Who should buy the Under Armour Strive 6
The Strive 6 is a cross-training shoe that builds upon the success of its predecessor. It is a solid prospect if:
- You are looking for a shoe that would work well during gym workouts, treadmill and pavement runs, and lifting weights.
- You are after a trainer that has remarkable functionality yet has the fashion-forward design suitable for day-to-day use.
- You work out both indoors and outdoors and need a shoe that could endure the surface of those environments.
Updates to the Under Armour Strive 6
- This iteration has its leather overlays in the lacing system now reaching the upper eyelets.
- The Micro G foam spanned the full length of the sole and replaced the 4D foam sock liner with EVA.
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.
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.
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.
The Under Armour Strive 6's overlays
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.