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Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Women's Hoka One One Clifton

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Women's HOKA ONE ONE® CLIFTON :: Take the feeling of running on grass to the concrete jungle with the new Women'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 6.9 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

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Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Good cushioning (6)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Great fit (3)
  • Light weight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (3)
    • Running (3)
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    5.0

    So comfy!

    By Runmore

    from Pacifica

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Like Strong Marshmallows

    Cons

      Best Uses

        These are awesome for training on pavement.
        They are extremely light and springy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        shoes like no other

        By ithinkican3

        from birmingham,al

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Love these shoes- they run very large I went down an entire size

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              4.0

              great cushion and spring

              By Lisa

              from Missoula Montana

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Needs A Bit More Stabilit
                • Needs A Bit Of Stability

                Best Uses

                  put these on with my othordics and i love them so now there is cush and support as i have to prop my arches up
                  love the rocker propulsion feel and light weight
                  was looking for a replacement for some mizunos that just arent the same shoe anymore and these will definately keep me going

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                  5.0

                  Great Shoe

                  By RockyTop Runner

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Cushion

                  Cons

                  • better colors

                  Best Uses

                  • It's A Half Marathon Shoe

                  Super light weight and cushioning, this is not a 40+ week shoe for me but perfect for half marathon training. HOKA saved my running!!

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                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great shoe, but not for me.

                  By CRWC

                  from South Bay

                  Pros

                  • Awesome Cushion
                  • Great For Downhill Runs
                  • Great for long distance

                  Cons

                  • Hurts My Calves
                  • Lower Heel Drop

                  Best Uses

                  • Knee support
                  • Long distance runs

                  I run 25 to 35 miles a week. This is such a great shoe with awesome cushion for long distance runs, but the lower drop in the heel makes my lower back of my legs work harder on my runs, causing calve pain. On the positive note, the cushion provides a painfree run for my feet and minimizes knee pain. I went back to my Glycerin 12, which resulted in no calve pain, but not enough cushion for my feet for long runs. If you have issues with knee pain and don't mind the lower heel drop, I highly recommend the Hoka Clifton for your long distance runs.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Sizing runs huge, very comfortable

                  By K H

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jogging

                      These are great shoes. They're so comfortable and supportive. They're also lightweight. I did not care for Road Runner's suggestion to buy them half a size large. These are HUGE. I wear an 8.5 or 9 in regular shoes. I usually wear a 9 in running shoes. I ordered a 9. They were way too big. I sent them back for an 8.5. These are on the edge of too big, too, but I'm using them because I don't want to end up with tight toe boxes. I might try an 8 next time. I'd say these run a full size large.

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                      5.0

                      NO PAIN!

                      By Tricia

                      from San Francisco Bay Area

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Very light

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                        This shoe was recommended to me by the website, since I was having pain on the side of my foot when walking 2-3 miles a day. I was trying to increase the mileage but the pain was not going away. I thought my Nike Vomero shoes were getting worn too much and needed to be replaced. I tried the Hoka Clifton for the first time yesterday and I had absolutely no pain! Thank you, Road Runner Sports for your expertise and recommendation! They are so light and comfortable!

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                        5.0

                        Great support and gain speed!

                        By Lucia Runner!

                        from Lakewood, WA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Light Comfortable Suppo

                        Cons

                        • Laces Color

                        Best Uses

                        • Long runs

                        Great shoe with a lot of support! Light!

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                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Love Hoka!

                        By Kate

                        from Hillsdale nj

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Age 55 run approx 12 miles/ week. These shoes are light and v comfy. Great on joints and back. These are my second pair of Hoka's and Iam a big fan!

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                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Wow great shoe

                              By CTK

                              from Greenwood,MI

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comfortable and light

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    So far, I love them!

                                    By Lead foot

                                    from Sunbury, PA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Nice stability
                                    • Perfect amount of cushion

                                    Cons

                                    • Could come in more colors

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Running

                                    I had the conquests for the past year and really like them, so when it was time to get a new pair, I researched the Hokas and the Cliftons had great reviews, so I got them instead. It helped that they were cheaper too. I only ran in them twice yet, but I loved them both times. It's like having some spring in the shoe, but the best part is that my legs aren't killing me when I'm done running.

