Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most users love the look and style of the Under Armour Threadborne Shift.
  • It has a rubber outsole that provides durability and traction.
  • Its synthetic suede saddle improves the style of the shoe.
  • The breathable upper has a compression-like fit which brings a light and directional toughness.
  • The shoe is reasonably priced.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Under Armour Threadborne Shift needs improvement in the comfort department as observed by some wearers.
  • Some users were disappointed with the lack of support by the shoe.
  • A handful of Threadborne Shift owners noticed that the shoe rubs their heel. More than a couple of them complained that they were hurt because of the problem.
  • A reviewer saw that the gray colorway has quality issues, including glue stains and material inconsistencies.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is a stylish lifestyle shoe. While its DNA has some unique elements, it could use some improvement in comfort and functionality. Wearers may have to use protection (such as band aids) on the heel area to avoid being grazed. Although this Under Armour Threadborne shoe lacks features, it makes up for its price.

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Good to know

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is a men’s lifestyle shoe. It is offered from sizes 7 to 15. The shoe runs big so Under Armour recommends getting a half size down. It features elastic bands that lock the heel and the forefoot. They also stretch to the shape of the wearer’s foot for a personalized fit. The fully-knit upper feels soft and hugs the foot like a sock.

The synthetic suede and breathable mesh of the Under Armour Threadborne Shift gives the shoe an easy-to-wear effect and versatility. It has a modern look and custom fit with its elastic bands. It is ideal with jeans, sporty outfits, loose pants, hoodies and more.

The huge midfoot strap that reaches part of the forefoot is a rather very obvious stand out part of the Threadborne Shift. Together with the midfoot cage, they provide solid hold for a shoe that is basically a sock. Besides its functionality, it also gives this sneaker a refreshing look that is both vibrant and unique.

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is an original silhouette created by the American apparel company in its continuous efforts to expand the  Under Armour lifestyle line. The shoe was released on April 27, 2017, and retailed for 95 USD.

The model has stability bands that provide lockdown support to the heel and forefoot. It’s an easy on and off shoe that combines a synthetic suede and breathable mesh. The shoe has a slip-on design with its sock-like ankle collar.  The side panels are perforated giving the shoe an elegant aesthetic.

Four tonal colorways of the Threadborne Shift are available: black, white, gray and olive.

  • Hip-hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia Migos and American soccer wide receiver Julio Jones endorsed the Under Armour Threadborne Shift. Quavo, a Migos member, particularly liked the elastic band feature—he said it felt like slippers. The shoes can also be seen in Migos’ 11 Birds music video.
  • The American rapper GoldLink was one of the first celebrities to debut the shoe.
  • The shoe was featured merchandise in the HYPEBEAST Hotel party, a two-day event in partnership with Under Armour Palm Springs, California.
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.