Hoka One One Clayton
Maximal-shoe specialist Hoka is best known for producing super-cushioned shoes for long runs and high-volume training loads. This relatively stripped-down version is a departure, but a successful one. As the low weight and minimalist heel drop suggest, this is Hoka’s version of a low-slung racing shoe, albeit with more midsole foam than purists will be used to. The result? Our testers felt they were bouncing along at high speed. Bottom line A shoe that allows you to go hard without giving your knees a pounding.