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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Price
$95
Weight
Men: 6oz
Women: 5.1oz
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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 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many runners liked the lightweight construction of the shoe.
  • The FTHR Radiate is very comfortable to wear according to some testers.
  • The Under Armour FTHR Radiate is very affordable.
  • Some testers liked the physical design of the shoe, making it great as a casual shoe.
  • True to its size.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Not ideal for long distance runs.
  • Some testers felt that there is no enough cushioning.

Bottom line

The Under Armour FTHR Radiate is a lightweight running shoe designed for road running. It is very comfortable to wear and best for daily training or casual walking. Based on reviews, this shoe is not ideal for high mileage runs.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 21 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
19%
3 star
5%
2 star
5%
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5%

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Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by Deporr • Deporr • Level 1 expert

    To call this shoe "minimalist" wouldn't do it justice

  • 78 / 100 by Today I'm a Runner • Clare • Level 1 expert

    I'm not sure whether this is a lacing issue (although I lace them fairly tightly), whether they are actually a little too big, or whether I'm just still not used to the more minimal level of cushioning that these shoes have.

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Updates to Under Armour FTHR Radiate

  • The Under Armour FTHR Radiate features the enhanced upper. It uses the Neoprene upper that delivers a lightweight and breathable upper coverage. It is also durable and allows the foot to move independently.
  • For enhanced protection and support, this shoe has a specific MPZ heel panel and toe detail perfect for running. Definitely, this natural shoe can definitely help you boost your running performance.

Under Armour FTHR Radiate size and fit

The Under Armour FTHR Radiate is true to its size. It provides a snug fit, making sure that it will just fit right for the entirety of your run. Because of the Molded MPZ heel panel, it actually offers a lockdown fit, as well as support and protection. This shoe is available in standard running shoe width.


Outsole

The FTHR Radiate features the solid rubber traction compound. Slipping off the ground is less likely to happen because of the great traction that this shoe offers. This rubber compound is also durable, giving endurance to high wear areas.


Midsole

The Under Amour FTHR Radiate consists of the Micro G midsole both in the heel and forefoot. These protective contact pads are strategically positioned to help absorb impact while providing compression support. With its presence, you will be able to feel the road while running and at the same time, it still provides speed, grip and cushion.

In addition, the low heel and forefoot midsole also allows the foot to strike on forefoot or mid-foot. Running will be much better and smoother because of the improved midsole.


Upper

For the upper portion of this shoe, it features the molded Neoprene upper that is light and tough, which allows the foot to move naturally on the road. Because of the features included in the upper, the shoe makes you comfortable and well-cushioned all throughout your run.