2018 Buyer's Guide

Brooks Levitate

The Draw: Energy Preservation that Doesn’t Suck

Using Brooks’ newest midsole material for greater energy return and springiness, the Levitate served our testers well on long training runs, where the performance was less of a dampening energy drain and more of bounce-back feel to keep the legs fresher, longer. The 3D Fit upper print was foot-friendly and seamlessly secure. The Levitate feels a bit bouncier/squishier than standard EVA or encapsulated PU-midsoled shoes and are worth taking for a test run to see if they jive with your running form. The upper is true to Brooks’ clean style.

$150; 8mm drop; W: 9.7 oz/M 11.2 oz

Review by Adam Chase

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