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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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    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
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The FTHR Shield is a lightweight running shoe as noted by some testers.
  • It has a breathable upper coverage.
  • Some runners mentioned that this shoe delivers a sock-like feel.
  • The Under Armour FTH Shield has a reliable traction as mentioned in some reviews.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe wears out quickly.
  • The midsole is too thin and lacks the needed protection.

Bottom line

The Under Armour FTHR Shield is running shoe designed to deliver comfort, stability and breathability. The midsole of the shoe was reduced to deliver an enhanced stability. This shoe performs well on both road and off-road running.

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Updates to Under Armour FTHR Shield

  • The Under Armour FTHR Shield comes with an enhanced upper. It uses the HeatGear fabric that delivers a breathable coverage, keeping the foot cool and dry without adding weight. It also comes with the padded MPZ toe and tongue that is specifically designed to deliver added protection and comfort.
  • The midsole of the shoe was also changed. It comes with a much thinner midsole to deliver added stability when running for an enhanced performance. It also comes with the TPU spring built designed for a responsive ride.

Under Armour FTHR Shield size and fit

For the fit of this trail shoe, it runs true to size. Running with this shoe will definitely make you feel comfortable because of its glove-like fit. For those runners who want to reserve a little room for breathing, you can get yourself a half size bigger than your actual foot size.


Outsole

The outsole of the Under Armour FTHR Shield is made of blown rubber, which helps cushion the forefoot. Increased traction is one of the features of this trail shoe to stop you from slipping off the ground while running. In addition, the carbon rubber also helps increase the durability to the heel portion of the shoe.


Midsole

On the midsole of this shoe, it features the TPU spring plate that allows more energy for heel-strike. Definitely, this shoe is suitable for boosting your performance in trail running. In addition, the midsole is thinner, which offers better and greater stability.


Upper

Durability is one of the best features of the Under Armour FTHR Shield, specifically in the upper portion. With the presence of the Padded MPZ tongue, a modular protection zone, there is great protection provided for the upper of your foot from abrasion. Apart from that, the lightweight mesh upper of this shoe also offers a water-resistant feature that keeps your feet dry for the entire duration of your run.