Who should buy the Under Armour Showstopper

Designed to satisfy the needs of men and women who are into rigorous physical activities, Under Armour integrated lightweight yet durable materials into the Showstopper to produce a shoe that could endure abrasions. It is a solid option if:

  • You work out both indoors and outdoors and want a trainer that offers sufficient traction on various surfaces. 
  • You have been sustaining foot injuries lately, and a shoe that helps prevent such discomfort is what you are after. 
  • A quality built shoe yet reasonably priced is what you prefer. 

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Long-lasting steady base

A rubber outsole lines the underside of this Under Armour training shoe. This material is designed to be durable to withstand the wear-and-tear of training on hard surfaces. It is fashioned to be virtually flat to provide a steady base needed for weight training.

Under Armour Showstopper Outsole1

The tread pattern on this model is crafted to provide traction on various indoor and outdoor surfaces. The outsole is also fitted with anatomically placed flex grooves that promote natural foot flexion to avoid injuries or discomfort.

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Shock attenuation and anti-wobble

The midsole of the Under Armour Showstopper is made of the full-length EVA foam. This compound is engineered to be soft to attenuate shock and use the same energy to power the next step. It is also dense to offer steadiness and prevent wobbling.

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Atop the midsole is a full-length, die-cut EVA sockliner that amplifies the shock absorption of the footbed. The component also adds a customized feel to the footwear.

Under Armour Showstopper Sockliner

The Under Armour Showstopper's upper

The Under Armour Showstopper employs a jacquard knit upper. This fabric is made lightweight and flexible to support natural foot movements. It is also breathable, ensuring that the inside is kept well-ventilated.

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Snug midfoot section

The trainer utilizes a traditional lacing system. A diagonally-oriented dynamic medial strap integrates with the lace-up closure and keeps the midfoot locked down. The strap is elastic, allowing the foot to expand when necessary but goes back to its original form to support the foot.

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TPU is used to line the high-wear areas. The toe cap is a protective layer at the front of the shoe that shields the knitted upper in the toe area.

Under Armour Showstopper Toe Cap

The eyestay ensures that the eyelets won’t easily break with regular pulling of the laces.

Under Armour Showstopper Eyestays

Rearfoot comfort

Both the tongue and the collar are lightly padded. The tongue prevents the laces from irritating the instep, while the collar prevents chafing and heel slippage.

Under Armour Showstopper Collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 262g / Women 213g
Drop: 5mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight / Low drop
BRAND Brand: Under Armour
Colorways: Black / White / Red

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Author
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.