Brooks Hyperion Max 2 Review

The Brooks Hyperion max is a max cushioned tempo shoe that has high stacked foam which has been filled to the brim with nitrogen. This means that they explode you forward after each slide and when combined with the upper it is quite special.

In this Brooks Hyperion Max 2 review I will be taking you through every detail of this amazing shoe.


A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.


Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.


I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.


Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.


Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.


Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factor.

Energy Return

There is no better feeling than being propelled by a responsive running shoe. A running shoe should that gives energy back to the runner can make all types of runs feel so much nicer. This category is even more important in race day shoes.

Price: £140

Weight: 36mm

Stack height: 229 grams

Usage: Daily Trainers


  • Very Lightweight
  • Breathable upper
  • Great energy return


  • No carbon Plate
  • Upper Breathability: 10/10
  • Energy return: 8/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Grip: 8/10
  • Style: 10/10
  • Versitility: 10/10
  • Value for money: 8/10
  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Fit: 8/10
Overall rating: 90/100

My First Impressions of the shoe

I have review many different Brooks Hyperion shoes in the past and I was very excited to review the most cushioned and fastest of them all. When I first opened the box I instantly notice the increased breathability in the upper.

For a first run I wanted to see how this shoe performed in a park run. I used them in the warm up and in the actual run and I am pleased to report that the shoes performed very nicely in both.

On first impressions I was impressed and excited to use these shoes more.

Why you should buy the shoe

If you are looking for a max cushion daily trainer that is still very lightweight and fast then this is the shoe for you. I tested the first version of the Brooks Hyperion max and there have been some major improvements in almost every part of the shoe which is always good to see.

Why you should not buy the shoe

One reason to not buy this shoe would be the price. That is one of the only reasons that I can honestly think of. It is a great shoe that I am a big fan of but it does come a quite a cost.

Upper of the shoe

Just like pretty much every part of the shoe the upper has received a much needed make over. It is still very supportive but now it has the breathability to keep my foot cool at the same time. I was a bit fan and I think it is another well made part of a great shoe.

Foam of the shoe

The foam on this shoe was stacked to the high height of 36mm and it was very responsive. Better still it was also lightweight and felt like somthing that would come in a carbon plated racing shoe. The designers of this shoe are clearly runners and they have done an amazing job.

Sole of the shoe

The sole on this shoe is remarkably similar to so many other of brooks latest running shoes which I think is a good thing. They have clearly stuck with what is working and I think that ids very commendable

Conclusions to this Brooks Hyperion Max 2 Review

To conclude I just want to say what an amazing shoe that this is. If I am honest their first attempt wasn’t great but they have learned and this new version is really something special. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a versatile, lightweight and well made shoe.

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