HOKA, a division of Deckers Brands, has launched the new Clifton 9, available today on HOKA.com and at select HOKA retailers worldwide.
The ninth iteration of the award-winning Clifton franchise represents a substantial reimagining of HOKA’s beloved daily trainer, providing runners of all types the opportunity to enhance their daily mileage.
The new Clifton 9 has shaved four grams of weight, while defying expectations by adding 3mm of stack height to enhance the shoe’s legendary light-and-plush ride. The revitalized underfoot experience stems from an all-new and responsive midsole foam and an improved outsole design. Doing away with overlays and hotmelts, the stripped-back upper has been designed with a plusher heel, reflective heel panel, and streamlined tongue.
Enter Running Bliss
Designed for newcomers to the sport as well as seasoned runners who want to enjoy their miles, the Clifton 9 offers the brand’s renowned early-stage Meta-rocker for a smooth entry to the gait cycle, and the new compression-molded EVA midsole foam is not only light, but responsive. The gusseted tongue is a centerpiece of a reimagined upper that features recycled mesh material in a lighter package.
“The Clifton is not only one of our most popular products,” said Colin Ingram, Senior Director of Product at HOKA, “It’s a gateway to make running more enjoyable and accessible. We think longtime fans and newcomers to the sport will find that balanced, smooth ride so characteristic of a Clifton, but be surprised by how light and responsive our newest version is.”
Enjoy Enhanced Smooth
This disruptive daily trainer delivers the perfect combination of soft and light, with a drop of 5mm deriving from a stack height of 29mm in the heel and 24mm in the toe for women’s models, and 32mm and 27mm for men’s models. Weighing in at 7.3 ounces for a women’s size 7 and 8.7 ounces for a men’s size 9 (RRP of £130), the Clifton 9 delivers unparalleled performance for every runner’s journey. The Clifton 9 is available for purchase today at HOKA.com and at authorized HOKA dealers worldwide.