By Noel Paine
Welcome to my review of the Brooks Hyperion Tempo
“We believe a run can change a day, a life, the world.” - Brooks
I have not always been able to run in Brooks running shoes as I used to wear orthotics and it really limited my shoe choices. My feet got stronger, and my options expanded exponentially. As a runner, years ago who worked at specialty running shops and tried on a lot of shoes, I always found Brooks had a great selection of running shoes for runners.
When Brooks came out with their #RunHappy hashtag I jumped on it as it felt perfect, and it matched how running often makes me feel.
I now have a shoe that interests me from Brooks as a runner, racewalker and just from the perspective of a running shoe geek. Let's talk about the Hyperion Tempo!
Brooks Hyperion Tempo
Training, Tempo runs
True to size
* Slightly curve-lasted (not a straight line from heel to toe)
Brooks Hyperion Tempo - Moderately Cushioned, Neutral Light-Weight Training Shoe
Brooks describes this shoe as, “A punchy ride for speedy strides - check out our lightest training shoe.”. For some people, it is meant to be a lightweight training shoe or even a race shoe. The shoe uses DNA FLASH foam, which is said to have nitrogen infused into the foam to give it a lot of energy return properties and make it light.
The upper is a soft mesh that accommodates more feet and ensures its comfortable on the run (sometimes seams or tougher mess can rub during runs).
This shoe is meant to be light, well-cushioned and for faster running and is probably suited to a lighter, faster runner – but as long as you replace your shoe when it compresses and wears out and you have the right foot type – it might be worth trying!
Brooks Hyperion Tempo - Who Should Buy It?
If you are looking for a lightweight running shoe that feels responsive, something for workouts or tempo runs (like the name of the shoe) then this might be worth trying. It would be best for someone who does not need support in the shoe and is not a heavier runner who needs something more stable with firm cushioning.
Brooks Hyperion Tempo - My Thoughts
I like the look of the shoe and what it offers. It could have less drop for a racewalker but is decent for running. A worthwhile shoe to check out for someone who has the budget for a regular training shoe and one for quicker runs.
My Personal Experience of the Hyperion Tempo
The Brooks Hyperion Tempo feels like but still has a training shoe feel. It's responsive without feeling bouncy. The cushioning is soft but not marshmallow. So far the only thing I don't like too much are the thin smooth laces that seem to easily loosen (I would advise double knots).
Other Brooks Hyperion Options
Brooks has more than one type of Hyperion shoe model. Here are the other versions for fast running:
Do your research online but if you have a chance to pop into a local running shop to try on a shoe, do it. Each brand and model can fit a bit differently even if they are the same size/width. Everyone has a unique foot and that means the shoe that works for one person may not work for someone else.