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                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    The Best Hoka Yet

                                    By Coach D

                                    from Nashville, Tn

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • lightweight and cushioned

                                    Cons

                                    • Tongue Length A Little Lo

                                    Best Uses

                                      I used to run in Brooks Ravenna, but as I began doing more marathons per year and ultramarathons, I felt like I needed more cushioning. I tried the Hoka Kailu Tarmac first. It was a good, lightweight, fairly cushioned shoe, but the toebox was a little shallow and put pressure on my second toe. Then I tried Bondi B's, but 10's felt a little heavy and clunky in the later miles of a marathon. Finally, I tried the Hoka Cliftons. LOVE. They are the perfect Hoka for me. I was worried about the toe box not being wide enough, but in a 12-miler right out of the box, it was plenty wide and I have no sore nails, no blisters. I'll update if my opinion changes, but so far, I am really happy. The only minor issue is the overly long tongue rubs a little. A note about sizing: I wear 1/2 size smaller in Hokas than other brands such as Brooks, Saucony, and Asics.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best shoe I have ever had

                                      By Robin of Sherwood Forest

                                      from Santa Rosa, CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            I have had foot surgery and have ankle problems and this is the first shoe I have worn to walk in and now jog in and occasionally run in with NO pain in years. For me it has been a miracle shoe. And now I use them to work out in the gym. It has been 4 months since I bought them and I have not a negative word to say (I exercise 5-6 days a week).I have started to wear a new pair I bought for day use. My feet, ankles and back feel good--what a great way to start the new year! (And I am 60+ years young.)

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                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great Running Clouds

                                            By Mimi90024

                                            from Los Angeles

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Confortable
                                            • Cushioning
                                            • Supportive

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                I love these shoes- they are awesome!

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                                                • No
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                What a Ride!

                                                By Tallulah

                                                from Lake Charles, LA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Cushioned ride
                                                • Easy On The Kness
                                                • Great Color
                                                • Super lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Different Feel At First

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Longer Runs Are Better

                                                Kept my eye on and asked a lot of questions about these shoes for quite some time before buying. I wasted precious time because these are wonderful shoes to run in and walk in. The longer distances have become more fun because I have better energy and my knees don't ache anymore. Will definitely buy another pair.

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                                                • No
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Great cushioning for aching legs & feet!

                                                By wideload

                                                from Bridgewater, VA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      This is my 5th purchase of the Hoka Clifton since the summer. I fell in love after my first run in them and snatched up several pairs before they changed the style or something... Great straight out of the box but they are not durable wearing out very quickly. I am already on my third pair! None the less, they are a good alternate between my asics nimbus and nike's. I am a distance runner - about 80 miles/wk.

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                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Still new, but loving them!

                                                      By Hotmomma

                                                      from Washington State

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Great Color
                                                      • LACES STAY TIED
                                                      • True to size

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Obviously, Hoka's are comfortable, but they are great from the very first step. Super lightweight even though they look chunky. Seemed like I had less leg fatigue. Love them!

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • Yes
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          My third pair

                                                          By Barb the run-walker

                                                          from Florida

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Cushioning And Weight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Street running

                                                            I have had 2 broken bones in my feet. The Cliftons are keeping me running.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            Good shoe, not for me

                                                            By running mom

                                                            from Hawaii

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Good Looking
                                                            • Lightweight

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Road Running Walking

                                                              These shoes work best for runners who like to roll forward and toe off. I run faster and more efficiently with a midfoot strike, heel drop sort of style. I liked these when I rolled forward, but this technique caused me low back pain. I actually love the look of these-nice color (orange), simple but cool graphics, make my ankles look skinny (: If you don't have foot issues these fit neutral and comfortably, I have issues with my L foot and even with various insoles these did not work for me. Many people will love these, I am gong back to my Newtons and Topos.

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                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Pleasant surprise!

                                                              By Running in NH

                                                              from Southern NH

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Great cushioning
                                                              • Less Foot Leg Fatique
                                                              • Super Light

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Can Race In These
                                                                • Road running
                                                                • Treadmill

                                                                Feet: long, med width, long toes. Not much 'padding'.
                                                                Other info: I'm five foot six, 126 pounds. Upper mid-foot strike. Prefer to run in racing/training sneaks for roads, treadmill.

