HOKA Clifton 9 GTX

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Star Rating is 4.5 / 5
14 Verified Reviews
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There is no forecast too fierce for the HOKA Clifton 9 GTX.

One of the best waterproof running shoes, HOKA took its ever popular Clifton 9 and made it ready to run through the dark, rain and snow. It has a Gore-Tex® upper that will keep your feet warm and dry, while also providing 360 degrees of reflectivity to give you extra visibility when running in the dark.

The Clifton 9 is known as one of the best running shoes thanks to its lightweight cushion and rocking sensation that moves you forward. The GTX version is perfect for those runners who won’t let a little weather get in the way of their training.


  • Upper: GORE-TEX® INVISIBLE FIT gives you a weatherproof upper for protection from the elements while still being breathable. This shoe is ready for splashes thanks to a closed mesh construction for added protection. There is 360 degrees of reflectivity to let you shine, even when the weather doesn’t.
  • Midsole: A very cushioned, yet light CMEVA midsole foam helps you run and walk in comfort, while the early stage Meta-Rocker propels you forward.
  • Outsole: Weather ready traction pods

Tech Specs

HOKA Clifton 9 GTX


5 mm

Stack Height

Heel: 29 mm / Forefoot: 24 mm (W)

Heel: 32 mm / Forefoot: 27 mm (W


8.3 oz (W), 9.6 oz (M)




Everyday training

Who It’s Best For

The HOKA Clifton 9 GTX is perfect for those runners who hate wet, cold feet and love the HOKA Clifton 9. With great cushioning and a neutral ride, this is an ideal waterproof shoe.

Why You’ll Love It

You will love that you get all of the cushion and roll of the Clifton 9, but with a waterproof upper that is perfect for winter running.

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Star Rating is 4.5 / 5
Based on 14 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 2 / 5

Disappointing Waterproofing

Mike 8 months ago Verified Purchase

I bought these mostly for cool dewy mornings at the Cross Country course late in the season. For that purpose they worked pretty well in terms of blocking a bit of moisture from the grass and keeping my feet warm. However after two runs *while* it was raining I'm deeply disappointed in the waterproofing. These shoes turned into waterlogged boats when running in the rain and didn't drain. I wouldn't purchase these if you're looking for a shoe to run in rainy weather. If you're just looking to keep your feet dry on wet grass or looking for a shoe that keeps your feet pretty warm then these will work great for you. I'm planning on using them more as a winter shoe for cold weather moving forward than a shoe that I'll reach for when it's actually raining outside. As far as the run and ride of the shoe are concerned they're still the classic Clifton but I'll be going back to my Mach 5s more often than not.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great comfort never looked so good!

Amy H 8 months ago Verified Purchase

I bought these by mistake was not looking for GTX. Next to Bondi these are my go to. Style and comfort all in one.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Waterproof HOKA Clifton 9 GTX

Football O 8 months ago Verified Purchase

I purchased my HOKA Clifton 9 GTX(waterproof) shoes at Fleet Feet so I could check the fit before ordering . I needed a comfortable waterproof shoe for officiating football and these have been great so far. They aren't cleated football shoes but that wasn't what I was looking for. I just needed waterproof shoes for the cool evenings when the grass gets dewey. These have worked well for that. Plus I've been wearing them out and about when it's a rainy day. The GTX fit is slightly tighter due to the GoreTex material but I just loosened the strings a little and they have been fine. I recommend these for wet conditions. They've done well for me on wet grass.