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Mens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Clifton

Item #HKA124
MSRP:$129.95
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Men's HOKA ONE ONE® CLIFTON :: Take the feeling of running on grass to the concrete jungle with the new Men's Hoka One One® Clifton running shoe. Experience what's quite possibly the smoothest ride on the market with this innovative, highly cushioned shoe. Get that ultra cush Hoka feel at an almost unbelievable low weight, while counting on this line's signature Meta-Rocker geometry to give you a fantastically fluid, amazingly efficient ride. Plus, your feet will be protected from chafe and irritation thanks to the Clifton's no-sew, stripped down upper 7.9 ounces

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NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Ultra-Lightweight No Sew SpeedFrame Construction: Lightweight, 3-Layer welded support frame is designed to provide security between the foot and upper on any terrain
  • Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry: Designed to encourage a smoother ride and faster transition to the forefoot
  • Full Length HIP CMEVA Midsole: Hoka One One's proprietary midsole provides an unmatched combination of high performance cushioning with an inherently stable ride
  • Full Ground Contact Design
  • Strategic Hi-Abrasion Rubber Zones: Provide durability
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 5mm
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4.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (25)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Light weight (10)
  • Fit (6)

Cons

  • Durability (6)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Running (6)
  • Training (5)
  • Walking (4)
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5.0

The Best

By Awgie

from Australia

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Have been running over 35 years and this shoe is the best I have run in and I have run in just about every brand but the Hoka Clifton leaves all other shoes behind especially in cushioning

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        5.0

        Perfect Shoe

        By jccastaneda

        from Corpus Christi, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Cushion
        • Great Heel To Toe
        • Light Weight

        Cons

        • limited colors
        • Snug Forefoot

        Best Uses

        • For Long Runs

        I've been runner now for over 15 yrs. Nothing long just your 5 and 10k due to several knee, ankle, foot and back injuries. Recently my doctor basically told me to stop running which I wasn't happy about. My other option was reduce my pace (check) and change my shoes (check). She recommended Hoka One One due to the rocker profile and the cushioning. I have to say, she was right. These are great shoes, I used to have issues after 2 miles but with these shoes, the pain is minimal and at times completely gone. I already ordered a second pair and thinking about a 3rd (trail version).

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        5.0

        good shoes

        By hopeful ironman

        from new jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Help with my knee pain.

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              4.0

              good not as good as 1st generation

              By jim

              from NC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Better Upper

              Cons

              • Insole Not As Cushioned
              • Tongue Not Cushioned

              Best Uses

                Have 2 pairs that I alternate days running with. Insole not as good as previous but shoe upper is much better.

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                5.0

                Awesome light weight shoe

                By Steve

                from Central Illinois

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Trying out this shoe for 10+ miles fast paced runs on the roads. It is extremely light weight, awesome HOKA cushioning, feels great. Took 8 min off my 10 mile time trial route first time I tried it. I had plantar fasciitis for 3+ yrs until I switched to HOKAs. Nothing but good to say about them. They saved my running.

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                      5.0

                      buy

                      By mbx

                      from Lakeport, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Light weight yet well padded. My podiatrist really likes them, also.

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                            5.0

                            Running on clouds

                            By JasonJames

                            from Billings, MT

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Best Ever
                            • Endless
                            • Soft
                            • Supporting

                            Cons

                            • Expensivebut worth it

                            Best Uses

                            • Anything Standing
                            • Mowing lawn
                            • Running
                            • Walking

                            Hard to comment on the most fantastic pair of shoes that I have ever owned. And this is coming from someone that goes through 10-12 pair a year at least. They provide an incredible amount of cushion while still creating a solid, stable feel on my foot.

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                            5.0

                            Awesome running shoes

                            By JDub

                            from Kent, WA

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  I have bad ankles and my doctor recommended these shoes - I wish I would have found these sooner. Awesome shoes - like running on clouds and the rocker technology keep my ankles pain free. Once you buy a pair you will never buy a different pair of running shoes again!

