Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 £100
We’ve liked previous versions of the Challenger ATR because it’s a trail-worthy version of the excellent, lightweight and speedy Clifton road shoe. Our only gripe with those earlier models was a rather-too-snug forefoot. For version 3, testers reported that the toebox felt roomy. It’s one of the few tweaks Hoka has made to the shoe, thankfully opting to leave much else as it was. The midsole and outsole are nearly identical to earlier versions, though the lugs in the middle of the forefoot have been spaced out, which means it will be easier to shed mud. The upper is breathable yet more durable, thanks to 3D-printed overlays that help hold the foot steady on uneven terrain and fend off trail-side sticks and debris.