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Challenger Mid GTX Hiking Shoe - Women's

4.33 out of 5 stars
165 Reviews

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Why We Like The Challenger Mid GTX Hiking Shoe

We like to hit the trails regardless of the forecast with the HOKA ONE ONE Challenger Mid GTX Hiking Shoes. These mid-hikers offer added support to our ankles, whether we're carrying a light pack or navigating rocky fields. A GORE-TEX bootie and waterproof leather upper protect you from wet trails, and HOKA's legendary cushioning keeps you comfortable along the way.


  • Incredibly comfortable and protective hiking shoe
  • Waterproof Nubuck leather upper is durable and long-lasting
  • GORE-TEX membrane is completely waterproof and breathable
  • Midfoot seatbelt locks down your foot for a secure feel
  • Meta-Rocker profile offers a smooth, consistent stride
  • CMEVA midsole absorbs shock and adds cushioning
  • Podular outsole with 4mm lugs provides premium traction
  • Item #HOKZ02N
Upper Material
waterproof Nubuck leather
GORE-TEX membrane
Podular design
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
45 days

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 165 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 5 reviews
2 Stars - 9 reviews
3 Stars - 13 reviews
4 Stars - 37 reviews
5 Stars - 101 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2021

Comfort and Waterproof

These are very comfortable Gore-tex waterproof boots, although they wear like sneakers.

Cloud hoppers

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

November 10, 2021

Love my Hokas

I love Hoka shoes and these boots are so comfy. Only problem I have with them is the top eyelets are hard for me to lace.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 9, 2021

Best Shoe EVER!

I have heel spurs. My doctor has recommended for the time being to hold off on surgery to remove, as he said it will be a painful and extensive recovery. Ouch! So I have to deal with them and with the wrong shoes, it was becoming increasingly difficult to do so and becoming more and more painful. I had to give up my trail walks, which literally broke my heart & spirit. I bought countless types and brands of shoes, tried every insert out there, all to no avail. Then someone online recommended the HOKA brand to me. I chose this shoe to see if I could back out on the trails with them. As soon as I put them on, I knew they were different! And they were! ZERO pain when walking! ZERO pain after walking, as was usually the case. ZERO pain the next day! I am BEYOND thrilled!! Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful brand. Now to pick out my next pair... :)

Trail walker Kim

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 9, 2021

I would buy this product again, and recommend it to a friend

I bought these boots, because they were recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association. I love to hike with my husband and our dog, but I have foot problems that limit my hiking trips. Well, my Hoka Challenger Mid Gore-Tex boots have changed that! They're super supportive and comfy, and they have all the qualities needed in a good hiking boot - they're waterproof, warm, and able to tackle a variety of terrains. They also look good. Who'd have thought a shoe designed to support your feet could also look stylish and youthful - not like old school orthopedic shoes/boots. I love 'em! If you need a great pair of hiking boots - get a pair of these Hoka's!!

Fran the Hiker

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4 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2021

Amazing comfort, brutal lacing system

First the good: so comfortable right out of the box. Well-cushioned. Warm and waterproof. But the lacing system! I guess I have forever taken lacing systems for granted since they are a forgettable but necessary part of most any shoe. Not this one. First to get the shoe on you have to loosen up each lace individually to get your foot in. Then to tighten you need to retrace your steps and tighten each loop individually. Then you need to position the flat lace at the right angle to engage the top two loops. I'm imagining this design was to keep the laces from loosening during wear, but trust me, these suckers aren't loosening without some serious effort on your part. I have a pair of Hoka running shoes that lace up with eases, so I'm not sure what the philosophy was here, but they're lucky this boot is so comfortable or I'd never put up with the hassle of getting them on and off.


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4 out of 5 stars

October 21, 2021

I was impressed!

I love the ankle support and how my feet didn't slide into the end of the shoe. Great stability! The only thing I wished for was a more plush insole and a little more narrow. I love Hokas and have many people buying them due to their issues with their feet.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 20, 2021

Feels a little larger than my running shoe 10s.

I feel like they are too long for 10s. I did however get the wides. Not sure if this is what the difference is. I have worn them 4 times. Maybe Ill wear thicker socks? Id trade em, but already traded a pair of trail Zinals for these. Out of the two these feel the best on the back of your knees. Hokas seem to make my legs feel hyper-exstending backwards. Not sure if this will help anyone. Gotta try them first to see.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 17, 2021

i will definitely buy HOOKA One One shoes again.

With my newest shoe/boot purchase, I did have a short 'break in' period, but I love the boots and how they fit now.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 16, 2021

I wear these every day at work and they are amazing

It took a few days to wear in but now they are so comfy and walking all day on cement is so much better because of them. I have narrow feet and flat arches and these shoes are amazing.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 10, 2021


Best shoes I have ever owned! So comfortable and supportive I can go all day with no pain.


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