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

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. 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.

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

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Light weight (4)
  • Good cushioning (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Light Weight and Cushion!!!

      By Bubba

      from ElSobrante CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cush As All Other Hoka's
      • Light Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I have worn the Stinson Tarmac, Stinson EVO, and the Conquest. The Clifton is as cush as the others with the benefit of light weight 8oz. Very breathable with the light weight mesh. May not be great for the Winter in the rain. But awesome on a hot day. I am 8 months post Achillies surgery and have tried a few different kinds of shoes during the recovery process. Just recently upped my mileage to 6-8-10 miles. I wore the Clifton's for a 2 miler to break them in. 2nd run was 10.0. No issues what so ever. I am a big guy at 6'2" 215lbs. so time will tell on how they break down. Was not an issues with the Stinson's and probably not the Conquest (Have not had the Conquest long enough to know. I am normally a Nike Vomero guy and have found the Clifton to have more stability than the Vomero. I am going to go a head and order a second pair of Cliftons. Not that $129.00 is cheap by any means, but it is in the relm of the Vomero's and a lot less than the Conquest's at $165.00. Since running in the Clifton's I doubt I will use the Conquest's to run in any more ( Maybe in the rain or wet conditions)and keep them for leisure. If you are on your feet all day... Not a bad idea to wear Hoka's. I could tell once I got out of my Achillies boot and started walking around. I felt much better at the end of the day when I wore my Hoka's then any other shoe!

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          5.0

          Great Shoes!

          By Old Guy

          from SF Bay Area, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Huge Cushion
          • Incredibly light

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Very light, massive cushion - ran an Ironman on them after 1 week, very comfortable

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            5.0

            remarkable shoe

            By Marathon Jim

            from Seattle, WA

            Pros

            • Comfort
            • Cushioning
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              This is a remarkable shoe and my new favorite for long runs. It is nearly as soft and deep as the Bondi and much lighter. The back of the sole at the heel is a bit more cut away than the Bondi, making the feel of the foot rock a bit different, but I adjusted to this easily. I find them very comfortable even though the upper is quite thin. I have put 70 miles on my pair and they seem to be holding up well. And for my taste they are significantly less ugly than other Hoka shoes. Not classy, but not embarrassing.

              If you are getting older (as I am) or you are big, these shoes should make you sing. I can't figure out how they can be so light and feel so soft.

               
              4.0

              Really like them so far

              By Shuttershocked

              from Irvine, KY

              Pros

              • Light Weight

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

                I run every other day. I really like these shoes so far very nice ride. The cushioning feels great but is a stable platform. I had the RAPA NUI 2 Tarmac and liked those but these are much lighter in weight. I just wished RRS would carry the blue version. I have had knee issues and hip issues in the past. I feel like the hoka shoes helped in my recovery and keep me from re injury.

                 
                5.0

                My best running shoe ever!

                By Jay the runner

                from maryland

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Cushy Light Flexible

                Cons

                • Longer Shoe Laces
                • Tounge Hook
                • Tounge Pull

                Best Uses

                • Long runs

                I run three 10 milers weekly, I used to run in Hoka Bondi2 that kept me injury free then I got worried when they replaced it with Bondi3 which is an utmost failure in many respects (you can read reviews on here). And then, the Clifton came out---wow. Most importantly, this shoe is flexible while being supremely cushy and springy. Bondi2 drawback was its toe box didn't flex and forced me into an awkward foot strike, it just felt cumbersome. In Clifton, your foot also gets lucked in and you feel secure and stable. Also they have added rubber in high abrasion sole areas. Perfect shoe. Just small things I would improve (and this is being extremely picky) is adding a tongue pull, making longer shoe laces and new colors.) Btw, these shoe laces don't untie with just one knot--talking about attention to details by Hoka! PS. It fits true to size.

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                5.0

                Great Shoe

                By Jeeves The Butler

                from Santa Fe/Atlanta/Naples

                Pros

                • Light Weight

                Cons

                • Picks Up Debris

                Best Uses

                • Training

                Loving this shoe! It really is incredible how a shoe with so much cushioning can be so light.
                It is quite a fast shoe too, my times compared to those in my Asics Nimbus 16's are a fair bit quicker. I was surprised to say the least!
                I've had 2 pairs of Hoka Conquests and was disappointed how quickly the cushioning on both of them collapsed. Time will tell with the Cliftons.
                My only gripe is that the soles are so soft, the shoes pickup LOTS of sand spurs and thorns on my runs. I have to take the shoes off before entering my house, or I leave a trail of thorny surprises in the carpet!
                I'll probably invest in a second pair. Good value too.

