Hoka Challenger 7

Running Shoe Reviews
Hoka Challenger 7

Category

Hoka Trail Running Shoes / Trail Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Mens 279g / Womens 229g
Offset: 5mm

The Hoka Challenger 7 is a very light, comfortable and durable shoe with maximum cushioning – for a smooth ride when running both on road and trail. Available in wide fittings.

Men's Hoka Challenger 7

Men's Hoka Challenger 7
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Women's Hoka Challenger 7

Women's Hoka Challenger 7
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Features

  • Metarocker technology
  • Light and soft cushioning for a softer landing
  • Made from recycled materials
  • Comes in a wide fitting for both women and men

Upper

  • Breathable upper
  • Extended heel pull for secure ankle support

Midsole

  • Soft and responsive cushioning

Outersole

  • Wide outsole design guarantees surefooted stability on uneven terrain
  • The 4mm lugs are now broader and closer together – providing better traction on trail surfaces
  • Durable zonal rubber outsole for increased durability
Men's Hoka Challenger ATR 7
Men's Hoka Challenger ATR 7

Pros

  • Very light and comfortable
  • Maximum cushioning
  • Wide outsole for stability on uneven terrain.

Cons

  • Lugs don't have a super grip if you are going to run somewhere very muddy

In Testing

The Hoka Challenger is a very comfortable shoe overall. If you are looking for something really cushioned for both trail and on road running, don't go any further as this is the perfect shoe for that. It is a very stable shoe as it has a wide outsole for stability on uneven terrain – it has more cushioning than the previous model.

It has an extended heel pull for ankle stability and a hard-wearing zonal rubber outsole for increased durability. It is very lightweight, which is good for a short or long runs depending on what you are looking for. It's good for drier trail runs and road transitions too.


Verdict

Overall, after trying out this new version, I can say that I am very happy with this product as I'm not worried about anything when running in these shoes!


Men's Hoka Challenger 7

Men's Hoka Challenger 7
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Men's Hoka Challenger 7 Wide

Men's Hoka Challenger 7 Wide
Men's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Women's Hoka Challenger 7

Women's Hoka Challenger 7
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£130

Women's Hoka Challenger 7 Wide

Women's Hoka Challenger 7 Wide
Women's Trail Running Shoes
£130

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