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Released as the second iteration of the successful Under Armour ClutchFit Drive shoe, the Drive 2s feature targeted ClutchFit in the upper. It is reinforced with fuse for a more supportive fit. The Charged cushion in the midsole is made firmer and is complemented by a Micro G insole. Traction, on the other hand, stays the same with its classic multidirectional herringbone pattern.
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Cushion. The Charged cushioning in the midsole converts impact energy into energy for take off. The ClutchFit Drive 2’s foam is considerably firmer than the previous model’s, and it provides a lot of court feel. The shoe’s firmness is balanced out by a thick Micro G insole that provides step-in comfort.
Traction. The previous model’s multidirectional herringbone outsole is carried over to the Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2. Although the tread pattern offers no fancy storytelling, it nevertheless provides a good grip and control whenever needed. The pattern rises up to the medial side of the forefoot to support angular movements like hard cuts.
Length and Width. One of the most common complaints that users have about the UA Clutchfit Drive 2 is the shoe’s narrowness, especially in the forefoot to midfoot areas. This is probably because dead space in the forefoot has been eliminated entirely, making the shoe feel a size smaller. Players with narrow to regular-sized feet will probably feel that the tightness is just right. Wearers with wide feet, however, are advised to go half to a full size bigger, or check their local shoe store to fit the shoe personally.
Lockdown. Support and lockdown of the shoe comes from the basketball shoe’s upper material and tight fit. An internal heel counter and an external heel clip ensure that there are no up-down heel slips.
Compared to the previous ClutchFit Drive basketball shoe, the II’s do not have as much ClutchFit material on the upper. The shoe, instead, has a combination of mesh and synthetic material with patterned ClutchFit fuse underlays in selected areas. This material acts as a flexible, supportive, and durable second skin. The upper is well-padded and plush, especially the ankle collar and tongue.
The midsole uses a Charged cushioning with a Micro G insole, while the outsole is made of solid rubber.
The shoe has the ClutchFit pattern on the upper to add character to the shoe. With an “hour-glass” shape, the pattern is designed to flex with certain movements and remain supportive for others. This pattern is situated in areas that help accentuate the shoe’s aesthetics. The original shoe is considered a high-top. Low-top versions have been released. Both the heel and outsole bear the Under Armour logo.
Since the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 2’s debut in 2015, the shoe has been released in more than 20 colorways. The black one is the most popular and most searched colorway of the shoe.