Facts

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.

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.

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

9 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers commended the wider toe box of the Stinson ATR 4.
  • Some runners liked that the latest version of the Stinson ATR is more cushioned, therefore softer and much more comfortable than its predecessors.
  • One user said that the durability has improved in the Stinson ATR with the fourth version’s new tread pattern.
  • Another user was impressed with the superior quality lugs that provide great traction.
  • Several wearers were satisfied with the performance of the Stinson ATR 4 on long-distance running: the underfoot foam provided enough comfort, and the rocker-shaped midsole delivered progressive transition and impact absorption.
  • It required almost no time to break-in and there is no experience of pain, according to some users.
  • A runner said that wearing this shoe helped alleviate the pain from their plantar fasciitis.
  • A couple of users felt that the Stinson ATR 4 is true-to-size.
  • According to a lot of consumers, the Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4 is a well-balanced and stable shoe that also provides adequate grip and level steadiness.

4 reasons not to buy

  • One user felt that the heel counter of the Stinson ATR 4 was too high and rigid.
  • Despite a wide toe box, many runners felt uncomfortable and bothered by the overlay on top of the toes; they said that it felt too stiff and that it rubbed against the sides of the toes.
  • Some runners felt that this shoe was lacking in responsiveness.
  • Several users commented that it was difficult to feel a secure fit with the Stinson ATR 4 because of its apparently loose upper construction.

Bottom line

The Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4 is an all-terrain running shoe that is suitable for neutral runners. This latest version boasts a more accommodating fit that guarantees comfort and protection no matter the surface of the trail.  A shoe with a completely new structure yet the same experience of comfort and stability, the Stinson ATR 4 is guaranteed to catch the attention of runners who are after a maximal cushioned shoe for long-distance trails and ultramarathons.


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4.1 / 5 based on 27 ratings

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85 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 by RunRepeat • Sean Kiffe • Level 1 expert

    The Stinson ATR 4 is built for long, rugged runs and will definitely hold up for the long haul.

  • 84 / 100 by Lennysunday • Lenny • Level 3 expert

    So, I really like this shoe.

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Updates to Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4

  • The Stinson ATR 4 is the latest all-terrain running shoe from the Hoka One One. The most noticeable feature is its wide toe box, which many users have looked for in previous releases of Hoka One One, but have never found.
  • The shoe has maximalist cushioning using compression molded EVA and a late-stage Meta-Rocker midsole that helps in impact absorption – it’s designed to look enormous, but it offers the same traditional Hoka One One cushioning that’s sought after by many.
  • The breathable mesh of the upper unit is made with Hoka One One’s unique Speedframe Technology to deliver a soft and seamless wrap. Added overlays ensure durability and protection for a total running experience.

Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4 size and fit

The Hoka One One Stinson ATR 4 comes in width profiles of D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. With more room in the toe box, this shoe aims to accommodate those with high-volume or low-volume feet.

Outsole

The outsole design of the Stinson ATR 4 was designed to protect the foot from rocks and debris. It has 4 mm sticky lugs that are positioned closely together to provide a great grip in all conditions. This version has an updated stack height, heel-to-toe drop, and weight, to ensure a comfortable experience on long-distance runs.

The rubber outsole also features a high-abrasion, full-ground pod-like design to provide stability on uneven terrain. Most wearers have observed that the shoe can handle a lot of shocks, and its tread provides extra traction that is just right for brutal trails.

Midsole

The high-volume midsole and the late-stage MetaRocker design provide maximal cushioning and a smooth ride for the foot. This rocker feature encourages an efficient stride and an easy foot turnover.

The shoe also includes a removable molded Ortholite insole, for added cushioning and comfort. The thickness of the shoe offers protection from side impacts and small rocks. Compared to a standard running shoe, the Stinson ATR 4’s midsole has a thicker platform, so it aims to deliver excellent shock absorption and a stable ride without sacrificing flexibility.

There are flex grooves patterned in the midsole to keep the shoe from being stiff.

Upper

Made with reinforced open mesh using Speedframe technology, the Stinson ATR 4’s upper is rugged and durable, yet soft enough to remain comfortable.

It also has added overlays to secure the foot and protect it from impact and stress, allowing the wearer to go on longer runs.

The upper also has a wider last for a more accommodating fit, especially in the forefoot and the toes. This feature allows for an enhanced performance on technical terrains.

The padded tongue and collar add protection and cushioning to the top sections of the foot. They also prevent accidental shoe-removals.