Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some runners have mentioned that the traction given by the outsole unit of the Brooks Ricochet 2 LE is reliable.
  • A few consumers believe that the one-piece upper helps in keeping the foot in place.
  • The stitched-on panels of the upper unit added some steadiness, according to a user.
  • The pull tab at the back of this running shoe is welcomed because it eases the on-and-off process.
  • Forefoot lifts are enabled because of the convex front part of the platform, some runners have noted.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to several purchasers, the stretchy band that serves as the wraparound collar has a tendency to irritate the skin.
  • The upper unit’s close-weave design leaves the foot sweaty, based on a couple of reviews.

Bottom line

People are mixed about the Brooks Ricochet 2 LE. This neutral running shoe offers accommodating performances on the roads, but some argue that the platform is a bit lacking in form while the upper is somehow not-so-secure. It is apparent that having a comfortable time with this product is determined by every unique foot-shape.

Fans of Brooks running shoes can have fun with the Ricochet 2 LE.

Facts

The Limited Edition model of the Brooks Ricochet 2 running shoe offers a design that focuses on enhanced in-shoe security and sturdiness. Though similarly a slip-on product with a one-piece collar, this iteration features stitched-on side panels to potentially heighten the level of security and durability that it brings.

The Brooks Ricochet 2 LE is constructed to be true to size. Runners who appreciate an in-shoe feel that is accommodating can get it because it adheres to the standard sizing schemes. However, there have been reports about a wobbly in-shoe experience. So, testing the shoe before purchase and/or studying other users’ reactions about the sizing aspect can alleviate any concerns.

Durable rubber is used for the external pad of the Brooks Ricochet 2 LE. This compound is designed to protect the bottom portion of the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also provides natural traction as it is grippy.

The tread-pattern of this product’s outsole is an arrow-point, which means that the rubber is poised to make the foot propel itself forward with speed and ease.

Flex grooves permit the underfoot platform to bend in conjunction with the wearer’s foot as it transitions through the gait cycle. The forefoot lift benefits the most from this design as it highly involves the bending of the toe joints and tendons.

A topsole made of DNA AMP offers steady and consistent support throughout the running session. Its surface is contoured to buttress the curves of the underfoot, particularly the arch.

BioMoGo DNA is a full-length foam that serves as the base of the whole cushioning system. This layer receives the brunt of the impact shock generated by the foot-strike while also putting more volume to the platform itself. Shoe series that feature the BioMoGo DNA tech include the highly revered Brooks Cascadia and the Brooks Ghost.

Fit Knit is a textile that has a stretchy construction. The job of this material is to hug the foot and give a perception of security and form-welcoming comfort.

Stitched-on panels made of suede are meant to heighten durability and in-shoe support.

A one-piece opening aims to seal the topmost portion of the foot, averting accidental shoe removals and infiltration of road debris.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com