When I was in Damascus,VA (after 468 miles of hiking) I switched to these trail running Hokas (Challenger ATR 2’s)
Their cushioning, light weight, and breathability made my feet very happy. I beat them up pretty badly over the next 450 miles and laid them to rest today. Tread separation was a big problem – went through 4 tubes of Gorilla Glue to keep the tread on. The upper material also started to disintegrate recently.
I decided to stick with Hokas and moved to the more durable (and colorful) “Speedgoats”