These Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2’s are a rough-and-tough version of the Cliftons (which I loved). They’ve got a more aggressive tread and seemingly lesser airy upper which helps keep the elements out a little better than the Clifton. The 4mm lugs remain unchanged from the first version of the ATR (which I didn’t have the pleasure of trying).
Overall I started using these at the perfect time, as the late-arriving Michigan winter came at me with full force–snow, slush, biting winds, and single-digit (Fahrenheit) temperature. I’ve been super happy to have these throughout all of this and I have no complaints. The grip seems pretty solid, the thin tongue is comfortable, the thin-style laces stay tied, and overall they are a nice-feeling ride.
I’ve ran with them on roads, sidewalks, a few short trails, and grass so far. I look forward to taking them on some more extensive trails as soon as I can, and I’ll of course report back. These have been a great all-terrain shoe so far and I look forward to seeing where they take me!
9.5 oz each.