Sean Arruabarrenawrote a review of HOKA ONE ONE Stinson ATR 4 Running Shoe - Men's on May 4, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Ever since I got to backcountry all that I ever heard was that Hoka One One makes the best running shoes. I will be straight up honest and say that I am the biggest runner out there but I do stack at least a couple miles every time I hit the gym or treadmill. Let me mention that while some shoes are very versatile, I would not suggest these for the gym. Hoka One One uses a very soft rubber throughout the sole. That sole excels on the trail, gripping very well, and providing stability. The sole is extremely soft though so do not expect for these shoes to last if you are running on standard asphalt. I personally prefer a zero drop shoe and did not think that the 5mm feel to different from what I like to run in. I did feel like I was always on toes which is good, but I also found that my running form felt like it defaulted to longer strides with less consistency between each. The shoes were also a little too cushioned for me but I think that there are people out there that would really benefit from the extraordinary amount of cushion. To me, they felt somewhat bulky and not particularly what I needed for my personal running habits. To summarize, we have the following pros: lots of cushion, great traction, true size, wider forefoot. The cons that I would like to list for myself are as followed: too much cushion for me, narrow toe box, bulky, not a fan of the 5mm drop. Overall, great shoe that is worth at least giving a shot. With all being said, this was my first trail running shoe and I have had great experiences in them! Donât let one opinion ruin your chance to find your perfect shoe. Call a Gearhead and talk over your options.