I have been trying several trail running shoes this summer for Xterra racing. Ive tried the Hoka, Merrell trail glove and the MT110. The MT110 shoes are my favorite for racing, they provide enough protection for running fast downhill while being incredibly light and fast. I like the Hokas for running long distance and steep trails but they dont feel fast enough to race a 10k in, I like the minimal feel of the trail glove but when the trail is rocky or really steep I prefer a little more protection. The MT110 is the perfect combination of a low rise minimal shoe with the right amount of underfoot protection that is lightweight.
I did get some blisters the first time i ran 10k in these so there is a break in period.