In Focus: Hoka One One Kaha Low GORE-TEX

In Focus: Hoka One One Kaha Low GORE-TEX

There are few things worse than wet feet. What an awful experience, walking around all day with squishy socks and cold toes. I’m upset just thinking about it.

Luckily, there’s a perfect solution to this problem and it’s called the Hoka One One Kaha Low GORE-TEX.

Hoka has hit a home run with their Kaha model, first released in boot form, and now as the slicker and quicker Kaha Low. Quite simply, this shoe is a beast.

Originally designed as a hiking shoe, the Kaha Low GORE-TEX offers top-tier durability, cushioning, waterproofness, and traction for long arduous hikes in any conditions.

All those qualities translate perfectly to city wear too, making the Kaha Low an ideal everyday winter shoe. It also looks freakin’ cool, in case you hadn’t noticed.

So let’s go over the features of this thing. Obviously, the Kaha Low GORE-TEX has GORE-TEX, that wondrous waterproof membrane we’re all so fond of. GORE-TEX is the gold standard when it comes to waterproofing both shoes and garments, so you can be 100% confident that your feet will stay dry.

The Kaha Low’s outsole is made from high traction Vibram Megagrip, equipped with 5mm lugs for maximum grippiness. Resting on that aggressive outsole is Hoka’s pillowy EVA midsole, which provides all-day comfort and creates a sort of gliding sensation when walking. The outer of the shoe is made from nubuck leather and reinforced with rubber detailing in high-wear areas. Nubuck is made by sanding down top-grain leather, which makes for a leather with suede-like texture but far superior durability.

Lastly, a foam heel collar and adjustable lacing ensure a comfortable and secure fit to any foot shape. It’s a long list of features, I know, but hopefully this gives an adequate description of what makes the Kaha Low GORE-TEX such a versatile workhorse. If you need one waterproof shoe that can do it all, this is i