It's a very different boot than either the Tor Summit or the Tor Ultra. The Tor summit has a fairly traditional Vibram sole and a leather/pleather upper; the Tor Ultra has lacing features that you'd expect on a typical hiking boot but a very soft and cushy midsole. The Tor Tech rides much closer to the ground, more like their Challenger trail runner, and seems to fit more evenly throughout the foot, with a wider toe box than the Summit. Hoka doesn't bill it as the Summit's replacement, but the people at Hoka I talked to were more stoked about it as a "real" fast-hiker than the Summit. Best to try it on.
Date published: 2017-05-30