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Brooks Running is launching the all-new Levitate—a shoe engineered to provide the most energy return of leading performance running shoes. The Levitate took seven years of research to perfect. It is the first Brooks shoe to feature the brand’s new DNA AMP midsole.

DNA AMP is a polyurethane (PU) foam that naturally expands, returning energy to the runner with every stride. Brooks encased the foam in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin that resists horizontal expansion. This means the shoe is able to deliver energy directly back to the runner. Brooks describes the feel of the shoe as flexible but firm.

Photo: Brooks Running
Photo: Brooks Running

The upper is made with Fit Knit material that moves and expands as a runner’s foot is in motion. The bottom of the shoe has an arrow point pattern, which is meant to promote a smooth and quick heel to toe strike.

Photo: Brooks Running
Photo: Brooks Running

What does all of this technology add up to? A shoe that promises to return energy back to the runner with every step. Brooks claims that the Levitate is one of the most responsive and springy shoes in the industry.

“We’re pushing the limits of energy return with the new Brooks Levitate and are excited to unveil a shoe that has been engineered from the ground up to provide runners with an infinitely energetic experience,” said Carson Caprara, director of global product line management, Brooks Running. “The Brooks Levitate features our revolutionary new DNA AMP midsole technology that releases energy straight back to the runner, making the experience so fun they might feel like running forever.”

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The Levitate is available for pre-order now and will release on September 30. The shoe is $150 and comes in two colors each for men and women.

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