Urban hiker collab between Bodega and Hoka
Tor Ultra Hi ($250) and Tor Ultra Lo ($225)
March 24, 2023
There’s nothing that warms our hearts more than the current hiking haute couture trend and the overlap with some of our favorite running brands. We’ve seen it in the Super Bowl when Rihanna sported the Salomon Cross Low, we’ve seen it with Satisfy x Norda 001, and we’ve seen it once before with Hoka and Bodega, who are back again with their second capsule collection.
Available March 24, the partnership features limited-edition designs of the Tor Ultra Hi and Lo urban hiking boots, with Southwestern-inspired palettes comprised of clay tones, flashes of turquoise, and sunset gradients. The rugged performance footwear retains the standard waterproof Gore-Tex bootie and rugged Vibram MegaGrip outsole of the Tor Ultra while adding a custom jacquard webbing at the heel tab and tongue.
Boston-based Bodega has a long line of collaborations over the years, and has routinely excelled at transferring its position in fashion and counterculture over to its partnerships. Combining that with the top-tier technology of Hoka, the two brands are seeking “to recontextualize old stomping grounds and inspire treks to parts unknown.” One rule of life we try to live by: If it sounds like the elevator pitch for a Bourdain-esque adventure series, then yeah– we’re into it.
Of course, we’ve been big fans of Hoka’s stand-out trail line for years, from the long-haul comfort and performance of the Speedgoat 5 and Stinson ATR 6 to the city crossover of the all-new Transport.
While the Tor may not fall into the performance run category of those first two shoes, it has all the exceptional hallmarks of a premium hiker (which is one of our favorite off-day activities). They say “wear what you know,” and we know Hoka delivers on the trail, so we’re stoked to test these out on our off days of running.
The limited-edition capsule featuring the Tor Ultra Hi ($250) and Tor Ultra Lo ($225) releases on March 24, 2023. Pick it up at the shop links below.
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Robbe is the senior editor of Believe in the Run. He loves going on weird routes through Baltimore, finding trash on the ground, and running with the Faster Bastards. At home in the city, but country at heart. Loves his two boys more than anything. Has the weakest ankles in the game.More from Robbe