Welcome to The Run Testers. In this video, we’re comparing two similar but different non-plated Brooks daily trainers, the Brooks Hyperion Max and the cheaper Hyperion (formerly known as the Hyperion Tempo). Want to know which of these performs best? Hit play for our on to find out Brooks Hyperion Max vs Hyperion review.

0:00 – Intro
0:14 – Design Details: Weight, drop, stack height
0:55 – Shoe comparison
1:59 – Fit
2:41 – The Run Test
5:20 – Verdict

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Hey people welcome to the Run testers And in this video we are comparing two Similar but different non-plated Brooks Daily trainers we've got the Hyperion Max and the cheaper Hyperion want to Know which of these performs best well Watch on to find out [Music] So let's start with some quick details Then while the Brooks lists the Hyperion Stack at 22 mils on the hill 14 mils in The four foot for eight mil drop the Hyperion Max has the same eight mil drop But it boasts a higher listed stack with 30 mils in the heel and 22 mils on the Forefoot when it comes to weight in our UK test size 9 the Hyperion weighs in at 8.1 ounces or 230 grams the Hyperion Max Comes in slightly lighter at 7.7 ounces Or 220 grams on price the Hyperion 140 Pounds or 140 dollars the max or a touch Price you're 160 or 170 dollars So let's do a quick side-by-side shoe Comparison starting with the midsoles Both the Brooks use nitrogen infused Lightweight DNA flash foam though the Max obviously has that bigger stack in Terms of the geometry they're very Similar but to me it looks like the Max Has a slightly more pronounced rocker It's a bit more curved into the toe the Hyperion is just ever so slightly Flatter across the bottom of the shoe It's also slightly narrower throughout

This kind of midfoot section into the Heel when it comes to the uppers up top The Hyperion Max has a stretch woven Upper with 3D footprint to provide a bit Of structure and breathability the Hyperion has a warp in it and mesh upper That's just a little thicker and a Little bit more dense the heel collars Offer the same mid-level padding not Super plush not too minimal nicely Balanced on both shoes there's a bit More padding to the max tongues that Sits under those laces so it offers a Little bit more protection from lace Pinch flip them over and you'll see here That the Hyperion has marginally more Outsole rubber just to shade more Coverage in the forefoot area the Max Has more cutouts to help save weight [Music] So when it comes to fit I ran true to Size in the max and I found the fit good Just the right amount of hugging across The top roomy enough in the toe box good Heel hold decent lock down across the Mid foot and overall it felt good on the Foot and I would recommend going true to Size In the Hyperion I ran in a UK size nine Which is half a size up for my regular Size I'm somewhere between an eight and A half and a nine by ten to go eight and A half in most shoes and the nine was a Little long for me just a little bit of

Extra length in the toe box so having a Heart tested half a size up I'd probably Recommend going through to size in these Shoes though they were also a little bit Narrower across the midfoot but not Enough I think to make me want to go Half the size up the whole time [Music] So when it comes to the run test I've Run around 50 kilometers in both of These shoes that's across a range of Paces from Easy up to intervals and Faster sustained efforts mainly on road But also on some light River paths and Park trails I've also done a side by Side Mile and here is what I found when I did that so I've just done the Side-by-side mile I have got the Brooks Hyperion Max on the left foot I've got The Hyperion on the right foot had some Key differences it's unsurprisingly Basically that bigger stack of the Hyperior max is noticeable it's a bit More bouncy it's a bit softer actually When you initially land but then it Returns with a bit more spring the Hyperion is just a little bit flatter It's a little bit duller ever so Slightly it's margins again though as Ever with some of these shoes when you Put them on the difference between the Two of them is not huge actually but you Can feel the higher stack in the Max and You can feel it giving you a little bit

More return when you're kind of Springing off after that initial landing And because you've got that higher stack Of nitrogen infused midsole foam here in The max It does affect the stability of us so Slightly I think they're marginally less Stable than the Hyperion the hyperion to Me feel like at the forefoot they've Also got a slightly wider base just into The mid to forefoot I'm not really sure I did measure them and I couldn't sort Of see exactly it's been millimeters but When you've got them on the foot it Actually feels like you're landing on a Slightly wider base into that forefoot Area the other thing I do feel like you Notice the geometry there's a little bit More curvature towards the toe of the Max that I think does help with that Kind of roll through In that clip Through that's working with that sort of Bounce back from the midsole phone to Give you just a little bit extra pop Overall from the shoe whereas with the Hyperion it's just it's just a little Bit flatter it is a little bit dull I Think you have to work a little bit Harder in that transition to get your Kind of feet back up just leaving ever So slightly more for you to do yeah and I guess that's going to be the major Difference here if you want a little bit More bounce a little bit more spring a

Little bit more energy you're going to Get that from the Hyperion Max the Hyperion just a little bit more Traditional A little bit less bouncy springy a Little bit less energy but I think They've both got their place and my Initial thoughts after doing that Side-by-side mile is going to come down To something like this if you want Something with a little bit more bounce A little bit of a bit more cushioning a Bit more protection and a bit more Energy Then that's going to be the max but You're going to sacrifice a little bit In terms of stability and ground kind of Contact and connectedness underfoot and If you want something that's more Traditional in terms of the overall feel Then I think the Hyperion is going to be A shoe for you which one would I choose Well I'll answer that in the verdict [Music] So onto the verdict then now Interestingly blocks classifies the Hyperion Max more as a ratio rather than A trainer while the Hyperion is labeled As a daily trainer but I actually think Both offer pretty good and similar Versatility they can both do both jobs Of training and racing I think up to a Certain distance it just depends on how You like your ride if you want more

Cushioning a bouncier return the max is Basically like a slightly pumped up more Energized alternative to the Hyperion And the max is probably better suited in Some ways to longer faster efforts while The Hyperion offers a slightly more Subtle and somewhat firmer more direct Ride you can still run long in it but For some people I think that ground feel May make it better for shorter faster Efforts during training and shorter Faster races if you feel that way I Enjoyed both of these shoes overall but If I had to choose one shoe I think I'd Probably pick the Hyperion over the max I don't think the max just has enough Extra to Warrant the 20 pounds that You'll put on top of that and when it Comes to daily trainers in general I Think these both come up firmer and more Direct than many of the options out There and while I like them neither shoe Really blew me away compared to some of The other really good daily trainers We've got and I think I'd still pick Shoes like the soccer endorphin speed or Even the on cloud flyer 7 ahead of both Of these shoes so there you have it that Has been our head to head of the Brooks Hyperion and the Brooks Hyperion Max Hope you found it useful hit like And Subscribe if so if you want to see what Made our list of the best daily trainers That video will be appearing on the

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