The latest silhouette within the iconic Clifton franchise, the Clifton 8 delivers an even softer ride than its predecessor. Building on the geometries that made the Clifton a gateway for first-time HOKA wearers, the Clifton 8 is reinterpreted with Hoka's new, ultralight midsole foam that virtually disappears underfoot. Fifteen percent lighter than the previous iteration, this next-gen design is crafted with a breathable mesh upper, ultra-plush tongue, and refined pull tab. Equipped with HOKA’s extended crash pad at the heel and increased rubber coverage for durability, the Clifton 8 is the ultimate everyday trainer.
Features & Benefits:
- Engineered mesh upper delivers breathable comfort
- Plush, engineered mesh tongue
- Molded EVA sockliner
- Extended pull tab for easy entry
- Compression-molded EVA provides signature Hoka cushioning
- Early-stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
- Flat-waisted geometry provides inherent stability
- Category: Neutral
- Offset: 5 mm
- Weight: 8.8 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- clifton 8
- Saucony Kinvara
Gets getting better.
I had a cronic achilles problem and purchased 2 Clifton 7s about a year ago. Before, when I ran in another brand of shoes, I would have to rest my achilles for 3 or 4 days before I ran again. When I first started running with the Clifton 7, I only had to rest for a day, before I could run again. Now I run 5 days a week. The Clifton 8 is just as good as my 7s. Hoka saved me lots of money on medical bills.
Ideal Daily Trainer for Runners (Staff Review)
I absolutely love my Clifton 8s! I cycle between several different running sneakers but I have to admit the Clifton 8s have grown to become my favorites to put a lot of mileage onto. The lightweight upper has a comfortable fit on the top of the foot, and the foot-bed/upper are shaped in a way that makes the foot feel nice and secure in the heel/mid-foot yet spacious in the toe box. I like to think of the Clifton as a crossover between two of my longtime favorite sneakers: the Saucony Kinvara and the New Balance 1080. The Clifton 8 reaps the benefits of the lightweight responsiveness of a 5mm drop like the Kinvara but provides super comfortable shock absorption with a thick and soft stack height like the NB 1080. With a more durable tread and a thicker stack height, the Clifton will for sure give you more mileage than a Kinvara and with a more fortified upper the Clifton will likely make you feel a little more stable than the NB 1080. I can’t recommend this shoe enough as a daily trainer!
HOKA has done a very good job with their most recent update of the Clifton. For people seeking an everyday trainer that they can log their summer miles in, this is a great choice. Overall the shoe feels similar to the previous Clifton models, and the overall aesthetic appeal of the shoe remains the same. This shoe is a great choice for previous users of the Clifton, and others looking to give a new trainer a try.
Light shoe with great cushion
Staff Review: I've ran in the hoka clifton 8's for a couple weeks now and I found them to be quite familiar to the 7's, which I enjoyed! They are lightweight and responsive, my legs respond well to the cushion especially when on the roads. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is that I wish the material was a bit more durable with all the miles I'm putting in. It's a comfortable and great quality neutral shoe nonetheless.