I have never run in HOKA's before but am training for a 50m mountain race. Friends recommended the HOKA brand.
I wear a 12 usually in running shoes and bought the HOKA stinson trail shoe. I have wide feet and this was way too tight in the toe box (length was good, but not width). i sent those back.
I then ordered the Mafate trail shoe in a size 12 after hearing it was the widest in the HOKA lineup.
The Mafate fit my foot much better. The day after got them, I ran 20mi in them. Without breaking them in whatsoever, they preformed incredibly. I could not be happier.
As to their quality over time, only time and miles will tell. I will update this review after my race.