If anyone is still reading this thread, I want to add here in July that I find the Hokas really too stiff and box-y for the uphill, even with heel lifts. If I can, I would like to get someone to take mine to the top... or may even carry them myself for the downhill portion of the Marathon.
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Anyone running the Peak in Hoka's? After last year's foot pain disaster (I foolishly wore Brooks Pure Grits for the PPM), I'm thinking about picking up a pair of Hokas. Anyone have any thoughts on them?