TikTok is calling these $28 Avia sneakers 'Hoka dupes' — grab them before they sell out
Celebs and athletes (and our editors!) alike love Hokas — the shoes are renowned for their stability, comfort and iconic chunky, cloud-like soles. But pairs can run you well over $100, with some even crossing the over-$200 benchmark. Despite that steep price tag, they're still obscenely popular — and as a result, colors sell out fast. Luckily, savvy TikTokers recently spotted a lookalike pair at Walmart, and here's the kicker: It's just $28.
The Avia Women's Hightail Athletic Sneakers have amassed an army of fans not only for their resemblance to the cult fave Hokas, but also because they're pretty incredible in their own right. A thick sole offers unparalleled comfort, while the molded EVA insoles provide arch support while cradling your foot. They're durable and offer traction, too, so they're great for those who need to be on their feet, like restaurant workers, teachers and nurses. You can even work out in them.
While the sneakers fluctuate in price, they're currently in stock for $28 in a selection of colors and sizes. They do routinely sell out, though, so make sure you don't miss out on grabbing a pair for yourself. When something goes viral on social media, it tends to sell out quickly!
Trendsetters aren't the only ones praising the sneakers, either. They have dozens of rave reviews from Walmart shoppers, too.
Shares one: "I looooooove these shoes!! This is my second pair and they are the comfiest shoes."
Even self-proclaimed shoe snobs love 'em: "Wow! I am very impressed by these shoes and this is coming from a bit of a shoe snob! They are very comfortable to walk and run in and give me some great support for my feet and ankles...They look really nice too, I've gotten many compliments on my new kicks!"
They're a diamond in the rough — even from those that typically go for big brand names. Shares a shopper: "I'm blown away at how comfortable these shoes are. I'm on my feet 8 hours requiring a lot of walking and these shoes are better than the high-dollar ones I've tried. A rare find."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Looking for more Walmart deals? Try these:
LG 65" Class 4K UHD Smart TV$460 $558Save $98
Sony 50" 4K UHD Smart Google TV$700 $848Save $148
Vizio 50" 4K QLED HDR Smart TV$368 $740Save $372
50" Class 4K Smart LED TV$284 $350Save $66
32” LED Roku Smart TV$98 $168Save $70
58" UHD Roku Smart TV$268 $429Save $161
iRobot Wi-Fi Roomba$330
Shop-Vac 5-Gallon Portable Wet-Dry Vac$117 $150Save $33
Tineco Cordless Lightweight Stick Vacuum$149 $189Save $40
iFloor Cordless Multi-Surface Wet/Dry Vac$139 $200Save $61
SmartClean 2000 Robovac$95 $180Save $85
Headphones and earbuds
Apple AirPods 3rd Generation$150 $170Save $20
Wireless Headphones — Mickey's 90th Anniversary Edition$190 $240Save $50
Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones$200 $250Save $50
Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds$20 $50Save $30
Noise Cancelling Earbuds$199 $279Save $80
Egyptian Cotton Super Soft Pillows, 2-Pack$40 $70Save $30
OnlineBestDeal's 800 Thread-Count Sheet Set$74 $93Save $19
Mainstays Firm Bed Pillow, Ideal for Back Sleepers, Standard Queen$7 $8Save $1
Wireless Controller for PS4$20 $60Save $40
NBA 2K 22 for PS4$20 $60Save $40
Graffiti Wireless Game Controller for PS4$16 $50Save $34
'Grand Theft Auto V'$20 $42Save $22
'Marvel's Spider-Man': Game of the Year$32 $40Save $8
Wyze Indoor Smart Home Cam$46 $50Save $4
Smart Watch for Android and iOS$40 $100Save $60
Nest Mini$37 $49Save $12
Merkury Innovations Smart Outlet Surge Protection, 4 Outlets$15 $25Save $10
Smart Speaker with Google Assistant$200 $277Save $77
GPED Silicone Cooking Utensil Set, 30 Pcs$29 $46Save $17
2 Slice Touchscreen Toaster$30 $44Save $14
Grill / Air Fryer$55 $150Save $95
Select Blender$75 $99Save $24
Dual-Basket Vortex Air Fryer$92 $149Save $57
Allegra K's V Neck Floral Ruffle Wrap Midi Dresses$24 $60Save $36
The Pioneer Woman Mixed Media Dress, Womens$25
Women's Studded Gladiator Sandal$10 $26Save $16
Vegan Jute Footbed Slide Sandals$10 $35Save $25
Women's Tie Neck Tank Top$20
PFB Vanish Razor Bump Stopper$27 $35Save $8
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Face Cream$36 $79Save $43
Facial Day Cream$10 $11Save $2
Volume Booster Hair Dryer$18 $25Save $7
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Life's newsletter.