Who should buy the Stinson ATR 5
In the Hoka One One Stinson ATR 5, runners are provided with an all-new level of comfort for either long or short distances. This running shoe is ideal for you if:
- You are looking for a trail running shoe for neutral pronators or supinators
- You prefer a cushioned running shoe that works best with forefoot or midfoot strikers
Updates to the Hoka One One Stinson ATR 5
- The upper of the Stinson ATR 5 features an updated toe box, which offers a more refined fit. Meanwhile, the rest of the upper delivers more lockdown as an overall.
- The sole unit continues the usage of Hoka One One’s Late-Stage Meta-Rocker technology, which offers additional stability and encourages a smooth toe-off.
- A unique blend of compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) foam maintains the midsole’s lightness.
Stability on uneven terrains
In terms of tread pattern and overall construction, the outsole of the Stinson ATR 5 does not differ greatly from its predecessor. This shoe retains the 4-mm lugs made from sticky rubber, which works well in providing grip on various surfaces.
The structure of the outsole is built from a high-abrasion rubber with a full-ground pod design. It offers stability on uneven terrain and shock absorption when running on brutal trails.
The high-volume midsole of the Stinson ATR 5 supply the foot with maximum-level cushioning and comfort. Made from CMEVA, the midsole foam is lightweight despite the thick structure. The shoe’s low-drop construction helps in forefoot striking, which is further encouraged by the Late-Stage Meta-Rocker. Another low-drop trail running shoe, for comparison, is the Brooks Caldera 3.
The midsole employs Hoka One One’s proprietary Late-Stage Meta-Rocker technology, a design concept that promotes stable forefoot support and smooth transition phase. As opposed to its counterpart the Early-Stage Meta-Rocker, the Late-Stage variety forms the midsole with a geometry that places the transition zone in front.
Durable seamless construction
Most of the design in the upper of the Stinson ATR 5 has been retained from the previous version, including the open-mesh material used to create the Speedframe technology of the shoe. With Speedframe, the upper boasts of a seamless construction that is durable yet soft enough to allow comfortable wear.
Another feature that makes it way back from the older Stinson ATR is the arch-lock wings design, found in the midfoot area of the upper. The arch-lock wings deliver the necessary support and security. They are connected to the shoe’s lacing system, which further strengthens the locked-down fit. This detail also prevents discomfort and injury that is usually caused by an unstable ride.
Like many other Hoka One One running shoes, the Stinson ATR 5 includes a heel pull-tab and a padded heel and collar. These elements work in giving extra convenience, protection, and comfort to make the run more enjoyable.