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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.

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 63 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (18)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Light weight (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Good support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
    • Running (5)
    • Walking (4)
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      • No (57), Yes (3)

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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.

      • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Rock star shoes

                  By Marie

                  from Columbus ms

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Nice comfy, supportive running shoe for high mileage! Toe box could be a bit wider! Love the bright color combo! Hoka's rock!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        not the right shoe for me

                        By Julie

                        from Utah

                        Pros

                        • Cushion

                        Cons

                        • Gait Change
                        • Plantar Fasciitis

                        Best Uses

                          I'm only giving this lower rating because I wish I had seen a few more critical reviews before I purchased this shoe so I wouldn't be so heartbroken that it wasn't right for me.

                          I have been wearing the Brooks Launch for three years and am totally loyal to that brand. I wear the Pure Flows for cross training and have had good luck with the Ghost as well. I was looking for a shoe like the Clifton that was lightweight but provided plenty of cushion to save the bottoms of my feet from becoming tender after longer runs. These shoes definitely provide that "running on clouds" feeling and I wish that were enough of a positive to outweigh the negatives because they truly feel fantastic.

                          After wearing these shoes for a few short 4-6 mile runs I have developed a WICKED case of plantar fasciitis. The shoes are the only variable I've changed in my running so I know they are the cause. Also, I can tell I have changed my gait/stride and am using my quads and groin more than my glutes and hamstrings, which isn't ideal.

                          The shoe also just feels floppy on my foot. I have a VERY narrow foot and I simply cannot tie the laces tight enough on these shoes to make them feel secure. Also, the ankle polls down my socks which is completely infuriating.

                          I kept trying to love these shoes because the cushioning truly feels FANTASTIC, but have decided I need to just go back to my tried and true Brooks.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          LOVE LOVE LOVE

                          By Patty

                          from Chula Vista, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Ample Toe Room
                          • Great cushioning
                          • Light Weight
                          • No Adjustment Time
                          • No pain

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road

                            As an "older" runner (it's all in your mind really), I need more cushioning for my knees and hips. I've run in Saucony's for years. Did 1/2 marathon and had considerable hip pain. Just suffice it to say, I got Hoka Clifton's, did several long training runs included a 10 miler. Ran a 10 mile race, walked away from it looking like I had just gone for a stroll. They are wonderful! I bought a second pair I loved them so much. Thought I was going to have to cut down on my running....no more!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Love the Hoka One One Line

                            By Biker Chick

                            from Boca Raton, FL

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Extremely comfortable
                            • Extremely Cushioned
                            • Fits my wide foot
                            • Good support
                            • Light Weight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Walking
                              • Work

                              I have had a lot of bilateral heel pain for years. Cortisone injections helped temporarily but I ended up having surgery that actually made it worse. Then I had the Extracorporal Shock Wave tx which helped tremendously. I still can't walk barefooted and need to wear extremely comfortable, supportive shoes. The Clifton and Hoka One One brand fill the bill. They are unbelievably the best shoe I have ever worn. I don't have heel pain anymore. Highly recommend these shoes.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              whoa, runs really big

                              By soggy

                              from Arizona

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    They advise ordering a 1/2 size up. I went ahead and ordered my NORMAL size and when the shoes arrived I excitedly pulled them out of the box... whoa, these shoes run very very large. I normally wear a 10 in Brooks but have re-ordered these Hoka's a full size smaller. (9) I will say this; customer service was exceptional when I called to share my experience regarding the erroneous fitting advice recommended on the website. They were very apologetic and expedited me another pair.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Finally a shoe I can run in...

                                    By Cautiously Jogging Again

                                    from Dallas, TX

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cushion
                                    • Good For Heal And Arch Pa
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • style

                                    Best Uses

                                      I haven't been able to run consistently in a long time due to plantar fasciitis and arch pain. I've been looking for shoes that give me some relief and finally found them in these Hokas. They are pretty lightweight and after about 2 miles I practically forgot I had them on...except that my feet actually felt energized and that's so abnormal for me anymore. I am really happy with this purchase.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Really like them!

                                      By Caryn

                                      from Tokyo Japan

                                      Pros

                                      • Cushioned

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Running

                                        I have been wearing Newton for years, my sister recommended I try these and wow, what a different run. Very cushioned, believe they may decrease injuries, or at least I am hoping they will... Last year I had plantar fasciitis and heel spurs which took me out for months. Definitely a different run, could feel it in my calves, but I am actually running faster in these! I ran 5 miles the first day I wore them. Big note: I wear 9 - 9.5 in shoes, in Newton or Brooks I wear 11, in Hoka I wear 10! So, follow the guidance and order 1/2 up and they should fit!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Running on clouds

                                        By RunAroundSt. P

                                        from St. Paul, MN

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Cushion
                                        • Nice Look
                                        • Roomy toe box

                                        Cons

                                        • Upper Is High

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Good In Light Snow
                                        • High Milage
                                        • Hills
                                        • Road running