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                                  3.0

                                  Wanted 'em to work out

                                  By TJ

                                  from Fredericksburg, VA

                                  Verified Reviewer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Life long Asics Nimbus wearer who waited to see if the reviews were consistent and not gimmicky. 6'2" 210lbs, neutral runner, 20-25 miles a week. Wore for two weeks but an old injury returned...plantar fasciitis. I was disappointed because I wanted to keep the shoes but I think the fit aggravated my old injury. For me and my running style (heel striker), it felt like the heel was too low or the mid-sole was too pronounced as it put a lot of stress on my Achilles and arch. Two weeks after the return and miles back in my Nimbus, I have less pain. I decided to return for the Asics Nimbus 17. We'll see. In the end, though, I can see where the hype comes from. It is a very unique shoe that the right folks will really like. Incredible cushioning. Good luck.

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                                        5.0

                                        My new favourite brand

                                        By AsianRunnerNJ

                                        from Millburn, NJ

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              I've worn everything from Adidas to Nike to Newe Balance to Mizuno to Brooks during my running career. During those years, I've raced from 2 miles to 26.2 and weighed between 195-280. During my heavier years, the Hoka One One Clifton has been THE HANDS DOWN BEST cushioned shoe I've ever worn. The width is a touch narrow but it eventually broke in and the tongue feels a touch flimsy but other that these shoes are great!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great shoes that are fast with super cushioning!

                                              By TRunner

                                              from Meridian, MS

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    These shoes are very comfortable and light! I run 25-30 miles per week training for races. These shoes feel very fast and have eliminated occasional knee pain. I would highly recommend this shoe for training or racing. I only have about 75 miles on them, so time will tell on durability, but so far so good!

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Very Light & Amazing Cushioning

                                                    By Kevin

                                                    from Philly

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • light
                                                    • Top Notch Cushining

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Durability
                                                    • uncomfortable tongue

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      I am 6'2, 200 lbs. I need a max cushioning shoe to protect my legs. I have used Asics Nimbus, Hoka Bondi 3, and the Hoka Cliftons. The Bondi and Cliftons have a LOT more cushioning than the Nimbus. I just wish the Cliftons were more durable and had a more comfortable tongue. Advice to Hoka, even if it makes the shoe 1 oz heavier, improve the tongue & durability.

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Best combo cushioning - weight ever

                                                      By Paul

                                                      from Houston

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Great cushioning
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Lightweight cushioning
                                                      • price

                                                      Cons

                                                      • None

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Like I am sure a lot of us around, been trying for years to find the holly grail of running shoes that would fit me best.
                                                        Just to put things in perspective: am male, 42, 6ft4, 185lbs, running 20-25miles/week, racing on everything from 5miles to half marathons (01:50), mainly roads, little trails.
                                                        Am always curious to try out new things, and have fairly sensitive joints and back, not getting any better with age, so always been looking for lightweight but good cushioning.
                                                        Below a quick summary of my quest to the perfect shoe for the past 2 years, starting from worse to best:
                                                        - Nike Zoom Elite, Aasics Nimbus, Saucony Triumph: good cushioning, but heavy and the "slippers" feeling I do not like. Aasics and Saucony on the expensive side as well (cheap side for the Nike). Would give them 2 stars
                                                        - Nike Free 5.0: best look around, extremely snug fit, super lightweight, ideal to run on trade mills, but too little cushioning for me to consider running on the road. Would give them 3 stars. Bought 2 pairs of those (as I said, great for training on trade mills). Very cheap after the discounts.
                                                        - ON Clouds Surfers: interesting technology, great cushioning, a bit on the heavy side. Quite responsive (as opposed to first category above). Very durable as well. Would give them 4 stars. Bought 2 pairs of those. Would probably go for the Cloud Surfers model if I wanted something a bit lighter. a bit on the expensive side
                                                        - Adidas Ultra Boost: one of my current running shoes. Was promised something revolutionary, ...but not really. Great cushioning, very snug fit and responsive, but on the heavy side. 4 stars. Super expensive.
                                                        - Nike Lunar Flyknit: was my best running shoes before I discovered the Hooka Clifon. Still have a pair of those: super light, super snug (almost too much, top of one of my toes rubbing against the fabrics ending up in pain), responsive and great cushioning. Was a 5 stars to me until I discovered the below. Had 3 pairs of those. Very cheap after the discounts. Lasting average at best (the cushioning effect goes away too quick to my linking).
                                                        - Clifton Hooka: bar none the best shoes I have ever run in: reasonably snug, super light, and a cushioning out of this World: the "walk on clouds" feeling. Cheap as well. I am on my 3rd pair of those.
                                                        Hope that helps. Happy miles.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        the best shoe I've ever had

