HOKA Clifton 8 Men's Shoes Blue Fog Plein Air (2023)

Comments: I've been running in ASICS Gel Kayano for 10 years and was always reluctant to switch but now that I've been running in my Hokas I can say for certain I will never run in any other shoe brand. Hokas are light, with lots of cushion and support. It's like running on air. My pace and distance have improved considerably. No issues with plantar Fasciitis thus far.
From: Alex. Porter Ranch, California February 11th, 2022

Comments: Like walking on a cloud shoes are so comfortable and support is just perfect. Really love the snug fit one gets on their whole foot from these shoes. Their materials are ultra-light which really benefits the owner, whether they are running, jogging or just exercising. Grrrrrreat shoes
From: Bryan. Naples FL February 10th, 2022

Comments: Excellent shoe with maximum Cushioning! I always buy from the Running warehouse because they always have the SIZES and PRODUCTS that nobody else has, even the manufacturers!
From: Tom. Kingwood, Texas February 9th, 2022

Comments: This shoe is so comfy on the foot even passing the 15-mile mark. Man, I can't tell you how comfortable this shoe is to run in. Fits like a glove and feels like running on clouds with good energy return for such a plush ride. I normally run 10-15 miles a day, 5-6 days a week. This shoe holds up well to this distance. Ran a 26.2 in a pair and it literally felt like I ran 5 miles. No hot spots, no heel lift, no foot swimming, laces hold well, etc.. Perfect.. I've run in a lot of different brands over my 35 years of running, HOKA is my go-to road warrior. Now HOKA, PLEASE don't change a thing with this shoe!! Thank you.
From: Tim B. Vermont February 8th, 2022

Comments: I've been wearing Cliftons since version 4. Always a good everyday runner -- short or long. Gets good mileage. Cushy but responsive. Wish just a touch more black rubber would show up on the bottoms...I know it's a weight thing. Overall the best long-wearing, long-distance, highly-cushioned shoe on the planet. You will probably wonder why you waited.
From: John. February 6th, 2022

Comments: Customer service was fantastic. Our first order of Hoka Cliftons was lost with UPS. I called and they sent out a new pair and credited the expedited shipping.
From: Anonymous. February 3rd, 2022

Comments: I have been wedded to HOKA Clifton shoes now for >10 years and have run all races with these. The cushion offered for these shoes far exceeds anything I have experienced with Brooks, Saucony, or others. I used to experience occasional injuries, none since using HOKA Clifton. I found running warehouse purely by Google search and was glad I did. They have the best price and the shipping was excellent. I am a permanent loyal customer for replacements.
From: Peter. Pittsburgh, PA February 2nd, 2022

Comments: nice looking, lightweight, durable and a nice workout sneaker
From: ted. MA February 1st, 2022

Comments: Very comfortable pairs of sneakers.
From: Socrates. January 28th, 2022

Comments: My second pair of Hoka's. The Hoka Clifton 8's are excellent. I walk 3 to 5 miles per day. My previous pair the Clifton 7's we're software than the 8's and probably better suited for running. The Clifton 8's are perfect for walking. Wide and comfortable toe box. Very comfortable. The shoes arrived in perfect condition and on time.
From: Shawn Sease. Red Bluff, CA January 27th, 2022

Comments: The HOKA Clifton 8 is a soft, comfortable, and supportive shoe. They are my 'go-to' shoe for everyday runs both on and off the pavement.
From: Sam . Yuma AZ January 26th 2022

Comments: I've run in the last two iterations of the Hoka Clifton and the Clifton 8 continues to improve on the fit and comfort of the shoe. I bought this shoe in Fiesta/Orange and Teal/Aquarelle. The first thing you notice is the fit (true to size, I'm a 10.5) - support around the heel of the shoe and a snug fit around the top of the shoe. The shoe is light, breathable, and has a plush feel when you run in it while still getting a good ground feel. I look forward to the 400-500 miles I'll put on these shoes this year!
From: Scott. Boston, MA January 25th, 2022

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Comments: Bought Hokas for years with no issues but bought this exact shoe on Nov 21 and just a few days ago - Jan 2022, the tread pads on the bottom are delaminating from the shoe. This is now the second pair to do this....nervous about buying anymore Hokas..love to get an email saying this is being fixed.
From: Carl. Seal Beach, ca January 7th, 2022

Comments: Soft, but not Bondi too soft, new outsole lasts much longer, I am a supinator. Two pairs a month, now almost one pair a month, so my cost is almost half previous editions.
From: Harry. Texas January 7th, 2022

