Hoka One One Clifton 3 Review
Pretty excited to try out my new Hoka One One Clifton 3 sneakers! I almost bought a pair of the older ones a month or so ago, but since I have a wider foot the owner Joe at the Sneaker Factory told me to wait until the Clifton 3 came out. You can get them here on Amazon now as well as the older models.
So I walked in the store to check and what luck…. the FedEx guy just dropped off the new shipment!
I am going to go for a run in them tomorrow so stay tuned. I was just excited to post this up here.
You here so much feedback with running…. you need zero drop…. you need minimalist… you should go barefooted…. shoes with cushion are so bad for you… shoes with more cushion are the best…. Aghhhhhhh
What's the deal? Honestly I don't know and I don't have time to know all this stuff. You can search the web and read about what 1,000's of other people have to say or go out and try it yourself. Take some feedback and put it together with what you know about yourself and go from there.
Awhile back I was reading all about minimalist type shoes and got feedback from bigger guys like me that liked them. I am like 6'3″ 220-ish pounds.
I had bought a pair of Altra Instincts 3.5 which I like and still use. I actually like them a lot for just working out to be honest. The zero drop in nice! Now here is the thing I realized about myself lol. My running form probably sucks… I have worked on some things here and there, but at the end of the day I get out and I get a run in and my Altra's just aren't what is right for me. Check them out on Amazon here…
I figure at 6'3″ 220-ish pounds, lack of proper running technique a thicker cushioned sneaker is gonna be a better option. That is where these new Hoka Clifton 3's come in.
Again I haven't even run in them yet, so give me another day to get that update in here. I just wanted to post a few quick observations and some pictures.
Now I am sure I will get people telling me all these things about too much cushion is bad… it does this.. it does that, but hey I figure when I am on the road these will help ease some of the pounding I put on my body with my crappy running form.
So… who knows…. I won't until I actually run in them. All I can say is the Clifton 3 is the first pair of sneakers I ever put on that felt perfect instantly!! Size 13's btw. So stay tuned and feel free to leave feedback below bad or good….
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