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Womens Hoka Clifton 7

Womens Hoka Clifton 7
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Oversized plush cushioning that is packaged in an incredibly lightweight and comfortable solid daily trainer best suited to longer runs. Clifton 7 delivers the reliable Hoka smooth heel to toe ride with some of the best cushioning to weight ratio on the market. 

Womens Hoka Clifton 7

Oversized plush cushioning that is packaged in an incredibly lightweight and comfortable solid daily trainer best suited to longer runs. Clifton 7 delivers the reliable Hoka smooth heel to toe ride with some of the best cushioning to weight ratio on the market. 

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Designed for everyday running, the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 7 offers a silky-smooth ride and a high level of comfort and protection at a low weight

  • Positive
  • Amazing cushioning to weight ratio
  • Wide and deep midsole offers great stability
  • Clean and simple upper delivers support and breathability
  • Negative
  • Toe off isnt a good as some newer rocker profile shoes
  • Rubber coverage on the outsole is not ideal

First impressions

The latest version of the shoe that changed runners’ perceptions of what HOKA could be, the Clifton 7 joins the award-winning Clifton family. Building on the Clifton’s best-loved qualities, the 7 takes the shoe back to its original wins to deliver the ideal combination of soft shock absorbsion with incredibly light results. 

Midsole

The same midsole from the Clifton 6 uses a full compression EVA that is oversized in a Meta-Rocker profile technology and continues the much loved cushioning with a 29mm heel and 24mm forefoot. 

The lack of flexibility and the reduced toe spring compared to some modern rocker shoes make the Clifton 7 feel flatter and more laboured than some competitors at pace, so it is slightly less versatile than say the Nike Zoom X Invincible

 

Upper

A breathable, engineered mesh provides an incredibly breathable and light upper. Most of the pointless overlays have been removed and this is very clean and simple but hightly effective and holding the foot firmly in place with no hot spots. 

A gusset tongue wraps the foot and locks the tongue in place firmly, which was a massive issue on the Clifton 6!

The Achilles tab has an new banana shape to help getting the shoe on and off, but makes it a tough easier for annoying stones to find the their way into the shoe.  

Sole

A podded outsole, and lots of visible EVA deliver just enough durability to consider this a high mileage shoe, but light enough ensure there is a surprising cushioning to weight ratio. The traction is good but not perfect, and the EVA holds up pretty well to abrasion making this a reasonably hard wearing shoe overall. 

Conclusion

The size of midsole overall makes the weight even more surprising,and Hoka have a beautiful combination of fantastic cushioning and great stability. Even though this is realistically just and update to the upper, the whole balance of this shoe is greatly improved over the Clifton 6. 

Overall, this is a great update, and a great shoe for a really good price. If you have not hopped on the Hoka train yet, and tried a pair - the Clifton 7 is a really good place to start. 

Technical info

  • Open-engineered sandwich mesh construction delivers the ultimate in breathable comfort
  • Lightweight mesh gusset prevents tongue migration
  • Reinforced eyestays provide increased durability
  • New vertical pull tab for easy entry
  • Early stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride
  • Full-compression EVA midsole provides signature HOKA cushioning
  • Moderate heel bevel for a smooth transition
  • Flat-waisted geometry provides inherent stability
  • Full ground contact designed for smooth and stable ride
  • Strategic high-abrasion rubber zones reduce weight

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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2021
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
Release date 2021
MSRP $0.00
Heal Drop 5mm
Weight 7.09oz / 201g

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Neutral
Surfaces
Road
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy