The Nike Pegasus 33 are the best pair I've owned, expensive enough but worth it. In fairness the Adidas boost ultra I had before that were decent also. Can't wear Asics at all.
I've seen those Hoka runners. They have massive cushioning on them, can't help but think you'd only be bouncing along rather than running.
The Hokas look like 1970's platforms. Shop today were sold out of them though!!
I did Dublin in Pegasus33 and 2 other marathons in the 32s. Liked them but inclined to heel strike so decided to go with a shoe with less dip from heel to toe. The Saucony ride is also an ounce lighter. Kayano is 2oz heavier that the saucony.
Never a fan of asics. Cumbersome and heavy. They seem to be addressing this. Gel is a gonner.
If you know anybody goin to the US get them to bring back a pair of Pearl Izumi. Class shoe.