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Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe

Men's Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac

Item #HKA118
MSRP:$129.95
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Men's HOKA ONE ONE RAPA NUI 2 TARMAC :: Whether it be by road or trail, you'll be striding strong and comfortable in the Men's Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac, the innovative running shoe that combines incredible cushioning with a lightweight, highly responsive ride. You'll float through your runs effortlessly, enjoying superior underfoot performance thanks to the unique rockered geometry that promotes your smoothest, most energy efficient strides. Your feet will be cushioned from impact by the oversized midsole, while you'll still be capturing loads of road-connected responsiveness from the low offset design. Plus, your feet will be snug, secure and breathin' easy mile after mile thanks to the mesh upper design featured on the fantastic Rapa Nui Tarmac shoes. 10.8 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Balanced Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry: Designed to help increase economy of running performance and an accurate foot roll through the gait cycle
  • Full Length HIR IMEVA Midsole: Provides lightweight cushioning, lower heel drop offset, and a responsive ride
  • Lightweight Breathable Base Air Mesh Upper: Provides a secure and breathable fit
  • Comfort Collar
  • Super soft and Lightweight EVA Strobal Board Lasting
  • Full Ground Contact Design
  • Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber: Better traction even on wet roads
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Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Breathable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      79% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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4.0

Good shoes - Comfortable change.

By Ramon

from In Georgia

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

    Got these after I started developing some aches and pains from a couple of years of running in minimalist shoes. They definitely reduce the pounding and make runs pleasant again. Surprisingly nimble feeling if you keep your cadence up.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Like running on clouds!

    By P-Tiger

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

      This shoe and Hoka One One shoes in general, have the most cushion I've ever experienced in any brand. Very smooth heal-to-toe transition due to the slight curvature of the sole. I didn't believe the claims that you can do a short run in these shoes without feeling like you've ran. I believe them now.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Long But Lean

      By Bikerman

      from Tijeras, NM

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Great with Jeans

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

      Would be a very good shoe but my size 10 was, at least, 1/2 a size long. But the width was very narrow. I would recommend only if the friend did a test drive before buying.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Got to have more then one

      By A Lot Guy

      from Lanham, MD

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

        I have worn, Brooks Glycerin 8, Nike Vomero 4's, and 7's, Asics Gel-Nimbus,12's, and 13's, and a few others and I have never had a shoe feel this soft. I work 7 hrs and 15 minutes,for 5 days a week, pushing shopping carts. I wear a different shoe for an average of 2 to 3 hrs a day, every other day. I like using these shoes as my last pair of shoes for the day, because they make me my feet forget that I am still walking on concrete. I will admit this shoe may actually be too soft for some people, but I love them.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
         
        5.0

        The cushioning is a built in NSAID

        By AC Wannabe

        from Camarillo, Ca

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Great lacing system
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

          I use he HOKA ONE ONE Tarmac when running the trails, and occasionally when I forget my HOKA ONE ONEs that are made for the street. The cushioning is fantastic, and whereas my legs would ache after runs with other trail running shoes in the past few years, I have no aches and pains at all after running in the HOKAS. The cushioning is a built in NSAID, without the negative side effects. Pretty incredible. I do not know yet how quickly they dry out when running through water. And not sure how long they last. Hard to tell, still running comfortably in the first pairs, but both the Tarmac for the trail and the other HOKA version for the street are great. I buy all my running shoes one half size larger to account for any swelling, and I did that for the HOKAS as well, so maybe that is why I do not have any complaints about a narrow toebox like some other people have had. So glad I purchased these shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Rapa Nui 2 Delivers

          By Noodles

          from 1 mile high

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

            I'm new to the Hoka One-One brand. Thus far I'm very impressed with how well made the shoes are. I am also impressed with the performance. I am increasing mileage in training for my first full marathon, and chose these as my training shoe. I cross shopped the Rapa Nui 2 with the New Balance Fresh Foam 980 at the Road Runner store in Westminster CO. After a short trot on the treadmills at the store I felt that the Rapa Nui 2 was the better shoe for my needs. After bringing them home I've piled on an accumulation of miles, and I've found that the ergonomics are perfect for my feet. My legs, and feet feel great after hours pounding the pavement. I feel like I'm recovering more quickly from my training runs. Honestly, I feel like these are fantastic, and I'm very happy with the purchase. I highly recomend them- especially for aging runners whose knees don't recover after a long run like they once did.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            excellent right out of the box

            By Tom H

            from Ludington Michigan

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

              Ran 5.5 miles right out of the box on sore tired feet than ran 10 miles yesterday and nine the day before. These shoes felt great! I usually wear a 12 wide in asics had to order 11.5 regular in the Hoka one ones. I like my asics but I wanted to see what all the hype was about with the hoka one one. Granted I only ran once but I already love these shoes!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              real good shoe

              By GIDDY UP!

              from VA Beach,VA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

              • Don't like lacing system

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

              Great Shoe for the money.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Hoka One One Rapa Nui Tarmac 2

              By Francis

              from OKC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

              I run ultra marathons. The Hoka's are the only shoes that i have found that allow me to put in the training miles needed to run ultras. The impact the Hokas absorb with there thick sole allows me to recover quickly from long runs. If you are going to drop the money on the Hokas make sure you get properly sized before purchasing.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Feels good

              By Running Bill

              from Rockingham,NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

                Plenty of fore foot cushioning something I really enjoy.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Shoes- Totally Impressed

                By Arctic Rob

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

                  Am a 30-45 mile a week 180 lbs runner. I go through 6+ pairs of running shoes a year. Took a chance to branch out from Asics and Nike Neutral plus type shoes looking for additional cushioning and am absolutely impressed with the Hoka One Rapa Nui 2. The cushioning is perfect. Not too soft and my feet hardly know they have shoes on. I like the quick lacing system too.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Beginning of a New Era in Running Shoes?

                  By RunnerDale

                  from Longmont, CO

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

                  CO weather has kept me to indoor track running with only one outdoor, hard surface run of 4-5 mi. Am anxious to get more mileage outdoors! All the runs so far, have left my legs "rested" after the run, e.g., the same sensation as after doing a road bike ride. This model is good for doing faster runs, e.g., good for using 2-3 days per week. The big question for me will be: How will the outer sole hold up? I suspect some slight wear already on edges of heels. It's super responsive and feel I've stepped up "leg turnover" vs. my other training shoes. Price was right for trying this new technology vs. the Bondi model that would have been better for me. RRS delivered shoe as promised after it was available. I almost let out a "yell" the day Fedex delivered the shoe!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Different from other Hoka models

                  By morgjohe

                  from Texas

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Traction
                  • Light Shoe
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Narrow / Tight
                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

                  Shoe is narrow and stiff, completely different fit than other Hoka shoes. This causes me to have a uncomforatble feeling in my feet when i run.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too narrow
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Long Run Shoe

                  By Coach Jeff

                  from Murray, KY

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac Running Shoe:

                    I've done one 9 mile run in my new Hoka One One Raja Nui 2 Tarmac's and my first impression is they are a great long run shoe. There's plenty of cushioning but yet they are not mushy. They are very responsive for the amount of cushioning almost like a rebound affect. The weight is also very good considering the high amount of cushioning. This is the first non Nike running shoe that I have liked in many many years.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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