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- In this fifth iteration of the Hoka One One Stinson ATR, improvements in fit could be found all over. This update provides runners with an all-new level of comfort for any type of run—either long or short distances. The Stinson ATR 5 is perfect for neutral pronators who are looking for a technical shoe that could readily perform on various trail surfaces.
- 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 structure of this shoe still includes the arch-lock wings in the midfoot for security, while other elements deliver breathability and durability.
- 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. Then, a podular outsole design allows for easy traversing on uneven terrains.
The Hoka Stinson ATR 5 follows the sizing scheme of most running shoes; thus, runners should expect a perfect fit with their usual size preferences. Some might want to go for a half-size higher if they wear thick socks, or want more wiggle room in the toe area. The Hoka One One Stinson ATR 5 comes in medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.
In terms of tread pattern and overall construction, the outsole of the Stinson ATR 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.
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.