Comments: This is my first pair of Hoka shoes. I have always been curious to try Hokas out but have never taken the plunge. I have run a fair amount in Nikes and Saucony primarily. With the Clifton 8, I finally took my first dive into the Hoka shoes. My first impression of this shoe ~50 miles in, is that they are a great lightweight trainer. Yet, they do have the right touch of firmness that makes it so that you aren't overwhelmed in too soft of a cushioned shoe. While I am currently coming back from an injury and my overall mileage is a bit lower in total and consequently, each run is not my typical mileage, I can see that these will last me for easily 400-500 miles. I can see them being great daily/long-run shoes. Excited to have ventured out and have this shoe a part of my rotation.
From: Nate. Mapleton, UT January 4th, 2022

Comments: One of the most comfortable pairs of sneakers I˙ve ever worn. Highly recommend it for anyone active or if you˙re on your feet all day.
From: Ted. Cary, IL December 31st, 2021

Comments: Hoka is my go-to brand for hiking and walking shoes. Running Warehouse provided my Clifton 8's promptly and at a fair price. As promised, a pre-paid return label was included, in case a return was necessary. Good shoes, good store!
From: STEVE. St. Paul December 25th 2021

Comments: HOKA Clifton 8- it's a big upgrade for my daily 5 mile walking shoes. I originally ordered the regular width and found them to be a little narrow for me, so I easily returned it at no cost to Running Warehouse and requested the double E width, which was quickly delivered to me. Very satisfied with the service and the product.
From: Pete. Novato, CA December 23rd 2021

Comments: Well these are the best shoes that I've ever stood all day on concrete with, with one caveat. The style is tight across the top of my foot and for a few days it literally put sores sores on top of my feet. Bottom of feet, great! Top of feet, not so much.. I have learned to use them at work with the middle section very very loose, and then it works much better.
From: Ron. Kirkland WA December 23rd 2021

Comments: I am a 70+ happy runner, running the last 20 years with 40 full marathons, about 25 miles per week. Hoka Clifton 2 and 3 (bought 2 pairs for each) were my favorite marathon shoes for about 5 years, Asics and Brooks before that. But Clifton 4 was totally different shoes with little cushion and I stopped buying Hoka and went back to Brooks but I was not happy with Brooks. Meantime I brought back my old Clifton 3, which had still some life left, to qualify for 2022 Boston. Eventually, I decided on Clifton 8 for 2021 Boston based on many good reviews. Unfortunately, it turned out Clifton 8 was not like Clifton 2 or 3, not enough cushioning and energy return for the full marathon. The first impression of Clifton 8 was nice soft comfortable shoes but as I was training for the marathon I started noticing a few bad signs. First, the upper was very difficult to adjust to hold my foot firmly in the shoes causing a small movement of my foot to cause blisters on my little toe after a long run. Second, as some reviewers also mentioned, after about 80 miles a small hole appeared on the both heels, indicating again the foot movement in the shoes. Also, Clifton 8 has less cushion particularly under the forefoot and I can feel and kick the ground better than Clifton 2 or 3 which is good for shorter races. As a matter of fact I had a good 10k race before Boston. In summary, Clifton 8 is comfortable soft shoes for shorter distance races probably up to half marathon but not for full marathons. I am still searching for my next marathon shoes and have been reading and watching many running shoe reviews. For now, I bought Saucony Endorphin pro and Nike AlphaFly from Running Warehouse hoping to use one of them in 2022 Boston
From: Toshi. Essex, VT December 8th, 2021

Comments: This is the 5 series of HOKA Cliftons I've purchased, all 10.5 medium widths. I've been alternating each day with my Clifton 7s. The Clifton 8's are much larger so I'm using full sole inserts and they are still large and I'm coming out of my right shoe. I replaced the laces with round braced cords and tie my shoe as tight as possible, no help. I'm looking for another brand that is light and well-cushioned. Any suggestions?
From: Charles. Schug December 3rd, 2021

Comments: I like the 8 the best so far. Although they should just call the Clifton the "200" cause that is exactly how many miles I get out of them. No more, no less. At 200 the foam is gone forever. Very disappointing for a relatively light and efficient runer. This is a premium shoe. HOKA has planned obsolescence down to a science.
From: G. LONG BEACH December 1st, 2021

Comments: Quick excellent services, and excellent running shoes as well!! The best in service, and I have been running marathons for over 40 years!!!
From: Anonymous. November 30th, 2021

Comments: These shoes are heaven-sent for my husband whose experiencing a bout of plantar fasciitis. He said they're like walking on clouds! The fit is perfect & they look terrific but it's the comfort & relief they've provided that's priceless. Best shoes he's ever owned, period!
From: Anonymous. November 27th, 2021

Comments: I have been running in the Clifton since Clifton 1. I have to say the Clifton 8 is my favorite iteration of all time. My first run, in them, was 9 miles and I went out too fast because the shoes felt so good. Heel locks in nicely. True to size. No hot spots. Very lightweight. The shoes are soft, but not spongey. The Clifton 7 was more spongey. I usually get close to 500 miles on my Clifton 7's and I'm hoping to get at least that with the 8's. I ordered the Dazzling Blue color and the shoes are more "dazzling blue" than is depicted in the Running Warehouse photo. But, I like the color. Very eye-catching.
From: Greg. Oxford, GA, USA November 19th, 2021

