Jonathan Nielsen wrote a review of Hoka One One Conquest Running Shoe - Men's on May 6, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
I have put about 12 miles on these shoes and I wanted to share my initial impressions. First, don't be afraid of the weight and volume. These shoes are as light as any running shoe I have worn and the volume is not noticeable after about 15 minuntes. The broad base has help me improve my overall strike profile, but that is also a function of moving to a 4mm drop (this shoe) from a 10mm drop Asics Kayano.
The shoe fits true to size - I typically wear a 10.5 or 11 and it really is a function of width. I have really wide feet, especially in the forefoot area so I went with the 11 and it fits well.
The shoes come with a quick lace system as well as traditional laces and both function well.
I have run on both asphalt and rocky root-filled trails and the grip is sufficient for both.
I will check in later after about 100 miles of use for a more thorough review