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The HOKA ONE ONE Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac is a highly cushioned daily trainer designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Run in the cushioned yet lightweight ride of the Hoka ONE ONE Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac. An oversized platform allows you to float over the road, while a rockered forefoot and low offset design keep your running nimble and efficient. A breathable upper keeps your foot comfortable and cool while providing a confident fit. Lace up the Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac for all runs short or long.

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Weight: 10.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Heights: Heel (31mm), Forefoot (26mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large, purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Medium to low
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi- Straight


  • Soft EVA Midsole runs the full length of the shoe, offering enhanced cushioning and support.
  • Balanced Stage Meta-Rocker Geometry is a rockered midsole design engineered to encourage efficient running mechanics.


  • Full Ground Contact provides increased traction and a smooth heel to toe transition.
  • Hi-Abrasion Lightweight Rubber is strategically placed for increased traction and durability.


  • Air Mesh on the upper is lightweight and allows for excellent airflow and breathability.
  • Reinforced Toe Cap protects toes from debris and adds aberration resistance.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length EVA foam for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great Shoes For Long Runs, Half, And Full Marathons. For Me, Much Better Than The Bondi. Grandmaster Runner, 35-45 Miles Per Week. Run Only On Pavment. Like The Extra Tread.
From: Frank, FL, USA. September 15th 2014

Comments: Just got 200 miles on the RN II. I wear a 12 1/2 2E and these are 12.5 D and actually fit. I'm an old guy, not fast; 15-20 miles/week; 9:45 - 10:45/ mile. Been running in New Balance for years - 890, 1080, etc. NB ruined the 890 and everything new - 980, etc. - didn't work. Went to Hokas out of frustration. Almost sent them back three or four times, but didn't. So... PRO: They really do feel like running on pillows. My feet don't hurt after a run. I did 8 miles a couple weeks ago, and my feet were fine; rest of me was pretty tired. They're really not ugly; just different and not that different. CON: Only real negative is I have sore quads after every run. They stretch out when I'm done, but it's a little frustrating. That should have been gone by now as I haven't alternated them with anything else (I would if I could find another shoe). Other things that are not a big deal: They're a little heavy, but not bad. The "Quick Release" laces don't pull tight enough, so they came off and were replaced with the regular laces that Hoka nicely included. I still think I'm copping out a little - you know, not much "road feel" etc. - but they do work.
From: Geor, Washington, DC, USA. June 15th 2014

Comments: I was disappointed by the Rapa Nui 2 Tarmac. Last year, I was able to get hold of a pair of the 1st generation Rapa Nui trail shoes (despite their not being officially available in the US) - these are great shoes, and I had high hopes for rev 2. Unfortunately, the new Rapa Nui is very narrow in the forefoot (much narrower than any other Hoka I've tried) and the sole, while thick and heavy like other Hokas, is very stiff, without the Hoka "cush" that many have come to appreciate for long miles. All in all, these shoes for me represent a turn in the wrong direction for Hoka.
From: Alex, Boston, MA. 3/19/14

Comments: I just received a pair of these and took them for a spin. I would say they are a bit more firm than my prior pair of Hokas and the shoe itself and sole are both narrower. The sole has a 1/2 to 3/4" narrower footprint than the Bondi. The sole appears to be a bit tougher which is good, because my last pair seemed a bit too soft for pavement. Hokas are great! Looking forward to many miles on this pair of shoes.
From: Brad, Dorr, MI, USA. 2/5/14