Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 11.2oz
    Women: 11.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Brooks Levitate 2 LE

  • Brooks yet again delivered after implementing feedback from the running community and thus the Levitate 2 LE was designed.  The Levitate 2 is back with its limited edition, and it is made better than ever. The Levitate 2 LE is a result of Brooks’ in-depth research on the original model.  This limited edition shoe is a fusion of high performance and high fashion making it much coveted by most Brooks enthusiasts.
  • The shoe is now equipped with a new Fit Knit upper with internal bootie that adapts to the foot shape and provides a snug fit.  The Fit Knit upper is complimented very well by the DNA Amp midsole cushioning, Brooks’ most responsive midsole. It gives the cushioning support and the right amount of energy return to help power every run.
  • Something new with the Brooks Levitate 2 LE is the Achilles Guard which is added to protect the Achilles Tendon with its soft foam wrapped in faux-suede.  The soft and stretchy Fit Knit heel collar wrap and the integrated knit eye stay for a more adjustable fit, are also new details found on the Levitate 2 LE.  The shoe’s outsole is also updated with an engineered arrow-point pattern that helps users move from heel to toe quickly with sacrificing energy return.

Brooks Levitate 2 LE size and fit

The Brooks Levitate 2 LE is made in standard sizing and runs true to size.  This means the user can go with his/her usual running shoe size. For width reference, it comes in a medium width for men which is D and for women, it is in medium width B.  The updated adaptive Fit Knit upper also makes the shoe fit snug and more secure producing a sock-like fit.

Outsole

The outsole for the Brooks Levitate 2 LE is made with durable crystal rubber sole and has been updated with an arrow-point pattern for better flexible traction.  This enhancement helps in transitioning from heel to toe faster and effortlessly without losing energy. This also gives the forefoot a springy push-off, and the Heel Segmented Crash Pad provides cushioning, increasing the efficiency of every stride.

Midsole

The Brooks Levitate 2 LE’s midsole is now updated with Brooks’ best midsole technology, the DNA Amp.  This engineered technology aids in better shock absorption, cushioning and energy return. The improved responsiveness of the midsole returns the amount of the energy the runner puts in, fueling a more enjoyable run.  The DNA Amp midsole cushioning material also gives a specialized ride experience for all runners of different speeds and sizes.

Upper

The limited edition of the Brooks Levitate 2 is made with a Fit Knit upper that features an internal bootie which adapts to the user’s foot shape for a more comfortable and supported ride.  The Fit Knit upper is made up of material that follows the foot’s movement and expands seamlessly together with it. It also gives the shoe snug, sock-like fit and at the same time making it feel more secure.  

The shoe upper also features a suede heel tab that wraps around the heel collar to provide the runner’s feet plush comfort.  The soft heel collar wrap was added to the Levitate 2 LE’s upper to protect the runner’s Achilles from irritation throughout the run.

The Brooks Levitate 2 LE’s upper uses lace-up closures, and integrated knit-eye stays to give the shoe an adjustable and comfortable fit.


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