HOKA CLIFTON 8: LIGHTWEIGHT, CUSHION AND AGILITY FOR MANY KILOMETERS
HOKA CLIFTON 8: LIGHTWEIGHT, CUSHION AND AGILITY FOR MANY KILOMETERS. Our RUNNING SHOES section brings us today the review of these HOKA Clifton on its 8th version. The latest renewal of one of the most popular models of the brand. The new Clifton 8 have refined fit, weight and handling seeking to make this the best version, and the smoothest so far.
It arrived with a price of € 140, for a light weight of 250gr and a drop of 5mm. Outstanding height to the ground, as always with 24mm-29mm.
HOKA CLIFTON 8: HISTORY OF A CLASSIC
The Clifton changed the conversation around the footwear of maximum cushioning back in its birth in 2014, ending the traditional conception that runners had about the balance between performance, lightness and cushioning.
It quickly became one of HOKA’s most popular models gaining status as a shoe for daily workouts, both among new runners and more experienced runners – a reputation that has been reinforced with each of the seven renewals.
In this new generation of its popular running shoe, the Clifton 8 continues to offer an unprecedented weight-to-cushioning ratio that has made it one of the preferred shoes for its simultaneous support and acceleration capacity.
According to Gretchen Weimer, Vice President of Product at HOKA: “We’ve always seen the Clifton 8 as an ‘standout. Each new version has been exceeding the expectations of the runners, both in the great innovation incorporated in such a light shoe, and in the experience that occurs when using them. Cliftons are designed to inspire runners to reach the next level and exceed their own goals. The ‘8’ edition is no exception, and is arguably the most outstanding version of this revolutionary shoe so far.”
HOKA CLIFTON 8: DATA SHEET
- Price: 140€
- Weight: 250g. men, 215 g. women
- Drop: 5 mm
- Stack height: 29mm /24mm for men; 26mm/ 21mm for women
- 2 width: Regular (D) & Wide (EE)
- Midsole: CMEVA
- Sole: EVA
- Anatomical Achilles Construction
- Early Stage Meta-Rocker
- Maximal-Cushion Midsole
- Multiple colors for men and women
HOKA CLIFTON 8: HIGHLIGHTS
The Clifton 8 remains an extremely lightweight model that has improved durability and the smoothness experience at every step. The most significant upgrade is a revamped, ultra-light foam midsole designed to deliver a smooth, cushioned impact, while adding energetic response in every stride.
It includes a top composed of a new technical mesh designed to be ultra light, highly breathable and resistant enough for athletes to perform any type of training with these shoes.
Its wide base provides an inherent degree of stability, while its ultra-soft tongue and refined pull handle on the Achilles heel are designed to make this edition Clifton’s most comfortable to date.
EVA foam and Early stage Meta-Rocker provide light contact with the ground and improves cushioning responsiveness.
HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 8. CONCLUSIONS.
An interesting balance offered by this Clifton 8, lighweight and great stability and agility
It does not use any carbon fiber plate like the Rocket X and Carbon X, but in return it is much cheaper, no less than 40€ less than Carbon and 20€ less than Rocket.
In addition, for lightness, agility and reactivity it can be, if you fit the peculiar last and philosophy of the brand, a very versatile and useful shoe for long, long trainings.
It can fit well for training and competition as it encompasses three main features for a running shoe: cushioning, reactivity and lightness.
HOKA ONE ONE 2022
This new collection of HOKA One One for 2022 arrives with a new trail shoe, the Tecton X, which for the first time mounts two carbon plates, renews the Speedgoat 5, “slims” the Carbon X 3 and combines the catalogue of shoes with the Kawana and the Mach Supersonic.
Also, we see how the collection has focused on lightening materials and getting shoes just as cushioned and reactive but with a few grams less weight.
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