
The Suede Leather Upper is very well constructed and held up to multiple types of terrain. The stitched and glued seams stayed together through out testing and still look like they did the day they were new. Flat laces and metal lace hooks kept the laces tied tight during a long day hike, never coming undone.
The high toe bumper and stiff, rugged heel counter make the overall protection of the Tor Summit great when smacking into rocks and roots on the trail. A bellowed tongue keeps trail debris out and the tongue in place.
Off trail, The Hoka Tor Summit tends to be a bit squishy due to its EVA sole, making them fall short when crossing skree fields and rock hopping. However the boots over all stiffness lends well when edging up steep accents.
Altogether, I found the Hoka One One Tor Summit Mid WP to be a well constructed, comfortable fitting, full featured Mid hiking boot that is good for light weight day hiking in cool weather but seems to fall short as a breathable summer hiking boot.
Price: Usually around $135 – $180
Weight: 2lbs 5oz for the pair
Check Them Out Here: Hoka One One Tor Summit Mid WP
How I tested them
These boots were tested over a series of long day hikes & lightweight overnight backpacking trips in the Sandia & Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. They were tested on a variety of trail conditions including muddy, rocky, sandy, and hard pack trails.