Who should buy the Under Armour Project Rock 1

The shoe is Under Armour's second collaboration with the former professional WWE wrestler turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It is inspired by his commitment to fitness and training. Project Rock 1 is a solid choice if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that can be worn on a variety of workout exercises such as HIIT, cardio-centric activities, plyometrics, and heavy lifting.
  • You have a wide foot dimension and need a pair that accommodates such profile well. 
  • Your fitness routine involves a lot of toe splays. 

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Multisurface outsole traction

A rubber compound lines the entire bottom of the Under Armour Project Rock 1. It is textured with a strategically placed knobbed pattern for traction on different types of surfaces. It also serves to enhance the durability of the outsole.

Under Armour Project Rock 1 Outsole4

Shock-absorbent midsole

The Under Armour Project Rock 1 employs the Micro G foam for underfoot cushioning. It is crafted to be 30% thinner than other foam midsoles to reduce the weight while having the same shock-absorbing and responsive functionalities. It transforms impact into propulsion power for reactive takeoffs. It also helps in keeping the wearer’s feet closer to the ground for improved proprioception and maneuverability.

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At the heel section of the midsole, a firmer compound is placed. This part is made of a lightweight yet tough TPU material which solidifies the base to make it stable and incompressible while weightlifting.

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Sock-like fit upper

The Under Armour Project Rock 1 has a knit textile that is fashioned into a cleatie construction for a comfortable and sock-like fit. The material is lightweight and breathable, but still firm enough to give lateral support for side-to-side movements.

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The Under Armour Project Rock 1's overlays

The synthetic overlays wrap around the heel extending to the medial areas for sturdiness. They also protect the fabric from rips and tears. An external heel counter can be found on the rearfoot section. It keeps the foot steady and prevents wobbling and heel slippage. Right over the heel counter is the Rock’s signature logo.

The famed Brahma Bull is stitched on the rear piece of the upper.  

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Snug lacing system

A traditional lacing system, coupled with forefoot webbing, secures the trainer on the foot. Users can adjust the fit according to their preferences. Since the shoe has a constricted mouth, a pull tab is attached at the top of the heel. It makes slipping on the footgear a lot easier.

Under Armour Project Rock 1 Lacing System

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 339g
Drop: Men 6mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: May 2018
Collection: Under Armour Project Rock
BRAND Brand: Under Armour

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.