Take a bold step forward to convert your energy to fuel your run with the Women's Brooks Levitate II Running Shoes. These shoes offer DNA AMP energized cushioning to control, capture, and return your energy when you need it most. With every stride, the quick transitions from heel-to-toe recovery help keep your stride in line while the suede heel tab protects your Achilles from irritation and wear. The flexible, arrow-point pattern outsole help put a boost in every step you take. Achieve every mile ahead with a wraparound heel collar that keeps your feet comfortable with every stride you take. Take on your running experience today with the Women's Brooks Levitate II Running Shoes.
Ideal for road running
Internal bootie amplifies comfort
Flexible, arrow-point pattern outsole
Sueded heel tab protects your Achilles from irritation
Wraparound heel collar keeps your feet comfortable
Intuitive Fit Knit upper includes a heel wrap and heel tab
Quick transitions for a quick heel-to-toe recovery to store energy
DNA AMP energized cushioning converts your energy to fuel your run
I was having knee pain and knew I needed new shoes. I had never owned a pair of Brooks before, but the shoe I was using had been redesigned and gave me shin splint. I went into a local running store and was fitted for the Brooks Levitate and they honestly were amazing. Now having run with them ( mostly inside on a treadmill for now) they make running easier with the springy/responsiveness of the sole. My knee issues have gone away, and I'm enjoying running again.
I got these shoes specifically to wear to work. I'm a nurse who is constantly on her feet for the majority of a 12 hour shift. I could not be happier with my purchase! Even after my feet have had the chance to swell all day, they're still comfortable by hours 12 and 13.
Levitate 2 is the best running shoe ever! I am training for a half marathon and I love how springy they feel! I have had knee and ankle issues in the past and these shoes provide comfort and keep me going!
I am a nurse and spend 12 hours on my feet all the time. I've tried many different sneakers for work and most would do fine for a week or so but wore out easy. These have been a god sent! No more tired feet. No more back pain! They are FANTASTIC and so worth the money!!
I usually wear size 9 in Brooks and resisted the temptation to order an 8.5 after reading reviews that said to size down. I should have. I'm thinking of keeping the current pair for leisure and ordering a smaller size for running. In any event, these are great shoes. By looking at the specs, you'd think they'd feel heavy but they don't. It's definitely a different ride than the Ghost, but not superior or inferior -- just different. These are good for medium long runs for me (11-15 miles). For long runs 16+, I'd stick with my Ghosts.
This shoe was exactly the right size (I wear a 5.5) and is very comfortable. However, a few improvements could be made such as widening the tongue. I also don't know how long the knit upper sock will last, as the material might stretch out, causing heel slip or blisters, which coincidently it is trying to prevent. Overall, I find the levitate to be a good quality shoe, and ideal for road running/cross country/everyday walking.
I am not a runner, but like to walk and am on my feet a lot. I love this shoe. It has a lot of cushion and feels springy, which I love. It has a good support on my arch, which I often have issues with. Definitely recommend this shoe!
I work in retail and Brooks is the only shoe I will wear!
I work in retail. I use to have a lot of pain in my feet. I was told to try a pair of these shoes. I will never buy any other shoes. I love Brooks. I have had several different kinds and they all have been very comfortable.
I wear these to work since I am on my feet all day as a therapist. I wear them to the gym to teach group fitness classes, the weekends and of course for pounding the pavement!!! Best shoe I've owned and I now have 2 pairs!!!
I'm not a runner, but I love HIIT workouts and other cardio at the gym. The Levitate has been my go to for the last couple of years as a shoe that is super comfortable and supportive while still not inhibiting movement through intense workouts. And there is truly something to the "energize" descriptor. When you put this shoe on, there is a little extra something that you feel in it versus other brands that gives you an extra bounce in your step, a bit of extra energy, and a little extra motivation to go have that great workout! I was nervous when the Levitate changed to the Levitate 2, but it did not disappoint! It's better than ever and I highly recommend it!
