Hoka One One Clifton 6

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written by Lovebel Talisic

The Clifton is one of the successful running shoe models from Hoka One One. Since it was released in 2014, it has become a hit. The first pair was loved by many and in the fifth year of the Clifton, Hoka One One reissued the first-ever Clifton shoe.

The Clifton continues to excite its fans in the release of the 6th version. Here are the things to expect from the Hoka One One Clifton 6:

Summary


Score:

98/100

Pros:

It has a lightweight design.
The cushioning offers impressive ride quality.
The Clifton 6 is durable from top to bottom.
Fits comfortably and perfectly.
Reliable traction on dry and wet surfaces.
It provides the right amount of flexibility.

Cons:

The shoe is slightly expensive.

Features of the Hoka One One Clifton 6

Upper
● Engineered Mesh - It provides the foot lightweight and breathable coverage without compromising fit and durability.
● Embroidery Reinforcement - It provides secure foot lockdown while enhancing structural integrity.

Midsole
● Full Compression EVA - It provides runners the signature Hoka One One cushioning. It offers modest underfoot protection that is soft, light and flexible.
● Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry - It is a rockered midsole technology designed for a more efficient running experience.

Outsole
● High-Abrasion Rubber - Full ground contact outsole comes with lightweight high-abrasion rubber for durability and traction. The outsole is also designed to encourage a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Lightweight design, impressively breathable upper

One of the best things about the Hoka One One Clifton is its lightweight. It feels so fast and it feels like it disappears in your foot while running. The Clifton 6 is lighter than the Clifton 5 but it still offers the same impressive support and cushioning needed for road running.

The engineered mesh offers a well-ventilated ride but aside from that, the new Clifton 6 comes with a much softer feel. It adapts to the foot comfortably and does not provide a constricting fit. The mesh is also durable.

Durable, balanced cushioning

The Clifton is known for its balanced cushioning. The Hoka One One Clifton 6 makes use of the Full Compression EVA foam that is lightweight and soft. It is much softer than the old version and it does provide consistent cushioning miles after miles.

After several miles with the Clifton 6, the midsole foam is still delivering the same level of underfoot support. The midsole is impressively durable. It won't disappoint those runners who are looking for a lightweight daily training partner.

Reliable grip on varied paved surfaces

The Hoka One One Clifton 6 has a full ground contact outsole that provides traction on varied surfaces. It also comes with rubber materials placed in the heel and forefoot area for added grip and durability.
Impressively, aside from being durable, the outsole of the shoe really holds up on both dry and wet surfaces.

Fits perfectly from heel to forefoot

The Clifton 6 offers a great fit from the heel to the forefoot. The engineered mesh provides a more adaptable foot wrap and the toe-box has been modified to make it more accommodating. True enough, it does provide the toes enough room to wiggle.

The Embroidery Reinforcement also improves the overall fit of the shoe. It provides a more secure midfoot lockdown while giving added midfoot support.

Popular road running shoes comparable to the Clifton 6

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

Talking about award-winning running shoes? Well, the Pegasus is absolutely one of the popular road running shoes to-date. It is a reasonably-priced running shoe with a lightweight and durable design. It features the notable Zoom Air unit that is designed for responsiveness and smooth heel transition. It is also as breathable and comfortable as the Hoka One One Clifton 6.

Brooks Ghost 12

Featuring a new sleek look, the Brooks Ghost 12 continues to impress its users and fans. Just like the Clifton 6, this shoe is designed to give runners balanced and soft cushioning. Thanks to the BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning that are soft yet still bouncy. Those who loved the Clifton 6 will also find happiness in Ghost 12.

Asics Gel Nimbus 21

The Nimbus 21 is a popular neutral running shoe from Asics. It is designed for the roads and offers a perfect blend of cushioning and durability. Just like the Clifton 6, this shoe deserves to be in the award-winning shoe line.
The shoe features popular technologies like the Gel cushioning that provides runners the right amount of bounce and protection. The Nimbus 21 is an expensive shoe but it is reliable enough that you don’t have to worry about anything but your pace and breathing.

Conclusion


The Hoka One One Clifton 6 is an almost perfect running shoe. It is the best Clifton version by far and this version really deserves to be part of the top-notch Clifton family. It provides runners balanced cushioning, durability, flexibility, grip and comfort. Though it is more expensive than the other running shoes, the majority consider it a good value for money.


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