HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8


The men's HOKA Clifton 8 delivers a smooth ride for miles and miles.

HOKA updated the popular Clifton with a new ultralight midsole foam that gives you a softer feel than ever before. Designers also extended the heel crash pad to create smoother landings and transitions.

A breathable engineered mesh upper keeps you comfortable when your run heats up, while the extended Achilles pull tab makes the Clifton easy to pull on and gives it subtle style.

Engineered with HOKA’s early stage Meta-Rocker for a snappy takeoff, the men's HOKA Clifton 8 will power you through.

Tech specs

HOKA Clifton 8


7.6 oz (W), 8.8 oz (M)


5 mm

Stack height (heel/toe)

26mm/21mm (W), 29mm/24mm (M)




Everyday training



Watch: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 8 Review

We didn’t think the fan-favorite Clifton could get any smoother. The new Clifton 8 packs supreme cushion in a lightweight package with plenty of pop to keep you feeling fresh late in your run.

Watch Ashley’s latest review below to learn why she thinks the Clifton 8 can take on the bulk of your training miles whether you’re running or walking.

What’s New + -

The HOKA Clifton 8 maintains a lot of what made the previous version special, but it has a few new features: An ultralight midsole creates and even softer ride than before, and an extended heel crash pad provides a smoother landing and transition.

Who It’s Best For + -

The Clifton 8 is perfect for a wide range of athletes. From new runners and marathoners to walkers and anyone who works long shifts of their feet, the Clifton is comfortable day in and day out.

Why You’ll Love It + -

The Clifton is well-known for its combination of big cushioning and minimal weight. The Clifton 8 is no exception. You get an ultralight feel with the protection of a cushy midsole.

Reviews (15)

4.8 out of 5 stars.

4.8/5 on 15 total reviews

Roman Lupo Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Clifton 8

I did a twenty miler the first time I wore them and they had a plus-consistent overall score compared to the Clifton 7. I feel protected, safe, and my feet and ankles still don't hurt, this far after three models of wearing Cliftons (5,7,8) Those long "Man from the Clouds" runs are the faith and the cornerstone, the integrity and the preserverance for overcoming a terrible evil mystery that set forth itself in my course of life. I WEAR HOKA ONE ONE to be an unsung hero, unheard, tested by an unjust demon haunting me, while pushed to the limits of sanity with not one voice propagating rectitude, reconciliation. The man you know as Roman only has one partner and it goes by the name of Hoka One One.

John Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Starting to become my favorite shoe

I bought these shoes primarily because I suffer from plantar fasciitis and work on my feet most of the day. I also enjoy running, nothing crazy…I keep my runs at around 3 miles. Due to this I am always on the lookout for a shoe that allows me to do this while minimizing the pain in my foot. This shoe didn’t start out as my favorite. I wasn’t a huge fan, and I’m still not, of the design. I feel that the shoe, overall, looks chunky. The reason I give it 4.5 stars is purely based on how they feel. I’ve been able to run 9 miles over 3 days and woke up each morning with practically no foot pain. I also recently took a trip with my wife and her family to Disneyland. I was on my feet, standing and walking, for almost 15 hours. Still the next morning…no pain. I finally feel excited to run again!

Adam J Waeltz Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Hoka Clifton 8

The Hoka Clifton 8s are amazing. My previous shoes were the Brooks Glycerin 18s which were also an amazing shoe but the Cliftons are more plush and reactive throughout the stride. I'm not a long distance runner by any means and only run about 7 miles at my longest distance and these shoes have improved recovery times and I feel more energized throughout the workout.

Christopher Watt Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Clifton 8

Nice looking trainer. Comfortable with plenty of cushion. I like the taller heel. Put about 180 miles of running/walking so far and still has adequate cushion. I tend to under-pronate so these are great for that issue.

Steven A Lins Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Excellent Running Shoe

Hoka is the only brand of shoes I have used for the past several years and the Clifton 8 is without a doubt the most comfortable running shoe I have ever had.

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