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Our verdict

A very nice option for a faster paced shoe that isn't super high stack. It's a realistic shoe for serious running. Light and fast and more sensibly priced than many of the new super-shoes.

  • Positive
  • Light and fast feel
  • Reasonably responsive ride
  • Negative
  • A little firm for some
  • What we thought
  • Technical info
  • Runner reviews (0)

First impressions

Light, with a bit of spring, this shoe is certainly something different from Brooks. A good, close, snug fit from the upper and a nice 'pop' on toe-off.


The DNA Flash midsole is nitrogen infused. This creates a springier feel. It sits between the regular racing shoe feel and the super-soft spring like feel of the new super-shoes. It's light and durable though so will last longer than many.


Thin, single layer mesh with perforations for breathability. Nice fit and simply design with a stretch like quality.


Low-profile design with just enough rubber for durability and a little traction. Strictly for the roads.


A good shoe but a somewhat niche product that competes in a now very crowded 'performance trainer' category. For Brooks fans it's a good shoe for faster paced running and will fit in nicely with a rotation of other shoes.

If you want carbon though, look towards the Brooks Hyperion Elite.

Technical info

  • DNA FLASHmidsole compoundis nitrogen-infused to offer lightweight cushion and adaptive energy return.
  • Strategic Rubberused in high wear areas to protect the lightweight midsole compound.
  • Featherweight stretch woven mesh upper offers a secure fit.

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