HOKA’s Clifton is a bit of an anomaly in the world of running.

Derived of carbon-enhancers or any “super shoe” mentality, the Clifton — when it first launched in 2014 — was simply designed as an everyday shoe for everyday runners.

Simple might be a bit of an understatement, but compared to the likes of Nike’s NEXT% Alphafly (a shoe worn by Eliud Kipchoge when he ran the fastest ever marathon) and adidas’ Adios Pro, the Clifton is all-in-all pretty modest.

Boasting an oversized midsole (typical for HOKA), the Clifton was designed to balance lightness with cushioning, two features that has seen it become a mainstay not only for runners, but those seeking a comfortable everyday, fashionable sneaker, too.

Such has been the popularity of the Clifton, HOKA has delivered no less than eight evolutions of the silhouette, all the while retaining its purpose of being an everyday, comfortable shoe, designed primarily for logging easy miles.

For Fall/Winter 2022, however, HOKA is presenting a Clifton like you’ve never seen before. Introducing: Project Clifton.

Based on the popular Clifton 8 model, Project Clifton is an all-new souped-up spinoff, delivering the same cushioning and support as the OG, equipped with an edgy new look.

Inspired by the wonders of the future, Project Clifton puts a futuristic remix on the silhouette with an Aquaguard Zip and quicklace system, dousing it in two colorways of “Blanc de Blanc/Lunar Rock” and “Black/Black”.

HOKA — which has quietly stepped back from its full title HOKA ONE ONE for stylistic reasons — has announced a Project Clifton launch date of December 15, 2022, and a higher-than-normal retail price of $250 USD.

While only two colorways have been unveiled by the brand thus far, images have been circulating online of a third blue-black iteration which we expect to follow soon.

Throughout its eight year lifespan, the Clifton has become a staple in the world of functional footwear, and if HOKA's addition of a waterproof layer and a new quicklace system is anything to go by, Project Clifton should certainly follow suit.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    These AJ1s Might Cost You a Month of Rent

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    All the Details: Tiffany & Nike's $400 Air Force 1

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    And Just Like That... Gucci Birkenstocks

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Even Stüssy's 8-Ball Nylon Jacket Didn't Stand a Chance

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    MRBAILEY & adidas Take a Dive with the OZMORPHIS Sneaker

  • bottega veneta chinese new year great wall advertisement logo

    Kering Is Developing Bottega Veneta & Balenciaga Beauty

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.