I absolutely adore these shoes right out of the box
I'm loving these shoes right out of the box. The sizing and width work perfectly for my feet. I enjoy the extra room in the toe box and the loop at the top ensures they have a snug fit when laced up. I'm currently training for 2 half marathons and can't wait to put some more miles on these babies. I received them as a Christmas gift in the LE colors and they are gorgeous.
I can't say enough positive things about my Brooks! After running in a pair of worn out training shoes, running in my Brooks feels as if I'm running on clouds - they literally make all the difference in the world. Because of my Brooks, I'm able to push myself faster and harder while still feeling extremely comfortable!
The cushion in the back of the heal make these never rub from the first time you wear them. They are amazing! I did size down half size and they worked perfectly. My daughter loved mine so much she bought a pair and her foot is a little wider than mine and bought her regular size and they fit her fine.
I received a pair of these for Christmas and I think they are fabulous. I've run in Brooks Launch, Ghost and Glycerin, as well as have other styles to wear as casual/everyday sneakers. I've done a few short runs in these and am very pleased with the comfort. I've had two injuries in the last year and switching shoe styles to Levitates did not seem to bother me. As always, the fun Brooks colors are always on point! Highly recommend?
Overall fantastic shoe, great job on the updates!! Regarding size, I normally wear a size 6.5 in most all shoes, but I wear a size 7 in Brooks and Nike and these are true to that size. Although the L2 may have slightly more room than my original Levitate's. That said, I still feel I purchased the right size. The L2 is super comfortable, more so than the original Levitate which I thought was a good/solid shoe but a bit stiff. I like the look and fit of these better. The very highest/back point of the sock-style neck stands slightly above my no profile socks (directly at the back of my heal). That has not been an issue with rubbing or discomfort though, which was my concern. Bottom line - buy these shoes, you won't regret it!! Well done Brooks, now you just need a few more (quiet) colors!
I am a registered nurse and actually bought these to wear for work. They definitely stand up to the work I put them through in a 12 hour shift, not to mention the holiday print gets me a lot of attention.
I love love love the original Levitate. This version in comparison runs large IMO. My narrow foot is swimming in it even if I size down. The new upper material is much more forgiving and loose feeling. I loved the upper of the Levitate, but the Levitate 2 upper probably works for a wider range of people, ie. wider feet.
The shoe has great bounce and is fun to wear on runs or in HIIT classes. I didn't realize that the sole is shiny/silver but it didn't stop me from keeping the purchase. I love the sock fit around the ankle and the grey design is sleek and matches every piece of running gear. There's definitely less support than the Ghost or Glycerin design, but it's worth it for the energy boost. Would recommend.
I've been an avid ghost 10 user and have gone through several pairs of them, which were my first pair of Brooks running shoes I ever owned. I really love my ghost 10s, but when the holiday edition of the levitate 2 kept popping up on my computer screen, I decided to gift myself. I was super nervous about how different they'd feel on my foot or if I'd be able to run in them comfortably after being in just ghost 10s this entire time, but they're great. My only issue so far has been that the back of my achilles got rubbed a bit by the sneaker when i was wearing regular no show socks. When i wore them on my run with my cushion back socks, I had no issue. I've been complimented on them already and the little bells that they come with are cute little surprise. I'm a regular size 8, but have been buying a half size up in all my sneakers and they feel just right as an 8.5.
My all time favorite shoe so far!! I've set several PRs with these. My only complaint is that I only got 2 months/200 miles out of them before they started wearing enough to cause knee pain on longer runs (8+ miles). Fantastic shoe, but too expensive to only last 2 months!! :'(
I started wearing the first iteration of Levitate last Spring, so I was confident that these would be just as loved. I'm an underpronator with super high arches who runs 20-30 road miles per week, and these are my "go to" shoes...
Not only do these shoes look good but they feel amazing! I usually wear Adrenalines and launch but I decided to give theses a try because of the Christmas print not because of type of shoe. However, I ended up loving them. They are extremely comfortable and my legs feel great after running. This might have to be a shoe I add to my training regimen. Thank you Brooks for making another great shoe.