Made to run wherever you do.

Sometimes driving to the trail just to go for a run is more than you're up for, so slip into HOKA ONE ONE's Challenger ATR 4 Men's Running Shoe, cover the two miles to the trailhead, and proceed to hammer your favorite off-road runs with comfort and confidence. The Challenger's all-terrain rubber outsole is designed to provide great grip on pavement and pebbles alike, and the Meta-Rocker geometry encourages a natural and repeatable foot roll with every stride. HOKA's famed for serious cushioning—the Challenger's 5mm drop— doesn't disappoint and neither does the oversize EVA midsole, which takes the sting out of sharp rocks and rugged trails without slowing you down.

  • A versatile trail shoe for long runs in the woods
  • Breathable mesh upper keeps you cool on hot days
  • EVA midsole provides solid cushioning mile after mile
  • 5mm drop promotes a smooth and natural transition
  • Rubber outsole holds traction on uneven terrain
  • Lace closure lets you dial in a precise fit
  • Large toe guard protects against sharp rocks and debris
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Strong and Cushy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9

Although I have only jogged a smidge in these and they were amazing for my joints, I have found myself using them for everyday use. Strong support and cushy ride are not terms that would seem to typically go together. At first glance I thought they would want to roll, but my feet just sit into the shock absorbing soles and there is no sensation of fact it feels like more lateral support than some of my other shoes. I have not owned any other Hoka brand shoes prior to this, but If this is an indicator I am in! on a side note, the Service I got from Backcountry was extremely good. fast shipping, great in communication and notifications.

Comfortable Ride

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. 

I spend a good chunk of my weekends in the summer running on trails and have always wanted to try a pair of Hoka One One shoes so I was looking forward to trying out the Challenger ATR 4.

I tend to prefer a firmer feel under foot, especially when in more technical terrain, so my go to shoe recently has been the Inov 8 Trailroc 285. The Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 feels like a lighter shoe, and while it lacks a rock plate it didn’t need one due to the plush padding that meant for a comfortable ride over the basalt rock laden trails that I tested them on around Mt Hood, Oregon. I was a bit tentative on more technical terrain initially due to the extra padding of the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4 but that quickly went away as I adjusted to the shoe. I felt like the shoe fit true to size, I typically wear a 10 for running shoes, and the size 10 fit me well. Overall I felt like the Challenger ATR 4 performed really well, especially on the longer runs with more rolling terrain and I’m looking forward to adding it to the rotation.

(Pic from post 4th of July run in the Challenger ATR 4)

Comfortable Ride

Solid Trail Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9.5

I was given this product from Backcountry, and this review is my personal option. To be honest, I didn’t think the Hoka One Challenger ATR 4 would work for me. But after hammering 50 miles of off-road, medium to highly technical terrain, this shoe changed my mind. I ran on gravel, loose shake, roots, rocks, boulders, mud and bog and the traction was amazing.

The reason I thought this wouldn’t work for me is because I run NC Appalachia rocky, technical tracks. I typically purchase shoes with rock shields, tough treads and minimal drop. Instead of the shield this shoe has cushion. Instead of a solid rubber sole, this shoe has podular rubber/foam. Instead of a minimalist rise, it was puffy. But once I got out there, none of this mattered. The cushioning worked in even the most aggressive downhills. The soles survived tremendous beatings on the downhill. And I never tripped once.

The Hoka One Challenger ATR 4 maintained its integrity when wet. It survived repeated lateral rolling, both inversion and eversion, without have to reposition the foot. It planted well in mud and bog. It is lightweight and dries quickly. I am impressed the soles have no tears or perforations (see photo). And the toe guard survived very well.

The only improvement I would make to this shoe are laces, stability and width. I would have put crinkly laces; while I like a more structure shoe, the stability is true to advertised; and I believe the shoe is a little too wide. But again, I run highly technical trails and feel more comfortable in a laterally tight shoe.

I highly recommend the Hoka One Challenger ATR 4 shoe.

Solid Trail Shoe

Most comfortable trail shoe I own

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 14

I wear these shoes everywhere! Not just on the trail. They are well crafted, light, have tons of cushion, and have a great tough tread for trail running or hiking.