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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 8.3oz
    Women: 7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Many runners liked the lightweight construction of the Hoka One One Clayton.
  • The shoe features the Pro2Lite Midsole that delivers soft cushioning in the heel and firm cushioning in the forefoot for propulsion.
  • Based on some reviews, many appreciate the RMAT outsole that provides high rebound cushioning and reliable traction.
  • The Clayton is breathable and comfortable to wear based on some reviews.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Clayton is an expensive shoe.
  • Available in limited color options.
  • According to some testers, the treads wore out quicker than expected.

Bottom line

The Clayton is a neutral running shoe that offers a breathable and comfortable ride. The lightweight construction made it ideal for uptempo training. Many testers appreciate how fast the Clayton is.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 31 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Canadian Running Magazine

    The Clayton is the newest model in an already popular lineup from Hoka One One, which features lightweight but extremely oversized cushion shoes. The Clayton continues that tradition, but offers a soft and fast ride that is ideal for logging long, fast miles.

  • 86 / 100 | Gearist

    To date, the Clayton is my favorite shoe from Hoka One One despite the blister thing.

  • 88 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The Hoka One One Clayton is a superb light trainer racer, one of the best I have run in the last few years.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Competitor

    While the Clayton provides a snug fit from the heel to the midfoot and slightly wider in the toe box, the shoe’s exterior profile is extremely wide to provide optimal lateral stability.

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Updates to Hoka One One Clayton

  • The Hoka One One Clayton features the brand’s innovative Pro2Lite midsole technology that delivers a responsive ride. It provides the necessary cushioning in the heel and forefoot area for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.
  • It also features the RMAT outsole that provides added cushioning and reliable traction while running on the road. It comes in a lightweight construction and helps runners experience a more responsive ride.

Hoka One One Clayton size and fit

The size of the Clayton runs small. Runners must purchase a half size larger than the actual size. The midfoot delivers a snug fit and the heel area is a bit narrow. The forefoot is a bit wider, accommodating those with slightly wider forefoot. Hoka One One is offering this shoe in standard widths.

Outsole

The full ground contact platform of the shoe provides an improved traction and a smoother heel-to-toe transition. It uses the full RMAT outsole material that delivers high rebound cushioning for responsive ride and reliable traction while running on the road.

Midsole

The shoe uses the Pro2Lite +10 midsole cushioning that provides a softer cushioning in the heel area and a firmer cushioning in the forefoot for propulsion. It also comes with an Early Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry that is specifically designed to improve runners’ running mechanism for high performance.

Upper

The air mesh material comprises the upper of the Hoka One One Clayton. It delivers a lightweight and breathable coverage all throughout the run. The no-sew construction delivers a seamless interior for the foot, reducing the possibilities of irritation and blistering. Along with this is the no-sew TPU lattice that wraps the foot securely for a supportive fit. An enhanced fit is also experienced through the microfiber reinforced midfoot support.