                                                                Prior to 2011, ran in the Nike Free a lot. After pregnancy, lost volume (not having much to begin with!) in the foot. Now needed a tad more support/cushioning.

                                                                Since 2012: I use the Kinvara for 5K-5mile distance/track workouts; Adidas Boston or Adidas Tempo for all the rest. Can no longer wear any of the Adidas. Even tried the Supernova Glide 6 but the position of the stripes put pressure on a bone spur I have (near posterior tibial tendon). I got foot fatigue for runs over 14 miles in the Adidas. Time for a replacement!

                                                                I decided to try the Hoka's after some running friends of mine were raving about them.
                                                                I was still a bit skeptical. However, the Hoka Clifton has surprised me. It feels a bit roomy when I first put on, but has not been an issue. It is one of the few shoes that do not bother my bone spur. Nor do I get sore toenails either. I always felt I needed a racing shoe for shorter distance training/racing on the roads, but found I can run all my runs in this shoe, including 5K racing (not on a track though). No more foot fatigue on the longer runs.

                                                                So yes, I have now become a convert and just ordered two more pairs!

                                                                Hopefully this review helps and I provided enough detail.

                                                                Note:
                                                                I am not sure how this shoe will be for running in the winter time on roads (when yak traks not necessary but may encounter unexpected slippery conditions), so cannot comment on this.

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                What a wonderful shoe

                                                                By Runner Gal

                                                                from Chattanooga, TN

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Pain Free Long Runs

                                                                Cons

                                                                • The Soles Wear Quickly

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Road running

                                                                They have improved the life of the soles over the Bondi 2, but they still wear down too fast. Other than that, there's not a shoe out there that is as shock-absorbing and feather light!

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Extremely light

                                                                By Hilary

                                                                from Houston, TX

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Light But Cushioned
                                                                • Light But Still Exception

                                                                Cons

                                                                • basic model
                                                                • No Extra Lace Holes

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  This is presented as a basic light model and the price reflects that. There are no extra lace holes at the top of the shoe but still a nice fit. This is the lightest shoe I've ever worn but no negative effects so far. Probably wouldn't use them for a long run but work nicely for speed work.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Best running shoe, ever!

                                                                  By Terri

                                                                  from Prescott, AZ

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Cushion Ride
                                                                  • Featherweight
                                                                  • Mesh Upper Breathes Well
                                                                  • Secure fit
                                                                  • Stable

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Lets In Some Grit
                                                                  • Wears Quickly On Trails

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Road
                                                                  • Trail

                                                                  Even though the Cliftons are marketed as a road shoe, I mostly use mine on the trails. I absolutely LOVE this shoe. I've tried Hokas before (Bondi) and they did not work for me, the Cliftons are amazing. I have had PF for over a year now, and while I am not sure the shoes are specifically helping it to improve, they definitely are making it less painful to run. And it has been improving since I've switched to these exclusively. (I am also doing other things like stretches, night splits, etc.) These shoes are incredibly light. While they do not have a rock plate for trail running, the amount of cushioning means that I have not had any issues with feeling rocks, even on my most technical, rocky trails. My foot stays securely in place in these, even when the trail footing is uneven. They breathe really well, which is nice for hot temps. They do let in more small grit than my previous trail shoes (I think through the tongue area) even when I am wearing gaiters, but I am working on a solution to that. (Attaching my gaiter closer to the toe, so the tongue area is fully covered.) The pros *far* outweigh cons. I am on my second pair and planning to order a 3rd pair soon. (Ultra runner, so I put 100s of miles on shoes in just a few weeks.) Hoka is planning to come out with a trail version of this shoe in March 2015, so that may address some of the trail-specific cons. I should add that the wear I am seeing is on the softer sections of the shoe sole as this road shoe has only a partial high-abrasion outsole. That said, there is SO much sole material, I am not sure it will be an issue any sooner than my typical replacement schedule (~400 miles) for shoes. The high abrasion section appears to wear at a normal rate.

