We tested an old Stinson ATR.The HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR is a unique trail running shoe that fits squarely in the "maximalist" category of trail shoes. This model is designed to emphasize one thing: cushioning! With 32mm of cushioning underneath the heel, these shoes look like nothing you have ever seen before. With such incredible shock-absorptive powers, HOKA shoes have gained an incredible cult following in the trail running community, especially amongst North American ultra-runners. Many a story has been told around the finish line of an ultra race of the broken down runner whose trail career and joy for running has been revived by wearing HOKA shoes. But with such an atypical design comes serious drawbacks as well. The shoes are large, heavy, emphasize heel-striking, and with such a massive stack height, are prone to stability issues and ankle rolling.
The Stinson ATR is an updated version of the old Stinson Evo and is essentially the same shoe but with a couple of noticeable upgrades. The ATR is a bit lighter and features a mono-mesh upper that is more breathable and sheds water easier. The tongue is lighter and is now joined to the liner in a "seamless" construction.