The HOKA Clifton 8 Men's Running Shoes are designed to deliver an even softer ride than the previous version. The men's Clifton 8 features HOKA's new, ultralight midsole foam that provides an incredibly soft landing. Constructed with engineered mesh, the men's Clifton 8 upper is incredibly breathable for a comfortable feel during a hot run. Keeping with the classic Clifton silhouette and features, the HOKA Clifton 8 shoes have an Early-stage Meta-Rocker for smooth transitions, an extended heel crash pad, and rubber coverage for added durability. For a great everyday trainer, try out the HOKA Clifton 8 Men's Running Shoes.
EVA foam for cushioning
Extended Achilles pull tab
Extended heel crash pad for smooth landings
Early-stage Meta-Rocker for smooth transitions
Weight: 8.9 oz.
Midsole Drop: 5mm
Support Type: Neutral
Upper: Engineered mesh
Outsole: High-abrasion rubber
This model from HOKA has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance. The APMA Seal of Acceptance recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health.
Shoe has become too snug from earlier versions. Rubbing of Haglund’s protrusion against heel counter wears away foam rubber and prompts Achilles tendinitis and bursitis. I have given up on this shoe after owning five previous pairs.
I use the Clifton 8 with my "Ankle/Foot Orthoptics" for drop foot due to neuropathy. I need an extra wide shoe. While I used to run marathons- this condition curtailed that. But with these great shoes I am back to walking 3 miles a day…so far! They are supper comfortable.
I am still testing out the new Clifton 8 and made this purchase because I was happy with my Clifton 4s that give me excellent arch support. The 4s are more firm than the 8s, but the overall support seems still to be favorable. Only time will tell if I have that original level of secure support. Also, the Clifton 8 seems a bit more narrow than my older 4s and therefore had to replace the medium with a wide. I have no problem with medium width from my 4s, so this seems to be different.
Have always had trouble finding athletic shoes with a roomy enough toe box. Kudos to Hoka for not only offering a wide width option, but also for offering it in the limited edition Clifton 8 Together. They look great and, most importantly, feel great. Thanks to Hoka for keeping a 60-something on the road.
If I could I'd give 2.5 stars since the left shoe feels pretty good. Unfortunately I feel like there's something wrong with the right shoe. Material seems folded over and hard where the tongue attaches. Creates an uncomfortable lump sensation on the top of my foot. Put about a dozen miles on them hoping that it would work itself out but it did not. Contacted customer service which seemed to take forever. My options in regards to a return were reasonable but again seems like a lengthy process waiting for the Hoka team to inspect the shoe which may or may not warrant a refund. Customer service when purchasing the shoe was not great either, shipping issues, refund on shipping promised but not given…yadda yadda. So I don't even want to go down that road. At the end of the day my first Hoka experience with both customer service and the shoe itself has been terrible. The majority of my friends love this company which is why I gave them a try but for me it's been the opposite. Hoka and I just may not be a "fit". The whole experience has been akin to walking into a new restaurant that you're excited about only to be greeted by a snobby Host/staff…waiting forever to be seated , ordering the signature dish and wondering if they forgot to season the mains.
I really wanted to like these shoes as they were my first from Hoka. However, after running in them several times and experiencing pain in my knees and feet, I had to let them go. I'm guessing it was the extra room they put in the shoe box and the type of foam in the shoe? However, I did not give up and exchanged these for the Bondi 7 which has been perfect for me. Always try on shoes before buying if you can.
Nice comments about appearance. Liked the 5, 6, an 7 versions better. Miss the assist strap at the back; surprised the tab versus notch seems to be OK. Something about the foot feel seems different - not sure if it is cushioning or stability change.
Light weight and great cushion for feet and legs, but
Light weight and great cushion for feet and legs, but the side of my feet got ripped up from the shoes and I'm honestly not sure if it's just my feet's fit with them. On both feet it was the middle side bottom, so the left foot it get torn up on the right side and right foot on the left side. Don't have an explanation but that's never happened to me with other cheaper shoes.
I initially had ordered the Clifton 8 a couple months ago but they were narrow. I went to a local store that only had the 7s but even in Wide (2EE) width were too snug. I wound up with Bondi 7 in wide and they have been wonderful for my daily rapid exercise walk, absolutely love them. Wanting something a little less bouncy I bought Arahi 5, again in wide, and those have been fantastic as well. I use them on those walks as well as a casual all day shoe. Then Hoka released the Clifton 8 in the Together color and I was hooked again.
These are somewhere in between the Bondis and the Arahis in cushioning. But hard to tell the difference between the Arahi. Excellent fit, ordered my regular size but again in 2EE even though I have medium width feet, Hokas tend to be snug. I've rated them as too narrow in their standard width but perfect in 2EE. Again I use these as an all around, all day shoe as well as my exercise walks occasionally. Love them. Love that color, if the Arahis were available in Together I would have ordered them. But I'm very pleased, love the look of Hokas in general and especially these new colors. I feel you can't go wrong with any of their shoes.
I just got the Clifton 8 and this morning I took it for a spin around my local park track. It is very comfortable and stable. It felt very good running with the shoe and I could go for a long run in it. The only complaint I have that the sole doesn't have much traction when the pavement was wet. I found myself sliding around and had to slow down so I wouldn't fall. Still I feel this shoe is still outstanding.
Recovery shoe. Slightly high because of all the cushion, but the cushion is what I've mainly been using this shoe for. This will be my first pair of Hoka shoes, but I started with the recovery slides. I've loved the rocker and wanted to try that out while running. The cushion took several miles to wear in but now it's a cushy step. Nice heel, good width, toe box is good enough, glad that the toe box isn't smaller, toe box isn't wide, but it fits. The drop isn't bad but that's due to the rocker I think. Good mid foot landing. Material and colors are nice. Nice tread and grip. Gonna put the miles on and see how they hold up. Doesn't seem to be any issues other than me getting used to them.