Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 4

By Kristen O’Connell

Hoka One One are known for their high cushioned, lightweight running shoes. Many people are drawn to Hokas because of their maximalist cushion look - what type of person would wear this shoe?! Hoka shoes have become increasingly popular over the past years because their versatility in training and racing. With long time and injury prone runners, Hoka's high cushioning helps to protect joints, bones and muscles while avoiding injuries and the common aches and pains of running.

Shoe Specs: 

  • Weight: 9.3oz (Men's) | 7.6oz (Women's)
  • Drop: 5mm
  • High Level Cushioning
  • Neutral

The amount of cushioning in Hoka One One shoes helps protect your body from the pounding on the concrete during those long runs. The early meta rocker, which acts like a rocking chair on the bottom of the shoe,  allows for a smooth efficient ride to help you keep moving along during those harder runs. With a 5mm drop from heel to toe, there is a lower strain on your calves and achilles. 


I was hesitant to run in the Clifton 4 at first but never judge a book by its cover! The shoe fit my foot perfectly, with the new open engineered mesh allows for breathability and support. I love the amount of cushion that the Clifton 4 has since I have been prone to stress fractures and injuries in the past. After doing a  12 mile long run in them, I fell in love! My legs felt like I could run even further. I didn’t feel like I had that much shoe on my foot because of how light weight it is. The Hoka Clifton 4s have everlasting comfort for long runs but are light enough for those quick runs and races.


Our staff of experts can answer any questions you have about the Hoka One One Clifton 4 and other shoes in our shops. Come in for a gait analysis and try the Hoka One One Clifton 4 to find out if it's a good fit for you!