The Hyperspeed is ASICS' mid-weight racing shoe, a staple for distances from a 5k all the way up. Round 7 sticks to the script, a light, efficient shoe finished well.
The upper is a semi-open mesh with fused overlays, the herring-bone pattern of the mesh breathes well while anchoring the supporting overlays. The midsole features new tooling, with a low and fast feel, good cushioning, and a familiarity that fans will applaud. The outersole covers approximately the same area with rubber, has better placed drainage, and its shaping allows the Guidance Line (ASICS’ longitudinal flex groove) to give the foot freedom to flex as it will, improving the ride. The bottom line is that the Hyperspeed continues to provide an upgrade in racing performance and protection.
Testers: “Fit close and comfortable, disappears on the foot. Great for racing, with enough protection.”
Sizes: Men 6–13,14; Women 5–12
Weight: 6.9 oz. (men’s size 11); 5.5 oz. (women’s size 8)
Fit: snug heel, roomy forefoot
Range: efficient runners - possibly a marathon; heavy strikers, between 10K and 25K