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                5.0

                New Clifton's are awesome!

                By surfnsfari

                from Ladera Ranch

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      With an injury I've only been able to walk in them so far but the new Clifton's are incredibly lightweight and the most comfortable shoe I've worn. I can see why ultra runners use them but if they are truly as light as they advertise then this shoe is revolutionary! Can't wait to run my next marathon in them. I was formerly a minimum shoe fan but these have changed the way I look at shoes.

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                      5.0

                      Best Hoka yet

                      By Joe

                      from Dallas, Texas area

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tread Wear
                      • Lightweight
                      • Max Cushioning

                      Cons

                      • loose fit

                      Best Uses

                      • Offroad
                      • Road
                      • Track

                      Very hard to imagine a shoe with this much cushion and size to be as light as it is. Truly one of the lightest shoes I have ever put on and I have literally tried dozens in the last year!

                      This shoe may not be for everyone, but those weighing in excess of 200 lbs it is a no brainer. I have had several surgeries on my right knee and one on my right foot. Any run beyond 1.5 miles would kill my joints. Not with this shoe. Great forefoot cushioning allows for those who don't run heel first the cushion they have longed for. Also, the shoe has a 4mm heel drop which allows for a more natural gait.

                      My only wish is that I could get the upper to fit a little more snug. This shoe runs a bit wide but I have a narrow foot. However, I have had no problems with slippage so far and I am strongly considering buying another pair.

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                      5.0

                      Really, really like 'em

                      By Jonnyqball

                      from South Portland, ME

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cushioning
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Widthlace Length

                      Best Uses

                      • Race day
                      • Road
                      • Up-tempo

                      So, I drank the Hoka cool aid a couple of years ago and have not looked back. I've been a big fan, and this shoe is no exception. I came upon this as I was looking for a road shoe like my old Brooks Launch - squishy-soft and light, but durable enough for my Clydesdale frame. I found them to be true to size, a little on the wide size, which in turn made me tighten them up so much that the laces became a tripping hazard. Other than that, I love the fit, finish, and feel of these "fast" shoes.

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                      5.0

                      cushioned, light shoe

                      By The New Normal

                      from Lake Charles, LA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cushionedlight Stable
                      • Good cushion
                      • Good road feel
                      • Incredibly light

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          56 year old who's been running for 44 years. Hokas have allowed me to continue running despite a multitude of injuries - something no other brand could do and I tried them all

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                          5.0

                          Walking on a cloud

                          By Coacher

                          from Houston,Tx

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Color
                          • Fit
                          • Weight

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Helps With Back Pain
                          • Standing all day
                          • Walking

                          Love them for walking. They are also great for bad knees. Very light weight.

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                          4.0

                          Great Shoe, Runs a bit larger

                          By Matt

                          from Washington, DC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Light Weight
                          • Nice Upper

                          Cons

                          • Runs large

                          Best Uses

                          • Running

                          I run ~ 30 -50 miles a week and use the clifton and bondi3. I am super-excited for the clifton, as it is the 1st shoe from Hoka that could be use for racing. The bondi is way to big and heavy. I have ~25 miles into the Clifton and besides it running a bit large it is a great shoe.

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                          4.0

                          So Far, so good

                          By Jerry

                          from Pennsylvania

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfort
                          • Fit
                          • Light
                          • Stabile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              I've run three times in these so far, about three to five miles each time. The cushioning makes for a comfortable run. These seem especially good for heavier runners, like me. Based on an online recommendation, I ordered a half size up. They fit well due to that. Despite their size, they are the lightest shoes I own, but offer good stability.

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                              5.0

                              Hoka continues to amaze

                              By Matt

                              from Middletown, R.I.

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Highly Cushioned Extrem

                              Cons

                              • Wish They Had An Extra Ey

                              Best Uses

                                Hoka's are awesome, not sure I can go back to the other brands

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                                5.0

                                HoKa got it right!

                                By Ted

                                from Dallas, TX

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      I received my shoes 2 weeks ago and have been running in them since. THis is the best shoe I have ever run in (Brooks-Asics-Saucony before). The light weight feature with the amount of cushioning is incredible. Received my copy of Runner magazine today and the Clifton was voted Editor's Choice as top running shoe. I know why.

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