I had written Hokas off completely, and embraced the super minimalist movement, until I developed morton's neuroma in my right foot. I couldn't run longer than about 13 without being in substantial pain. I decided to cave on my resistance to the Hokas and pull the trigger on a pair of Bondi Bs...in what felt like a long shot to cure my foot pain.
I just finished the OBX marathon in North Carolina in what was a scorching fast time (for me) of 3:57. That beat my marathon PR by 50 minutes. The most important thing was my feet were pretty much painless the whole time. I know I couldn't have run that time, and without pain, if it wasn't for the Hokas! They're the only shoes I will run in now beyond ten miles.