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Product Reviews: Hoka One One Clayton $150

Date: 
08/08/2016 - 14:11

HokaClayton.jpgHoka has released running shoes that have drilled down to provide protective cushioning or light weight or increased durability. The new Clayton combines all three and features new rocker geometry to give it some snap.

The upper is quite spare (minimesh with no-sew, fused overlays) and it’s nestled into the midsole sidewall which provides some structure. The midsole sports a tall stack height, as is Hoka’s standard, but with a new cupping design that allows the feet to nestle into it, stabilizing them. The midsole is more flexible than past models and has more toe spring to provide a more traditional-feeling ride. The R-Mat foam outersole is latticed for support and wear resistance, but also adds cushioning. The sticker shock
is lessened when you realize that the Clayton offers more versatility than other Hoka models, making it worth a look—particularly for devotées of high mileage.

Testers: “The upper fits pretty well, but thin as a racer. A little wide, though not bad. Cushion and ride are the strengths.”

NEW SHOE

Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women 5–11
Weight: 8.8 oz. (men’s 11); 7.3 oz. (women’s 8)
Shape: semicurved
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, perforated EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild pronation




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