HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 2 Men's Shoes Grey/Citrus

HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 2 Men's Shoes Grey/Citrus

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The HOKA Challenger ATR 2 is a highly cushioned, versatile trail running shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.

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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 7.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 7.5 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 8.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 8.5 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 9.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 9.5 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 10.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 10.5 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 11.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 11.5 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 12.0 D
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HOKA Challenger ATR 2 Men Shoe G/C 14.0 D
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The performance of a Clifton in a trail running package, the HOKA Challenger ATR 2 delivers. An oversized EVA midsole provides excellent cushioning and aggressive 4mm lugs provide optimal traction on varied terrain. A new closed mesh upper helps to further keep out debris and an extra cushioned tongue delivers a more plush step in feel. A versatile shoe with plenty of cushioning, the Challenger ATR 2 is ready to hit the trails.

Model Number: 1009658-GCTR

Weight: 9.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 31mm (Heel), 26mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium-high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Straight


  • Soft EVA Midsole runs the full length of the shoe and is 30% softer than traditional EVA foam, offering enhanced cushioning and support.
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is a rockered midsole design engineered to deliver a smooth ride and increased propulsion.


  • Full Ground Contact provides increased traction and a smooth heel to toe transition.
  • Trail Outsole with lugs for increased traction and stability on uneven terrain.


  • Closed Mesh on the upper prevents debris from entering the shoe while maintaining breathability to keep feet cool and dry.
  • No Sew SpeedFrame Construction provides a seamless interior environment for reduced irritation and blistering.
  • Synthetic Support Strapping is designed for lightweight support and holds the foot in place.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great cushioning on a Trail Shoe!  For the past few years I've been wearing Asics for everything running related. Over time I've tolerated heel pain, knee soreness and shin splints.   Switching to Hoka is like an epiphany! 

This is the 4th HOKA shoe I've owned (2 Clifton 3's and a Vanquish 2 others) and first trail shoe from HOKA.  Took these right out of the box and onto my feet right after the UPS guy handed the box to me and Ran a 5k trail near my house.  Handled grass, mulch, dirt, loose gravel and even small tree roots very well!  Love the knobbies on these and has an excellent plush ride.  Not as bouncy as the Clifton 3's but far better then my old Asics trail running pair!

Would never run in anything other than HOKA ONE ONE.  
From: Robbie, Duluth, GA, USA. February 15th 2017 

Comments: These are my go-to trail shoe and more often than not, my go-to road shoe.  I really miss the flat tongue of the original Challenger and Clifton but the padded tongue has not bothered me as much as I feared it would, given all the reviews I've read about how it changed the volume.  These are one of those Goldilocks shoes that is just right in almost every running situation.
From: Brian, Shreveport, LA, USA. February 14th 2017

Comments:  These are my favorite shoes of all time. I have a narrow to moderate width foot, and I tend to prefer a shoe with a locked down fit. These shoes have been my go to for years. These have the comfiest tongue and heel. Yes they take bit of break in. The upper will be tight at first, the midsole will be a bit hard. But, 10-15 miles in you will notice the upper conforming to your foot and the midsole will be so balanced, nimble yet cush. I have used these on trails in the southeast, road, mud, wet roots, snow  and gravel. I have had superb grip. The only negative I will say is you only get 200 superb miles out of this shoe before the EVA flattens out and the upper isn't extremely durable, but honestly the ride hasn't changed much. I'm on my 2nd pair of these and am sad to see them changing from this last. I'll be stocking up. 
From: Lincoln, Charlotte, NC, USA. February 2nd 2017

Comments:  So, this was a Hoka OneOne try that failed.  I had surprisingly good luck with both Stinson ATRs, and Huaka (bummed they discontinued them). The Challenger ATR2 are no bueno, at least for my feet.  Size and width are true to the previous two Hoka I have, but the forefoot *volume* across the "ball" of one's feet is decidedly different.  Waaaaayy too tight there.  To the point where walking about the house trying them was causing the knuckle of primary toe on one foot to ache terrribly.

These are going back.
From: Bruce, Windham, OH, USA. January 29th 2017

Comments: Very pleased after my initial 6 mile run & today's 5K race. Light feeling, but heel is firm & yet responsive. Prefer a more durable outsole than my Clifton one model. Does fit a 1/2 size small. Promotes a forefoot stride & a fast toe off. May consider the Clifton 3 later  depending upon durability reviews. 
From: David, Tempe, AZ, USA. October 8th 2016

Comments: Just got these for my first 25k trail race. An avid fan and user of the Clifton (all 3 versions), this was the obvious choice to make the foray into trail running. Essentially the same platform as the Clifton 2, the Challenger ATR 2 has the same fit. Some reviews were critical about the size being shorter, however I wear the same size in the Clifton 1, 2, 3, and ATR 2 (size 9) and it fits just fine. It is a bit more plush (thicker upper, padded tongue, etc), so maybe that makes others' feet feel more restricted? Anyways, first 6 mile run this morning to start the break-in, fit great, felt great (firmer than the Clifton, but that was to be expected with a trail shoe v. road shoe). I had no problems with narrowness, but then again I had no issues with the Clifton 2 being too narrow either. Bottom line, if you love the Clifton 2, you'll love the Challenger ATR 2. 
From: Mark, Sandusky, OH, USA. September 9th 2016

Comments: I really like these shoes, but they're not holding up well.  After only 150mi, the midsole is totally chewed and a bunch of the black tread is coming off.  Holes are starting to form in the upper near my big toe knuckle.  They were great for running on softer terrain, but in SoCal where a lot of our trails are really rocky, they've totally fallen apart.  I'll probably swap them out for the Speedgoats because they seem to have a more rugged sole.
From: Smitty, Southern CA, USA. July 9th 2016

