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Our verdict

A good shoe, has the feeling of many of the new breed of super-shoes, softer and springier but retains it stability. If you don't want the super-soft and unstable feel, it's the racer to go for.

  • Positive
  • Carbon plate provides good responsive ride.
  • Light, smooth cushioning
  • Negative
  • What we thought
  • Technical info
  • Runner reviews (0)

First impressions

Much better than the original, softer and smoother riding. Carbon plate is still in there but it's the foam that's much improved. 

If you're looking for a more general, versatile light shoe, the Brooks Hyperion Tempo would be the one to go for.

Midsole

DNA Flash midsole is nitrogen infused to give it that springy feel. Much softer than the original and now able to cope with more miles. Feels more responsive and ours show no sign or feel of a loss of cushioning even after 150miles. It's also 2mm thicker than the original too, so that helps. Not super-soft but that's ok, there's lots of super-soft options about if that's what you want. This is much more stable than many and with the 'rapid roll' technology the shoe feels smooth as you roll forward.

Upper

Neatly finished single layer upper is soft and has a stretch-like quality to it. Fits well and it very breathable thanks to the perforated design. 

Sole

Road racer outsole is there mainly to add durability. Good road traction in wet and dry.

Conclusion

A good update and a good shoe option for those that want a stable super-shoe. The carbon palte is slightly thicker in the centre and this gives a little more stability and control (designed to help in the later stages of a marathon) - it feels stable and helps keep you feel in control. Not ultra soft but has enough of a responsive toe-off to make it a great racing option.

Technical info

  1.  Updated nitrogen-infused DNA FLASH midsole balances ultralight weight with energy return and durability for sustainable speed 
  2.  Rapid Roll Technology encourages fast turnover

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