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Health & Fitness Nike Vaporfly rival Brooks Hyperion Elite delivers carbon-assisted performance at a much lower price

15:40  05 february  2020
15:40  05 february  2020 Source:   t3.com

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carbon - assisted performance at a much lower price . Just 5 grams heavier than Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, the Brooks Hyperion Elite tries to pull off the same stunt as Nike (or even the Key features of the Brooks Hyperion Elite : DNA ZERO midsole compound uses the lightest foam

Does the Brooks Hyperion Elite Race Like a Vaporfly ? Here’s What We Found. A first look at the top-secret racer worn by 2018 Carbon -fiber plate sandwiched in the midsole foam promotes propulsion. Feather-light, minimal upper. Price : 0 Type: Road, Racing Drop: 8mm Weight: 7.0 oz (M), 5.4 oz

New Nike Vaporfly competitor Brooks Hyperion Elite Hyperion Tempo © Provided by T3 New Nike Vaporfly competitor Brooks Hyperion Elite Hyperion Tempo

Brooks Running launched its fastest running shoes to date in Amsterdam just last week, at the Brooks Innovation Camp 2020. Two shoes in fact, the Brooks Hyperion Tempo and Brook Hyperion Elite, both "developed for those runners who look for that competitive advantage and protection over longer distances".

In the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, there are heated discussions about some of the best running  shoes you can buy – and some prototypes that you can't. In particular the Nike Vaporfly range – running shoes with thick foam cushioning, containing a carbon plate that further aids energy return. They're shoes so fast, 'they' want to ban them.

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This isn't just a case of Brooks releasing two shoes at once; this is a true tandem offering, with the brand emphasising that the shoes are designed to be used together. The Tempo is optimised for training and the Elite for racing. That's an interesting idea and potentially useful to runners, as well as lucrative for Brooks.

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Brooks Hyperion Tempo: the one for training

Using the new ultra-light DNA Flash cushioning in the midsole, the Hyperion Tempo is designed for running workouts and training days. The guiding principle for designing the Brooks Hyperion Tempo was to reduce deviation from the optimal stride pattern and to maximise energy return, but without helping the runner too much.

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The reason Nike 's Vaporfly performs so much better is presumably down to the combination of carbon , type of foam and the thickness and shape of it. The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% is not the only carbon plated running shoe on the market today. Rivals include the Hoka One One Carbon X

“The mean improvement of Nike Vaporfly for women and fastest runners is around 2 At London 2012, most supported the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius being allowed to race wearing carbon fibre When I spoke to someone who uses the Vaporfly Elites they raved about them providing more

It's not that Brooks wants you to suffer, but if you put the effort in during your training, you will be repaid with legs that are more ready on race days – then you can truly appreciate the super light Brooks Hyperion Elite race shoe.

In Brooks' words: "The Hyperion Tempo is a light and responsive shoe that reduces deviation, and returns the energy during the run, allowing the runner to train harder with less overall fatigue and to recover faster."

Some of the key features of the Brooks Hyperion Tempo:

  • DNA Flash midsole cushioning, created by infusing the Brooks adaptive DNA material with nitrogen: the result is a lightweight, yet springy experience.
  • The shoe geometries keep the foot stable while moving, allowing the runner to run efficiently in the natural motion path (and therefore reduce deviation from optimal path).
  • The shoe's quoted weight is 210g (men's) or 188g (women's)
  • Midsole drop is 8mm.

Brooks Hyperion Elite: the one for racing

The Brooks Hyperion Elite is for runners who want to set a new PR. The Brooks Hyperion Elite uses a different midsole technology from the Hyperion Tempo. Called DNA Zero, it works together with Brooks' Carbon Fibre Propulsion Plate to propel you forward at every step.

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The Nike Vaporfly Next% is the latest evolution of the Vaporfly series. Redesigned from the ground up, the Vaporfly Next% is different in almost every way from the previous version, the The sole has more ZoomX, the outsole has better traction and durability, the drop is lower (8mm) and the upper is

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Just 5 grams heavier than Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%, the Brooks Hyperion Elite tries to pull off the same stunt as Nike (or even the Hoka One One Carbon X): a super lightweight, carbon-plated, well-cushioned running shoe that delivers excellent energy return and comfort. Of the three shoes mentioned, the Brooks Hyperion Elite is the most affordable at £140 – the Nike being £240 and the Hoka One One £160.

Key features of the Brooks Hyperion Elite:

  • DNA ZERO midsole compound uses the lightest foam and adapts to your stride, delivering consistent cushioning from starting gun to finish line.
  • Carbon Fibre Propulsion Plate has a unique spine construction to speed the transition from heel to forefoot in each step, and propels the toe-off.
  • Shoe geometries keep the foot stable while moving, allowing you to run efficiently in the natural motion path.
  • Quoted weight is 195g (unisex). Midsole drop is the same as Hyperion Tempo at 8 mm.
  • Hyperion Elite is available from March 1 and Hyperion Tempo from April 1. Both will be available from Brooks Running and at selected retailers for £140 – that's £100 cheaper than Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%.

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Whether you want a comfortable training shoe or the best racing shoe on the market, Nike has you coveredThe Vaporfly is just one of many excellent shoes in Nike’s line-up, though. As well as premium racers, the manufacturer produces great stability, trail and cushioned shoes to suit all types of runner, all of which cost a lot less than the £240 Vaporfly.

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