I originally bought Hoka's because I heard that the "maximal" padding style was really great to relieve pain and injury. As a weekend warrior, who runs to cross train, I was slowing down from knee and ankle aches. Once I tried Hoka's all the pain went away and I was running again! I have bought Hoka's for years since. I also converted my partner and my father in law to Hoka's and they now run with nothing else. Best running shoe ever.
Hoka's don't aways last that long. I've often had wear on the inner linings.