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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

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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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4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (22)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Light weight (7)
  • Good support (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (10)
  • Walking (6)
  • Road running (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (81), Yes (3)

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4.0

So cozy and fast! But a bit snug...

By The Wishful Tortoise

from Perrysburg, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Light
  • Ultimate Cushion

Cons

  • Snug toe box

Best Uses

  • Distance
  • Recovery
  • Trail Runs

I normally wear Newtons (Distance U, Fate) and was looking for something with some cushion to balance out the wear and tear on my feet. These are so comfy that I wore them around my house as slippers the first day. I ran a few times in them and noticed my pace was considerably faster! It's like your bouncing, not running! Sadly, I also noticed that they were mighty snug in the toe box (insert sad face). I am waiting to see if a size up is better. I usually wear a 7 1/2 in any running shoe, but sized down in these according to other runners' reviews. I'm going back to the 7 1/2 and praying that might do the trick. Also, the shoe looks a bit awkward out of the box in that it isn't sleek and minimal. However, it grows on you. Don't be fooled by the look- it's light and wears like a minimal shoe! I would've given them 5 stars if not for the narrow toe box.

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5.0

1/2 size down for Hoka One One

By coloradomama

from Colorado Springs

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Super Cushioning, and love the gait. I had to send back for a 1/2 size smaller after a few runs. They have me thinking Im converting from brooks, which makes me a little sad because Brooks has been my go to brand for so many years. If you want a super cushoney ride and light shoe, look no further.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Great for flat feet

        By New runner Ohio

        from Youngstown, Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Running
        • Walking

        The Hoka One One Clifton is hands down the best running shoe I've ever worn. I have always end walked, but wanted to get into running. I have flat feet and bunions. I also had a surgery go bad and ended up with a pin in one foot. All that being said I had no foot pain at all in any of my workouts. The Clifton has the right amount of cushion and stability. They are also super lightweight, which makes your overall run smoother. I will continue to purchase this shoe!!

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        • No
         
        5.0

        good shoes great company

        By francie

        from san diego, ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lots of cushioning
        • So comfortable

        Cons

        • Looks A Bit Orthopedic

        Best Uses

          great service you can't beat roadrunners guarantee, why would you buy anywhere else?

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Great cusioning!

          By 40-ish and fit

          from Colorado

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Foot Felt Stable In Shoe
          • Great cushioning

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I still love my Gel Kayanos, but these shoes offer me the next level of cushioning that I need to continue running. Definitely the most cushioned shoe I have run in. I felt like I was running on a cloud.

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              5.0

              #1

              By Kar

              from West Des Moines, Iowa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    3rd pair and don't plan on trying any other shoes in the furture. Perfect for long runs!

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    PERFECT!!!

                    By Julie the Jogger

                    from PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cushion Fit Comfort

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Running
                    • Walking

                    Running on clouds. I have knee problems (patella femoral syndrome) and foot problems (plantar faciitis) and I can run again!!! The HOKA Clifton's have made it possible.

                    Please don't discontinue!!!

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                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great show

                    By Carrie

                    from Elgin, IL

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          I just recently started using the Clifton and I love that it is so light and has incredible cushion. I am using them for all my long runs and is much easier on my ankles and knees. Only problem is if you have a wear pattern the tread wears, VERY, VERY quickly. After only 1 run of 1 miles I see tread wear.

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                          5.0

                          Unbelievably light yet substantial!

                          By Bette

                          from Western Mass

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Humbles Rough Terrain

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Dirt Roads Trails

                            Will purchase a second pair soon.

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            lives up to the reviews

                            By D2greenwave

                            from Maryland- Washington DC suburbs

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Feels fast
                            • Great Support
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Anytime Walking
                              • Fast Walking
                              • Running

                              read reviews and liked the sound of these shoes.
                              loved the name and Maori meaning of them
                              "feel like I am flying" or something to that effect
                              and they do live up to the reviews
                              thus far as have not had them for long
                              really pleased with the shoes
                              just hope they continue to feel as great
                              down the road- so to speak

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                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              1/2 size down for HOKA

                              By Amy0707

                              from Medina, Ohio

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Color
                              • Cushioning
                              • Weight

                              Cons

                              • Laces too long
                              • Tongue Is Short And Cours
                              • width too narrow

                              Best Uses

                              • Distance running

                              I wore these for one run. It was 20 miles. the width is a bit narrow and the shoe is long. I had to size down from my normal size 9 running shoes to an 8.5. It has awesome cushion, but the tongue is very short and course/rough and rubs me raw. I have to use pre-wrap and tape to wear them. Not sure if I can keep them.

