Verdict from 82 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A considerable number of users found the Litewave Ampere II to be a comfortable workout shoe.
  • It provided reliable cushioning and support for all-day wear, most testers agreed.
  • Many wearers liked the stylish and versatile appearance of the trainer.
  • The product's lightweight nature was lauded by many reviewers.
  • A majority of the buyers reported that it felt true to size and width.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers found the shoelaces to be too long.
  • A couple of purchasers said the fit was a little tight.

Bottom line

Many wearers commended the comfort and support offered by the Litewave Ampere II. It was considered a reliable trainer that could be used for various activities. However, there were complaints about the narrow fit. But in the end, it still came highly recommended by owners because it was comfortable to wear.

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Good to know

  • The Litewave Ampere II is a combination of support and breathability inside a shoe that aims to prevent injury while maximizing energy return. It is a training shoe that also excels at climbing.
  • The upper’s design has undergone a revamp compared to the first Litewave Ampere. This version uses lighter materials and features a minimalist layout.
  • Meanwhile, the midsole retains the foam material of its predecessor, which is compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA). This foam easily withstands dynamic movements.
  • The outsole is the UltrATAC rubber compound. It now features an updated pattern to ensure traction on a variety of surfaces.

This training shoe is offered in various size options and runs true to size. The shoe’s construction is ideal for people with a narrow to moderate foot volume. It is available in medium for both the men’s and women’s versions.

The outsole of this shoe uses the UltrATAC rubber. The ATAC in its name stands for all-terrain, all-condition, which implies that the outsole capably handles any environment. Either smooth or rough surface, or wet or dry condition, the rubber is made to bring sufficient traction.

The outsole design features three unique patterns. The first is an S-shaped chevron pattern that starts on the lateral side of the forefoot and ends on the medial side of the heel. This shape directs the energy for smooth forward propulsion. The second is a set of tripod-shaped lugs in the center of the outsole for significant traction while running. Lastly, there are stripes on the high-wear areas to keep the outsole sturdy.

Using compression-molded EVA, the midsole of the Litewave Ampere II gives the underfoot a lightweight and comfortable protection. It is also created to be shock-absorbent and resilient, thus allowing a responsive stride and a durable sole unit.

There is a removable OrthoLite sock liner on top of the midsole, providing additional cushioning, as well as promoting foot hygiene with its antibacterial property.

The breathable dual-mesh upper supplies the foot with ventilation, keeping it dry and odor-free. The internal lining is also made of mesh, working as a moisture-wicking element.

Synthetic overlays are placed for support, assisting the foot during lateral movements. Meanwhile, on the medial side of the midfoot are 3D-printed panels that offer a framework as well.

The heel cup features the Cradle technology, a natural shock-absorber that also cushions and stabilizes the foot, resulting in an anatomically-correct stride. The Cradle supports the perimeter of the heel and ensures that the fatty tissues under the bursa are correctly positioned.

Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes,, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.