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HOKA’s Latest Clifton Running Shoe Boasts Enhanced Stack Height

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HOKA’s Clifton lineup is arguably its most popular, and its latest iteration adds to its award-winning prowess. The performance brand’s Clifton 9 delivers more of the same we’ve grown to expect and appreciate from its race-ready silhouettes while weighing in at far less than its predecessor. 

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Although it’s hard to imagine adding 3mm in stack height could assist in having the new release weigh less, Hoka manages to pull it off with flying colors — seriously, there are over a handful of bright palettes to choose from. Still, performance-wise, the revamped Clifton also boasts a newly designed underfoot with more responsive foam and an improved outsole design, paving the way to enhanced comfort with every stride.

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The 248-gram vegan-crafted shoes weigh precisely 4 grams less than the Clifton 8 and feature a 5mm heel-to-toe drop for good measure. Additionally, the Clifton 9 predominantly remains intact; its recycled mesh upper still promotes breathability, compression-molded EVA midsole guarantees all-day comfort, and a gusseted tongue continues to do away with unwanted dirt and debris. Of course, it wouldn’t be a pair of Hokas without the brand’s early-stage Meta-rocker tech, which helps prevent you from landing flat on your feet in the middle of your workout routine.

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Hoka’s Clifton 9 road running shoes are available on the brand’s webshop in eight colors for £130 (~$157).