Brooks Levitate 2
Running Shoe Reviews
Brooks Levitate 2


Neutral Road Running Shoes


Average Weight: Women's 281g / Men's 318g
Heel-to-toe Drop: 8mm

Levitate 2 shoes are the bounciest and most cushioned neutral running shoes that I have EVER had. Comfortable fit and responsive sole make these shoes simply amazing.


  • Upper: 3D Fit offers strategic stretch (where necessary); perfectly adaptable Fit Knit upper
  • Midsole: Springy DNA Amp gives great energy returns
  • Outsole: Flexible arrow-point pattern; crystal rubber for fast transition


  • Amazing bounce and cushion 
  • Both springy and responsive ride
  • Firm fit around the ankle
  • More stable sole because of the new crystal rubber


  • Some people may find it a bit snug (but for me it's a really comfortable fit)
Women's Brooks Levitate 2
Women's Brooks Levitate 2

In Testing

Levitate 2 is on my favourite list now. Great cushion and bounciness, neutral road running shoes from Brooks’ 'Energize Category'. I used to have the Brooks Ghost 10 which I really liked. But since I have been using the Levitate 2 I realized that the Ghost 10 were less responsive and because of that the transition was a bit slow. So my running speed has increased since I’ve been running with Levitate 2 and this is because of the DNA Amp midsole that they provide, which makes the transition from the heels to the toes faster and smoother.

And yes! I cannot hide my enthusiasm about the new heel counter which keeps my ankle more stable and secured, protecting me from Achilles irritations and injuries. It is like a sock that gives a snug fit and great feeling around my narrow ankle. I really fell in love with this new heel counter! I also like the fact that the new outsole is made of crystal rubber which gives you better grip than the Levitate 1.

The new Brooks Levitate 2 really makes you want to run from the moment you put them on. The most efficient and enjoyable running I have ever had. These shoes provide the perfect balance between cushioning and responsiveness, stability and flexibility. It is amazing how a running shoe makes you enjoy your running so much!

Women's Brooks Levitate 2


Levitate 2 is a well cushioned, super responsive and springy running shoe for runners who are neutral and who love to run long distances.

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