Often called Clifton for the trail, CHALLENGER ATR 4 looks even more like a Clifton with its cleaner, less busy look and more breathable upper. And like the Clifton 4, Challenger ATR 4 is fast and light, offering a smooth, smooth ride. Where it diverges from the Clifton and takes the path less traveled is in its multi-lugged outsole. Arranged closer together towards the heel for a smoother, more consistent ride, its lugs have a wider spread in the forefoot to help with grip on the trail and in wet conditions. Still as versatile and supportive no matter the running surface, Challenger ATR 4 has improved upper durability in the areas you need it (like a larger toe guard area). Let’s take to the trails people!
Extended toe-cap coverage for added durability
Internal heel counter provides support on all terrains
Early stage Meta-Rocker for smooth ride Oversize EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning 4mm lugs provide all-terrain traction
Podular outsole design provides stability on uneven terrain
So I have trudged my way through a couple of pairs of Stinsons on the trails and after recently running some road in the new Mach's, I felt like i wanted to try something lighter and more reactive on the trails... and I wasn't disappointed by the new ATR 4's. Disclaimer, I am 92kgs, so whilst enjoying the stability and terrain hugging capability of the technical structure, I remained well protected with happy amount of underfoot cushioning. I also appreciated the extra ground feel through the middle sole which a lighter runner might not get with this shoe, but that i had missed out on with the Stinsons. I think I will be runnin in the ATRs for a while to come.