Women's HOKA ONE ONE® CLAYTON 2 :: Redefine your fast in the breathtakingly light Women's Hoka One One Clayton 2 running shoe. Cushion landings and toe off swiftly thanks to the PRO2Lite™ dual density midsole. Take your fast up another notch with an RMAT® outsole that cuts the excess weight of traditional rubber. Stay super comfortable in your Clayton 2 with a lighter, no-sew upper fit and a secure base tuned to keep you balanced as you turn up the pace.
Features & Benefits:
New Ortholite® insert: Relieves arch friction
Lightweight, no sew TPU lattice: Provides forefoot support
Lightweight, form-fitting heel construction: Enhances fit
Early stage Meta-Rocker: Provides a smooth ride
PRO2Lite™ midsole: Provides a unique balance of propulsion and protection
Forefoot matrix technology: Provides a dynamic cushioning and flexibility at a breathtakingly light weight
Oversize active forefoot frame: Provides maximum tuned stability
Full RMAT® outsole: Provides high rebound cushioning and traction
I am a senior endurance athlete with lots of joint and arthritic issues. During a triathlon there is quite a bit of strain on my old body and by the time I get to the run I am aching...these things feel like I am jumping onto a cloud! They are so lightweight and responsive at the same time! Also with an average width foot and narrow heels I often have an issue with slipping and these stay firmly planted on my feet. The fabric is amazing and very breathable...my feet stay dry and comfortable. I am a fan!
Excellent so light weight!
I power walk everyday the shoes are amazing so comfortable!
Found my "sole" mate
I love this shoe! I just bought my second pair and the newest version did not disappoint. I originally bought this shoe as the long distance alternative to my favored shoe - Altra Impulse - but I have since discovered that this is an all in one shoe for me. My short runs are effortless in these light and responsive shoes but my feet are protected and supported from the additional pounding of a marathon distance.
I did switch out the shoe liner in both pairs. In this version, I found that the shapeless liner caused my foot to slide around within the shoe a bit but it was a simple fix using a liner from another pair of running shoes I have laying around.
This shoe is roomy and I have a slender foot. These felt a little wide and sloppy at first but my feet were happy once I found the correct lacing tension for my midfoot and heel.
Not the Clayton I loved
The Clayton 1 was my favorite shoe of all time. Call this shoe what you will, but please don't call it a "Clayton." Clayton 1 had a perfectly structured sole that gently encouraged a roll onto the forefoot. The only thing this shoe "encourages" is to run home and put on a different one. Clayton 1 was perfect- a light, responsive alternative to the occasionally too-soft Clifton. The Clayton 2 might aptly be named the "squish, sink and stop." It is now more squishy life the Clifton, but without the soft support and lacks the responsiveness and "roll" of Clayton 1. You sink, you squish, you stop. No roll, no go.
Good shoe. Bad insole
Couldn't wait to try out the new Claytons. Found the Cliftons too soft and many other of the Hoka styles have left me with sore toes. First off had to exchange for a 1/2 size down as they fit a bit big. Went for an 8 mile run out of the box and wish I had checked the insole fit first. Ended up with blood blisters on both of my feet just to the inside of the ball of my foot. Realized when I checked the insole that it overlapped and came up the side of the shoe. Changed out the insole to one that fits and no problems now. Besides the insole issue really like this shoe, light, fast, comfortable with a wide toe box.
Very comfortable roomy shoe
My normal size of shoe is a 6 1/2 wide. When I buy the Hoka One One shoe, I always size up a 1/2 size. So I always order a 7 - I put arch supports in my shoes and the wide is for a bunion on my left foot. I ordered the Clayton 2 in my usual size 7. I was a bit surprised by the length - at first I thought I received a 7 1/2. I checked the shoe and it did say 7. They do run longer and a little wider in the ball of the foot then the Clayton 1. I like the wider ball of the foot for my bunion, and the arch supports don't allow my foot to slide around due to the increased length. They fit and are very comfortable.
