HOKA CLIFTON 9 REVIEW
lets_run_faster , Geoffrey Crow
Category – Neutral daily trainer
Ideal use – Easy run / long run
– 248g (M UK9)
– Stack Height: 32mm / 27mm
– Drop: 5mm
Fans of Hoka and previous versions of the Clifton 9 will like this update.
The Hoka Clifton series has always been the workhorse for the brand and one of the best-selling shoes in the marketplace. The Hoka Clifton 9 is a neutral trainer that offers a blend of max cushioning and minimal weight. This new update includes many positive features and has a bit more responsiveness and step in comfort. With its comfortable (but narrow) upper and stable ride, it’s best suited to easy paced runs. It’s important to note the fit is true to size. Hoka’s curved Meta-Rocker is superb and provides for energy-saving transitions. Its ride is premium, plush and more protective than its competitors.
It’s a good trainer to tick away easy miles, but don’t expect dynamic performance. The softness of the midsole is pleasant and will give your legs some TLC for those daily easy runs. Hoka’s popularity and appeal has certainly benefitted from its modern styling. They’ve managed to hit the sweet spot between performance and aesthetics as the brand can be seen complimenting many daily athleisure outfits too.
The Hoka Clifton 9 will remain a firm favourite for many due to its light, predictable and plush ride.