Aaron Bytendorpwrote a review of HOKA ONE ONE Gaviota 2 Running Shoe - Men's on May 10, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
I have also found that these run about a half size small. I normally wear a size 11.5 in street shoes and 12.5 in run shoes, but the 12 was perfect. I loved this shoe for road running around Salt Lake City.
The rockered sole seems to push you forward into your next step and it took about one run to get used to, but then I loved it. I'm a bad overpronator while running and the Gaviota gave all the stability I would ever need. From the looks of it the cushion looks out of control, but your foot actually sits inside of the cushion, not on top so it provides a unique amount of support and stability.
The uppers on the shoe were my favorite part, super comfortable and sock-like, with a firmer harness from the ankle around the laces to provide support where you need it. If you need a stability shoe and are more of a maximalist than a minimalist this is the shoe for you.