Who should buy the Levitate 5 GTS

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 logo

Given its unobtrusive stability, the Brooks Levitate GTS 5 is perfect for: 

  • overpronators (whose feet roll inward) who want a cozy and peppy stability trainer 
  • neutral runners in need of extra support
  • runners who want all-day support 

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 support

The Brooks Levitate lineup

The Levitate collection has always been known as Brooks' classic neutral series. But with its introduction of the GTS version, it's here to replace the Bedlam family. 

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 upper

In this version, you don't just get the stability and non-stability versions of the Levitate. They are also available in two upper variations — the circular knit upper and the StealthFit upper.

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 toe room

Generally, the StealthFit version is a much softer upper with less stretch for better lockdown. 

Circular knit upper versions: 

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 fit

  • Brooks Levitate 5 - a classic neutral trainer with a touch of spring for an energetic ride
  • Brooks Levitate GTS 5 - a supportive yet lively daily trainer

StealthFit upper versions: 

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 stable

  • Brooks Levitate 5 StealthFit - a neutral shoe that solves the "rough" and low" fit of the Levitate 4 
  • Brooks Levitate GTS 5 StealthFit - stability shoe that has a plush upper with less stretch than the regular version for a more supportive wrap

Brooks Levitate GTS 5 rearfoot

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.8oz / Women 8.6oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Base model: Brooks Levitate
Forefoot height: 22mm
Heel height: 30mm

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