The UA Block City 2.0 is a step-up from its predecessor. It employs several new features that contribute to the steadiness of the foot during quick movements. For starters, the upper has been revamped and now features panels that help secure the hindfoot and webbed lacing systems for better lateral hold.
Meanwhile, the bottom of this low-top volleyball trainer still uses a grippy rubber compound. On the other hand, though it still employs the same type of cushioning technology, this Under Armour volleyball trainer has a reconstructed midsole unit for enhanced shock attenuation and rebound.
The Under Armour Block City 2.0 employs a high-traction rubber. It features a herringbone pattern that promotes multi-directional grip and flexibility. This compound is also non-marking, making it ideal for use in indoor settings.
The heel-to-toe Charged Cushioning will help any player stay on the move. This innovative unit is engineered to decrease the shock felt by the foot and the rest of the lower extremities, so you stay comfortable at all times.
This layer is also responsive, meaning the force of impact is transformed into energy that propels the foot forward. This characteristic aids in the agile movements of the player.
The midsole has raised lateral and medial sides. This construction aids in foot containment, preventing the foot from sliding inside during lateral movements.
Inside this volleyball shoe is a molded sockliner. This layer follows the natural contours of the foot to prevent in-shoe slippage. It also enhances underfoot comfort.
A lightweight mesh forms the top section of the Under Armour Block City 2.0. This fabric is breathable, preventing heat and moisture build-up for prolonged comfort.
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is used to reinforce the toe box and the heel. They protect the mesh against abrasion to increase its durability and hold. These elements also add structure and support to the top, aiding in foot lockdown.
Webbed eyelets are used for the lacing system in this UA volleyball footgear. When the laces are taut, the webbed eyelets also tenses up, delivering the needed lateral support. They also integrate with the panel that wraps around the heel. Tightening the shoestrings result in enhanced heel security.
Loving the look of the UA Block City 2.0 but prefer the sole unit to be thinner? Why not go for the CrazyFlight X 3? This Adidas volleyball shoe uses the Boost midsole, which has a high rebound property despite its thin disposition. Its gum rubber outsole provides excellent floor grip. It is also lightweight and breathable.