Facts

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
$140
Weight
Men: 7.5oz
Women: 6.2oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

5 reasons to buy

  • Many applauded the new design and looks of the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot.
  • It is lightweight and very comfortable to wear according to some runners’ comments.
  • Some testers mentioned that the SpeedForm Slingshot is a fast and reliable shoe while running on the road.
  • It is available in different color choices.
  • True to size.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is a slightly expensive shoe.
  • Some runners experience heel slippage.
  • Knitted material in the upper wears out quickly as mentioned in some reviews.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot is an innovative road running shoe designed to deliver an improved look and running performance. This shoe is best for short and long distance road running and a great daily training partner.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 69 ratings

5 star
70%
4 star
13%
3 star
6%
2 star
3%
1 star
6%

My Rating

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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82 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas Neuberger • Level 4 expert

    Overall, I really enjoyed the shoe, but I feel like it missed the mark with the upper fit.

  • 88 / 100 by Sneaker Gearz • Lee • Level 1 expert

    The upper makes it one of the only shoes I have ever been fully comfortable barefoot.

  • 83 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The SpeedForm Slingshot is a high-end training/racing model, maximized for performance from top to bottom.

  • 83 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas Neuberger • Level 4 expert

    If the shoe fits your foot better than it fits mine, you will enjoy the fast, light, snappy feel for up-tempo workouts and races. 

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Jonathan Beverly • Level 4 expert

    In the midsole, two types of foam cushion and a Y-shaped flexible plate propels your stride.

  • 95 / 100 by 9 Run • Stan • Level 3 expert

    That's it. Blinked out of existence. Which is what you want in a shoe. Each time and every time.

  • 77 / 100 by Wear Testers • Noah Goldowitz • Level 1 expert

    There is additional fabric before your toes, allowing stretch for toe-off while running, but less at the toes for ventilation.

  • 77 / 100 by Henry Nguyen • Henry Nguyen • Level 1 expert

    [Very comfortable, breathable, and light. Great kickback from the ground, but support security is questionable.]

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Updates to Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot

  • Under Armour presents the new SpeedForm Slingshot, the newest in its running shoe line-up. This shoe training shoe uses a 3D knit upper. The idea in the concept of this shoe is to provide one that has a lively and springy upper just like how its midsole feel. The Speedform Slingshot is designed with 3 dimensionally knitted upper with 3 zones of different compression.
  • The lateral side of the upper is tight and springy, the medial arch area is designed with the tightest compression, while on the forefoot, a slightly loose compression is used. This design allows the foot, especially the toes to spread during stride while it keeps the mid-foot area snug and fit.
  • Part of the new construction of the upper is the Dynema, a super strong thread or yarn used to wrap the forefoot area. With this design, the toe are free to spread and move but stayed secure for better fit.
  • This new shoe design has midsole that consist of two types of foam being sandwiched in the Y-shaped plate. It allows the foot to flexes and spring back in each stride, just like how a slingshot works.

Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot size and fit

Locked down fit, hug in the heel, and snug fit from mid-foot to toes, the SpeedForm Slingshot has a fit and sizing suitable for standard size foot. The 3D knitted upper in three dimensional zones is combined with the Dyneema yarn to construct the upper not just for a snug fit feel, but also to achieve the slingshot spring. The SpeedForm Slingshot is available in standard running shoe length and width.


Outsole

The outsole of this shoe has an anatomical design for a more natural fit and performance. The rubber placed on the outsole delivers high quality traction and durability at the same time at less the weight. With this design, the shoe is responsive and efficient for quality performance.


Midsole

The midsole of this shoe are designed with the Micro G foam and Softer Charged foam. In between these two foams is the TPU Y-shaped plastic plate, giving the shoe a springy and flexible feel with a supply of ample stability for a fast ride.


Upper

The Under Armour creates a new upper design. Its sleek look is attractive, as well as its construction. The seamless wrap of 3D knitted materials combined with the strongest form of fiber for shoes, the Dyneema, this shoe is just an innovation for optimal fit and durability. The sock-like tongue is like a burrito wrap that provides precise fit and guidance, allowing the foot to move like compression spring empowering each stride.