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                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Clifton

                              By Marcia

                              from Katy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Running On Air
                              • So Comfotable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Long distance

                                The best pair of running shoes I've worn
                                Comfortable out of the box

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                                5.0

                                Best shoes ever

                                By Kar

                                from West Des Moines, Iowa

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      This is by far the best running shoe I've ever owned. Even though I run through them faster, it is worth it. I don't get any strains nor pains.

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                                      5.0

                                      Really like this shoe

                                      By Nurse/runner

                                      from northern Indiana

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • comfortable cushiony

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          These are very light and cushioned well. I had no issues with them on a treadmill or outside. I wear an 11A in most shoes...I got the 10 1/2 in these and the length is perfect. They do run a little narrow...they fit my narrow feet fairly well compared to regular width shoes that my feet slide back and forth in.
                                          I'll definitely get another pair. I can't decide if I like these or my Brooks Glycerin more.

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                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          cushy!

                                          By cnoz

                                          from San Marcos, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Wear Out Fast

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Asphalt Runs

                                            I am a long distance runner for 36 years now. I took these out of the box to run a half marathon. I was worried about this, but the Clifton's were amazingly comfortable the entire way. Normally, I run both trail and asphalt during 7 to 8 miles training runs. I manage with them on the trails, but are the best on the streets. Very cushy! I have mild knee oa and a neuroma, but with these shoes, no pain. They do wear out quickly, but all Hoka's that I have tried do with high mileage running.

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                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Heavenly Cushioning

                                            By KP

                                            from West Sacramento, CA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Light as air
                                            • Mega-cushioning

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Long distance

                                              I've been running in Cliftons since the fall, and tried to go back to the Asics Nimbus (which was once the pinnacle of cushioning!). I simply can't see any drawback to running in these shoes. They have taken away my knee pain and Achilles pain, and allow me to run long distances without significant fatigue. These shoes are not a fad - they are the real deal!

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                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              excellent shoe

                                              By Fitness is fun

                                              from Fargo, ND

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Cushion
                                              • Protection

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  I am probably one of the most injury prone runners in the world. I don't know why. I look like a runner but my body can not handle running. I had 4 metatarsal stress fractures within 2 1/2 years. Every time I would regularly start running again, I would have no warning...snap, a broken bone! I started searching online for the most cushioned shoes I could find. I came upon HOKA, made the purchase and I have been so happy! My last stress fracture was last June and I have been wearing HOKA shoes on my feet all day everyday since I started healing. I've been running regularly once again and everything is going well for a change! If you are injury prone you should definitely try these shoes! The only other shoes that compare cushion-wise are Brooks Transcend, and I have tried so many shoes by Asics and Brooks. Those are much heavier than the Hoka Clifton. In my opinion the Hoka Clifton is a great shoe and it can be a game changer for the injury prone runner! I will be running the Boston Marathon with these shoes on my feet!

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                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Super light and comfy

                                                  By Sue

                                                  from Vermont

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Comfortable
                                                  • Fit true to size
                                                  • Light Weight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Tongue Is Flimsy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    These shoes were all they promised in terms of lightweight, stability and comfort. The fit was perfect which is a first for me. The only issue with these shoes is that the tongue is just one layer of fabric and now that I have some miles on them, it does not lie flat. It curls up and rubs on the top of my feet which is very irritating. These would be the perfect shoes if it was not for that

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Foot Pain gone!

