HOKA One One Clifton 5 Sneaker Review

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HOKA One One Clifton 5 Sneaker Review

I fell in love with the Hoka Clifton 4’s when I first tried them on. I ended up buying two more pairs because I liked them that much. When the Clifton 5’s came out, I was a little reluctant to try them on.

I kept seeing commercials throughout Facebook and had the yearning desire to try them out to see if they were as good as the 4’s. After receiving a sample pair, I kept thinking marshmallows. I stood up, and thought marshmallow. I ran and thought marshmallow. These Clifton 5’s are way more comfortable than the 4’s and they really do feel like marshmallows.

I took out the liner and put in my custom liner and felt a big difference. They no longer felt like marshmallows. They felt sturdy ready to take on any terrain.

I ran around the track. I ran around the neighborhood. I ran around a park and I absolutely….


The Clifton 5’s are reliable, racing sneakers. They are a neutral stability shoe. The uppers are made of mesh like material that enables them to breath while running. The shoes have reflectors throughout so that when you run at night, you may be seen (but make sure to have a headlight or something in addition because you know how drivers are). They have a tab in the back to help you get them on easily.

They run true to size. I wear a 7.5 in a shoe and an 8 in a sneaker and they fit very comfortably. I love that the heel grabs you and the toe box is large enough to not feel restricted.

Although I took out the inserts and put in my own customized ones, I found that keeping in the original HOKA inserts made the shoes much more “marshmallow like,” so I may just replace with their inserts for added comfort, especially on a long run.

The Clifton 5 weighs 7.6 oz and have a 5mm drop from heel to toe. If you experience any type of foot pain or discomfort, or if you just want a very comfortable pair of sneakers, the Clifton 5’s would be one of the sneakers I would recommend.

Available via Amazon, or through Hoka One One.