We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The Brooks Levitate 2 had a fantastic fit, according to some
  • The shoe was very comfortable right out of the box, a reviewer claimed.
  • A few buyers enjoyed the design of the Levitate 2.
  • Some runners approved the addition of the Achilles protector in the Levitate 2.
  • The midsole was responsive, and it provided great cushioning, a wearer noted.
  • The padded tongue was well appreciated by various consumers.
  • Many users were pleased that the shoe ran true to size.
  • The upper gave a sock-like fit, according to a pleased buyer.
  • The Levitate 2 was surprisingly nimble and flexible, said an impressed runner.
  • Most of the users of the Levitate 2 claimed the shoe had a roomy toe box.
  • The shoe helped keep the foot in proper alignment, a reviewer reported.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought the Levitate 2 was a bit heavy.
  • The foot felt quite hot inside the shoe, a user observed. Another person complained that it felt like wearing a sweater in the summer.
  • The shoe took a long time to dry out whenever it got wet or soaked with sweat, a buyer noticed.

Bottom line

Many users of the Brooks Levitate 2 were impressed with the shoe – numerous praises were made regarding the noticeable improvements, while the fit and performance of the shoe were consistently well-regarded. Although there were some criticisms about the Levitate 2’s weight and in-shoe environment, the majority still concluded that this neutral running shoe was a worthy purchase.

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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.