Hoka One Clifton 9

The expected release date for the Hoka One Clifton 9 is August 19, 2021.

The Hoka One Clifton 9 will have the following features & updates:

  • The Hoka One Clifton 7 was the best in the Clifton range, but not to worry, the Clifton 9 will be even better with some slight changes.
  • Most of the winning features, such as the breathable upper, wide toe box, and stability features, will be kept, and some even advanced.
  • This time around, it will have more responsive cushioning and reduced weight as these were some issues with the Clifton 7.
  • You can also maybe expect a very useful heel pull tab with the new model.

Latest Version of the Hoka One Clifton


Hoka One Clifton


  • The recommended price according to manufacturers for the new Hoka One Clifton 9 will be $170.00.
  • There will be a slight increase in price as only a few small noticeable differences will be added for your comfort.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • As with the Clifton 7, the new Clifton 9 will also be a neutral support shoe for a high or neutral arch type.
  • It will be more cushioned and balanced with better flexibility.


  • The Clifton 7 will be designed for all flat surface types and road running.
  • It will not be recommended for trail use and outdoor use.


  • The new Clifton 9 will be so much more versatile.
  • It will not be something to run a marathon in but rather a casual jogging, walking, and every day wearing shoes.


  • If used for the right purposes, the Clifton 9 will be very durable as it will be designed for regular use.
  • All the same, try not to get them too wet or use them for trail walks and runs.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The Hoka One Clifton 9 will offer a comfortable and relaxed fit with a medium design toe box for everyday use.
  • You will also be able to get your new favorite in a narrow, normal, or wide-width fit.


  • The Hoka One Clifton 9 will be quite light in weight this time around.
  • You can look at a weight of 247 grams for men and 201 grams for ladies.

Elevation of the Hoka One Clifton 9

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel height for the Clifton 9 for men will be around 29mm.
  • Then again, the heel height for the ladies will be lower at 27 mm.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • For the ladies, there will be a forefoot height of 22 mm.
  • For the men, you can expect a forefoot height of 24mm.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The heel-to-toe drop will be a low 5mm.
  • This is a pretty uniform heel-to-toe drop for such a versatile all-purpose shoe.

Components of the Hoka One Clifton 9


  • As with the predecessor, the Clifton 9 will also have a meta-rocker sole in early-stage design.
  • The sole will consist of durable and lightweight rubber with a high traction tread.
  • There will also be new strategically placed high-abrasion rubber zones for better durability.
  • The heel should have a moderate level for smoother foot transitioning.


  • You can look forward to a full-length compression-molded EVA midsole as usual with much more plush cushioning.
  • The midsole will also be slightly more lightweight and flexible.


  • As for the Uppers, there will be a more open mesh sandwich construction for breathability.
  • There may be improved TPU inserts for structural stability.
  • The fit will be more regular, and some new colors are expected.
  • You will also enjoy the more roomy toe box design.


Hoka One Clifton 9

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