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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

(based on 85 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (24)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Light weight (9)
  • Fit (6)

Cons

  • Durability (6)

Best Uses

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

        Pros

          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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                  • 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!!

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                  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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                  • No
                   
                  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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                            • 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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                            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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                                  • No
                                   
                                  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

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                                                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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                                                      • 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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                                                        4.0

                                                        Good shoe, but narrow

                                                        By Mark

                                                        from Newburgh, IN

                                                        Verified Buyer

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                                                          Cons

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                                                              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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                                                              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.

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                                                              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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                                                              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.

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                                                              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.

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                4.0

                                                                Not Perfect

                                                                By Hawkeye

                                                                from Florida

                                                                Verified Reviewer

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                                                                  Cons

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                                                                      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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                                                                      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!

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                                                                      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.

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                                                                            • Yes

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