Verdict from 2 experts and 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: A good number of wearers report that the UA Spawn 2 feels so comfortable that they don't have problems wearing it the whole day.
  • Stylish: A number of wearers share that this Under Armour shoe is appealing enough for casual use.
  • Materials: At least two expert reviewers are happy with the quality and flexibility of the materials used on the Spawn 2's upper. 
  • Traction: Some commenters are happy with how grippy the outsole of the Spawn 2 is; one expert even said that traction is the shoe's best feature.
  • Fit: Many comments talk about how these UA low-top shoes fit them well. 
  • Cushion: Reviewers seem to suggest that the UA Spawn 2 is great as a shoe for guards because it provides nice court feel. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Outdoor use: None of the wearers recommended or even mentioned the possibility of this shoe being used outdoors. 
  • Durability: At least one reviewer is not happy that the shoe starts to fall apart after using it for just a short while.
  • Support: A couples of comments say that the upper is too stretchy, resulting in less and less support as time passes.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Spawn 2 sounds like a work in progress. It definitely delivers in some areas (e.g. comfort and traction), but it also leaves much to be desired in others (e.g. support and durability). Because this basketball shoe collection is still in its infancy, we can still expect improvements in the Spawn line's future releases. 

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Under Armour Spawn 2:  Anatomy in motion

The Under Armour Spawn 2 is designed with the wearer's anatomy in mind. Every feature complements the wearer's foot structure, making movements efficient and smooth. Specifically, the shoe delivers the following:

Impressive court feel. The second Spawn from UA has a low-to-the-ground feel and is quite responsive, making it great for guards who are usually quick on their feet.

Dependable traction. The first Under Armour Spawn was widely praised for its amazing grip; its predecessor delivers the same, or even more.

Anatomical support. The mesh upper follows the contours of the wearer's foot, making it possible for the shoe to deliver support in the exact spots where it's needed.

The colors of the UA Spawn 2

Besides its performance on the court, the Spawn 2's aesthetics also catch the eye of many. Being a low-top, it's quite easy to pair this with any casual outfit. It also comes in a wide variety of colors that will surely complement the unique personality of its wearer.


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