On the hunt for bouncy running shoes? Get the most out of every stride thanks to shoes with the best energy return in our line. The men’s Levitate 5 features a fit that blends stretch and structure, comfortable breathability, and quick transitions.
Our DNA AMP midsole technology delivers high energy return that helps your foot spring off the ground.
- DNA AMP returns energy by absorbing it as your foot hits the ground, then and sending it straight back up to you.
- Our cushioning technologies all start with DNA because they react to your unique stride.
The arrow-point pattern in the outsole lets your foot move quickly from heel to toe, enhancing the shoe's springy feel.
- Quick transitions help reduce your ground contact times, keeping your stride quick and efficient.
Fit Knit upper provides a close-to-foot fit that's lighter, softer, and more breathable than previous versions.
Origin stories: the Levitate
To help runners chase down their goals, we introduced the Levitate in 2017. With incredible energy return and a super springy feel, the Levitate is the cornerstone of our Energize category, making each mile feel a little easier. We partnered with the materials company BASF to develop our DNA AMP midsole compound that provides ample energy return — among the highest in our line.
As the shoes continue to evolve into lighter, sleeker versions of the originals, we’re committed to offering energy return with options for support — as in the new Levitate GTS — as well as style preference.