Comments: This is an exceptional running shoe. Over time I've purchased most Hoka models offered. While these aren't the most cushy they offer they have the right blend of weight, support, and, cushion and are superior to all the others put together. The tread are SO durable they just don't seem to wear out....unlike Bondi and others. Here are some areas that can use improvement; The pull laces cut into the top of your instep (replace), the width needs to be slightly wider as they run "narrow' and you might need to upsize. If your running in a half marathon, marathon, or, longer your feet will swell as the miles grow thus by making the shoes slightly wider it would compensate for this. When you upsize all shoes can become 'sloppy' or loose in the heel. The shoe tongue is EXCELLENT and not like the Hoka Bondi. The Conquest tongue is fixed so it won't slide down over your instep. It's to bad Hoka doesn't use this tread on some other models (road type) as they are just great . Last suggestion is to remove the adjustable shoe ties and use regular quality laces so they won't continually slip during a LONG run. Love you products so keep improving them Hoka!
From: Zipper, Orange Park, FL, USA. November 19th 2014
Comments: Was looking for a suitable replacement for my beloved Bondi 2 as the Bondi 3 was dreadful. These weren't as soft but also not quite as clunky. In the end they're an adequate replacement. I like them but don't love them. Still, they're a good choice for long road runs. They run very narrow so sizing up may be necessary.
From: Anonymous, CA, USA. August 24th 2014
Comments: As a runner with achy knees after many years of running, I look for maximum cushioning. I've been running in the Asics Nimbus for a few years and am generally happy with them. But after watching and reading about Hokas for a while now, I finally had to try the Conquest. I really like them so far - very cushy without being spongy. You definitely will feel the protection of more padding underneath your feet. But after 4 miles or so, even thought the shoe is very light, it starts feeling like a lot of shoe. Still, I am happy with them and will use them for my shorter runs to give my knees a break.
From: Amy, New York, NY USA. 3/10/14