Clifton 6 – The Best Clifton yet!
In July 2014 when the original Clifton 1 was released, Runner’s World declared it their Editor’s Choice and within just 3 months this light, speedy model had tripled HOKA’s exposure within triathlon and kickstarted our climb towards number 1 running brand at KONA.
For all of us who remember the excitement of the original Clifton, the new Clifton 6 is just as big a thrill. With different fits and approaches to foam technologies and running geometries over the first 5 versions of this incredibly popular and superlight running shoe, the Clifton 6 is really the best Clifton yet.
Why? From the top down, we have some perfectly positioned padding in the tongue and around the ankle for all-day comfort on road. We have removed all of the traditional TPU overlays with the result being an elimination of any potentially uneven hold across the top of the foot. A breathable comfortable mesh with strategically placed stitching ensures an all over mix of comfort and secure fit, with an updated footshape allowing a touch more depth through the midfoot for a truly neutral feel and more width toward the forefoot where it’s needed.
Crucially, the improved fit and feel up top is matched by a sharply updated ride downstairs. A new generation of foam and retooled sidewalls and outsole reward the wearer with the smoothest contact phase yet, complementing a plusher, more controlled feel stride after stride.
Some runners also wanted the Clifton to get lighter. We’ve done that too. And looks don’t matter when a running shoe feels this good, but it also looks awesome.