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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$160
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners noticed that the 3rd version of the Stinson ATR is more cushioned than the previous versions.
  • The Active Foot Frame lets the foot relax in the mid-sole, essentially giving a customized underfoot platform for each runner.
  • The traction and support of this shoe is impressive as it is good for technical surfaces.
  • The Stinson 3 ATR features a lightweight, no-sew upper construction that provides breathability and added support.
  • This shoe has longitudinal flex grooves for added stability.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Its price is expensive.
  • Most runners didn’t like the bulky looks of this shoe, which apparently made their feet look awkwardly big.
  • According to some reviews, this upper unit wore out quickly than expected.
  • Some observed that the heel cup caused blistering, especially when wearing it for longer periods of time.

Bottom line

The Stinson 3 ATR from Hoka One One offers a balance of cushioning, stability and support. It is a neutral running shoe that works well both on the trails and on the roads. This shoe won’t disappoint when it comes to high-intensity performance contests and long-distance runs.


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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 151 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

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79 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Rob Andro • Rob Andro • Level 4 expert

    Really, all they've done is change the upper. The midsole/outsole is basically the same. It's awesome, but it's the same.

  • 82 / 100 by Spiguyver Backpacking • Mark • Level 1 expert

    They are amazing, the amount of cushion in the sole makes them perfect for long distance hiking.

  • 79 / 100 by 220 Triathlon • Matt Baird • Level 3 expert

    That heel stack definitely made us lose some nimbleness on tight turns and rocky descents, though, and grip was only adequate and quick to clog up.

  • 77 / 100 by Running Competitor • Lisa Jhung • Level 2 expert

    The traction proved suitable on a range of surfaces, but our wear-testers agreed that this shoe can feel cumbersome on extremely rocky terrain.

  • 85 / 100 by Trail Runner Info • Trail Runner Info • Level 1 expert

    This Hoka, like others in the line, seemed to alleviate some pain for chronically injured runners.

  • 65 / 100 by Dad Sherpa • Dad Sherpa • Level 1 expert

    It's got some nice structure in the heel, nice support. They've got some nice padding around the heel, as well a nice padded tongue. Really like… the upper part of the shoe, but just found that it ran a little short and narrow for me…

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Updates to Hoka One One Stinson 3 ATR

  • The Hoka One One Stinson 3 ATR comes with an enhanced and more balanced late-stage Meta-Rocker. The updated technology was designed to give additional forefoot support. The underfoot geometry was tuned for an improved ride and stability on trails.
  • The 3rd update of the Stinson ATR features an improved fit in the heel and midfoot area. It also gives additional longevity through its durable technology.
  • The tongue of the Stinson 3 ATR was also updated. It comes with a light padding for increased comfort without adding significant weight.

Hoka One One Stinson 3 ATR size and fit

The sizing of the Hoka One One Stinson 3 ATR is of standard measurement. However, the overall fit of this version was improved as compared to its predecessor. The heel, midfoot and forefoot area of the shoe have standard measurements. This shoe is available in standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.


Outsole

The sticky rubber compound together with the 3mm ATR Lugs increases the traction attributes of the shoe, keeping the runners upright even on wet surfaces. It is high reliable and durable due to its high-abrasion resistant capacity.

The full ground contact construction of the Stinson ATR 3provides a smoother heel-to-toe transition while giving increased traction on trickiest terrain.

Found in the outsole unit of the shoe are the Longitudinal Flex Grooves. The flex grooves are designed to allow the foot move freely without causing any pain. It also gives added stability.


Midsole

The full-length Compression-Molded EVA was placed in the midsole, giving an impressive cushioning. It gives added stability and increases impact protection which is also needed for long runs.

The midsole of this shoe also uses the Active Foot Frame technology. It increases responsiveness and feedback by allowing the foot to sit in to the midsole. It made the shoe highly adaptable to a wide range of running styles and foot shape.

The brand’s Late Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry technology was also found in this shoe. It was engineered to provide a more stable forefoot base and support.


Upper

The upper unit of the Stinson 3 ATR gives maximum breathability through its air mesh upper. The lightweight air mesh material allows optimal airflow, keeping the foot cool and dry.

The no-sew design Lycra ComfortFrame in the upper gives a sock-like and more secure fit. It was designed to enhance the fit in the heel and midfoot area, wrapping around the foot for a snug and comfortable fit. The no-sew construction reduces the possibilities of having irritation and blisters. It also gives added durability to the shoe’s upper.