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Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Women's Hoka One One Clifton

Item #HKA125
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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.

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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 84 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (22)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Light weight (7)
  • Good support (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (9)
  • Road running (5)
  • Walking (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78), Yes (3)

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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?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                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.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • 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.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • 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!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • 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!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • 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

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • 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.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • 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!!!

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • 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.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • 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!

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • 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!

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                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.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  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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                                                                        • No
                                                                         
                                                                        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!

                                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                                            • 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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                                                                              • No
                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              This shoe feels so light!

                                                                              By Drice

                                                                              from Arkansas

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Light And Cushion

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • My Heel Is Slipping

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                              • Road and trail

                                                                              I have used this shoe on both road and trails. I have only ran a few runs so my comments are limited.

                                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                                              • No
                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Great shoe for heal pain

                                                                              By Vickie

                                                                              from Whitewater, ks

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Pure comfort

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • none

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                              • Running walking etc

                                                                              WAS having pain in my foot and heal and with this shoe I can now run and walk again without pain, very comfy, don't have anything bad to say!!

                                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                                              • No
                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Hoka One One

                                                                              By Melanie

                                                                              from Catonsville, MD

                                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • awesome
                                                                              • Comfortable
                                                                              • Light Weight

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Flimsy Laces

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                              • Running Long Or Short Run

                                                                              This shoe delivers on comfort. I have no pain with long or short runs. So light weight I don't feel like I'm wearing anything but cushions. I've gone through several different brands of shoes and these are my most comfortable yet.

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                                                                              • No

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