Part hiker, part rocket ship, the TenNine hiker from Hoka will certainly draw attention on your next outing. The questions could be directed toward the innovative shape of the TenNine, but they'll more likely be directed at how you scream down technical terrain with such confidence. The unique SwallowTail extended heel geometry allows you to engage the trail sooner in the gait cycle, which creates more cushion, guidance, and stability, especially when descending.
The Vibram MegaGrip Litebase outsole with 5mm lugs provides superb traction in a light package. Hoka went with the Litebase blend to help keep the weight down with the oversized midsole construction of the TenNine. In the midsole, you'll still find Hoka's light and soft EVA blend of foam. The upper in the TenNine is constructed from a ripstop textile outershell, and a waterproof GORETEX inner liner. The midtop construction with metal lacing hooks will help lock your foot in place and support your ankles.
The TenNine is your next hiker if you're looking for a shoe with supreme cushioning, a silky smooth ride, and stellar grip to help you move faster and deeper into the mountains!
Offset: 4mm (33mm/29mm)
Weight: 17.8 oz
Outsole: Vibram Megagrip Litebase w/ 5mm lugs
Midsole: Hoka EVA utilizing Hoka's HUBBLE and SwallowTail design
Upper: Ripstop textile w/ GORETEX liner, rubber toe cap