Comments: I run about 20 miles per week. The shoes are extremely comfortable. The toe box is slightly wide, which occasionally leads to my feet not feeling completely secure in the shoe, but by tightening the laces I find them quite nice for daily training
From: Anonymous. November 19th, 2021

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Comments: Like the shoes but the colors are not what I expected. I wanted the black on black which sounds like totally black shoes. What I got was black with a charcoal color. I'm not sure who mistake that was but that is my only negative.
From: Terry. Fort Worth November 18th, 2021

Comments: Solid trainer! I'm usually a Solomon guy but decided to give these a try and love them. Totally different ride than what I'm used to. Very comfortable and lightweight. A little less responsive than my usual trainers, but worth it on longer distance days. Fit is spot-on
From: Matt. Churchville, NY, USA November 17th, 2021

Comments: Very light and comfortable
From: Anonymous. November 8th, 2021

Comments: I run about 160-240 miles a month. I added the Clifton 8 into my rotation because I needed a softer shoe to help with some foot issues. The Clifton is a good ride for that. At first glance, it appears to be bulky but is surprisingly light. I'm very pleased
From: Eric. November 1st, 2021

Comments: The shoes were for my husband and he says they feel great. They are his shoes for work.
From: Anonymous. October 31st, 2021

Comments: Great shoe, exactly as my last pair. Happy to buy from Running Warehouse for their easy online ordering, fast and accurate shipping, and excellent customer service.
From: Marsha. San Diego CA October 28th, 2021

Comments: Hi all, This is the "Secretariat". I've had the pleasure of running in the Clifton 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and the Napili. I also ran through 3 pairs of the Rincon 1. The Clifton 8, 3, and Napali have been the best. The Napali still reigns king considering weight and comfort. Clifton 3 reigned king in the Clifton lineup until this Clifton 8 was produced. Clifton 8 is the best produced Clifton IMO. You can hammer through 300 to 400 miles with comfort and durability. Awesome job Hoka and I only order through my favorite online company "Running Warehouse". Best customer service and shipping in online business altogether in my experience. I love doing business here!
From: Brandon. Roanoke Virginia October 27th, 2021

Comments: Had 4 pairs of the Clifton 7 and recently switched to the 8. While they were more cushiony, I personally did not like them. I got sore shins and feet for the first time in years. Also, the arch on the inside part of the foot is angled odd and would bother me on the longer runs. Returned them and bought another pair of the 7s.
From: Anonymous. Ca October 25th 2021

Comments: Brought the Clifton 8 due to good past experiences having used earlier model Cliftons. After using it now a few times it is clear it is considered an upgrade compared to already very good predecessors. Buy with confidence as the shoe is great if you like a more cushion feel. Great for your news and joints long-term if you do a lot of running. The full black color also looks great and can use the shoe for daily use too (if required..)!
From: Kevin. New Jersey October 23rd 2021

Comments: What can I say these shoes are awesome feel great. Love the Black on Black and the collar. They have great cushion and the response is comfortable and is a pair that I wear daily to work all day. Since I am on my feet for 8 to 10 hours it helps a lot to have a pair that feels comfortable all day. I have gotten my co-works to wear them know and their response is they enjoy the way they feel especially that their feet are not tired like before. Thanks, Running Warehouse I really enjoy my shoes. Jorge
From: Jorge. Bowling Green Ky. October 18th 2021

Comments: Fantastic Shoe. Cushion is great for running or for walking or standing all day at work. This shoe is solid! Highly recommended.
From: KT. Houston, USA October 16th 2021

Comments: I really liked these initially. However, the cushion left when I swapped the insoles for my runpro medium support insoles. When I tried them with the factory insoles the arch of my right foot ended up on the inside edge of the sole of the shoe. They just didn't work for me.
From:Circleville October 14th 2021

Comments: I'd give the Clifton 8s a 6/10. They seem wider and sloppier than the 7s. Can't seem to ever get "locked-in". Still a decent shoe that I'll keep in the mix for the next few months though.
From: Davis. Kingwood, TX October 14th 2021

Comments: This is my 1st pair of hoka running shoes and I must say I'm definitely satisfied. I enjoy running every day in them, I needed a wide version, these were perfect. Great cushion in the sole. The reps @ runningwarehouse was amazing. Thank u
From: Jeremy. Trinidad and Tobago October 12th 2021


Comments: I have run in nothing but Clifton for the past 4 to 5 years. I do about 500 mi a year. 6-4-200, I go slow. This is my second pair of Clifton 8. I returned the first pair, which I bought somewhere else, because the inside back left heel started creating a hole. Like it started pilling up and then broke away. This pair, after 50 mi, is doing the exact same thing in the exact same location. I personally haven't changed anything myself. Same running socks, the same everything else. Otherwise, I love the shoes!
From: Mark. Ohio October 10th 2021

