Hoka One One Stinson Mid – Great Traction and Waterproof

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Hoka One One Stinson Mid – Great Traction and Waterproof

 

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Hoka One One Stinson Mid Review

I got these Hoka One One Stinsons Mid around the time COVID-19 started making things weird, so I didn’t get a chance to do much hiking or screwing around in the snow until this past fall with the multiple storm systems hitting Denver and the Front Range.

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My favorite thing about the Stinsons Mid is that they hold up to a lot of abuse from the Gear Destroyer. I’ve waxed and scraped multiple splitboards, broken up frozen ice while getting splashed by brown water, and stood around in subzero wind chill conditions while waiting for buddies to show up at the trailhead.

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Rather than retying my Stinsons Mid multiple times, I keep my knots tied and I simply pull the laces off the top hooks and relax the tension from top to bottom. I read some of the reviews online, and it seems this “quick-lacing” system frustrates others. I’ve found that going too fast isn’t gonna help you lock those laces quickly.

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The Goretex material holds up well over time and many salted sidewalks later. The downside is that we don’t have the best grip on these, as I’ve found out navigating black ice and variable conditions in the urban setting. These would hold up for your standard recreational winter hike, but to go techy, I’d bring the microspikes.

The Stinson Mids are meant to have a medium toe box, yet it does feel a bit wide without any of that heel lift or foot play.

Overall, these Hoka One One Stinson Mid hiking boots are nice for keeping your toes warm and dry on these cold, snowy days.

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