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Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe

Women's Hoka One One Clifton

Item #HKA125
MSRP:$129.95
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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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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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Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 92 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (23)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Light weight (7)
  • Good support (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (11)
  • Walking (8)
  • Road running (5)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86), Yes (3)

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5.0

Love it.!!!

By CC

from Arkansas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Legs Are Less Stressed
  • No break in period
  • Toenails Do Not Hurt

Cons

  • Clifton 2 Doesn't Fit As
  • Running Marathons

Best Uses

    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

    I run Half and Full marathons in them. They are extra cushy so good on the joints.

    CON The new Clifton 2 are more narrow and rub my toes. I'm bummed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great cushioning, not durable

    By Vin's Ma

    from L.A., CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Light
    • Very Comfortable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Outsole Doesn't Last

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

    I really like the comfort of these shoes and would give them 5 stars, but I don't think they hold up very well. I walk between 40 and 50 miles a week (alternating with another pair of walking shoes) and the shoes I bought in April (4 1/2 months ago) are falling apart under the forefoot. It's a shame because I have bone spurs and these make walking much more comfortable. I still use Newtons for running, as these Cliftons seemed to make my knees hurt when I run in them. These are very light and I kinda wish they'd hire a color expert when they design them. I also wish there was a way to lace the shoe a little higher at the top as my heel slips if I don't tie them tight enough. All in all, a nice shoe.... if they make them to last a bit longer

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Recommended to me by someone recovering from knee surgery

    By SouthPhilllyFan

    from Philly PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great For Bad Feetknees
    • Innovative
    • Orthotic friendly
    • Shapes Itself To Foot
    • Ultra Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Great Adjunct Phys Ther
      • Recovery From Surgery Pt
      • Running
      • Stability
      • support
      • Walking

      Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

      These shoes are so light they rank up there with the most expensive running shoes on the market in that category. If you get them on sale you will have a high performer at a bargain price. I wear them dawn to bedtime. I had knee surgery and toe surgery so I appreciate the support and reduced weight. They conform to the foot as well, and I wear custom orthotics, so it is like I finally have a pain free foot and good gait with these shoes after a long struggle and much PT to get it. Final piece to the puzzle. Thanks Hoka people.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Extremely light comfortable shoe

      By Ktherunner

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Very light

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

          Bought a previous pair of Hoka Clifton's and love how light they are and their overall feel. These felt quite cushioned out of the box. The first pair I bought weren't as cushioned as my Saucony's (that I usually buy) so had to immediately purchase an insole which helped. Have only run once in these but plan to take them on a trip and run about 7 miles every day- so that will be the test!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Not a fan of the tongue

          By Birdieparrott

          from Southbury, Connecticut

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lots of cushion

          Cons

          • Tongue Awkward
          • Tongue Too Long

          Best Uses

          • Every day trainer

          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

          I like this shoe, but the tongue lies flat against the top of my foot and rubs the top of my leg above the top of my foot. The slits that the laces go through to hold the tongue straight are also towards the top of the tongue (near the leg) instead of in the center of the tongue (mid foot) area. I don't care for that, just a personal preference, I have a high arch and find that I can't do my normal lacing towards the top of this shoe. Not my favorite, will probably send it back.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          1/2 size down for Hoka One One

          By coloradomama

          from Colorado Springs

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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

          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

          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

            Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

            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

                Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                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

                Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                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

                Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                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

                Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                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

                  Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                  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

                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                    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

                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                    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

                      Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                      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

                      Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                      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

                          Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                          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

                            Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                            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

                              Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                              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

                                  Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                  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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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!

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                                    • 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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running 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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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

                                    Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                    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

                                      Comments about Womens Hoka One One Clifton Running Shoe:

                                      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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