Comments: Overall, they're a good pair of shoes that are lightweight and agile. The biggest issue I had is that it actually has less cushion and "bounce" than the Hoka Clifton 7 which I really liked. I ended up returning it and getting the Bondi 7 instead.
From: Anonymous. October 8th 2021

Comments: Similar to Clifton 3. Used them on 17 mile run last weekend. Super comfortable and light.
From: Emil. Riverview October 7th 2021

Comments: Not a fan of the collar on this shoe. The shape is not comfortable and I found it distracting. Not a successful revision.
From: David. Tucson, AZ October 7th 2021

Comments: Great Shoe! I have 2 Clifton 6's, size 9 2e wide. Have recently had a knee replacement and at 78 years of age find them extremely comfortable. I basically jog 14-15 pace daily usually which is ok per doc. Have had foot problems before surgery and these shoes are more comfortable than I could have hoped for. They are very forgiving on my feet and a great fit, true to size.
From: rich. East Greenwich October 4th 2021

Comments: Comfortable right out the box, fit is true to size. The first run was 5 miler and they did not disappoint. To me Hoka has achieved the perfect balance of cushioning with a responsive feel. My alternate pair of shoes is the Altra Torin 5 which compared to the Clifton 8's is cushioned but on the squishy side. The past two weekends I completed runs of 17 and 18 miles and the shoe is definitely my go-to for long runs.
Darrin. Lafayette, LA. August 23rd, 2021


These shoes are what I can only describe as squishy, but not in a bad way. If you're looking for a soft cushion shoe these are the ones. They provide a nice wide fit for a wide foot. They also give you decent support in the upper midsole and ankle. They are looser than my Clifton 7s that are the same size. The cushion is similar to the 7s, but the 8s are a bit roomier.
Kevin. MN. August 19th, 2021


Bought these shoes on the recommendation of others. I'm an Orthopedic trauma surgeon and on average work about 14 hours a day with some 24 hour days. Hands down the most comfortable work shoes I have ever worn. They are lite and now my feet don't hurt at the end of the day.
Anonymous. August 18th, 2021


Good energy return for a multi-use trainer. Nice durability so far but the tongue sometimes feels a bit abrasive in the tops of my feet, a problem I've had across a couple hoka models.
Austin. Seattle, WA. August 17th, 2021


Superb feel right out of the box. I use Superfeet graphite insoles for excellent support. Love the new blue color, this shoe checks all the boxes!
Greg. Panama City Beach, FL. August 12th, 2021


My first pair of Hokas. So far I've run about 50K and absolutely love them. Been looking for shoes that are cushioned and soft but not clunky. This might be it, Perfectly balanced. Ideal as a daily trainer and for long runs.
Anonymous. August 11th, 2021


I replaced a pair of Clifton 6's with these and I'm very happy with them. Fit is great, went with the same size and width as my 6's.
Adam. San Juan, PR. August 5th 2021


Such an improvement over the Clifton 7. Miraculously, it's lighter, and they got rid of the "marshmallow squish" which makes the Clifton 8 my favorite (I've owned them all since the 5). It's a great complement to my Arahi and Bondi!
Russell. Reno, NV. August 2nd 2021


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Awesome shoe for everyday training. Very comfortable upper. The ride is soft but has just the right amount of firmness at the same time. Highly recommended!!!
Christopher. Cypress, TX. July 31st, 2021


I am 48 years old and I have been a competitive runner since 1987. I was born w flat feet and have had everything from shin splints to plantar fasciitis. I have also coached HS Cross Country for 14 seasons. I have never had a better training shoe than the Cliftons. I have been wearing HOKAS for 3 years now!I have 4 pairs currently and where them to work, at home, and when I run. I believe that without HOKAS I would not be running. They are fantastic! I recommend them to everyone!
Kevin. Philadelphia, PA. July 30th, 2021


These fit really well and are similar to the prior HOKA models light weight and comfy, the blue color pattern is my favorite color combo of any Clifton shoe I have worn on par with all the prior Cliftons in terms of durability etc.
Taylor. Portsmouth, OH. July 29th, 2021


The Clifton line has steadily gotten worse over time.The feel, fit, and finish of Cliftons has not been the same since Clifton 2.I have left the Hoka brand behind, finding that New Balance 880V10/11 are a much superior shoe.
Greg. Joliet, IL. July 29th, 2021


These are the best running shoes I've ever had, they are light, very stable, and comfortable. I'm 64 years old and run 7 miles a day and 15 miles on Sundays. My knees don't hurt at all. I"ll wear them on my next Marathon.
Anonymous. July 26th, 2021


The Clifton 8 seems to be a little wider than the Clifton 7.My feet are pretty narrow and with the Clifton 7, I needed to wear thicker socks than with other shoes that I run in, however even with the thicker socks the Clifton 8 felt too roomy after lacing them up to take them for a run.Fortunately, Running Warehouse has an easy return policy, so they are already on their way back.
Anonymous. July 25th, 2021


