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Best Shoes for Road Running
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HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 6
The shoe that changed runners perceptions of what HOKA ONE ONE could be, the Clifton 6 joins the award-winning Clifton family. Building upon the Cliftons best qualities, the 6 continues to deliver that perfect combination of soft and light.
Though you could run using any shoes you have, it would be more comfortable when you use the right shoes. This shoe should provide the best support for your feet to enjoy running more. Wearing the right shoes also help prevent any type of injuries related to running.
The most popular feature of Hoka One One shoes is superb cushioning. This cushioning provides adequate bounce so you don't feel the road that much when running. This prevents the experience of knee pain and other inconveniences on your legs.
And compared to other versions it has a softer compression EVA foam. For this reason, it's the most comfortable cushioning ever. Due to this cushioning a lot of long-distance runners love it.
The moment you see a Hoka shoe, you would immediately think that it's a heavy shoe due to its look and cushioning foam. However, the creator of this shoe was able to create a well-cushioned shoe yet lightweight. The shoe only weighs 9.1 ounces. This was made possible with the use of less rubber on the foam area.
Aside from the cushion, they have upgraded the upper unit of the shoe with softer and more durable materials. This only means a more comfortable and adaptable fit for all runners. Plus, it now has more room in the toe box. This is best for runners, especially for long-distance runners.
This version of the shoe now has a meshed upper which means better heat management.
When it comes to durability, Hoke One One shoes are also among the top brands. The outsole is expected to last for many miles of running. Many runners noticed less sign of wear and tear even running for a long distance.
Things to Consider when Buying a Shoe for Road Running
When I bought my Hoka One One shoes, it was not that hard of a decision. This was because a lot of my running mates are already using it. They have a lot of praises with this shoe that is why I decided to give it a try. I also tried to check online and it got a lot of good reviews.
If you are new to purchasing running shoes, here are some things to consider.
The first thing that you need to consider is comfort. The moment you wear the shoe you would immediately know if it's comfortable or not. It should not be too loose or too tight. It should have enough room in the toe area for your toes to move.
And when you are running long-distance events, then consider cushioning. It's more comfortable running longer miles when your shoe has the right cushioning material.
You definitely would want to wear your running shoes for a long period of time. This is why you need to invest in a shoe that is durable. It should have high-quality material, especially on its upper unit and outsole.
The part of the shoe that is easily seen with the effects of wear and tear is the outsole. Also on the upper unit, the toe area is the common place where damage starts. I think meshed material is more durable because it is not easily affected by the constant bending of the shoe in the toe area.
Base on my experience, the Hoka Clifton 6 is really quite durable.
When I look for a shoe, I also consider the features offered by the shoe. Make sure that you are aware of what the shoe offers. You pay for this so better know it before making any purchase. Among the features you need is the ability of the shoe to offer comfort in running. A feature that helps you have a better running stride is also ideal.