                                        I have read and heard about the Hokas for a couple of years now, especially amongst Ironman and Ultra friends. I didn't like the bulky moonboot look until now. The Clifton is less bulky and weighs no more than my Kinvaras. I tend to wear minimalist footwear but my feet taking a beating when doing down hill work. I plan to continue to train with the Cliftons on hills and use them for 3 road marathons, 3 days in a row. They are nice to wear in the winter, not because they are that warm but, they keep you up above the snow, no wet feet. Only complaint is a fit issue. The top of the shoe is too high for my anatomy and rubs the outside of my ankle. Bigger insoles have somewhat fixed this and I am still working on a good remedy because I otherwise love the shoes.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Overall Great Except for Narrow Toe Box

                                        By Marathon Maniac

                                        from Cincinnati, OH

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Cushioned
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Narrow toe box

                                        Best Uses

                                          I am trying these out to see if they help alleviate my plantar fasciitis and so far, so good. I have worn them for some 10-12 mile runs and am really pleased, overall. However, the toe box does run a bit narrow, and I have started to get some blistering on longer runs. There are a few other things I'm not crazy about. The laces are quite stiff, and it is hard to get a secure fit over the heel and the instep. The shoes lack the extra hole at the top if you want to lock in your heel. I love how lightweight these shoes are, but I am wondering how well they will hold up. They run long, so despite the narrow toe box you need to go down half a size at least. Despite all the criticisms I have of these shoes, I am running without pain right now for the first time in months so I am going to stick with them. I might need to cut some holes into the upper to accommodate my toes without blistering. Sad to have to do that to such relatively expensive shoes!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          loving these shoes

                                          By Aging runner

                                          from Menlo Park, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • cushion-y
                                          • Good arch support

                                          Cons

                                          • Slippery laces

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Flat Terrain
                                          • Road running

                                          Background: I'm a 43 year old, 20-25 mile per week runner...mix of road, trail, and treadmill. I was noticing joint pains in my knees, ankles, and hips towards the end of my 6-7 mile runs. In addition to the occasional ibuprofen, I thought I'd try some new shoes. I've had them for about a month. These shoes have virtually eliminated my joint pains.. presumably bc of the extreme cushiony soles. I did have to adjust my gait a bit: shorter stride and more mid-foot strike. I gave the shoe 4 stars for several reasons: shoe laces are slippery so I feel like they loosen up during a run; while downhill running, the shoe feels less stable probably also bc of my 'new' mid-foot strike; shoe is not great on trails or uneven terrain also bc it feels less stable.
                                          Overall, these are working great for me. My joints are happy, so I'm happy.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Love everything but the toe box!

                                          By HKA

                                          from Huntington Beach, CA

                                          Pros

                                          • Cushion
                                          • Light

                                          Cons

                                          • Toe Box

                                          Best Uses

                                            I am a happier runner in these shoes! My pace has increased and my legs and feet feel much better since running in Cliftons. The only thing I wish is that the toe box was wider. I have had issues with blisters on my toes ) =

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Nothing but compliments

                                            By Eva

                                            from Montrose, MI.

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cushiony
                                            • Cute
                                            • Light

                                            Cons

                                            • Can't think of any

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gym
                                            • Running
                                            • Walking

                                            I just love these cute lightweight ClIfton Hokas.
                                            I broke my foot and was looking for a cushiony shoe to restart my walk, run, cycling and gym training. These shoes are perfect!!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Almost

                                            By ALFooch

                                            from South Glastonbury, CT

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushion
                                            • Light

                                            Cons

                                            • Narrowish Toe Box

                                            Best Uses

                                              I really wanted to like these. I think they would have been a 5 star shoe but the toe box width was just not wide enough for me so I had to return them. They are very light and cushiony but yet feel like a controlled ride. I was very pleased that they had just a 5mm drop from heal to toe. I needed just a tiny bit more width and they would have been great. (but prob not enough to try them in a wide)

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              So comfy!

                                              By Runmore

                                              from Pacifica

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Like Strong Marshmallows

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  shoes like no other

                                                  By ithinkican3

                                                  from birmingham,al

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No
                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        great cushion and spring

                                                        By Lisa

                                                        from Missoula Montana

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

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

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Great Shoe

                                                            By RockyTop Runner

                                                            from Knoxville, TN

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Great Cushion

                                                            Cons

                                                            • better colors

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • It's A Half Marathon Shoe

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

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            Great shoe, but not for me.

                                                            By CRWC

                                                            from South Bay

                                                            Pros

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

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Hurts My Calves
                                                            • Lower Heel Drop

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Knee support
                                                            • Long distance runs

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

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                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Sizing runs huge, very comfortable

                                                            By K H

                                                            from Brooklyn, NY

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Jogging

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

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                NO PAIN!

                                                                By Tricia

                                                                from San Francisco Bay Area

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Very light

                                                                Cons

                                                                • none

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No
                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Great support and gain speed!

                                                                  By Lucia Runner!

                                                                  from Lakewood, WA

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Light Comfortable Suppo

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Laces Color

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Long runs

                                                                  Great shoe with a lot of support! Light!

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                                                                  • No

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