The Clifton 8 seems to be a little wider than the Clifton 7.My feet are pretty narrow and with the Clifton 7, I needed to wear thicker socks than with other shoes that I run in, however even with the thicker socks the Clifton 8 felt too roomy after lacing them up to take them for a run.Fortunately, Running Warehouse has an easy return policy, so they are already on their way back.
Bryan. San Antonio, TX. July 15th, 2021


Very bouncy. Very breathable. I got the 2E wide fits very nice, a lot of toe box room. The Teal color looks awesome, matches with the coral midsole. About 50 miles in looks and feels like they will hold up till 500 miles.
Anonymous. July 15th, 2021


I have been using Hoka road and trail shoes for 5-6 years, Clifton line is my fav for long runs, I jumped from series 5 to 8. The first day on the pair Clifton 8 was a 1/2 marathon, awesome! It has the right cushion, the upper is softer and lighter than the previous, the new outsole pattern looks and feels better while running from the previous version, so far they are great!
Jose. July 15th, 2021

Comments: Overall impressions is that this is a great shoe. I loved how light it was and yet still had all that cushion and felt solid underfoot. Unfortunately I have a foot with arch issues and it was a little too neutral for me and left me with pain. I'm guessing it wouldn't be an issue for most folks, though it is a truly neutral shoe and not a lot of arch support. So far, great experience with Running Warehouse. I especially appreciate the easy returns since some of us have a real challenge finding the right shoe match.
From: Jay. February 23rd 2022

Comments: I love these Hoka Cliftons I've worn them since the 4's , I suffer from back, knee, plantar fasciitis , and get charlie horses in my toes and calves. They have definitely helped. However, over the past year I've noticed they only last a couple months daily use. I'm not a runner, I wear them to work I work on concrete 10 hours a day. They just seem to break down a lot faster than they used to. One other thing I have narrow feet but my feet want to slide towards the outside of the shoe, I've noticed this on other people as well. I just had acl surgery I'm not blaming the shoe but it makes me want to look at another brand. I hate this because I do love the comfort they provide just wish they lasted longer for the price you have to pay.
From: Casey. February 24th 2022

Comments: The Clifton 8 is very comfortable and made for an easy transition from my Clifton 7's. The tongue has more padding but is still easy to slip on. The area around the Achilles is narrow and helps hold my heel down in the shoe. The shoe is stable and has the cushion that I expected from HOKA. I am very happy with the shoe as a marathon trainer.
From: Phillip. Pleasanton February 25th 2022

Comments: Something Is different on the Clifton 8 versus the previous models. I find my feet hurting a lot more and they just don't feel as a soft and plush as the previous models. Ugh. It's unfortunate because I ran the Clifton for years
From: Anonymous. February 28th 2022

Comments: These are my very first pair of HOKA's. I've run in Altra's and Mizuno's in the past. I have primarily used the Clifton 8 as a daily trainer. It is lightweight and feels stable overall. I wish it had a little more responsiveness between my foot and the road, but otherwise, it does the trick.
From: BA. Atlanta, GA, USA March 4th 2022

Comments: I've been a longtime Bondi user. Lately, as I've gotten a little bit faster, the Bondi's just felt a tad too soft. I decided to give the Cliftons a try. I am glad I did. They are amazing. They're a touch firmer and all of my runs just feel better. I still pull on the Bondi's when I'm really tired/worn out and have a long training run but the Cliftons are fantastic. When I'm fresh, the Cliftons are great for 15+ mile runs. They're great for everything and my new go-to shoe.
From: Anonymous. March 11th 2022

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Comments: I just bought my first pair of Clifton. I used to wear ASICS, but when I tried HOKA, I cannot change to another band. I have been wearing HOKA for several years, since I tried the NAPALI and the Rincon2 and Rincon3, I wanted something more upgraded and I think I found it. Thanks Running Warehouse for your good customer service and also good prices.
From: Toni. Virginia April 7th 2022

Comments: I'm running in my second pair of Clifton 8. They are going in the trash after only 286 miles. No cushioning remaining and leg and foot injuries are developing. My first pair didn't wear out quite this fast. But, durability is definitely an issue with these shoes. HOKA keeps increasing the price, but they are making a cheaper shoe. I will be switching to other brands of neutral trainers. Terrible shoe. I do not recommend it.
From: Greg. Oxford, GA, USA April 13th 2022


Should I size up or down in Hoka Clifton 8? ›

The sizing on this shoe runs long, so you may need to go down about half a size . For example, if you normally wear a 7.5 in a Saucony or Brooks, you can easily be in a 7 or potentially a 6.5 in the Hoka Clifton 8.

