Just days after releasing the Hyperion Elite, Brooks announce a redesigned version due out in September
In 2018, Desiree Linden won the Boston Marathon wearing a prototype that would become Brooks’ Hyperion Elite racing shoe, a carbon-plated shoe designed to increase speed and performance. Almost 2 years on, on 1 March 2020, the Hyperion Elite was released to the public, with the promise of an accompanying training shoe, the Hyperion Tempo, due in April.
Just five days after the release of the Hyperion Elite, Brooks have announced an updated version of the shoe with some redesigned features. The Hyperion Elite 2 will combine elements of its predecessor with the Tempo shoe, creating a more cushioned feel without compromising on speed. With Brook’s first DNA Flash nitrogen infused foam, the durability of the shoes will also be improved from a 50-mile lifespan to 200 miles. Desiree Linden will once again be testing the shoe, along with other elite athletes, this time at the 2020 Olympic trials in June.
The Hyperion Elite 2 will retain the same lightness as well as the Carbon Fibre Propulsion Plate that were present in the original shoe, but with new fine-tuned features that come as a response to feedback from athletes.
“We have combined the best of both worlds: the qualities of our racing and training shoes Hyperion Elite and Tempo” explains Brooks footwear merchandiser Hugo Chouissa. “This has allowed us to bring the latest innovations to the running community faster.”
It certainly is a quick turnover: version two of the Hyperion Elite will be available in the UK from 1 September 2020 and will reach US markets even sooner, in late April.
You can find the original Brooks Hyperion Elite here: