Aesthetically, not much has changed between the Clifton 7 and the 8. Slight changes to the engineered mesh upper (which was introduced with the 7) and enhanced padding add to the overall performance of the Clifton 8 without changing the style too much.
This shoe is built for everything from road runs, to long walks to a day spent on your feet at work. The Clifton 7 made this clear with it’s relatively flat and wide outsole.
The Clifton 8 still provides the same versatility and stability, but with a more curved midsole geometry and exaggerated early-stage rocker. This plays out in the widened toe box and smooth transitions while running.
One of our reviewers put long mileage on their Clifton 7’s and used to have to apply anti-chafe solutions to his big toe before runs:
“Overall, the Clifton 8 has a better foot shape with a snug heel, accommodative midfoot, and rounded toe box. Compared to the Clifton 7 this fits my foot much better!” he says. “The Clifton 7 felt like a straight lasted shoe where the Clifton 8 delivers on a semi-curved lasted fit and feel.”