The shoe gives specific care to its most essential components and improves where it can on previous versions. Unchanged are the generous SpEVA midsole and the Magic Sole outersole, which is well-ventilated and has rice husks added to the forefoot rubber compound to improve traction in wet conditions. The fit is that of a great racer—a snug heel and roomier forefoot— thanks to a more closely woven mesh and more effective stabilizing overlays, a synthetic suede support under the ASICS stripes on the lateral side, and a closed mesh panel on the medial side. The fit, flexibility, and overall cushioning are its claims to fame, while the attractive price provides extra value. It should come as no surprise that the Hyperspeed earned our Best Racing Shoe award.
- Sizes: men 4–13,14 (unisex) Weight: 7.3 oz. (men’s 11)
- Shape: semi-curved
- Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot
- For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
- Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or a bit beyond