The Anacapa offers excellent levels of cushioning and comfort for hikers. The natural leather outer and combination of recycled materials is a great example of environmentally conscious kit that still performs exceptionally well.
Hoka One One says
A day hiker designed with responsible manufacturing in mind, the Anacapa Mid GORE-TEX is a gateway to the great outdoors. Engineered from lightweight leather certified by the Leather Working Group, the versatile silhouette employs recycled polyester in the collar, mesh and laces. This innovative style applies signature HOKA extended-heel geometry designed for a smooth ride on the trails.
Hoka One One's Anacapa Mid GTX is designed with an environmental focus by using recycled materials and natural leather. It will still provide a serious amount of cushioning, support and comfort. With a plush 24mm stack in the forefoot and 30mm heel this boot is ideal for long distance walking in wet and mixed conditions. There is an amazing amount of cushioning and levels of comfort and that is backed up with the additional ankle support from this high boot design. As with much of the Hoka range, the style and in particular the look of the sole is not going to be to everyone's taste but the support you get from them, especially on long days is certainly worthwhile in our experience.
In this boot there is a Gore-Tex waterproof lining with recycled textile that will keep your feet dry when combined with the waterproof nubuck leather outer. This is a highly weatherproof boot in a uniquely environmental design from Hoka. They also use the Virbam Megagrip which provides a really good amount of grip on varied terrain in the wet and dry. The sole has multi-directional lugs for gaining traction when you need it most and it gives a bit of extra stability. There is variation in the foam used in the sole to provide a balance of cushioning and responsiveness.
In terms of fit, we noticed that the Anacapa Mid GTX is on the smaller side. So we recommend going up a size.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- PFC-Free water repellency treatment
- Leather Working Group Gold-rated waterproof nubuck leather
- Quick lace hook
- Gusseted tongue
- Recycled polyester materials in collar, mesh and laces
- GORE-TEX footwear fabric with recycled textile
- Molded PU sockliner derived from 50% soybean oil
- Compression molded EVA midsole
- Extended heel designed for smooth impact
- Late stage Meta-Rocker
- Vibram® Megagrip rubber with 5mm lugs
- Weight per UK8 shoe: 424g
- Heel to toe drop: 6mm
- Heel: 30mm
- Forefoot: 24mm
- Stability: Neutral
- Cushion: Plush
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