Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The EVA foam carrier of the Under Armour Heatseeker delights shoe owners with the comfort and court feel it provides.
  • Many wearers are happy with the fit and flexibility of this shoe model from Under Armour.
  • According to a handful of users, they enjoy the impact protection the Micro G provides at the heel.
  • The versatility of the Under Armour Heatseeker is appreciated by bigger and heavier users.
  • Most buyers agree that they did not go wrong with the Heatseeker’s herringbone traction pattern. They have not experienced any court slippage during play.
  • Several leave comments that the widely spread grooves prevent dust and debris from clogging the outsole.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The lack of Micro G at the forefoot receives backlash from older wearers. They say they experience joint pains after playing.

Bottom line

All in all, Under Armour has done a great job with the design of the Heatseeker. Light and heavy players will enjoy the comfort and low-to-the ground feel of the Under Armour Heatseeker. Wearers of any age will appreciate the comfortable fit of the shoe model. At $115, the shoe can withstand rough games for years, giving you more than your money’s worth.

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The Under Armour Heatseeker is a mid-top basketball sneaker with a one-bootie construction. To provide a better fit and secure lockdown, a neoprene sock integrated with the shoe. It is where the shoelaces are attached.

Most reviewers mention that the Heatseeker has the same midsole setup as the Under Armour Drive 4. The shoe model is equipped with an EVA midsole and a Micro G foam at the heel for all-day comfort. To support multidirectional footwork with fast cuts and stops, the outsole features herringbone with thick grooves.

Under Armour has the HOVR Havoc as a great high-top option. The brand sheds light on the low-top alternative in the release of Stephen Curry’s sixth signature shoe.

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Under Armour Heatseeker comes from the full-length ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam carrier. For energy return, a strategically placed Micro G foam is found at the heel. This foam also protects the knees and muscles from stress and pain.

Traction. Thick and widely spread grooves compose the multidirectional herringbone traction pattern of the Under Armour Heatseeker. Herringbone is a go-to pattern for lateral and linear footwork and court control. The outsole has a thick rubber compound that can last more than a season of both indoor or outdoor games.

Length and Width. Shoe brands have standards to follow when it comes to the lengths and widths of the shoes that they manufacture. Sometimes, however, the design of the shoe modifies its measurements. Still, going true to size when buying is still the safest way to go.

Lockdown. The Under Armour Heatseeker has a sock-like fit. The side panels have thicker, and more rigid knit for foot containment. The inside of the shoe has a neoprene sock that anchors the shoelaces. It gives the shoe a more secure fit.

Under Armour makes stability a huge aspect of the Heatseeker. Upon landing, the extended midsole and solid midfoot shank keep the foot steady. The outrigger, the wide base, and the heel counter prevents the foot from going out of the footbed.

The mid-top silhouette of the Under Armour Heatseeker has a one-bootie construction. The engineered knit upper provides a comfortable and flexible fit. For breathability, the knit itself helps wick away moisture. The perforations in the forefoot area give more ventilation to the foot.

The Under Armour Heatseeker comes in different colorways, which will surely attract the eye. Depending on the wearer’s preference, the shoe can be worn with either long or short pants. It will look best with ankle socks to show off its cut and design.

Wearers enjoy their shoes if they come in different colorways. Colors bring out the depth of one’s personality. Below are the colorways of the Under Armour Heatseeker:

Formation Blue/Jupiter Blue. The Formation Blue/Jupiter Blue colorway has a blue upper with a white outsole and Under Armour logo.

Flawless. Flawless is a red basketball shoe with a speckled white outsole.

Clay Green/Gunpowder Green. The Clay Green/Gunpowder Green colorway is a grey pair with a white outsole and a clay green heel counter.

Black/Metallic Iron. The Black/Metallic Iron colorway has a grey upper with a black TPU heel counter, black midsole, and a white outsole.

Anthracite/Tropical Tide. The Anthracite/Tropical Tide colorway is a grey pair with a toe cap leather overlay in pastel green with a shade of blue.

Powderkeg Blue/White. The Powderkeg Blue and White colorway has the same colors as the Klay Thompson Away colorway, which are the jersey colors of the Golden State Warriors.

White/Midnight Navy. The White and Midnight Navy colorway is a white pair with a midnight navy and mustard yellow accents. This colorway has a translucent rubber outsole.

Black/Red. This black and red colorway has a white outsole with red speckles.

Black/Pierce. The Black and Pierce colorway is a combination of red and black upper and a white outsole.

White. The White colorway has grey accents on the heel counter and forefoot.

Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com