Hoka Clifton 8 vs Hoka Mach 4

The Hoka Mach 4 is one of the biggest surprises of 2021, while the Hoka Clifton 8 is the most popular model in the Hoka collection. So let’s which one comes out at on top!

Mach 4 has surprised runners so much because it has made an unexpected leap forward in terms of bounce, comfort, and durability compared to the Mach 3.

It’s lighter than the Clifton 8, and the upper offers a more structured foot lockdown. Both shoes have the same stack height in terms of cushioning, but the Mach 4 has firmer cushioning. The bounce is equivalent, with perhaps a slight advantage for the M4.

Overall, the Mach 4 has the edge, and we recommend it if you’re on the fence. However, athletes looking for soft cushioning and a flexible foot lockdown will prefer the Clifton 7.

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