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 zonal 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 REPREVE® yarn derived from post-consumer waste plastic.
• Breathable dual layer engineered mesh with improved forefoot flexibility
• Early stage Meta-Rocker geometry optimizes heel-to-toe transitions
• CMEVA foam midsole provides stable footing and absorbs impact points
• Zonal rubber placement for weight savings and durability
• 4mm lugs provide all-terrain traction
With a neuroma and bunions (wrecked by high heel wear), I have 3 HOKA models in Wide - Bondi 7; Clifton 8; Challenger ATR 6. For running, Challenger ATR has been a revelation & I find superior to the Bondi & Clifton models. Challenger is less spongy underfoot, more securely constructed, tons of toe width & really springy - in fact since using Challenger I'm finally getting some decent kms back - brilliant. For just walking & everyday Clifton is cloudlike & painless. I find the Bondi a bit too tricky for my problem feet, prefer Challenger & Clifton.
My always go to shoe , have tried others but always come back to these. Have purchased 2 pairs, one for road and one's for trail. Only thing I can say is that they are a slightly narrower fit than the 5s, all else is as expected from a great all rounder shoe! Maybe I should stop trying others and just stick to what I know works for me!
I loved the ATR 5 so was hoping that not too much had been 'improved' for this iteration. So far, so good. The width doesn't seem quite as generous as the 5 but there is still room in the toe box and I'm yet to blister. Good comfortable well-cushioned shoe for everyday long trotting about on various surfaces. Doesn't seem to fill up with sand too much on soft surfaces (using a gaiter) which is a plus.