Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • One tester commented that the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride was the most comfortable one they ever owned.
  • Many runners welcomed its appealing and eye-catching design.
  • The lightweight nature of this model was adequate for those who tried it.
  • Reviewers noted that the cool-looking aesthetics made it agreeable for casual use.
  • A user wrote that the upper unit was able to hug their foot securely, but not too tightly.
  • The upper garnered appreciation because it felt like a sock and that it didn’t irritate the feet of the testers.
  • The underfoot foam unit was able to deliver the right amounts of cushioning without feeling too overbearing, according to one tester.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The foot of a reviewer slid around the interior when they used it for running, and it felt uncomfortable for them.
  • The upper unit felt thin for a runner, and they didn’t feel like it would last many running sessions.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride gained praise for its high-quality construction and its efficient features. Many runners were also impressed by its eye-catching looks. They said that this neutral shoe was great for running and for casual use. Overall, the shoe was a fruitful release.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
It has never been more popular than this June

Expert Reviews

70 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    The Under Armour Speedform Slingride is a daily trainer best suited for casual runners and gives your feet a tight fit with a woven and breathable upper in a sleek package.

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    This training shoe features a seamless Speedform woven textile upper.

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  • The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride gives runners a great time when running on the roads. It has an appealing look that caters to casual shoe enthusiasts. The visual flair makes it versatile when it comes to its functionality. It allows its wearer to be more stylish when running or walking around the urban landscapes.
  • High quality fabrics are used in the upper unit. The SpeedForm® Technology basically makes the shoe more adherent to the natural shape and curve of the human foot. Runners are afforded precise and comfortable coverage because of such a design. Dyneema® is also used in this model. Touted as the world’s strongest fiber, it aptly maintains upper durability without sacrificing flexibility.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride utilizes two highly efficient foams. The first one is able to attenuate impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. The second one has a springy nature that enables the foot to bounce back for an efficient toe-off.
  • Blown rubber is a durable foam that has cushioning properties. It is able to protect the foam mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also capable of providing additional cushioning, flexibility and springiness to each step. It’s not hard or unresponsive like other rubber compounds. It allows natural foot flexibility to take place. There are flex grooves in the forefoot section, and they greatly improve the output when it comes to the toe-off.

The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follows the regular preferences of men and women. The available width for both genders is medium. It accommodates those with medium sized feet. It has a semi-curved shape, which adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.


Blown rubber is placed on the surface of the external sole unit. It protects the foam platform from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also gives reliable surface traction, which helps in keeping each step as tight and precise as possible. This rubber material is also flexible, so it allows the natural movement of the foot to take place. This outsole material is also used in the SpeedForm Slingshot 2.

Flex grooves are placed anatomically, giving flexibility in the forefoot area. The foot is afforded the freedom to move naturally as it steps on the ground and as it lifts off of it.


Charged Foam is a high quality material that cushions the foot well. Part of its purpose is to absorb impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle, thus shielding the underfoot from any discomfort.

Micro G® is a very responsive foam unit. It cushions the foot well as it strikes the ground. It also enables the runner to achieve a more efficient toe-off because of its springy nature. It doesn’t easily break down or lose structural integrity, making it as efficient as when it was first used.


Seamless coverage is afforded to the runner via the UA SpeedForm® technology. Runners can enjoy the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride without worrying about skin irritation or blisters.

The Dyneema® fabric is used in this shoe. It’s a world-class material that’s advertised as the strongest. It doesn’t easily tear apart, but it doesn’t make the cover system feel stiff or unwieldy.

A Seamless Zonal Compression unit in the mid-foot area locks the foot in place. It makes the heel-to-toe transitions faster and more efficient.

A Molded Seamless Heel Cup secures the heel and prevents it from wobbling in place. It also prevents accidental shoe-removals.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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