                                                    By Buttercup Runs

                                                    from Missiouri, USA

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          It's only been about 2 weeks, but my right foot arch and calf muscle cramping went away after 3 days (2 runs and a weight training class). I have been having this pain for 5 months with many attempts to fix it (other new shoes, 1 month off running, chiropractor, massage). So far, my foot is feeling better every day! I hope this continues.

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                                                          • No
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Hoka Clifton

                                                          By KJK

                                                          from Salt Lake City, Utah

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Love how they take away most of the knee pain and make the runs so much more comfortable for longer distances. They make me feel like a young runner again! Your service and fast delivery are always the best! Thanks a million!

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Wow!

                                                                By Hoka Runner

                                                                from Southern Cali

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Faster Recovery
                                                                • Great On Joints
                                                                • Smooth ride
                                                                • Very light

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Runs big

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Great Road Shoe

                                                                Loved my stinson trail hokas so I thought I'd give a road hoka a shot. Wow, glad I did! Loved them out of the box!! Beware they run about 1/2 size too big- had to return my 11 for a 10.5. These fit perfect!!!

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Love this shoe

                                                                By Runninggirl

                                                                from Simi Valley CA

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Great Support
                                                                • Light as a feather

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Tongue Is Very Thin

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Running

                                                                Had to switch from Asics Nimbus 15 to this shoe and I'm glad I did. I've had plantar faciatis in my right foot for about a year. These shoes actually helped a lot. I have a very high arch and this shoe conforms to the shape of my foot. I'm not suffering anymore. I do have to really tie the shoes tight because the tongue is very thin.

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Believe the hype!

                                                                By Lkunk

                                                                from Central jersey

                                                                Pros

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      I fully expected to return these. They look a little funny ( although my husband said they really don't look that clunky and they are certainly more streamlined than other homes!) and that thin little tongue just looked weird. Well what a pleasant surprise! I bought them because I'm doing my first marathon in 6 weeks and my right foot has been killing me i some of my older shoes. I know that my Kinvaras will not protect me at that distance. Well these will- I ran 16 miles today right out of the box- no breakin time needed. My foot didn't hurt at all-amazing and I'm definitely a Hoka believer now!

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                                                                      • No
                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Bouncy Clouds!

                                                                      By JennM

                                                                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Cushion

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Toe Box

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Running

                                                                      I've run 3 to 6 mile runs in them so far. They rebound really well. It feels like it springs you into your next step almost. Tons of great cushion. I've even done some trail running in them. It does feel a tiny bit different on the trail. At first I noticed the thickness of the soles on the uneven terrain, but I guess my brain/legs readjusted quickly because by the end of the 3.5 mile run, I didn't notice it anymore.

                                                                      It could be my imagination, but I feel like my legs recovered more quickly from my runs, or maybe that my legs didn't fatigue as much in the first place.

                                                                      Also, they don't look nearly as orthopedic as I'd anticipated. They look pretty normal, really.

                                                                      The toebox is somewhat narrow as other reviewers have pointed out. I don't personally have a problem with it because I have VERY narrow feet, but I could see it bothering someone with wider feet. The rest of the shoe is cut normally, though. The shoes come with two sets of insoles so you can choose which ones you like, or double them up as they suggest for narrow/low-volume feet.

                                                                      RRS recommends going up 1/2 size, but I found that I had to go down 1/2 size from normal. So when RRS recommends going up 1/2 size, I normally know to buy a size 9. But I needed a size 8.5 in these. I like to use SHOEFITR to get a true size. They compare the shoes you already have to the shoes you want and tell you how they'll fit. Every time I use it, it's correct. I don't know how they do it so accurately. Great tool!

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Running on Air

                                                                      By Kristen Belle

                                                                      from NJ

                                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Comfortable fit
                                                                      • Cushioning
                                                                      • Support

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • Distance
                                                                        • Training

                                                                        After getting fitted at RR Paramus (and learning I have the highest arches ever), I've been looking for shoes with a ton of arch support. The Cliftons did NOT disappoint. I was nervous about fit, since many purchasers said the toebox was smaller. I'm typically an 8.5, and I get a 9 in running shoes. The 9s fit perfectly. Plenty of room for my toes, and the foot itself is snug. I may replace the laces at some point- they're somewhat slim and loose. Still, I normally run a steady 11 m/m pace, and when I went out last week I sprinted off at a 9 without realizing it. Looking forward to loving these shoes for a long time.

