I got a new pair of Hoka Stinson Tarmacs tonight. They replace my Rapa Nui 2s as my dedicated distance/race shoes. My first pair of Hokas were great shoes that got me through two marathons, six halfs, a handful of other races and a decent amount of road/trail long runs. The only thing I didn't like about them was the uppers because they occasionally rubbed a bit on my Achilles. It looks like they have fixed that issue based on the padding at the back of theses Stinsons. Tomorrow morning will be the first run in them.