Facts

Terrain
Road

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support
Neutral

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Use
Competition

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$130
Weight
Men: 6.4oz
Women: 5.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 10mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit of this running shoe features a stretchable fabric that’s also very breathable.
  • The sock liner that’s included here isn’t very thick, but it adds more cushioning to the immediate underfoot.
  • The upper unit is stitched to the full length cushioning insole board called the Cushsole S-257, and they work together in order to provide a flexible and comfortable running experience.
  • The mid-sole foam has been tuned to follow the needs of the wearer, even conforming to the shape, movement and weight of the foot.
  • Flex grooves enhance the mid-sole unit’s capability to move naturally with the foot.
  • Runners appreciated the propulsion pods on the outsole, which propel the foot forward during the toe off phase.
  • The Brooks Hyperion is very lightweight.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners thought that this shoe’s platform needed more stability mechanics in order to provide support to those who need it.

Bottom line

The Brooks Hyperion is a versatile running shoe that’s meant to function well on races and on regular running sessions. Its durable construction and flexible design allow it to deliver natural movement and responsive cushioning that lasts. Neutral runners are going to enjoy what this one has to offer.


Rankings


Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 97 ratings

5 star
51%
4 star
22%
3 star
13%
2 star
8%
1 star
5%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Katie Mackey and Garrett Heath • Level 1 expert

    Katie: "I love it because it's just a really smooth heel-to-toe transition. I like the amount of cushion. I think the upper is really comfortable." Garrett: "They're super lightweight. They allow you to, kind of, feel the ground a little bit more. They allow you to feel that tempo turnover a little bit better without really forcing up on the toes like a spike might."

  • 85 / 100 by Sharky Run • Sharky Run • Level 1 expert

    Super, super light. So, it's gonna be a mega fast shoe.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    Aside from being fast and light, the Hyperion is built to be more versatile (from 5K to the marathon) and durable than most racing flats.

  • 81 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Sam Winebaum • Level 5 expert

    This is a firmer elite marathon shoe which for many of the rest of us will be a great 10K or Half shoe.

  • 90 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt Klein • Level 4 expert

    I am extremely impressed with the improved responsiveness of the sole as well as the extremely comfortable upper of the Hyperion.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Jonathan • Level 4 expert

    At nearly the same weight of the T7, the upgraded midsole material, shoe shape, and outsole design should make the Hyperion a more versatile racing flat than the T7.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Frank May • Level 4 expert

    It is best suited for runners who need a racing flat that bridges the gap between ultra lightweight racers and lightweight daily trainers.

  • 88 / 100 by RunRepeat • Avery Smith • Level 3 expert

    The Brooks Hyperion is the most comfortable racing flat that I have ever run in. They are not a PR machine as Brooks claimed, but they are a nice blend of comfort and speed.

  • 95 / 100 by Running Network LLC • Running Network • Level 2 expert

    Wow! Great fitting upper, super light, cushy feel. Did I mention it can fly?

  • 86 / 100 by Make Me Feed • Make Me Feed • Level 1 expert

    The shoe truly excels at longer distance races but the versatility of the shoe will also make it a great option for interval days. 

  • 84 / 100 by Tina Chantrey • Tina Chantrey • Level 1 expert

    I love the design of these, the colorways. They're incredibly lightweight.

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Updates to Brooks Hyperion

  • Performance and comfort are part of the service of the Brooks Hyperion. Responsive cushioning and flexibility are achieved because of a bendable platform and soft upper fabrics. Even the outsole lends itself to the performance of the runner because it’s tuned to be springy, especially during the toe-off phase. It’s a reliable shoe for any activity.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe utilizes fabrics that are very breathable. Air is permitted to enter constantly in the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry. A seamless design allows the foot to be free from irritation, essentially making sockless wearing more agreeable to the runner.
  • The mid-sole unit uses a mix of two technologies that are very efficient in delivering a resilient but comfortable underfoot experience to the wearer. The foam itself follows the shape of the wearer’s foot when standing on it, so the contoured support that’s received is very custom-molded to the exact needs.
  • The outsole of the Brooks Hyperion utilizes a rubber material that’s durable enough to responsibly shield the rest of the sole unit from abrasion or wear. It adds more cushioning, as well. Propulsion pods made from this rubber material cause the foot to spring forward when running, essentially encouraging better toe-offs.

Brooks Hyperion size and fit

The Hyperion from Brooks has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements for men and women. The heel, midfoot and forefoot sections have medium widths, so it is able to accommodate the runner with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


Outsole

Blown Rubber is the protective layer that functions on the outsole unit of the Brooks Hyperion. It’s durable and protective, yet it’s responsive enough to add more cushioning to the foot. It doesn’t limit the natural movement of the runner, as well.

Propulsion Pods are placed in the forefoot area. They are designed to encourage a better forefoot lift because they are springy.


Midsole

The BioMoGo DNA foam unit is a full-length mid-sole material that’s made from the amalgamation of two technologies that are prominent in the Brooks line of shoes. The platform itself cushions the foot well, and it provides contoured support that’s tuned to the exact needs of the wearer.

The Omega Flex Grooves enhance the flexibility of the mid-sole. They allow the foam to follow the natural bending of the foot when performing, making sure that the stride is as natural as possible.

The Midfoot Transition Zone assists the foot when it comes to going through the gait cycle. It transitions the foot from the heel to the toe in an easy, but secure way.


Upper

This running shoe utilizes a Perforated Stretch Woven Upper in order to provide a comfortable and breathable coverage. The fabrics allow air to provide a well-ventilated running experience.

A seamless fit lets the runner wear this shoe without socks. The inner lining is soft and smooth, so it prevents any irritation from affecting the wearing experience of the runner.

The Race Sock Liner is a layer that adds a bit more cushioning to the runner. It’s not very thick, so it doesn’t affect the overall weight of the shoe or the natural flexibility of the wearer.

The upper unit is stitched into the Cushsole S-257, an insole board that’s located above the mid-sole. It essentially enhances the cushioning, flexibility and responsiveness felt by the runner.