Who should  buy the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR

You will love the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR if:

  • You want a shoe that helps with alleviating plantar fascia pain
  • You want a lightweight shoe with a roomy toe box and is designed for runners with a neutral gait
  • You want a running shoe that can be used for daily, long-distance running or marathons

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Updates to the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR

  • The 5th iteration of the Hoka One One Challenger ATR offers a light design and fast performance on a wide variety of surfaces. A few updates have been made to the new version to give runners a smoother and more consistent ride.
  • One of the few updates is the new oversized EVA midsole. It provides the signature cushioning of the brand for a more satisfying running experience. It is lightweight and aims to deliver smooth underfoot protection.
  • The CMEVA foam midsole is also new to this version. It aims to provide impact protection and stability to the foot.
  • The Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR uses the same rubber placement used by the previous version but it has a new outsole lug pattern for a reliable grip even on wet running conditions.
  • The Challenger ATR model is usually available in standard medium sizing, but the 5th version is the first version that is available in wide sizing.

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Better ground contact with the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR outsole

In the outsole of the Hoka Challenger ATR 5 is the exposed midsole foam for better ground contact.  The rest of the outer unit features rubber compound materials that are strategically placed in high-wear areas for durability.

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Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR features a podular design outsole that is meant to provide stability on uneven surfaces. Along with the podular design are the 4mm lugs that provide reliable grip on wet, soft, and hard surfaces.

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Maximum cushioning with the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR midsole

Unlike the Asics Gel Venture 6, the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR has a maximalist design. It gives maximum cushioning to a wide range of runners.

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The shoe features an oversized EVA midsole foam which is designed to provide reliable underfoot cushioning. It delivers the notable Hoka One One cushioning without adding too much weight to the overall design of the shoe.

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Along with the oversized EVA is the Compression Molder EVA foam or CMEVA foam. The primary purpose of the midsole foam is to absorb landing impact and provide foot stability while running.

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The Challenger ATR 5 is also equipped with an Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry. The rocker shape of the platform aims to provide runners a smoother transition through the gait cycle. This element is also present in the older version of the ATR 5.

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Breathable, supportive and durable upper of the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR

The upper of the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR uses a dual-mesh material. The same material is used in the older version, but the upper of the new Challenger ATR has been modified to give it a fresher look. The dual-mesh aims to deliver breathability, support, and durability.

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A textured TPU toe reinforcement is also visible. It is designed to give added toe protection against sharp trail elements. It also offers durability to the upper unit.

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The running shoe also features an internal heel counter. It holds the foot securely while running and it also offers support on all terrains.

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The overlays in the midfoot of the Hoka One One Challenger 5 ATR provide midfoot security and further enhances overall foot lockdown.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 266g / Women 218g
Drop: 5mm
Arch support: Neutral
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Forefoot height: 26mm
Heel height: 31mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.