One of the first new running shoe models to be released in 2023, introducing the Brooks Hyperion Max. Designed to be fast and agile, with a responsive foam sole giving runners a balance of cushion and rebound. Reaching for a balance most shoes meant for speed and racing just can’t offer. Below we’ll go into everything we know about the Hyperion Max based on the official specs and initial reviews.
Introducing the Brooks Hyperion Max – Road Running Shoe
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Men’s Weight: 7.8 oz / 221.1 g
Women’s Weight: 6.7oz / 18.g (unisex sizing, women’s weight based on smaller size)
Sizing: Men 7 – 15 & Women 5 – 12
Surface: Road (Race Day)
Offset: 26 mm / 18 mm
Stack: 26 mm
Cushion: Not listed (but reviews say Medium)
Carbon Plate: No
Men’s Color Options: “Blue Surf/Cherry/Nightlife” , “Black/Blazing Yellow/White” , and “Cherry Tomato/Arctic Ice/Titan”
Women’s Color Options: “Blue Surf/Cherry/Nightlife”, “Black/Fiesta/Bellflower”, and “Pink/Cobalt/Blissful Blue”
Quick Feature Review
- Neutral running shoes.
- Designed for speed and agility.
- A 26 mm stack height (26 mm / 18 mm).
- They have an 8 mm drop.
- Nitrogen-infused, lightweight DNA FLASH cushioned midsole.
- Woven stretch upper, 3d printed for structural integrity.
- “Fast Transition” roll effect.
- “Green” rubber outsole for added protection and traction.
Top Side, and Sole Photos
Brooks Hyperion Max Video
Brooks Hyperion Max Overview
In a world where every brand seems to be obsessed with releasing new “carbon plated” race shoes. Introducing the Brooks Hyperion Max featuring just a foam midsole is refreshing. Brooks says they are designed to maximize your training potential. Allowing you to go fast while handling the impact and wear of all those daily miles. Let’s take a look at what’s under the hood.
For me, one of the great things about the Hyperion Max is its simplicity. Standing on a 26 mm stack height, with an 8 mm drop. The shoe is neither too tall or aggressive in drop size. And really generates a lot of its power through a designed roll to propel you forward. Under your feet is a“nitrogen-infused” lightweight DNA FLASH cushioned midsole. With a recycled rubber outsole for traction and durability. On top of that sits a woven upper that stretches to your feet for a comfortable fit.
And that’s it! No hidden carbon plate or out of this world design. While they do look fast and have a bit of style. They definitely are not trying to stand out in a crowd. Only coming in a few not too flashy color options for both men and women. Personally I do wish they would have offered a little more in the way of “color”. Since while and light grey tend to show dirt and wear faster than darker and brighter colors.
Introducing the Brooks Hyperion Max as a speed “training” shoe, designed to withstand the beating of daily running while helping you focus on improving those 5k times. All without including a carbon plate. Is a bold statement, and one I like. I’ve always been a fan of having the shoes you train in, and the shoes you race in. And depending on the event, they aren’t always the same. And with many race day carbon plated super shoes running $220+ with bad reputations for handling a lot of wear. Finding an alternative for a somewhat reasonable price, should sit well with a lot of runners in that market.
My only real complaint is the color options. Come on Brooks, give us some style. But beyond that, these are something I may look at picking up a pair to test. But until then, if you have a chance to run in the Hyperion Max, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.