We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The seamless construction and the supportive fit of the Highlight Delta create a comfortable ride, according to a large portion of the reviews.
  • The shoe has good flexibility despite the thick cushioning, based on the observations of several runners.
  • It is fairly breathable, as noted by a handful of users.
  • A few runners remarked that the soft cushioning as notably responsive.
  • Several runners received compliments because of the chic looks of the shoe.
  • More than a few have used the shoe for gym workouts.
  • The responsiveness is distinctive, even though the shoe is thickly-cushioned.
  • The shoe worked really nice just right out of the box, based on the experience of more than a handful of runners.
  • This is an excellent gym training shoe, as expressed by a few users.
  • Quite a good number of users loved the feel and support of the high-top upper.
  • A few others were pleasantly surprised that it runs lighter than it looks and lighter than the weight on the scale indicates.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The traction leaves something to be desired, according to some reviewers.
  • A handful remarked that it is a bit pricey.
  • It is a bit smaller than standard Under Armour sizing, as mentioned in a few comments.
  • The color options are limited.
  • A removable insole would have been fantastic for those who need orthotics.

Bottom line

The Highlight Delta is another stylish running shoe from Under Armour that delivers tons of comfort, near maximum cushioning, and remarkable versatility. It has more than enough arch support, breathability, and flexibility. This is designed for gym workouts as well as middle to long-distance running.


Update: Under Armour Highlight Delta 2
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Features: High-top
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Under Armour
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey
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  • The well-cushioned, but responsive ride of the Highlight Delta stems from the proprietary midsole foam from Under Armour. It is a dual-layered design that mixes a soothing platform with enough responsiveness for long and easy runs or high-mileage training at a moderately fast clip.
  • A unique sight in this shoe is the ribbed ankle collar, which covers the comprehensive and molded heel cup. While the heel cup wraps the foot in security and stability, the snug comfort from the cushioning and ribbed design makes running, even more comfortable.
  • The seamless upper provides excellent breathability and supportive ride. It is lightweight and hugs the foot well. The upper helps the natural movements of runners and gives a second skin fit.

Under Armour’s Highlight Delta offers an average fit to runners. The sizing also runs true in this shoe. Runners should generally be able to get their most comfortable zone in this shoe. It has respectable hold in the heel and the midfoot. The forefoot has a little extra room for a very comfortable splay of the toes

The Highlight Delta has an almost flat surface in the outsole for more stability and better ground contact. There is the usual mix of hard rubber in strategic areas that are prone to impact and blown rubber is located in most of the underfoot for better traction. Delivering that much-needed flexibility are the deep flex grooves in the outsole. The lateral and medial sides of the outsole feature unbroken rubber for a better transition from landing to take-off.

Under Armour’s Charged Cushioning is used in the midsole. It is a dual-layered design where the softer foam lies on top of the firmer version. As the runner lands, the softer cushioning takes the impact while the firmer foam gives the shoe enhanced responsiveness.

The upper looks very refined and sophisticated as it is quite glossy. Giving the shoe sufficient breathability is the breathable mesh. The shoe is as breathable as the Highlight Delta 2.

Under Armour’s calculated placement of printed overlays provides lightweight support in the upper. An interior, molded heel counter keeps the run stable. The ribbed ankle collar design adds comfort. A removable insole contributes to the cushioning and support.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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