The shoe that changed runners perceptions of what HOKA ONE ONE® could be, the Clifton 6 joins the award-winning Clifton family.

Building upon the Clifton’s best qualities, the ‘6’ continues to deliver that perfect combination of soft and light. The Clifton 6 has a smoother ride with a more comfortable fit and includes an embroidered design that improves lockdown without extra weight. Find your sweet spot in the Clifton 6.

Embroidery reinforcement reduces layers and offers support and midfoot lockdown.

Reinforced eyestays provide increased durability

Early stage Meta-Rocker offers a smooth ride

Full compression EVA midsole provides signature HOKA ONE ONE® cushioning.

Moderate heel bevel gives a smooth transition

Flat-waisted geometry provides inherent stability

Full ground contact design.

Strategic high-abrasion rubber zones to reduce weight.


I’m really only looking for a few answers from my trainers, and they are;

Can I train hard, daily, in them in the sort of variable weather I get in spring and autumn.

Can I race hard in them and do my training justice.

Will they last me more than 300 miles (obviously I’d like them to last double or triple that distance but training shoes these days don’t tend to last much past 400 miles, sadly).

I’ve been using these Clifton 6 shoes this past spring to train for the Gozo Half Marathon, the Milan Marathon and the EcoTrail Florence 80km. They held up well to the rigors rain and some slush. They’re not that waterproof but they’re roomy enough for me to be able to wear thick waterproof socks so I got by just fine.

The toe box is wider than some shoes. Not like a Topo Athletic style wide but comfy enough for me, and I do have fairly wide feet (the sort of feet that make Salomon trail shoes tricky for me).

The sizing is correct. I am an 11.5UK but I always go for a 12UK to give myself space to wear thicker socks in winter and for my feet to expand in summer. If you’re going to train and race in the heat a lot then I suggest you go a full size larger than you would normally. That’s true for all trainers, though.

The cushioning is there but not so you feel like you’re not in touch with the ground. This is what I want, to be able to run my miles with some help but not with an unnatural, disconnected feel.

The Clifton 6 is a little lighter than the Clifton 5 and that means, very light indeed! Generally when trainers are this light it means they’re going to fall apart pretty quick but these haven’t so far, which is a bonus. I’ve put around 200 miles on them to date and they’re looking good and feeling fine. I’ll update this review when they wear out to give you a better idea of how long they might be expected to last.

The laces pull together easily, the tongue isn’t too puffy and the feel is just right.

I was able to run my best on race day, in the heat of the Mediterranean, and enjoy the run without having to think or worry about my feet. So, breath-ability is good.

During my time of training and racing in the Clifton 6 I’ve never got a blister. It’s hard to imagine how Hoka might update this shoe. It seems pretty much perfect to me.

Check the Hoka Clifton 6 out