                                                        By SSG McCall

                                                        from Korea

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Cant Feel The Road
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Feels Great
                                                        • Great When Going Up Hill
                                                        • Highly recommend
                                                        • Very light

                                                        Cons

                                                        • There are none

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Great For Long Distance R

                                                        The shoes are awesome. Some people have posted that there is not a lot of room in the shoe, I say that's Ludacris. I run about 50-60 miles a week and to me the Hoka one one cliftons are perfect. The shoes look heavy, but looks are deceiving. I have convinced five other Soldiers into buying the same shoes and they love them as much as I do. I have written HOKA and asked if they can make a combat boot because of the comfort of the shoe. I highly recommend this shoe to any runner or non-runner alike.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Great show except the sole

                                                        By Jamierunner

                                                        from San Diego, CA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Great cushioning
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Low Drop
                                                        • Responsive

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Durability

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Daily trainer

                                                        I'm on 3rd/4th pair of Cliftons. Have about 300 miles on each. Love the shoes except he rubber near and under the heel gets loose and peels off.....or I have to cut it off. So I have almost no rubber in the back of the shoe...just the white/foamy stuff under the black hard rubber that has peeled off. The hard rubber in the front has stayed put luckily. I continue to run on them as the cushioning is great.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        I love my Hoka s

                                                        By Mundo

                                                        from Kauai, Hawaii

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • 13 Miles Like A Breeze
                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Easy out of the box
                                                        • Great cushioning
                                                        • Light Weight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • None

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Training racing

                                                        I love my Hokas!!!!!

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Exceeded Expectations

                                                        By Half Fast Cassell

                                                        from Point Marion, PA

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • comfort
                                                        • Cushioned
                                                        • Light
                                                        • Minimal Drop

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Wide Upper

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • All Running Surfaces

                                                        I've only run in the shoes a few times but already like them a lot. The cushioning is great and the shoe is surprising light. I expected the shoes to feel slow because of the cushioning and size but it's quite the opposite as they feel just as fast as my 10k racing shoes. I have narrower feet so the upper feels a little too roomy at first but it's not so noticeable during a run. Overall, pleasantly surprised with how much I like these shoes.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Best Running shoe & company, ever!

                                                        By DipseaBlackshirt

                                                        from Mill Valley, CA.

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Cushioning

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Wear Down Faster

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Long runs

                                                        Training for Boston, long runs, recovery runs and almost temped to use them for the marathon. They are light enough and will get you to the end of super long runs, in much better shape than any other shoe I've ever worn. The next day, you feel like running again (after a super long run). My goto shoe for most of my training. I now own 5 pair, that's how much I like them!!

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                                                        • No
                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Best running shoes

                                                        By OpaSamos

                                                        from Northville, Michigan

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • A Must Shoe
                                                        • Great Support
                                                        • Light Weight -

                                                        Cons

                                                        • none

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday running

                                                        Great shoe -light weight - great for people that need a netrual shoe - or if you suffer from knee or back problems.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        best running shoe I have

                                                        By Andreas

                                                        from Fairhope, al

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Awesome cushioning
                                                        • Super Light Fast

                                                        Cons

                                                        • None so far

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Any Run

                                                        Used to run in Newtons but knees and legs started hurting around mile 9-10; read up on these and since I used these all pains are gone. Don't feel fatigued after a run >10 miles. Incredibly light shoes and I am faster than I have been

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Best Ever

                                                        By RTKactive

                                                        from Encinitas, CA

                                                        Verified Reviewer

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                                                          Cons

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                                                              I've trained on many, many different shoes over the years, but the HOKA Clifton is truly remarkable. I might even call it a breakthrough. It's startlingly lightweight, extremely protective and stable, and its rocker sole has helped me to increase my turnover pace.
                                                              I plan to use this as a racing flat in my next marathon.
                                                              I literally have not put on a shoe from another brand after running in these. Highly recommended.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Hooked on Hoka

                                                              By joebot529

                                                              from Boston , Ma

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Very Light And Cushiony

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  I am very impressed with these sneakers. I love doing my long runs in them they are very comfortable.

