“Hoka Clifton: Got marshmallows?”
As a bigger runner, I learned early on that I needed to take extra care to find the right footwear, not just for fitness, but also for training and race events! Injury is common among all runners. Although not all agree, bigger runner should pay special attention as injury rates are typically higher.
Following is a review of the Hoka One One Clifton 2. There is little I can find wrong with these shoes. I have put about 50k on them and have no complaints. Lovers of the series say that once you put them on, you will wonder why you had not tried them before – it is like, “running on marshmallows!”
If you are prone to foot and hip injury, any of the max cushion shoes from Hoka are a great choice. I am a supinator. Finding a shoe with the right about of give was difficult. In fact, I ran in stability style shoes for years before I learned about my odd gate. At the time, minimalist shoes were very popular. With the advent of the max cushion shoe movement, supinators like myself finally have exactly what the doctor ordered.
Compared to the Bondi 4 by Hoka, the Clifton is the perfect short distant training shoe. I will leave the long distance to the Bondi series.