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Mens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Clifton

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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 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.

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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 (23)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Light weight (9)
  • Fit (6)

Cons

  • Durability (5)

Best Uses

  • Distance / endurance (6)
  • Running (5)
  • Training (5)
  • Walking (3)
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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!!!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
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!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • 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

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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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            • No
             
            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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            • No
             
            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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                        • No
                         
                        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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                                    • No
                                     
                                    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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                                    • No
                                     
                                    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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                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Other shoes obsolete

                                      By Jjnsn

                                      from Central Florida

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Best Trainingdistance

                                      Cons

                                      • Insole Can Slide

                                      Best Uses

                                        Has made all my other distance training and race shoes obsolete. Have 4 pair.

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                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good shoe, but narrow

                                        By Mark

                                        from Newburgh, IN

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              This is really good shoe with a major drawback though....it's too narrow. I've had to really loosen the laces to keep my foot from going numb. However, the cushioning is outstanding! Wish Hoka would make their shoes wider. Plus, it be nice if they'd add a more padded tongue.

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                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Awesome Shoe!

                                              By No Podium but lots of Bling!

                                              from Atlanta, GA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fun Color
                                              • Great cushioning
                                              • Light Weight
                                              • True to size

                                              Cons

                                              • Tongue Needs Work

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Running

                                              Love this product at a 6'2", 200 lb guy.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Best new shoe I have ever worn

                                              By Erickluvs2run

                                              from Brandon, FL

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Cushioning
                                              • For Neutral Runner
                                              • Light
                                              • Nice support
                                              • Pillows for your feet
                                              • Ready out of the box

                                              Cons

                                              • Laces

                                              Best Uses

                                              • 5k Or More
                                              • Ran 10 Mile Race In Them
                                              • Training

                                              10 miles or more training runs
                                              have ran a 10 mile race and a 5k in them,
                                              Going to run a Marathon in them

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                                              • No
                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Good only bad thing is too narrow

                                              By Chico Guerreiro

                                              from Salvador-Bahia-BRASIL

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Light

                                              Cons

                                              • Narrow Outsole Fragile

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Races

                                              Very good but the is very narrow. The Huaka for example the widht is better. Another problem I cannnot use in running on roads many days of weeks because the outsole is not durable so I use only in races.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Hoka Clifton running shoe

                                              By Chacho

                                              from Mount Vernon WA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fast service
                                              • Great Cushion Support
                                              • Solved My Injury Problem

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Ran With Them In Nyc Mara
                                                • Training For Marathon

                                                Great shoes, amazing service.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Not Perfect

                                                By Hawkeye

                                                from Florida

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      I am a 72 yr. old male, medium build. I use the shoe for walking, treadmill, elliptical machines, etc. I no longer run.

                                                      I started with the Bondi S2 because of Hoka's rep for cushioning. I like them very much.

                                                      Recently I bought the Clifton and notice 2 differences: The Clifton is considerably lighter. I like that. The Bondi toe box is more roomy. I have a thumb width of space in front of my big toe in both shoes, but my toes are a little cramped in the Clifton.

                                                      The Clifton is more like a mainstream brand and remind me of my Nike Pegasus'. If you like the chunky, substantial feel of Hokas, you may want to avoid the Clifton.

                                                      I like both Hokas but the Clifton with the Bondi toe box would be a near-perfect shoe.

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                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      I love these shoes!

                                                      By GS

                                                      from Stephenville, TX

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Light Weight
                                                      • Plenty of cushion

                                                      Cons

                                                      • They Look A Little Clunky

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • All Distances
                                                      • Great Training Shoe

                                                      This shoe has an enormous amount of cushioning with minimal weight. I'm about to turn 50 and weigh 150 lbs. I run 2 - 3 marathons a year with shorter races mixed in during the year. These shoes have really made a difference in joint pain. I was running in Brooks PureFlow and PureConnect prior to running in the Hokas. I'm now on my second pair and rotate them between runs. Some of my fellow runners call them my "old man" shoes, but looks aren't everything!

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      So good, I bought a pair for my daughter

                                                      By Roch

                                                      from Mebane, NC

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            I have a little plantar fascia problem but I think I caught it on the early side. Plenty of stretching and the Clifton's are helping. I run 5k, 8k and 10k. I run about 12 miles per week. I liked them so much I bought a pair for my daughter. She has some knee problems so I think this will help. They're comfortable right out of the box. We ran a 10k on Thanksgiving and we both agreed they were great. My legs felt fine the next day.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • Yes
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            The good, the bad and the ugly

                                                            By BigRunner

                                                            from Findlay, OH

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Comfort
                                                            • Cushioned
                                                            • Fit
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Ride

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Durability
                                                            • Styling
                                                            • Tongue

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              I am a heavy runner at roughly 6 feet tall and 200 pounds who has experienced some knee pain while training for and running a half marathon. I have several full and half marathons under my belt, but those all took place about 30 pounds ago, so running in less cushioned shoes ended in a good deal of pain. I took a few weeks off after the race and went back to RR to look for something more protective, but with the caveat of still wanting something light.

                                                              I tried several different shoes and ultimately landed on the Clifton for several reasons.

                                                              1. The shoe is tremendously cushioned and has a great feel as you move through your stride. The foot sits down into the shoe a bit, so the very large outsole is a bit deceiving. Despite all the protection in the shoe I find myself actually being more encouraged to achieve a midfoot to forefoot strike as opposed to heel striking.

                                                              2. The weight is otherworldly...in a good way. Given the level of cushioning and protection it mind blowing to pick them up. It seriously feels as though you are picking up a pair of socks.

                                                              3. The fit takes a little getting used to, but ultimately is great. The toe box has the potential to be on the tight side, and I've found that putting my full weight on my foot when lacing them up is best to let my toes spread naturally without the shoe being too loose.

                                                              That said, there are a couple of notable negatives that keep this shoe from being a perfect 5 stars.

                                                              1. The tongue of the shoe is very thin and stays out of the way, but this does come at the cost of some protection from the laces. Look out for hot spots if you tie your shoes up tightly. The top of the tongue also tends to bunch up quite a bit.

                                                              2. I question the durability of the sole. After only a few runs I am already noticing wear marks. There is almost no rubber on the bottom of the shoe which does help a lot with the weight, but comes at a price.

                                                              3. The styling is ugly. There is no way around it, the shoe looks terrible. Ultimately the tremendous feel and fit more than compensates, but better design would go a long way.

                                                              Ultimately this is a tremendous shoe, but there are a couple of minor things that need tweaking to be absolutely perfect. Regardless of the small tweaks needed, this is absolutely a shoe that should be considered for anybody who wants cushion without sacrificing speed.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Great, light, shock absorbing shoe

                                                              By Cal

                                                              from Rhode Island

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    I was nervous about switching brands of shoes to some new brand-I'm brand loyal. I have a need for increased cushioning as I am in my late 50's and have been running since 1973. This shoe is comfortable, stable, light, responsive and cushioned extremely well. I've only had them for about 2 weeks but they required zero 'getting used to days.'. I now run low mileages at about 25-35 miles per week.

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                                                                    • No
                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Hoka Clifton

                                                                    By cdm

                                                                    from Missouri

                                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                                    Pros

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          I am a huge fan of Hoka! Without the superior cushioning that most models have, I may not even be running anymore due to my knee problems. Hoka's have kept me in the game! I do like trying all Hoka models to see which ones are best for me. I recently bought and ran in the Clifton. There is a lot less shoe with the Clifton compared to other models. Obviously this makes the shoe weigh less and there is also a price drop as well. I feel this is a high quality shoe for an efficient and light runner that does not need the heavy cushioning like in the Bondi 3. I do believe this shoe would be a excellent speed work or race shoe for many runners, just not for me for the long haul.

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                                                                          5.0

                                                                          The Best

                                                                          By Bryan

                                                                          from Crofton, MD

                                                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                These are easily my new favorite shoes. I have already broken them in and PR'd a marathon. I am a very loyal Hoka customer and have worn several types. These are extremely lightweight even for Hokas. I aim to get a new PR in the same pair in a few weeks. This pair will eventually be replaced with a new pair of Clifton's. Love this shoe.

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                                                                                5.0

                                                                                great shoe

                                                                                By Mr Rick

                                                                                from North Texas

                                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                  Cons

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                                                                                      I have had these shoe's a week, run five miles every day, great fit, has room for my insole's, with know problem. If looking for a new shoe for body changing this is the shoe for you

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