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Available 9/1. Pre-Order available starting 8/1.For runners who want to set a new PR, the Hyperion Elite 2 delivers our fastest ride and keeps you in your preferred motion path, allowing you to run faster for longer. Read more..
Brooks took the best and made it even better. The new Hyperion Elite 2 helps runners reach their potential on race day thanks to updated, ultralight and responsive DNA FLASH cushioning. 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.
A relatively broad midsole and Brooks unique carbon fiber propulsion plate work together to keep runners in their preferred motion path, saving energy to help each runner go faster for longer.
ULTRALIGHT, RESPONSIVE ENERGY RETURN
Brooks updated nitrogen-infused DNA FLASH midsole balances its ultra-lightweight material with energy return and durability for long-lasting speed.
Brooks Rapid Roll technology - the curved sculpting of the heel and toe of the midsole - combined with the carbon fiber plate is constructed to propel you forward with effortless speed.
Drop - 8mm
Weight - 7.6oz (Mens 9)
Sizing - UNISEX
Pro: I like the midsole. It is wider than some of other carbon plated shoes, and thus more stable. I use it for faster 10-20km training runs on slightly uneven dry gravel or grass tracks and roads, and/or runs in the dark with headlamp, where I would hesitate to wear narrower, less stable shoes like Nike Zoom Fly 3. The cushioning feels good, not too soft, but soft enough for me (76kg, US size 13), even on downhill asphalt runs. The grip of the outsole is O.K. for me, durability is so far O.K., minor dents visible from moderate gravel tracks, but no real damage yet.
Con: The tongue moved a bit laterally during my longer runs. Not dramatic and still acceptable at least after 20k, but maybe Brooks could change it to a sock-like design like Zoom Fly 3 or Endorphine Pro that prevents this. After longer runs, or several subsequent runs, the inward-bent heel collar irritated my Achilles a little bit. For me still acceptable up to 20km runs, but I hesitate to wear the shoe on a marathon. I also avoid wearing the shoe on several subseqent training runs, and mix it with other shoes. I wish Brooks would change the heel area for the next version, with an outward-bent higher heel collar at the back like some other carbon racers, where I my heels feel fine even after very long runs. Brooks should also try to avoid the wrinkles in the cushioning of the present heel collar, that may also add to irritations.
Conclusion: I like the shoe for fast 10-20km runs where I need speed but also some stability. For alsphalt runs beyond 20km, it may work (I did not try yet ...), but is not my 1st choice due the heel collar design.
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