Comments: What Ed said... He pretty much described my experience, running solely in the Hyper Speed 3s, 4s, and 5s. I like the comfort of this shoe over the previous models since the 3. My first run in the new shoes was a 10k race; I ran sockless and had no problems whatsoever with my feet. Anyway, glad too that it's back as I couldn't find a good replacement.
From: Rick, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. April 8th 2014
Comments: This is a narrow shoe. It also fit a little smaller than the running warehouse shoe fitter put me in. Make sure you go a half size bigger. I have 25 miles on them and I'm done. They were just too short and too narrow. I should have returned them but I tried a run without socks and another run without the soles.
From: Chris, Memphis, TN, USA. 2/5/14
Comments: The greatest running shoe ever made is back!!! I have been waiting for this shoe for months as I am down to my last pair of Hyper Speed 5s that I stocked up on. For starters, the same differential of 6 mm is unchanged. This has always hit a sweet spot encouraging proper mid/forefoot strike while allowing for some slop in longer mileage for calf and achilles relief. Improvements include a seamless upper along with a significant drop in weight. The outer sole design has also changed so trapping small rocks is no longer an issue. Also, Asics has knocked it out of the park aesthetically on this one. They just look AWESOME!! Now for the constructive criticism. One of the features that made the original Hyper Speed such a special low-profile shoe was the softer outer sole material. This allowed for a much softer ride than you would expect from a flat. The newer outsole is made of a more durable plastic which will probably last longer but I was ok with buying a newer shoe a little sooner for the unique balance of comfort and proprioception on the previous models. Also, Though I think the upper looks terrific, I felt the previous models felt more comfortable and a bit more supportive. All in all, it‚s still the best all around shoe on the market and I‚m glad it‚s back.
From: Ed, Racine, WI, United States