Let me be straight with you: I love the footwear masters at HOKA. Let me be straight with you again: I also love the running experts at Satisfy. So when I saw that the two brands I love were teaming up for two collaborative sneakers, I was shook. In a good way, of course.
Thing is, there’s more. I don’t only love both of these lovely French outdoors brands dearly, but I adore the Clifton LS sneaker, too. And, as you’ve probably guessed by now, that is exactly the shoe that the two have perfected for Fall/Winter 2023. Rejoice!
Equipped with everything you’d expect of a classic HOKA runner (a chunky midsole and a comfortable fabric upper), Satisfy’s Clifton comes with the neat addition of a Salomon-esque toggle fastener in place of traditional laces.
Best of all, the colorways are classic Satisfy: crisp off-white for one shoe, delicious dark contrast for the other shoe. Hard to pick a favorite, really.
As if that wasn’t enough (I mean, it is), each shoe also houses waterproof panelling on the upper, which not only keeps your feet protected, but looks mega, too.
The Satisfy x HOKA Clifton LS shoe, as it’s officially titled, is said to be arriving in two pleasing colorways (black/brown/navy and white) come November 18 via
Back in September the Annecy-based footwear specialists teamed up with BEAMS for an incredibly good version of
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As it goes, though, HOKA’s also getting things bang on when it comes to its inline sneaker releases, too.
After dropping a handful of
On the whole, though, all HOKA releases thus far pale into insignificance when compared to HOKA’s new Satisfy Clifton LS shoes, at least to me.
Because as a self-proclaimed HOKA head and Satisfy obsessive, I’ll be all over these things. Thing is, I certainly won’t be running in these sneakers. They’re far too good looking for that.