neither are the free 2.0's he has now but I guess that depends on your definition of 'long distance'
reedo- the nike free 3.0's have a much slimmer sole than the 2's if thats what you're interested in.
edit- I should probably add, if you're thinking long distance as half marathon and up, you're better off getting your gait checked at a running shop and then going from there, rather than just buying the coolest looking ones.
True, but Roshes are not really made for any sort of running whether it's a mile or 10. Training in a gym? Sure