Hoka One One
HOKA Men's Clifton 7
Clifton 7 delivers a perfect combination of soft and light. This lightweight trainer provides the runner with a smooth, soft, yet responsive rider perfect for someone with a neutral gait. It has a 5 mm drop and weighs in at 8.7 oz.
Running Niche Experience
We find the Clifton series fits about a ½ size large and is slightly wide in the forefoot. A nice improvement is the vertical pull tab on the heel for easy step in and the way it locks in the heel area to reduce slippage for narrow heels. It is a solid workhorse trainer that you can bang out a lot of miles in. The rubber pods on the outsole wear surprisingly well. If you are a neutral to high arched foot type Clifton 7 is worth a try. The step-in feel is soft and comfortable. Do not let the visual of height fool you, your foot sits down into the midsole thanks to the Active Foot Frame design.
Geometry, Shaping and Cushioning Technology
Hoka’s technologies are actually a combination of several elements which result in a unique feel, the Hoka difference.
All Hoka’s have:
- The Meta-Rocker design which is a slight rocking feel as you roll over the midfoot and aids in propelling the runner forward.
- An Active Foot Frame: allows your foot to sit deep in the midsole and provides guidance to foot without the need for constrictions. It’s like a bucket seat that cradles the foot.
- Cushioned Midsole: marshmallow soft, Hoka’s midsoles are super light and offers great shock absorption, comfort and support.
- J-Frame: similar to the Active Foot Frame but instead adds support with a firmer density foam on the medial side where over pronating occurs. Found only in Hoka stability shoes like the Arahi 3.
Brand Description: HOKA ONE ONE
HOKA ONE ONE came to be in a moment of insight, on a mountain-top in New Zealand. Back home in Anecy, the founders set out to solve a simple problem, to make running downhill easier on the body, by rethinking the nature of running shoes. They succeeded and the Ultra Marathon world rejoiced. What they didn’t expect was that they’d solve a universal running problem… it’s not just running 50 miles downhill that is hard - all running is hard, and Jean-Luc and Nico just made it easier for everyone.
Stack Height: 29 mm/24 mm
Drop: 29 mm/24 mm
Weight: 8.7 oz
Upper: Breathable, soft engineered mesh, vertical pull tab
Midsole: Soft compression molded EVA, early stage meta-rocker
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads with heel bevel
Toe Box: Medium
Forefoot: Slightly wide
Men's Clifton 7 - HOKA ONE ONE
Men's Footwear | Men's Running | Neutral