I was having hip bursitis issues and pain in my heel from running and was worried I would have to take 2-3 months off of running to let these issues heal. I did some physical therapy for 2 weeks and bought a pair of Hokas, I am now able to run pain free. The Hokas are amazing. For the size of the sole they are incredibly light and for how high they are off of the ground they are really stable. My favorite part of these shoes is the recovery i have after running in them, my legs recover much faster then in my barefoot shoes.
They look a little funny but if you are tough enough to do a 50 miler then you can endure peoples comments about how you look like a Bratz Doll.