I currently switch between the MT10 and the PureGrit, both of which I run sockless in. I love the MT10s but they are mostly a specialized shoe for specific trails, soft and not very rocky. I do not like hiking in them though unless it is for approach/decent of muilti-pitch climbs rock climbs where you need to carry your shoes in your pack while climbing. I use the Grits for rough trails and runs longer than 15 miles. They are incredibly soft. I am still amazed at how much cushion is in these shoes. They are a please to hike in and I find that even though these have so much cushion they still offer great ground feel and they drain water well. Unfortunately they are a little too narrow in the toe box, and they don't seem to offer my foot enough lateral stability. As much as I like them I probably wont get them again unless the Grit2 have a wider toe box and the uppers are a little stiffer.
I tend to keep my shoes in service a little too long, but when I replace them I will likely be checking the MT110 and MT1010 first. They seem to fit the bill for what I want. They both have 4mm drop, I don't like zero drop shoes for long distances. They have a very low profile. They both come in wide versions, this is something you don't usually find in trail shoes. After working at at a high end running shoe I have to say that both New Balance and Brooks were my favorite companies to work with. Their sales reps are super knowledgeable and helpful to the stores, and both the companies genuinely seems to try and listen to customer feedback. I really don't think you can go wrong with either of these.
The Innov8 shoes look cool too, but I have never found any of their products to fit wide feet well. My wife loves them but she has very narrow feet. Maybe their newest models are different though.