Hoka One One Clifton 2

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There are people who don`t like a robust, meaty, big running shoes, each of us is individual and prefers different things than another person. Same goes with running shoes. Some people prefer robust, strong, tough running shoes, and some light and comfortable. Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are running shoes for the people who prefer the lightweight  and comfortable running shoes. But are they good enough? Will they provide you with enough comfort? Are they durable enough? Well, we will answer all of those questions in our review. So sit back and read along because if you still don`t know should you buy Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 shoes we hope that this review will help you to decide.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Breathable upper that allows great airflow trough the shoes
  • Big and tough outsole for better shock absorption
  • Big and tough midsole for even better shock absorption
  • Very affordable
  • Very light, which is great for the long runs
  • They provide great comfort even on long runs
Cons
  • they may feel a bit awkward while running
  • To big midsole and outsole may ruin the style appeal
  • Somewhat stiff, especially compared to the previous version
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 is relatively soft , it will allow you to run on rough terrain, also it will absorb the shock created while running. The heel and forefoot parts of the outsole are made of carbon rubber which is great material for the running shoes because it gives the shoe strong bottom. The upper part of the outsole is made out of EVA foam. This type of foam allows the shoe to absorb all the shock created while running on the hard or soft surface. Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 outsole is very thick which allows gives that extra comfort to your feet while running because outsole is first and also thick barrier between your feet and surface.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The whole midsole of the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 is made out of EVA foam. The midsole is very thick, one of the thickest that I ever saw on any running shoe. This allows the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 to absorb even more shock while running, for some people that can be a problem because they won`t feel stable while running because of that mushy feeling. But midsole of the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 does not have that problem, it doesn`t fill mushy at all. The whole midsole feels sturdy and tough and provides you with great cushioning while running.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper part of the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 is made of breathable material. This will allow your feet to breath during your runs, also it will keep your feet dry . The material is thicker and more durable than on the older model. Because of that, you will need to give some time to the shoe to form around your foot as it should, that it will be good as it should be. The upper will not create any hot spots or discomfort while running, that is always appreciated because you will run for miles and miles in those shoes.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The weight of the Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 weigh 218g men size and 187g women's size. That makes them very light and will allow you to run for a long time without feeling any fatigue after the long run.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 provide great drivability for your feet, especially the upper part. As the upper part is made out of breathable mesh material. So these shoes are perfect for people who sweat a lot or run on wet surfaces.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 provide you with amazing comfort. That is because of thick EVA foam made midsole and outsole. They give you great, comfortable feeling while running without any hotspots or uncomfortable feeling. For me that is a pretty amazing achievement for the running shoe. We all know that comfort is very important for the running shoes, but this kind of comfort is really something new. Don`t expect any miracles, but expect great comfort that will last for the lifetime of the shoes.
Style
Style

Style

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 have modern looking style with bright colors, that style can be seen on many other running shoes, because now all the sports shoes come in bright, almost florescent colors. Also, the upper part of the shoe is made of the mesh without any seams which make them look even more modern. For me they look great, maybe the only gripe that I have when we talk about style and looks is that for me, the midsole is too thick. But my preference is smaller midsole, so you get the point.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are very durable, they upgraded the materials from the last model. The upper mesh is thicker which allows the shoe to endure even more damage before breaking. Also, the midsole is strong, there is no chance that some small rock or glass will get stuck in it with ease. Hoka definitely had step up in the quality of the materials and build quality, which is a win-win situation for bought of us.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 provide you with good enough protection. They offer great protection for your feet, little less for the whole foot. Outsole and midsole will protect your feet from shock, any kind of dangerous materials or objects (stones, glass, branches, etc.). The upper part of the shoes will give you some protection, but not a lot, it will be able to protect you from small scratches or impacts, but you can`t expect anything more. Also, they are not waterproof, so they will not be able to keep your feet dry in a rain.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are very responsive, they will allow you to change the direction in no time. Also, they will adjust to any terrain, if you run downhill or uphill. They are perfect if you need a great, responsive running shoes.
Support
Support

Support

They offer a great support to your feet. The upper part of the shoes will grip your foot perfectly. Also, the inside of the shoe is not slippery, so there is a small chance that your foot will move around the shoe. And the thing of the shoe helps, even more, to keep your feet supported and in place.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are made for running on the road, of course, you can use them on the different surfaces, but the main function is to use them on the road. That is why they have so much cushioning, because when you run on the road, your foot will suffer a lot of shock because of rough terrain. Big amount of cushioning will disperse the force, and you will feel only a small amount of force. They are perfect for what they are made, for running on the road.
Price
Price

Price

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are very affordable, you will be able to buy them even if you have a tight budget. But don`t worry, that does not mean that they lack in quality materials, beg the differ, the materials are great, and it is really strange that they are so affordable considering the quality of them.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Provide great traction on the surface for which they are meant for. You will be able to run on the road without a fear that you will slip down or feel down. Also, they will provide great traction even when you run uphill or downhill.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are not as flexible as an older model. But that is mainly because of stronger materials that are used in this new model. They did sacrifice the flexibility of the shoes. But that had to happen if they wanted to make Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 more durable. Everything comes with the price, and flexibility had paid the biggest price.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 offer you amazing stability, they are one of the most stable running shoes on the market. They will offer you great stability in the heel area and in the front area. You won`t have to worry that you will lose your footing while running in them. Believe me.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 drop is a little bit different that on the other shoes, it is only 5mm. For some people that can be a big problem, some maybe won`t have any problem with that. That all comes with the preference.
Key features
Key features

Key features

•Full-length high-impact polystyrene

•Full-length compression-molded EVA

•Meta-Rocker midsole geometry

•Stripped-Down SpeedFrame Upper
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are perfect shoes for any running aficionado that runs mainly on roads. They are one of the best value-for-money running shoes on the market, and that is with reason. They will allow you to run for miles and miles on end without feeling any discomfort. Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are also modern looking running shoes that will show to every jogger that you care about performance and style of the shoes that you wear. So should you buy Hoka OneOne Clifton 2? I would recommend you to buy them, because there are not many affordable running shoes that feature this amount of quality for such a low price. Hoka OneOne Clifton 2 are definitely running shoes that you need to keep your eyes on.