Verdict from 78 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of buyers said that this is a lightweight sneaker that’s ideal for multiple lifestyle uses.
  • A reviewer who’s been using this for six months mentioned it holds up well.
  • A tester tried walking around and sprinting with this shoe had no negative comments about comfort and fit.
  • One commentator mentioned it is ridiculously comfortable.
  • Lots of reviewers commended the quality and manner by which this shoe was assembled.
  • Satisfied wearers are recommending this style to other potential users.
  • A purchaser mentioned that this is a solid product appropriate for everyday wear.
  • Many claimed that with its good looks and comfort it is definitely worth its value.
  • Few buyers stated that the UA Street Encounter is the best sneaker they purchased.
  • A couple of users wear this shoe under their tailored suits for work.
  • Some buyers went for this shoe for its simple design.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers had to return this shoe as it felt half size smaller than their comfortable fit.
  • Its bungee cord is a disappointment for one wearer as it does not stretch much.
  • A buyer with high arches had a hard time getting the shoe on.
  • Its outsole does not have strong grip, few wearers mentioned.

Bottom line

Under Armour adds a ready-to-wear everyday casual kick into its lifestyle sneaker catalog, the Street Encounter. This low-top variety is built with a lightweight canvas cover that expands and compresses easily according to the desires of the feet.

Its simple façade cannot be underestimated as many consumers find it comfortable on feet. Some may have thought that its shoelaces lack springiness or its outsole short of traction, but many are drawn to its easy-to-wear and easy to style silhouette which comes at an affordable price tag.

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Good to know

The Under Armour Street Encounter in low-top profile is made with a right to size fit. Its stretchy canvas upper and bungee lacing allows you to slip on and off the shoe with ease. This sneaker is available in women’s sizes that run from 6 to 12 US. Men consumers who are interested with this cut may purchase an equivalent women’s size by going 1.5 bigger than their usual sneaker length.

The low-top Under Armour Street Encounter comes with a simple and unembellished body made of canvas upper that’s capable of bending easily for a custom fit. This is paired with a full-length die-cut EVA outsole that grants lightweight support. Its timeless structure gives you the freedom to wear this with a broad gamut of activewear and street clothes.

Wearable without socks, you may throw this with a pair of Under Armour Siro pants or your favorite leggings plus a breathable tank top and a visor whether you’re heading to the gym or going for a quick morning run. For a comfy run around town, you may slip on this lovely kick with cottony capri, tights, Gore-tex pants, joggers, burnout pants, ankle crop pants, sweatpants, two-in-one shorts, or terry shorts.

Under Armour Street Encounter is a perfect match to those who prefer bungee laces over the traditional lace-up kind. Its elastic strings agree with the stretchy canvas that wraps the entire upper and keeps the feet secure inside. This sneaker’s timeless cut makes it an ideal year-round pick to fuse with almost any thinkable casual wardrobe.

Under Armour is a sports brand that started as a maker of coveted tees for athletes before it decided to produce performance shoes and became known among sneakerheads. It aggressively rose from the ranks that in barely two decades from the time it was founded by Kevin Plank in 1996, it became the second largest sportswear brand across the US, next to longtime titans Nike and Adidas.

A decade after its launch, Under Armour started adding high-performance footwear into its product line that’s suitable for soccer, running, basketball, and all sorts of sports. And since consumers are typically in a hunt for something fresh and new, this athletic brand responded to the trend and ventured into the production of lifestyle sneakers. Today, UA has turned into a well-liked sports brand by sneaker-loving fans and those who support the athleisure fashion.

Under Armour has been releasing aesthetically sleek, street-ready UA sneakers that have striking resemblances with its tech-laden running kicks. It also came up with classical-cut kicks that practically blends with a broad selection of casual clothing. This includes the simply assembled Under Armour Street Encounter, built with a stretchy and breathable upper. Its unpretentious façade with minimal sets of metal eyelets serves as a comfy garment for the feet.

  • The Under Armour tag is flashed on the lateral and rear end of the shoe.
  • This model is available in colored varieties.
  • UA uses specialty fabrics for its sneakers that go through technically advanced processes.
  • UA products are produced by unaffiliated manufacturers in Asia, South and Central America, as well as in Mexico.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com