Available January 2018 – MSRP $110.00
Much like the Napali and the Clifton 3, the upcoming Napali ATR is highly reminiscent of the Challenger ATR 3. In fact, the primary differences between the new Napali ATR and the Challenger ATR 3 are a refurbished upper and a $20.00 lower starting price point.
The midsole and outsole of the Napali ATR are identical to the Challenger ATR 3, so the underfoot feel should be the same. A soft EVA midsole will deliver ample cushioning while the early stage Meta-rocker geometry should give it a smooth ride. 4 mm lugs on the outsole provide traction for variable surfaces including the roads.
The primary difference between the Napali and the Challenger ATR 3 is the completely reformatted upper. A more minimal overlay design should increase breathability and the flexibility of the fit, but unlike the Challenger ATR 3, the Napali ATR does not include a heel loop.
Because of the differences in the uppers, the men’s Napali ATR is 0.5 ounces lighter than the Challenger ATR 3, and the women’s is 0.8 ounces lighter.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 31 mm heel, 26 mm forefoot, 5 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 9.0 oz (men’s size 9), 7.7 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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