Are Hoka Clifton 8 shoes good for walking? ›

Hoka shoes consistently make the lists of “best running shoes for wide feet,” and the Clifton 8 is about as people-pleasing as a running shoe comes. The roomier nature of these cushioned shoe makes them ideal for walks and recovery runs, as opposed to the more snug fit of speed-oriented shoes.

Should I size down in Hoka Clifton? ›

Nathan: The HOKA Clifton 9 fits true to size with an overall fit consistent with most HOKA models. By this I mean overall more narrow in the forefoot and maintaining that narrow-leaning fit back to the heel.

What year did the Hoka Clifton 8 come out? ›

The Hoka One One Clifton has developed the most loyal of fan bases despite only being released in 2014. If you're a fan, you know.

Should I go half a size up for HOKA? ›

Are HOKA ONE ONE shoes true to size? “I'd say they're on the snug side of true to size. If there are half sizes available I recommend to go half up." Crafted from lightweight materials with a wider midsole, certain styles run narrow through the toe-box, therefore 'wide' size options are available.

Do Clifton 8 run small? ›

As our experts note, you should have about a half-inch of room in the toe of your shoe. I'm typically a size 7 or 7.5, so I tested the Clifton 8 in a 7.5, and they fit just as expected.

Are Clifton 8 good for plantar fasciitis? ›

The Clifton 8 is GREAT for Plantar fasciitis because it has an Achilles heel tab that supports the foot. Clifton 8 is a lighter, more responsive midsole that delivers even more comfort and cushion. The extended heel crash pad provides added shock absorption and makes for a smooth feeling step.

Why do podiatrists recommend Hoka? ›

Are Hokas good for your feet? They're not just great for workouts. Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a New York City-based podiatrist says that they provide comfort, support and shock absorption, which makes them a good choice for frequent walkers or anyone whose job requires them to stand for the majority of the day.

Which Hoka has the best arch support? ›

Best Hoka Shoes for Walking with High Arches

We recommend the Hoka Clifton 9 Shoes for Walking if you have High Arches due to their neutral sole and cushioned soles. People with high arches tend to have a two-pronged gait cycle rather than a rolling of the foot.

Do Hokas run big or small compared to Nike? ›

Nike running shoes are often reported to run small. HOKA shoes run true to size from my testing. Some models are definitely a little more narrow than others, as with most brands. In fact, they have been working on increasing the toebox in newer models.

Why are Hoka shoes so big? ›

Why are these running shoes so chunky? HOKA has built its shoes to withstand heavy pounding and volume. While they have chunky cushioning that extends the length of the shoe, it's not just focused in the heel—which means that mid-foot and fore-foot strikers will equally benefit from a HOKA shoe.

How do Hokas fit compared to Brooks? ›

One of the biggest differences you'll notice with Brooks vs HOKA running shoes is how the shoes fit and are sized. Brooks recommends sizing up a half size from your street shoe, while HOKA running shoes are said to fit true to size. In terms of fit, Brooks running shoes have a wider toe box.

Are Hokas good for your knees? ›

While they're certainly a splurge, Hoka's podiatrist-approved design comes with loads of knee- and foot-supportive benefits that are particularly ideal for those recovering from injury or surgery, while also being a great choice for those who work out everyday.

Are Hoka 7 or 8 better? ›

Some of the major changes in the Hoka Bondi 8 compared to the Bondi 7 are to the midsole, width, and durability: More cushioned midsole that is softer and more responsive than the Hoka Bondi 7. Increased durability due to more rubber outsole coverage.

Why is Hoka so popular now? ›

“It's a comfort thing but also a form thing. People are wearing them because it's stylish and trendy.” It's true that, as unlikely as it may have seemed a few years ago, Hokas are stylish and trendy.

Do Hokas wear out faster? ›

They were not worn every day, maybe every other day for an hour or two. They should not wear out this quickly, but in my experience, all Hokas do wear out this quickly. The sole material also compresses pretty fast, making them much less cushy in just a few months.

How do Hokas fit compared to New Balance? ›

Therefore, even if you don't have a traditionally “wide“ foot, it can be a good idea to choose a HOKA model that comes in a wide-width option, such as the Bondi models, because the shoes do run narrow. In contrast, New Balance running shoes tend to be slightly wider overall, even for standard-width shoes.

How many miles to break in Hoka shoes? ›

It's best to not forcefully speed up how long it takes to break in a new pair of running shoes; going too many miles too quickly may cause injury. Instead, wear the shoes around your house, then on a treadmill, then for a light 2-5 mile jog outside. It should only take 5-10 miles to break in a pair of shoes.

Is Hoka Clifton 8 a lightweight? ›

The Clifton weighs 8.9 ounces (252 grams) for a US 9, so it's lightweight even by modern standards. It's far easier to run higher-paced workouts in lighter shoes, and this shoe is a good example.

