Returning for its sixth iteration, the Challenger ATR 6 furthers its reputation for versatility. As its name suggests, this adaptable, all-terrain shoe defies convention - performing light on the trail and smooth on the street, thanks to its midsole geometry and outsole construction. Dynamically designed for versatile traction, its distinctive outsole has conal construction to optimize grip and weight. Developed with broad, closely spaced zonal lugs, the Challenger ATR 6's outsole delivers smooth transitions from one surface to another. This season's iteration utilizes recycled UNIFI Reprieve yarn derived from post-consumer waste plastic.
Features & Benefits:
- CMEVA foam midsole provides stable footing and absorbs impact points
- Zonal rubber placement for weight savings and durability
- 4mm lugs provide all-terrain traction
- Category: Trail
- Drop: 5 mm
- Weight: 9.8 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- rocker bottom
- trail shoes
- New England
I have been in the Hoka One One Challenger for about a month now and I can easily say this is one of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Despite the amount of cushion on the shoe, it remains fairly lightweight; I do not feel as if I have a cement brick on my foot, no matter how far the run or how fast I am going. In these shoes, I have completed 11 mile long runs, 6 mile base runs, tempo type runs and strides in these shoes and have had nothing but success. I am also a huge fan of the 4mm lugs. These lugs do not get affected by tons of road miles, and they are very beneficial during the winter when dealing with snowy/icy sidewalks. I have also done runs in pretty rocky trails and the traction on these shoes is tremendous. I was having little to no ankle rolls, an issue I have had on trails in the past with no traction. In full, this is a great, comfortable shoe with solid traction. You can bang out your road miles in these without ruining the lugs on these shoes and can hit the trails whenever you feel like it.
This shoe is phenomenal for winter running in New England! It's grippy enough that you're not slipping around on the ice and slush, yet not as aggressive as some other trail shoes so if you're running on pavement, it's still comfortable. It's also a great option for less intense trails. The rocker bottom gently pushes you forward and takes the intensity out as your feet meet the ground. Such a great shoe, can't go wrong!