Comments: We were extremely pleased with the performance of the Kailua. It's a lighter weight version of former Hoka trail shoes. It is a perfect match for someone looking for a cushy shoe without quite as much bulk, that should appeal to an even greater group of runners.
From: BlueRidgeRunner, Asheville, NC
Comments: I've been running trails in the Mafate 2 (unisex) and bought the Kailua so I could have a shoe specifically for a woman's foot. Honestly, they are very comfy as you would expect, but more narrow than I like. Thus, I recommend them for flatter trails and even road work, but for my long runs on varied terrain that includes rocks, roots and lots of scramble I will stick to the Mafates for the wider footbed and surface area for landing safely and interior foot movement. Overall, Hokas are incredible shoes. I won't run in anything else after discovering them last year.
From: Daisy, Seattle, WA, USA