Does Clifton 8 run wide? ›

The Clifton 8 fits true to size. There's a wide fit option through all sizes if you need a little more width. There's plenty of wiggle room in the toe box and the upper over the toes is made from lightweight material with lots of movement in it. There's also an extended pull tap that helps the shoe slip on nicely.

Does a Hoka Clifton 8 come in wide width? ›

If you'd like to run the road in HOKA favorites, the Clifton 8 and Bondi 8 are offered in wide.

Which Hoka is best for foot issues? ›

The HOKA Elevon 2 is your go-to instant comfort athletic shoe. The extended heel helps to support your ankle and helps to alleviate pain from Achilles tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis. The seamless, lightweight mesh upper offers a sock-like fit great for those with bunions or hammertoes.

What shoes should you not wear with plantar fasciitis? ›

Shoes which often make plantar fasciitis worse are flat slip on shoes or pumps. Ugg boots are also very bad. Flip flops are bad yet remain a popular choice of footwear for many people, particularly those that live in warmer climate.

What is the best painkiller for plantar fasciitis? ›

Pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) can ease the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis.

Why do my feet hurt in Hokas? ›

Resultantly, the researchers concluded that running in Hoka One One or other maximalist running shoes may increase the risk of injury due to the fact that running in them subjected the legs to higher and faster forces and altered foot and ankle motion.

Which Hoka is best for plantar plate injury? ›

He suggests patients seek out a highly-cushioned, rocker-soled athletic shoe, such as the HOKA® One One Bondi, to wear in order to relieve both the compression and tension stress on the plantar plate injury.

Which Hoka shoes are best for arthritis? ›

Hoka Clifton 8

The Clifton 8 is lightweight and breathable and offers supportive cushioning for people with arthritis, says Dr. Raval, who also notes Hoka's overall running shoe quality.

What is the best Hoka shoe for lower back pain? ›

We tested Hoka's Bondi 8 and found that it provides comfy support and excellent shock absorption, which is crucial for those with back pain. Its plush cushioning and quality construction made it an easy choice for our best women's overall pick.

Which is better for plantar fasciitis Brooks or Hoka shoes? ›

Both running shoes are perfectly comfortable and great options for the Plantar Fasciitis. There are couple of reasons why Brooks Glycerin outperformed the HOKA Bondi. Those are the flexibility and the midsole structure. The HOKA Bondi runs stiffer than the Brooks Glycerin.

Is it good to wear running shoes while walking? ›

Can running shoes be used as walking shoes? The short answer: yes. Running shoes and walking shoes have similar qualities that make them ideal for being active. While running shoes are designed to be durable for the rigorous demands of running, they are excellent as walking shoes, too.

Does Nike own HOKA? ›

Hoka was purchased on April 1, 2013 by Deckers Brands, the parent company for UGG, Teva and other footwear brands.

Are Hokas trendy now? ›

Nowadays, Hoka's running shoes are fashionable amongst both the running class and everyday folks. They've transcended their intended purpose. You're as likely to see the ultra-cushioned, bulbous shoes gracing Brooklyn sidewalks as a fashion statement as you are to see them tearing up the trail.

Do Hokas stretch at all? ›

The upper material does stretch somewhat due to the lighter breaks in the tougher parts of the upper.

Do Hokas cause plantar fasciitis? ›

Due to their thick soles and cushioning design, Hoka shoes can contribute to plantar fasciitis, although they're not specifically known to cause it. With the extra padding, your feet may not absorb shock like they should, which can make plantar fasciitis more severe.

Are cushioned shoes good for walking? ›

Walking Shoe Cushioning

Walking causes less impact to your feet than running, so you can feel comfortable with less cushioning. A lot of walkers also prefer a shoe that's evenly cushioned, rather than one with a large heel stack (significantly more cushioning in the heel than in the toe).

Can you drive with Hoka shoes? ›

WARNING: HOKA ONE ONE designed this product as a piece of specialized equipment specifically for running. Think of these like ski boots or cycling shoes. Using this product for anything other than running may impair balance and dexterity. So, don't wear these on stairs or while driving.

Are Hoka shoes as good as they say? ›

Thanks in large part to their especially cushioned, lightweight foam soles, Hokas are often praised as the most comfortable shoes ever, and even as a solution to runners' nagging pains and injuries.

Who owns HOKA? ›

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Deckers Outdoor Corporation, doing business as Deckers Brands, is a footwear designer and distributor based in Goleta, California, United States. It was founded in 1973 by University of California, Santa Barbara alumni Doug Otto and Karl F. Lopker.

What does the D mean in HOKA size? ›

For wide width shoes (“D” width for women's shoes and “EE” width for men's shoes), this ratio is closer to 2.45/1. So, for any length-to-width ratio of less than 2.55, a wider running shoe might go a long way toward improving your comfort.

Do podiatrists like Hokas? ›

Stay on your feet

To earn the Seal, each product is reviewed by a group of APMA podiatrists to ensure it promotes foot health. They have frequently awarded the Seal to selective styles of the innovative, cushioned footwear from HOKA.

