The Hoka One One Clifton 9 All Black is a testament to the evolution of the Clifton franchise, renowned for its award-winning design. This ninth edition emerges as the lightest version yet, with a notable enhancement in cushioning. The shoe distinguishes itself by shedding weight while simultaneously increasing its stack height by 3mm. This alteration offers a rejuvenated experience underfoot, thanks to the introduction of a new, responsive foam and a refined outsole pattern. The Clifton 9 also sees a transformation in its upper design, where overlays and hotmelts have been removed to create a more streamlined, minimalist look. This simplified upper boasts a softer heel construction, a reflective panel on the heel for visibility, and a sleeker tongue featuring a single side medial gusset, all contributing to the shoe's sophisticated and efficient design.