Boca Raton, FL
Not my Clifton
Call this shoe what you will, but please don't call it a "Clayton." Clayton 1 had a perfectly structured sole that gently encouraged a roll onto the forefoot. The only thing this shoe "encourages" is to run home and put on a different shoe. Clayton 1 was perfect- a light, responsive alternative to the occasionally too-soft Clifton. The Clayton 2 might aptly be named the "squish, sink and stop." It is now a "poor imitation" of the Clifton (without the softness), and has lost the responsiveness and "roll" of Clayton 1. You sink, you squish, you stop. No roll, no go.
After having my first pair of Claytons and LOVING them, I looked forward to the Clayton 2s. What a let down! Why do so many shoe manufacturers follow along blindly and narrow the toe box for less toe splay and then make it longer? In addition, there is almost NO arch support. Bad move, Hoka--luckily, RRS still had some original Claytons so I grabbed another pair. It would be nice if people who make the shoes actually listened to the average athlete who wears them.
Cute but problematic
I found these to be OK for shorter runs, but as soon as my mileage started to climb, the shoes became problematic. The soles are thick (they're Hokas, after all), and I think that keeps them from moving with my feet. As a result, when my legs start to get tired, and I begin to pronate a bit (which these, moderate stability shoes are supposed to help with), my foot slides inside the shoe, and I start to develop blisters/hot spots. I went down half a size from my usual shoe size, and the problem persists; the shoes aren't too big, there's just a design flaw somewhere that doesn't allow them to move with you. I'll keep the shoes for shorter runs, because I love the color. I would love to find a Hoka that would accommodate my mild pronation, while still being super responsive.
Blisters, again! :(
I tried the first Claytons, and loved them except that they were too narrow mid-foot and rubbed blisters on the inside of my arch. Bought these as soon as they came out hoping the problem was fixed...it was not! I've been running for many years and have never had a problem like this with multiple other brands. I love Hoka as they're the only shoes I can run long distance in without pain from a hallux limitus toe problem...I currently run in the Bondi, and have a love/hate relationship with them. They prevent my toe pain, but I hate that they just feel clunky and slow at times. Guess my search for a sleeker, trimmed down rocker shoe continues! Bottom line: if you had a blister problem with the last Clayton, you will with these too.
Running Dog Mom
Colorado Springs, CO
Overall wonderful shoe
I now am the proud owner of three pairs of Clayton 2 HOKA shoes, all different colors! I am on my feet all day, and have been wearing them daily to work. My only negative comment is that the dark navy blue Clayton 2 shoes did not fit quite as well, and caused blisters on my toes the first day they were worn (worn a full day while travelling). Blisters nearly healed now. I am wearing the shoes again without problems.
The other two pairs of Clayton 2s have fit like a dream, and I would give them 5 stars.
Wouldn't buy again
I have a pair of challenger 2's that i fell in love with. I couldnt seem to find them anywhere, so i thought I'd give these a try. They are nowhere near as comfortable amd I was highly dissapointed in them. I sent the shoes back. Have since purchased the clifton 4 and am happy with those. I WILL continue to purchase Hokas as they are the most comfortable running shoes I've ever found. I just won't be inclined to buy online again.
sending them back
I am size 8 in W. Bought size 7.5 in W - they are too big. I am afraid size 7 in W will be way too small. So ... these shoes are for the women with the "pinguin" type of feet - wide, low arch ...
1. size issue
2. the toe box is too wide/large
3. the arch area is too wide / large
4. the heel box is too loose.
5. the sole is way too soft - while walking the heel is moving inside the shoes up and down, up and down
I am not a pinguin!
San Francisco, CA
Great shoes - fast with just the right amount of cushion!
I absolutely love these shoes! This is my second pair and I couldn't wait for the new model to drop. They are very light weight, responsive and fast, yet feel very stable on quicker runs or during race conditions. They are my go to shoe for faster tempo training runs and triathlons. They have been great for distances from 5k to the half marathon. The shoes are very comfortable from day one out of the box!
Debbie the triathlete
Why did I wait so long???
My husband bought his Hokas a few months ago and immediately started nagging that I just had to buy a pair. I thought the shoes I had were fine but boy was I wrong! My new Hokas are so comfortable I don't even change my shoes when we get home from our morning walk. I have very wide feet and these are the first shoes I've ever owned that don't scrunch my toes up. Thank you Hoka!!!