Which Hoka is best for walking knee pain? ›

HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 7 Running Shoe. Just looking at the Bondi 7 gives you a good idea of how well-cushioned it is! A generous 43.5 mm of foam at the heel ensures your knees are well-protected from the stress of impact, whilst the mild support in the midsole helps limit slight overpronation.

Which Hoka is best for knee problems? ›

The Hoka Bondi is one of the most popular shoes for those suffering from joint pain, shin splints, and foot injuries—or just those that prefer a super high cushioned shoe. This shoe uses a ton of EVA foam to give it a plush cushioned ride that is both incredibly comfortable and excellent at shock absorption.

Is Clifton 8 good for walking? ›

Hoka shoes consistently make the lists of “best running shoes for wide feet,” and the Clifton 8 is about as people-pleasing as a running shoe comes. The roomier nature of these cushioned shoe makes them ideal for walks and recovery runs, as opposed to the more snug fit of speed-oriented shoes.

Should I size up or down in HOKA Clifton 8? ›

The sizing on this shoe runs long, so you may need to go down about half a size . For example, if you normally wear a 7.5 in a Saucony or Brooks, you can easily be in a 7 or potentially a 6.5 in the Hoka Clifton 8.

Are Clifton 8 better than Clifton 7? ›

The upper of the Clifton 8 is 98% similar to the Clifton 7. The main differences are that the tongue is more padded and the inner lining is now a smooth, shiny material. It's a very comfortable upper that doesn't feel overly padded. There are no hotspots and the toe box is the perfect height.

Why is Hoka so expensive? ›

Hoka shoes are expensive due to their innovative design, advanced cushioning technology, premium materials, and rigorous research and development. These features provide exceptional comfort, support, and durability, making them popular among runners and athletes.

What does the word Hoka mean? ›

to soar, fly. to lift; to hold aloft.

What country is Hoka from? ›

Hoka One One was founded in France in 2009 by Nicolas Mermoud and Jean-Luc Diard who previously worked with outdoor brand Salomon.

Should you get running shoes a size bigger? ›

Christine Luff from verywell.com recommends going up half a shoe size because one's feet swell when they run and it is important to have plenty of room in the toebox. If one's toes are crammed in the front of the running shoe, you could develop blisters or black toenails.

Do Hokas run big compared to Nike? ›

Nike running shoes are often reported to run small. HOKA shoes run true to size from my testing. Some models are definitely a little more narrow than others, as with most brands. In fact, they have been working on increasing the toebox in newer models.

Is it OK to go half size bigger in running shoes? ›

Make Sure You Have Extra Room For Your Toes.

This means it's wise to have just a little extra room (about a thumb's width) between your longest toe and the front of the shoe. With this in mind, your running shoe should be around a half size larger than the shoe size you usually get.

Should my toes touch the end of my shoes? ›

Generally speaking, there should be about one finger's width of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. Another way to check this is to slip a finger between the heel of your foot and the heel of your shoe. There should be just enough space for your finger to fit nice and snugly.

Is it better to size up or down in shoes? ›

As a general rule, always size up. Only size down if it says that the shoes run large. You can always stuff the toe to make a larger shoe fit.

What size should I get Hokas in? ›

Hoka One One shoe sizes are straightforward. In most cases, you just take the same size as your current shoes. Should you wish to compare with another running shoe brand, please use the guide below the size charts to clarify your size.

Do Hokas run larger than Brooks? ›

One of the biggest differences you'll notice with Brooks vs HOKA running shoes is how the shoes fit and are sized. Brooks recommends sizing up a half size from your street shoe, while HOKA running shoes are said to fit true to size.

Why do podiatrists recommend HOKA? ›

Are Hokas good for your feet? They're not just great for workouts. Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a New York City-based podiatrist says that they provide comfort, support and shock absorption, which makes them a good choice for frequent walkers or anyone whose job requires them to stand for the majority of the day.

Why is everyone wearing Hokas? ›

People are wearing them because it's stylish and trendy.” It's true that, as unlikely as it may have seemed a few years ago, Hokas are stylish and trendy. Their first fans were not sneakerheads, though.

Do Hokas have arch support? ›

Hoka's Arahi 6 has checked this box thanks to its extensive arch support features, like its J-Frame midsole and zoned rubber design. Hoka's J-Frame tech is geared specifically towards flat-footed runners helping to prevent arches from collapsing.

Why are Hokas hurting my feet? ›

What is this? Resultantly, the researchers concluded that running in Hoka One One or other maximalist running shoes may increase the risk of injury due to the fact that running in them subjected the legs to higher and faster forces and altered foot and ankle motion.

What is the lifespan of Hokas? ›

The typical lifespan for a pair of running shoes falls in the 250-500 mile range, which in itself is very broad. Some people may find they get less than 200 and others more than 700.


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