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                                                                        5.0

                                                                        I would buy this product again and again

                                                                        By NANO

                                                                        from Maryville, TN

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Been Running For 36 Years
                                                                        • Best ever had
                                                                        • For 36 Years
                                                                        • Love this shoe
                                                                        • Love This Shoe Been Run

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            This shoe is making running more comfortable and pain free from impact on hard surfaces and down hills.

                                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                                            • No
                                                                             
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            Best Shoe Ever!

                                                                            By One Mom Runs

                                                                            from Fayetteville, NC

                                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Cushion
                                                                            • Laces Don't Come Untied
                                                                            • Lightweight

                                                                            Cons

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                              • Everyday Trainer
                                                                              • Long run
                                                                              • Marathons
                                                                              • Ultras

                                                                              Avid Marathoner
                                                                              Lots of cushioning but runs like a performance shoe.
                                                                              This shoe improved my turnover

                                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                                              • Yes
                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Anybody could run in these

                                                                              By Gia

                                                                              from Montrose CO

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • breathable
                                                                              • Can Be Worn Barefoot
                                                                              • Cushion
                                                                              • Feather light
                                                                              • Impact Absorbing
                                                                              • Joint protection

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Look Like A Spaz
                                                                              • No Speed Laces

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                              • Distance running
                                                                              • Training
                                                                              • Triathlon

                                                                              Bought this for running and I love them. I'm a female triathlete. Mostly Sprint & Olympic but planning my first 70.3 this season. I run half marathons for fun. I run randomly. Sometimes 2 miles, sometimes 5 or 10. Depends. (I didn't say I win any of the above events lol) I'm 41, not overweight, very muscular, inconsistent body mechanics depending on fatigue, so joint issues and injuries can arise if I'm not careful. Normal feet, no structural issues. Size 8, bought my size and it fit perfectly. Ironman friend told me these were "life changing" which I couldn't resist. I'm a total gear nerd. These are interesting. Not what I expected. Super light, nice cushion. Not too squishy. I could run on sidewalk for 13 miles in these with no problem. The cushion feels concentrated under metatarsal, ideal for a mid foot striker (which I am) but I tried heel striking and it was fine. In longer distances my form falls apart toward the end, I start off like a Giselle and finish like an Elephant. I was curious if that would be an issue. You get a subtle roll off from the mid foot with the slight rocker panel but it's not forced like the Newtons. Even better when barefoot. The toes spread out and have tons of room. From the heel it seems a little more work for the calves and ankles since you're not tipped forward like you would be in a high offset shoe but no biggie. If you have weak ankles and heel strike, you may need to build up in these. I typically choose a shoe with a 6-7mm offset depending on distance, because zero drop shoes make my toenails fall off and that's no bueno. These are just right. I was running in ON Cloud Surfers, which I thought were great. But I'm loving the Hoka Cliftons. Even if I do feel like a spaz in them. Or maybe I just look hardcore! lol Yeah. Let's go with that.

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                                                                              5.0

                                                                              The best

                                                                              By Haidee

                                                                              from Chicago, IL

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Good cushion
                                                                              • Light

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  I use the Hoka one Clifton for running on roads and trails.
                                                                                  It's extremlly light weight. I used to have problems with the tendon on my left foot and with this shoe I no longer have problems. I love them I'll definitely buy a second pair. I'm in love with them!

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                                                                                  • No
                                                                                   
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  LARGE comfy ride!

                                                                                  By Hoka Runner

                                                                                  from Southern Cali

                                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Comfy Smooth No Jarring

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                  • Very Big Shoe Wide Too

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Loved them out of the box they felt perfect. However, they run about a size too large. My feet swell and I did not really want a smaller size. I added 2 liners into the shoe and that made them tunable . I did a 32 miler in them the day I stuffed them with extra support. I would like to try a size or half size down, just to compare. However, they got me through that distance so I will keep them!

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