Infinite Energy Seattle City Guide, presented by Brooks

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of Brooks Levitates and a free entry to Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle is upon us! There’s nothing better than a race in my hometown Seattle. I am so fortunate that I can call this wonderful city home. To make things even better BibRave partnered with Brooks Running to create the Infinite Energy Seattle City Guide, presented by Brooks. Here are some of my must visit sites in the guide.

Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
By far the best all around running store in Seattle. Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Fleet Feet Sports Seattle is a one stop shop for all things running. It’s owned by husband and wife, Brian and Andrea Morrison. They not only run amazing training programs, I’ve done two of them, but I’ve met some fabulous people through this store community. The staff there is super knowledgable. Shoutout to Caroline and Dan, they are super helpful and can order almost any shoe you will ever need. Also – Brian is an amazing ultra runner – he was profiled in the Ginger Runner’s film A Decade On.

Evoke Coffee
One of my favorite coffee shops in all of Seattle. Not only do the serve a good pour over and yummy baked goods the staff knows their coffee! I may or may not stop there on my way into work far too often for the coffee and a visit with Pablo the store’s adorable Bernese Mountain Dog.

Seattle Waterfront
A fun fact about Seattle is not only does it have epic views of Mt. Rainier it is surrounded by both fresh and salt water. The Seattle Waterfront is along Elliott Bay and has a vast expanse of running and biking trails. You can run from the Interbay neighborhood all the way to the ferry terminal. Along the way you will run though Meryl Edwards Park, see some AMAZING views of the Olympic mountains, run through the Olympic Sculpture Park, past the Edgewater Hotel, the Seattle Aquarium and of course the Great Wheel. There’s never a dull view and there’s also some great people watching along the way. For a shakeout run I highly recommend running an out and back starting at the Olympic Sculpture Park so you can visit Macrina Bakery for breakfast.

 

Brooks Trailhead
Another fun place to visit! The Brooks Trailhead store is the full Brooks Running experience! Not only can you shop, touch, and try on the latest and greatest Brooks shoes, the store is located in the bottom of the headquarters! While you visit you can find your Run Signature, and find your perfect fit shoe. The store staff is wonderful and can provide you with all the running routes and gear suggestions you need.

Check out the map below for more fun places to visit. I love my city and I am so happy BibRave and Brooks created this awesome guide for Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle weekend. I will be running the half so if you see me on the course say hi!

Product Review: Brooks Running Levitate

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of Brooks Levitates as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews.


The all new Brooks Running Levitate slogan is ‘Experience infinite energy’ and yes you really do! These neutral pronation running shoes are made to help you get more energy return with every stride.

These shoes are so comfortable! From the knit upper to the nicely shaped toe box, the fit of this shoe is great. I do have a wide foot so I usually wear mens shoes but I don’t have any problems with the width of these. The knit uppers are also very breathable so I don’t need to worry about overheating and blisters.



I’ve worn these shoes in the heat, rain, and even trails and they’ve held up well. There were no issues with stability or traction whatsoever. The new DNA Amp midsole not only gives your feet a boost, but it felt much more stable as I was running. When running they feel like you’re bouncing off your heel to your toe. 

Here are some more highlights:

  • DNA Amp – Brooks’ signature midsole technology
  • Intuitive fit – Knit upper that lets your foot move as you run
  • Arrow-point patterned outsole – helps your feet move heel to toe quickly
  • Comes in five different colorways!
Even Joey the dog loves the Brooks Levitates

Yes, the price tag is a bit much, $150, but the Levitates are well worth it. So far I have had no issues with durability. I am a heavy strider and my heels have shown no compression after running in these for over a month.

Overall, I highly recommend these shoes for anyone who wants a smooth and energized run.