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                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Great Shoe

                                                                  By Deb the Runner

                                                                  from Bennington Vermont

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Extremely comfortable
                                                                  • Great Fit
                                                                  • Light Weight
                                                                  • No break-in

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Road Running Mid To Long

                                                                    Great fit right out of the box. I went out for a 3 mile run to test drive them and went for 6 miles without any problems. I am a 20+ year runner who rarely deviates for ASICS. I am now a convert to HOKA!

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No
                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Just ordered another pair of these

                                                                    By Runner

                                                                    from Vass NC

                                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Comfortable
                                                                    • Great For Mortons Neuroma
                                                                    • Great For Plantar Facitis
                                                                    • Lightweight
                                                                    • Lightweight comfortable
                                                                    • No break in period

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Well after two years of searching I have finally found a shoe that I can run in with my Morton's Neuroma. I needed a shoe that helped my plantar faciitis also, but that was managable with orthotics and taping. Finding a shoe that helps Morton Neuroma was near impossible. I have literally tried at least 15 pairs of shoes in hopes of finding something that would enable me to keep running. EUREKA!!! These shoes are a wonder. Upon putting them on my feet thanked me and my neuroma was quieted. I can now run 8 or 9 miles a day without pain. I hope everyone that suffers from this will read this and order these shoes as they are truly a lifesaver. The wonderful other pluses are that they are comfortable all the way around, take no break in period and are light as a feather. I think people might think they look orthopedic in a way, but they don't and I have never had a comment on them except that people love them...just not as much as I do!!!!! Thanks Hoka

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                                                                        4.0

                                                                        Like running on pillows

                                                                        By Chicarunner

                                                                        from Washington, DC

                                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Lightweight
                                                                        • Lots Of Cushion All Over
                                                                        • Wide toe box

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Sole wears down quickly

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          I love the fit and feel of these shoes. This is the first pair of Hokas that I have been able to run in; the conquest was just too stiff, felt like I was running with bricks on my feet. The Clifton is super comfortable adn light. However, I noticed that the tread on the bottom is wearing VERY quickly. The bottoms of the shoes do not have the rubber tread all over; there is a lot of it that is the soft white foam material. I was running on a shoulder of a road and there was some dirt and grit and I slipped and fell. So, almost no traction on the bottom. I am going to try the Stinson ATR and cross my fingers.

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                                                                          • No
                                                                           
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          Hooka One One - my new go-to brand

                                                                          By M the OT

                                                                          from Chapin, SC

                                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Cushioned step
                                                                          • Foot forming
                                                                          • Good Added Height
                                                                          • Light Weight

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Limited Styles
                                                                          • No half sizes
                                                                          • Tongue Refixing Wwear

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Everyday
                                                                          • Prolonged Standing
                                                                          • Walking

                                                                          I'm very happy with my Clifton -- so lightweight and cushiony. I typically wear a size 5.5, but the 6 fit fairly well. I like showing off my unique shoe at work because no one knows of this brand. I am an occupational therapist so I'm on my feet almost all day and my feet don't feel as tired as with my other shoes.

                                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                                          • No
                                                                           
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          LOVE - LOVE - LOVE

                                                                          By Alicia wanna be runner

                                                                          from Hartsville, SC

                                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Comfort
                                                                          • Cushion
                                                                          • True to size

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Need arch supports
                                                                          • Support

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Running short and long distances - these shoes are great.. Only downside is that my arches hurt after each run. I have normal arches so I think it's the inserts in the shoes. This is my second pair of Hoka's and I didn't have issues with my first pair.

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                                                                            • No
                                                                             
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            It's what I was hoping for.

                                                                            By marathon runner mom

                                                                            from Watauga, TX

                                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                                            Pros

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                • Running
                                                                                • Walking

                                                                                Has lots of cushion and they are very light. Just wish the shoe was a little bit wider, otherwise I love this shoe. Would buy it again.

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                                                                                • No
                                                                                 
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                Clifton -Two Thumbs Up!

                                                                                By Karen in Pennsylvania

                                                                                from Orwigsburg, PA

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      I have the Hoka Stinson ATR and I love them. The Clifton is just as good, but much lighter and feels like a little less cushion up front, but still a great shoe with comfort and cushion. My first day out I did 7.5 miles and felt great with my new Clifton's.

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                                                                                      • No

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