Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$140
Weight
M: 360g | W: 303g
Heel to toe drop
M: 7mm | W: 7mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The GTX model of the Under Armour Verge Low is comfortable, according to most of the reviews.

  • It is very durable, based on the remarks of several runners.

  • The shoe is quite breathable, as noted by a handful.

  • There are 4 color options.

  • The Michelin rubber compound and outsole layout significantly improves traction.

  • Some runners noticed the responsiveness of the thick midsole.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The price is too much for several.

  • A good number of reviewers mentioned that the shoe makes an irritating flopping noise.

  • It is a bit heavy for a few.

  • The rear portion of the shoe is very rigid, according to some runners.

Bottom line

Under Armour’s entry in the trail-running category is set to become better with the Verge Low GTX. While the numbers on the scale point to a burly trail partner, it does make up for its weight in its plush comfort, exceptional traction, solid durability, and a waterproof, but still breathable upper. The shoe is built to tackle the most rugged conditions for miles in the outdoors.



World wide, Verge Low GTX is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Under Armour, is the 10th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 967 shoes


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 44 ratings

5 star
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4 star
23%
3 star
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2 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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81 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81
    Brandon WoodLevel 5 expert
    by Gearist
    This is a shoe which is built to run long and while I stand by my assertion that it could lose some of it’s weight while still being just as durable, even in its current iteration, there is a lot here.
  • 82
    Mountain Blog EuropeLevel 1 expert
    by Mountain Blog Europe
    The multidirectional and aggressive sculptures give better traction and stability, to penetrate and adapt to different terrains.
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  • Gander Mountain
    The lightweight, breathable mesh upper of the Under Armour Verge GTX Low Hiking Shoe is bolstered with supportive welded overlays to ensure long-wearing durability.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    These guys have a durable, synthetic and breathable mesh upper with those welded overlays on top of that.

Updates to Verge Low GTX

Under Armour’s aim to improve its performance on the trail continues by partnering with tire manufacturing giant, Michelin. In the Verge Low GTX, the biggest feature in this shoe is the outsole rubber compound and a design that is taken from Michelin’s lab. The rubber and the configuration of the lugs deliver enhanced grip in the most rugged and difficult trails.

The shoe also utilizes the ever dependable Gore-Tex membrane for breathable, waterproofing coverage. Even while standing on water, the foot remains dry as long as the water is not above ankle height. The breathability is very decent as there are billions of holes in the thin waterproofing fabric.

Besides having a shield against rain and water, the shoe also provides another feature for more protection in the rugged outdoors. The shoe uses a thin rock plate that keeps the feet from getting bruised without sacrificing flexibility.

Verge Low GTX size and fit

The Under Armour Verge Low GTX has a standard fit. A noticeable hold is felt in the heel while the midfoot is quite snug. The forefoot has enough space that will not cramp the toes, even when the miles are mounting. Most runners with average foot widths should be very comfortable with this type of fit. The shoe runs true to size.

Outsole

Michelin’s Wild Gripper Rubber, which designed after the rubber compound and tread of a tire, offers excellent grip on wet surfaces and is also highly-durable. The 4mm lugs deliver exceptional bite on uneven and slippery surfaces. The Verge Low GTX gets its outsole flexibility from the two deep flex grooves just before and after the metatarsals. A third flex groove is found near the heel.

Midsole

The midsole is crammed with a couple of technologies to give the right balance of cushioning, responsiveness, and stability. A large portion of the midsole features a relatively thick and dual-layered EVA. The heel and forefoot sections of the Verge Low GTX uses Under Armour’s proprietary Charged Cushioning for more shock-absorbing capabilities and responsiveness. A TPU shank is located in the midsole as well for better torsional rigidity, stability, and a smoother heel to toe movements. Another brand-exclusive technology is the Anafoam, which molded and lightweight support. Under Armour also uses an ESS rock plate between the midsole and the outsole for more underfoot protection against sharp objects.

Upper

A tightly-woven mesh with a diamond-like pattern covers a large portion of the upper for breathability and enhanced support. Beneath this mesh is a thin layer of waterproofing fabric called the Gore-Tex membrane. It keeps off water, but allows the shoe to breathe very well. There are welded overlays in the midfoot that slightly become larger as they wrap the heel. The midsole’s Anafoam combine with these overlays to form a unique heel structure that locks down the heel from extraneous movements. A muscled TPU toe cap protects the foot from bruises. The tongue is gusseted in this shoe, which is ideal for keeping debris and dirt out and in precluding any tongue slide.


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