Love these shoes
I alternate the Clayton 2 with the Clifton 3 and the Arahi. I have only ran in the Clayton in shorter distances, 5 miles or less thus far. I really enjoy running in them, they are light and airy, like running on clouds, don't even realize I have shoes on at times. I have worn them with compression socks and running socks, so far, no rubbing nor hot spots. Clifton 3 is still my favorite though.
My favorite Hoka ever!
I went with the Oiselle version of this shoe to avoid easter bunny colors. This shoe is amazing! light and comfortable. I've steered away from Hoka the past few years because of the often narrow toe boxes in their shoes. That is not the case with the Clayton. These shoes feel natural and are very lightweight.
I will continue to buy this shoe
This is my second pair of Hoka One One Clayton 2 shoes. To me, they have the perfect balance between cushion and responsiveness. They seem to wear better than other Hoka shoes I have tried, although they only give me 250 - 300 miles before feeling like the cush is all compressed. The main thing I like with this shoe is the toe box is nice and wide, yet it still cradles my heel nicely. Great shoe!
The Clayton 2 are a great upgrade from the last model!
I love the clayton shoe! This is my second pair, new model. The first model I got bad blisters on my arches - but not finding the same problem with these shoes (although I could just have built up good calluses by now!). They feel like running on clouds but don't have the bulk on the bottom like some of the other hokas. They're light, and are great training for my Ironman!
I only run in Hoka
love the comfort, support and durability of Hoka running shoes. I wear a 7 1/2 in street shoes and usually an 8M in running but always a
7 1/2 in Hoka. This style is slightly wider in the toe box but I have an average medium foot and they feel great. I run an avg of 25 miles a week and these shoes last longer than any other brand I have used. Plus they are so light :)
So ugly but so comfortable
I was reluctant to try these because they look so clunky and orthopedic-like. I am happy to report that these are amazing shoes. They're nice and light, roomy toe bed and left me with no back or hip pain. They are really ugly so it helps me to keep them solely for running which is nice because they'll last longer. New slogan = Hoka: Unintentionally saving you money
So Far So Good
A great road running shoe! I don't have a lot of miles in them yet, but I love the wide toe-box/narrow heel. Also, they are not quite as spongy as the Clifton, which equals more responsive. Time will tell if they will give me more miles than the Clifton did, but I tend to think they will with the more resilient material on the bottom.
I really wanted to like these shoes!
I really wanted to like these shoes, but they just didn't work out. I am so bummed because they came highly recommended from several of my friends. The toe box was too narrow for me and kept rubbing on the sides of my feet. They also caused some discomfort in my right arch. Unfortunately, they are going back!
I liked this Hoka so much, I bought another pair!
I love this Hoka! They are very sharp looking and very comfortable.. I wear orthotics becasue of foot surgery this past spring; they are perfect in these shoes. I get numerous compliments on this pair of Hokas.
A repeat purchase
For me they are the perfect shoe. Fit well. I needed 1/2 size down from my usual Asics. This is the second pair I have purchased in a month I am that impressed with them. After a long run? Legs aren't as tired as with other brands. For Hokas a less chunky sole than some of their other models. For me? Perfect
Had some pretty extreme blistering on the inside of my feet. The sole of the shoe doesn't meet the side of the shoe smoothly - instead there's a ledge that just rubs and rubs into your foot. Had to stop my run at 4 miles due to the pain on the insides of both of my feet.
Overall, the shoe is great. Very comfortable even after a long run. The only thing is the bottom is relatively smooth and did not provide as much traction as I would have liked.
Santa Barbara, CA
My new go to shoe. This shoe is so light you don't know it is on your foot. Lots of cushion and springy reaction. My usual size is an 8 but found that a 7 1/2 fit better. so I would say they run a tab big.
I would purchase again.
This shoe was awesome, I am a stay home mom, and sometimes I wear them all day. I'm currently looking for my second pair.
Didn't keep this one
Didn't like the style and color. Also felt very firm with little flexibility
New York coty
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