Comments: After putting over 1k miles on the first version of the ATRs on trails and roads, I am a part-time convert from minimal running shoes. The ATR2s are definitely more suited to the trails or at least less suited for the roads. The upper is more structured and padded. This leads to a more secure feeling shoe; There is much less sliding around. If you have wider feet, these may not work for you. The midsole is a little stiffer which I actually prefer for trails. Unlike the ATR1s, I don't roll my ankles in these. These have a 4mm drop so I'm confused as to why Plain Jane felt forced into heel striking, especially given that her preferred shoe has a 22mm drop. Pretty sure you're not a mid to forefoot striker if you prefer a 22mm drop.
ps: These are not ATR3s as Plain Jane misstated - there is, as of yet, no such shoe as a Challenger ATR3. I think half the reviews are confusing these with the Cliftons.
From: Tony Clifton, Las Vegas, NV, USA. July 6th 2016

Comments: These are my first pair of the II's, after putting over 600 miles on the I's, and these too are awesome...I like the padded tongue and the extra stability on the heel wrap...cushioning is just as wonderful, and the support and the overall stability remain excellent without being obtrusive...highly recommend these shoes for all terrains and workouts....
From: DR, Southern FL, USA. May 24th 2016

Comments: First off, I need to say that I had a love affair with the original ATRs over the last year. I wore the originals as a daily high-mileage road trainer, as my favorite shoe for varied trails regardless of conditions, and even had enough confidence in them to use as my speed shoe in a couple of half marathons. I put hundreds and hundreds of miles in several pairs over the course of the year and loved every one. The original ATR was essentially a lugged-up Clifton 1 that didn't seem to wear as quickly. So I need to say that my review comes with a pretty lofty expectation for the 2, which I do not see as a an even comparable shoe. To me the fit is completely different; by taking a stripped-down shoe and plushing it up it feels tight everywhere. The toe box feels constrictive, laterally there is little to no flex, and the ankle collar, with it's added cushioning, just hits my ankles in an odd place and feels wrong. Strangely, despite the shoes feeling like they have a chok e-hold on my feet, I cannot lock them down tight enough to get my heel to stop sliding. On aggressive downhills this is a nightmare. And, in one more small complaint, the new (more padded) tongue slides down into the outer side of the shoe on longer runs. I've actually had to stop to adjust it on anything over 10 miles because it becomes so irritating. The result?: I've experienced strange soreness around both ankles as well as aching pain in my lower calves continuously despite no part of my training regiment changing. My legs feel fatigued much more quickly as though I'm fighting the shoes every step of the way. The only thing that is different is the shoes I'm wearing so, I'm sorry Hoka, but I'm gonna give you the blame. The upsides: the shoes look great and seem to be a little more durable. They have shed water well for me and the traction is still phenomenal. But these few rays of sunshine aren't enough to make up for the rest of the dark clouds. I'll still give the 3 s a shot when they come out but will throw my love in another direction for now.
From: Josh, Syracuse, NY, USA. April 21st 2016

Comments: If you: - Have ever had a back, knee, ankle or foot injury, and/or - You are a very tall runner/walker, and/or - You are a mid to forefoot striker, and/or - You have to run or walk on crowned roads... If you have any or all of those variables in your life, I would say avoid these shoes. I'm writing about the ATR2s, even tho' the pic seems to be of the 3's and the heading says "2". I gave these shoes a good try. 2 months into them, my back (upper and lower) hurts, my knees hurt, my ankles hurt, and my runs were being less and less enjoyable because of all that. This morning, I switched back to my old Mizuno Wave Riders and guess what... the pain is going out like the tide. I'll be donating the Hokas to the local homeless shelter. My opinion on the Hoka ATR Challenger 2s is that they are a fancy looking pair of Sketchers shoes. Whatever the original thought was behind the Hoka shoes, has been so "dumbed down" and "fancied up" by Decker Outdoors who bought the company, and who also bought (and ruined) Teva shoes, the shoes themselves are a basically just a fancy looking pair of injury tanks. Remember, stacked shoes are gonna make your center of gravity much higher. Also, the curve of the shoes forces you into a heelstrike position, which, if you normally are a mid to forefoot stricker, the forced heelstrike will be death on your ankles, knees, hips and back. My advice is, do yourself a favor stick with a lower center of gravity running shoe. If not, at least have a good chiropractor in your cadre before you embark.
From: Just Plain Mary Jane, Forks, WA, USA. March 30th 2016

Comments: Fit is much improved over the prior version which ran too long and narrow for me. Order your normal running shoe size.
From: MSF. March 18th 2016

Comments: Tried the shoe on. Come from Clifton 1s. I didn't run in these - only tried them on. No where near as soft as the Clifton 1 - which I wanted. Too much fake tech overlay nonsense on top of the shoe. This Challenger is like a trail shoe from the late 90s, early 2000s. Take the Clifton 1s and put some Stinson knobbies on them and forget all the other fake tech. Toe box felt decently wide for mellow hobbit feet type. For a neutral shoe, too much stuff going on - starts turning into a restrictive tank/ Red Wing work boots!!!!! Clifton 1s need to go back into production.
From: Gus, Central Coast, CA, USA. March 12th 2016

Comments:This new update definitely runs a 1/2 size shorter than the original Challenger! Padded tongue helps along with a more forgiving padded collar around the ankle. Essentially, it's the same shoe with the exception of the new tongue and more overlays on the upper. The shoe has added almost a full ounce of weight, but, I feel, overall the improvement are for the better. Still a nicely cushioned feel to both the heel and forefoot and it works well on trails as well as the road. Very pleased that this shoe did not undergo many changes. 
From: David, Tempe, AZ, USA. February 19th 2016