Profile of the Under Armour Strive 6

The Strive 6 is a cross-training shoe that builds upon the success of its predecessor. It uses some of the same technologies which are found on the Strive V such as the Micro G midsole, the rubber outsole and the breathable mesh upper.

Some of the changes include the leather overlays in the lacing system now reaches the upper eyelets. The Micro G foam spanned the full length of the sole and replaced the 4D foam sock liner with EVA.

Outsole

Rubber makes up the outsole of the Strive 6 which is an ideal material for training footwear. Rubber is abrasion-resistant and allows it to withstand the normal wear-and-tear associated with both indoor and outdoor training.

It features a multi-directional tread pattern that not only adds traction but supports the quick changes in movement while working out.

Midsole

The shoe features a full-length Ethylene-vinyl acetate sock liner. This material delivers a custom fit and adds comfort and cushioning. EVA is a lightweight material that absorbs shock to prevent injuries to the foot, ankle or knee.

The Strive 6 features a dual-density Micro G foam midsole. The use of two different density foams allow the shoe to absorb the force of impact during landing, but at the same time return the energy for an explosive take-off.

Upper

The breathable mesh material makes up the upper of the Under Armour Strive 6. It facilitates heat dissipation and ventilation of the foot during physical activities.

Leather overlays protect parts of the mesh such as the toe box, but it is most prominent in the lacing system.  It is designed like a cage on the side panels to give the shoe its lateral support.

The sewn-in plush tongue and the padded collar keep the shoe from accidentally slipping off while in use, but the round laces attached to the leather overlay gives it a customized fit.

It has an internal thermoplastic polyurethane heel counter that supports the back of the foot and prevents it from moving unnecessarily. TPU is a commonly used type of plastic in support structures of shoes because it is elastic, resistant to abrasion and oil, and lightweight.

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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.