Brooks Hyperion GTS review – Women’s Running

Brooks Hyperion GTS review

The Brooks Hyperion GTS is here to fill a gap in the often saturated running shoe market. It’s a lightweight, speedy running shoe but it crucially offers support – a combination that few brands have put together recently.

While more runners are compiling their own running shoe rotations, runners who need shoes for overpronators have had less choice when it comes to speedier shoe. But that’s something that the Brooks Hyperion GTS is looking to rectify.

We were fans of the Brooks Hyperion Tempo and the Brooks Hyperion Max – but how would the Hyperion GTS measure up against the best running shoes? We took them for a spin to find out.

Brooks Hyperion GTS

Brooks Hyperion GTS technical details

Weight: 207g (Women’s)
Drop: 8mm
Price: £140

Brooks Hyperion GTS pros and cons


  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Good, moderate support
  • excellent grip


  • Not the most responsive foam
  • No carbon plate if that’s what you’re after

Who is this shoe for?

The Brooks Hyperion GTS is designed for runners looking for a faster shoe for speed sessions and tempo runs, which also offers some support and guidance. The support comes from Brooks’ GuideRails system that you may know from the Brooks Adrenaline GTS. It’s a good option for overpronators looking to add a speedy workout shoe to their collection.

How does the shoe fit?

I found it to be true to size in a UK women’s 6. While the shoe has been designed to be lightweight, there hasn’t been any scrimping on the upper; there’s enough padding where it’s needed. The ankle collar is supportive and my foot felt secure.

The upper material is breathable and has very little give. It’s different to the Hyperion Max which has a bit of stretch to it – presumably the Hyperion GTS upper is all about maintaining more control over your foot. There’s enough room in the toebox for me that I didn’t miss the stretch.

Is it comfortable?

There’s nothing uncomfortable about this shoe – the seams are kept to a minimum thanks to a one-piece upper. The tongue, while very minimal, is comfortable and there is good padding around the ankle and heel.

This is a fairly minimal shoe by today’s standards and aimed at those who want less foam under their feet. It features Brooks’ nitrogen-infused DNA FLASH midsole technology and the experience is more about speed than plush comfort. That said, it was a comfortable shoe to run in.

Brooks Hyperion GTS running review

The Hyperion GTS feel noticeably different to the Hyperion Tempo as soon as you put them on. The support offered by the GuideRails is evident just walking around before I’ve even stepped out of the house.

My first real test of the shoe was a club interval session: we ran reps of 400m at 5k pace with 400m of 10k pace on a hot, sticky evening. The shoes are very lightweight and flexible: they respond well to the transitions between the two paces. The upper was very breathable and I didn’t feel my feet were too hot or sweaty, despite the weather.

The sole has a nice 8mm drop, but on a relatively low stack height and you feel a lot closer to the road than many current shoes. This is a feeling that some runners will love, while other runners will prefer a bigger stack of a super cushioned shoe.

My next interval session in the shoe was solo 2 minute efforts on a drizzly morning. The outsole grip on the Hyperion GTS performed well on the wet tarmac and I felt secure running corners at speed.

All in all, I think this is an excellent shoe for speed workouts and tempo runs for those who crave a bit of support. I’d happily race a 5k or 10k in it, but I personally prefer a bit more cushioning for longer distances.

Where can I buy it?

The Brooks Hyperion GTS will be available on the Brooks website from 1 July. Check out our top picks of the best Brooks running shoes.

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