Good so far
So, I'm getting back to running after a break of several years due to a torn meniscus and MCL tear. I've been mostly cycling and weight training, but had previously run a couple marathons, and love 15-20km runs.
Needed a new set of shoes to start back on a 5k running plan, and the Hokas got good reviews. Shoes are relatively light for so much cushioning, and are really comfortable. The drop is great, and about the same as my old trail shoes, despite the bulk of them. Midfoot strike is relatively easy to achieve, despite the high profile. Toe bed is wide enough for me, and it fits nicely in the heel with no slippage.
Only downside is it isn't as flexible as my previous trail shoe or previous road shoes, but that is offset by the great cushioning, which has meant that I'm not feeling that much soreness in the first half-dozen runs.