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SHOE UPDATE: Brooks Levitate Running Shoe Review

10.24.2017
Dan Darcy

Brooks Levitate Running Shoe

Oh boy. This shoe has arrived and it is NICE. Brooks has flipped the script with the brand new Levitate, providing a shoe that offers more energy return than any running shoe you’ve ever worn.

So what’s the deal with this shoe?

DNA AMP Midsole Technology

Brooks Levitate Running Shoe

A very interesting new midsole material which is a combination of a polyurethane foam that is encased in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin.

Okay, that was a string of big words that probably doesn’t mean much to most people. But here’s how it works.

Brooks Levitate Running Shoe

  • The cushioning in the bottom of the shoe is made of polyurethane foam. When you compress a piece of foam (with your foot in this case), it wants to expand out. Think of what happens when you compress a ball of clay. Same concept.
  • BUT, the midsole is wrapped in a Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) ‘skin.’ It acts as a wall to keep the foam from compressing out. But that energy has to go somewhere, so it moves vertically.
  • SO, your steps feel springier and more responsive in this shoe!

Fit Knit Upper

Brooks Levitate Running Shoe This thing is like a sock! No seams, no stitching. A 3D print on the upper gives you a custom fit everytime.

The Brooks Levitate ($149.99) is available in men’s size 8-13 and women’s size 6-11 in most Marathon Sports locations and at marathonsports.com [SHOP MEN’S] [SHOP WOMEN’S]

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