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Recovery/Long Run 18 mile

                                                                  By Finish2Start

                                                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Low impact

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • none

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Marathon

                                                                  I purchased two pairs one for flat surface runs and another for Mauntain trail running. Best shoe to run in while recovering from injury love them.

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Hoka is a Godsend

                                                                  By MJB Runner

                                                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Great For Feet

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      I have run with these shoes every day without problem.

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                                                                      • No
                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Good performance/cushioning mix

                                                                      By bkayne

                                                                      from Bay Area, CA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Fit

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • none

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        I've got a total of 200 miles on two pairs of these. These fit my slightly narrow 11.5 feet like a glove. The cushioning is perfect. I previously was wearing Ghost 6s for short runs and Bondi 3s for longer runs. Everything that didn't work for my feet in the Bondi 3s (fit, breathability) works perfectly in the Cliftons.

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                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Wonderful shoes

                                                                        By Tampa Runner

                                                                        from Tampa, FL

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              I can't say enough about the Hoka Cliftons. They are light, comfortable and most of all easy to run on. They eliminate almost all "impact pain" with their cushioning. They have all but eliminated a knee pain I have battled for a year. I ran a PR half marathon two weeks ago in these shoes. The best part is after the race most of the pain I use to feel is very limited and recovery time is definitely shortened.

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                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Best running shoe ever

                                                                              By JacobL

                                                                              from San Antonio, TX

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Was fighting heel spurs. The cush in this shoe is amazing. I don't notice my sore heel anymore while running. The light outer wear is great for hot weather as well. Lots of air for my feet to breath.

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                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    Hola Cliftons:Over 500 road miles run

                                                                                    By Long Run Nick

                                                                                    from Florida

                                                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Quick update: Fantastic show. Been running in them since mid November. Over 500 miles and the shoe still feels "new". I am impressed. Having run over 81,000 miles since 1976, I can't recall a shoe I have run in that works this well for me. Light weight and super cushioning. Minimal, if any, degradation in the support/ cushioning of the shoe. Amazing! I hope Hoka reps don't read this, they may want to change the formula so the she wears out quicker. Definitely 5+Stars, Who says you can't run 40-50 miles a week in your 70's?

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                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          Sweet Ride

                                                                                          By TSteed

                                                                                          from Monroe, GA

                                                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Cushioning
                                                                                          • Customizable Footbed

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                          • Durability

                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                          • Short and long runs

                                                                                          I am a 59yo male, 150lbs, long-time runner. As I aged, my preferred lightweight trainers just didn't seem to provide enough padding, and I frequently had sore knees after a long run. I decided to try these Hokas upon the advice of a friend who runs ultras. So far I am very pleased. I've used them for several 4-6 mile runs and a 12-miler, and the ride is great--like running on air, and they are light-weight too. I also like the two-part insert that permits you to customize the footbed based on arch and foot volume. I tried a couple of different configurations before I settled on the best fit. My only concern, as with any shoe over a hundred bucks, is that they hold up. My ultra friend had significant wear at his strike points...but he runs a gazillion miles a week. I plan to use them for a half-marathon next month. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a more cushioned ride.

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                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          My new long run regulars

                                                                                          By TedRodgersCPA

                                                                                          from Atlanta GA & South Carolina

                                                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Cushion
                                                                                          • Lightweight
                                                                                          • Maximalist

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                            • Long runs

                                                                                            Fantastic for long runs. I hope this model remains unchanged until I can add a third and fourth pair to my stable.

                                                                                            Unbelievably light (much lighter than the Rapa Nui 2 that I started on).

                                                                                            Soles tend to pick up a fair amount of discoloration depending on the surface (I run red tracks, blue tracks and asphalt, and it picks up the color every time)

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