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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 7.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 31mm
    Women: 31mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2018
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | The Ginger Runner

    Well, it's awesome first and foremost pretty much an entirely new upper a different mesh material, a ddifferent lacing system that comproses the mesh material.

  • 89 / 100 | Road Runner Sports

    I was just running with these out in the rain and I didn't slide at all when I was out there in the trail. It was amazing and you're gpnna love it just for that alone.

  • 80 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab

    The HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 4 is a maximalist shoe featuring stacks of cushioning and comfort for miles on miles. This is our Top Pick for Comfort.

  • First look / Unboxing | Runners Need

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Updates to Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR

  • The Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR is a trail running shoe that’s designed for the neutral pronator. It features a smooth upper façade that moves away from the design-laden surface of its immediate predecessor, the Challenger ATR 3. The newer model still has printed overlays, but they’re spaced out more evenly, thereby preventing the obstruction of airflow into the foot-chamber.
  • A full-length EVA foam is used for the midsole unit of this trail shoe. It’s touted to be 30% lighter in construction than most standard foam compounds.  A rocker shape allows the platform to lead the foot towards a smooth and enabled transition through the gait cycle.
  • A trail-optimized outsole permits the Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR to be more agreeable on unpredictable terrains. Its full ground contact design makes sure to heighten traction whenever it is needed. There are gripping lugs, but they are not too aggressive as to limit activity to only the trails.

Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR size and fit

The Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR is true to size. The regular measurements were used to accommodate the usual preferences of runners when it comes to length. The available widths are B – Medium for the women’s version and D – Medium for the men’s version. It has a roomy toe box which accommodates the spreading of the toes during the liftoff phase of the gait cycle.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR makes use of a Full Ground Contact construction to ensure more traction and more surface control. It also makes sure to facilitate a smooth and confident transition from the heel to the toe.

Gripping pods pockmark the surface of the outer sole. They make sure to provide grip whenever it is needed.

Flex grooves allow the wearer to bend the foot more naturally throughout the running session.

4mm lugs that face different directions help the runner when it comes to traversing tricky paths. The clamp-like disposition of these protrusions eases uphill climbs and downward treks.

Midsole

A soft ethylene vinyl acetate foam, or EVA, is used for the midsole unit of the Hoka One One Challenger 4 ATR. It’s formulated to be 30% softer than most foam compounds on the market. Its purpose is to carry the foot throughout the running session and protect it from impact during the striking phase.

The Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry involves the platform taking on a rocker shape. This curved disposition allows it to transition through the gait cycle with sureness and ease. It even aims to propel the foot with energy. The Early Stage Meta-Rocker technology is also utilized in the Clifton 5, one of Hoka One One's most popular shoes.

Upper

A dual-layer mesh makes sure to cover the foot, protect it from debris and give it ample ventilation. It’s also constructed to withstand scratches and other forms of abrasion that’s typical of trail running.

The fused toe cap has been extended to protect a larger area of the foot from bumps against surfaces and trail debris.

While minimal printed overlays reinforce the instep and the eyelets, most of the midfoot security is provided by fabric strings on the lateral and medial sides. They connect directly to the lacing system, so whenever the shoelaces are adjusted, they follow suit. This structure ensures a secure yet customizable coverage.

An internal heel counter keeps the foot in place and prevents it from exiting the interior chamber unintentionally.


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