Available September 30 2017 – MSRP $150.00
Recently we’ve seen many companies shift their focus to creating shoes with highly responsive midsoles that deliver fantastic energy return. Now, with the Brooks Levitate, we see this philosophy used alongside an extremely soft, knit upper in the hopes of delivering a quick yet luxurious daily training option.
In order to deliver maximum energy return, this shoe features Brooks’ newest midsole compound, DNA AMP. Built from polyurethane foam and encased in a TPU skin, DNA AMP is designed to deliver an ultra bouncy ride that maintains a consistent feel for the duration of your run. Paired with a flexible, arrow-point outsole, the Levitate offers a smooth and quick transition with plenty of durability.
While the main story behind the Levitate is energy return, it also offers an extremely soft FitKnit upper for a personalized fit. The circular knit design moves and expands seamlessly with your foot as you run and also offers fantastic breathability.
While the shoe weighs in a little on the heavy side for a daily trainer, we expect the shoe to feel quite a bit lighter due to the overly responsive ride.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 26 mm heel, 18 mm forefoot, 8 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 11.3 oz (men’s size 9), 9.7 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
Connor, aka The Face of Running Warehouse, is our resident footwear guru and helps us keep a finger on the pulse of running trends and current events. A member of the local HOKA Aggies running team, Connor walks the walk, or should we say, runs the run.