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What Run Oregon is Wearing: Brooks Hyperion Elite Running Shoe – the currently SOLD OUT shoe everyone wants

Hyperion Elite Running Shoes - White/Nightlife/Grey

I was asked to test run the Brooks Hyperion Elite running shoes a few weeks ago. They came quickly and I was eager to get some mileage on them. I received the black model and as soon as I took them out of the box I felt how light the shoe is. I laced up and stood up. A new running shoe always feels good, but this shoe was different. They immediately made me want to jump and take a bound forward. I’ve never felt this when I put a running shoe on, or any shoe for that matter. The shoe’s upper is nice and thin with a super slick look. The laces seemed kind of flimsy at first. After I laced them up correctly I realized they actually lock into place really well on my foot.

My first 7 miles in the Hyperion Elite were fanatic. The “spring” I felt immediately in the forefront of my feet was like no shoe I’ve ever worn! The shoe is light (6.9oz) and gave me a smooth, comfortable run. With the 8 mm mid sole drop, I felt at ease as I ran the streets that day. The shoe has a carbon fiber propulsion plate. It’s design seems to fit my running style well and allowed me to push off with ease with every step. My first though after this run was, I should be wearing these for my upcoming marathon.

I took these shoes for a test run at a 5k I had signed up for. The course was mostly a paved bike path and it was raining (a lot) that morning.  I warmed up in the shoe and was happy I wasn’t having any sliding issues at all. I was worried it would feel slick out with the rain as I hadn’t wore these shoes in the rain yet. I realized after this race, these shoes were made for racing! I was very pleased that even going up and down a wet hill, and going over a bridge, I didn’t feel any slippage at all. The water didn’t weight these shoes down either. The upper is very thin and the water just seemed to slide right off. Although these “fast” shoes didn’t hand me a PR that day, I realize I have some more work to do for my upcoming marathon. This shoe feels fast and makes me want to trust forward with ease, but I still had to do the running! I will be racing in these shoes again.

I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these shoes for longer, slow runs as they are clearly meant to run fast, and feel good, in.

Produce and Price: 

  • Hyperion Elite ($250)
    • The Brooks Hyperion Elite is currently sold out on their website. You can order them here or be put on an e-mail waiting list at Brooks here.

Spec for Hyperion Elite:

  • Powerful propulsion: Our carbon fiber Propulsion Plate with a unique spine construction speeds your transition from heel to forefoot in each step and propels your toe-off.
  • Energy savings: The shoe geometrics keep your foot stable as you move, allowing you to run efficiently in your natural motion path.
  • Lightweight cushioning: DNA ZERO mid sole compound uses our lightest foam and adapts to your unique stride, delivering consistent cushion from the starting gun to the finish line.
  • Stretch Woven
  • DNA ZERO
  • Carbon Fiber Propulsion Plate
  • Green Rubber and HPR
  • Midsole drop: 8 mm
  • Weight: 6.9 oz
  • Color: White/Nightlife/Grey

More Details (from website)

Designed for race day, the Hyperion Elite delivers our fastest ride to runners serious about speed. Our super-light DNA ZERO midsole adapts to your stride to provide consistent cushion without adding bulk. And the shoe is designed to keep you running in your preferred motion path even as you fatigue — saving energy so you can go faster for longer.

Powerful propulsion
Our carbon fiber Propulsion Plate with a unique spine construction speeds your transition from heel to forefoot in each step and propels your toe-off.

Lightweight cushioning
DNA ZERO midsole compound uses our lightest foam and adapts to your unique stride, delivering consistent cushion from the starting gun to the finish line.

Energy savings
The shoe geometries keep your foot stable as you move, allowing you to run efficiently in your natural motion path.


 

Thank you to Brooks for providing us with a sample pair of shoes. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Julie Mullins (84 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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