The latest update of the Hoka One One Clifton — version 8 — does not disappoint. In fact, most reviews indicate that the Clifton 8 represents another home run for Hoka. This is a lightweight and plush everyday trainer with a newly formulated compression-molded EVA midsole that is 15% lighter. Although the new midsole is softer, it is not squishy and actually helps contribute to a smoother ride and works well with the Clifton 8’s early-stage meta rocker. The Clifton 8 also improves upon the shoe’s upper. In addition to this engineered mesh having a softer, more premium feel, it is also more perforated for better breathability. The upper is also made of 100% vegan materials. The Clifton 8’s toe box is slightly wider and the heel crash pad has been slightly extended. Remember that the Clifton 8 comes in a wide version. The Clifton remains one of the most popular lightweight daily trainers on the market. If you are a fan of the Clifton 7, get ready to be wowed by the latest update. If you haven’t trained the Clifton and are looking for that wonderful combination of soft, light, and responsive, this may well be you shoe.