Spent ages trying to locate / decide on shoes that would be suitable for a mixture of road and trail, I settled on Hoka Speedgoat 4 (wide). I then struggled to locate a pair in the right size. Having finally ordered a pair in my size and posted about it on here, Tasha99 advised me to go up a size. So, as advised, the ones that arrived were way too small. Measured my feet and tried again: too big! I've finally settled on a pair one size up and they seem to be OK (why can't manufacturer's sizes be consistent?) Unlike the photo, they're a relatively subtle blue with orange trim. Anyhow, tried them out on a 7k road run and all's fine. Planning on trying them out off road this coming Friday.
Whilst trying out the Speedgoats, I also experimented with a 180 cadence. Found it tricky trying to maintain an easy pace with such a high cadence but I guess it's worth trying it a few times to see if I can use it.
Meanwhile, my road shoes are wearing out so I've a new pair of those as well (much easier, I just ordered the same as I'm already using and changed the colour so I can tell them apart). Tried these out on (a different) 7k run and all seems fine.