Verdict from 1 expert and +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • At least one user says that the Under Armour Torch Low is well ventilated.
  • The uppers of these low-top basketball shoes are made of engineered mesh and foam-backed side panels; a few testers are happy with them.
  • Like the UA Curry 6, these shoes have great traction especially on clean courts.
  • Some wearers are satisfied with the shoe’s cushioning setup. They say that those who need a lot of impact protection and court feel will surely love the Under Armour Torch Low.
  • Two testers say that the shoe is very easy to clean.
  • Users say that even if the Under Armour Torch Low is priced at only $80, it is already full of pleasant performance surprises.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A user says that while the die-cut EVA insole already delivers, it can still be improved.
  • There are commenters who say that these Under Armour low-tops don’t really look nice.
  • Only a few reviews are available, so nothing conclusive can be reached just yet.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Torch Low is an affordable and very deserving alternative to the Adidas and Nike shoes that many basketball players have gotten used to. They will surely appreciate the responsiveness and court feel that the Micro G in the midsole delivers. The stopping power of the herringbone on the rubber outsole is also commendable. However, this assessment is based on a few reviews; users should take this with a grain of salt.

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The Micro G in the midsole of the Under Armour Torch Low delivers noticeable court feel and impact protection. This cushioning setup is reinforced by a die-cut EVA sockliner.

Support is of course not compromised. Not only does this shoe feature a webbed lacing system, it is also made of engineered mesh that is sturdy and stretchy enough to contain the foot.

For reliable traction, the UA Torch Low has the proven and tested herringbone on its rubber outsole.

All these features convincingly make the Under Armour Torch an affordable alternative to the pricier models from more famous manufacturers like Nike and Adidas.

Cushion. Players who need a lot of court feel and impact protection will truly appreciate the Micro G that covers the full length of the midsole. This cushioning setup is further reinforced by a die-cut EVA sockliner.

Traction. The low version of the Under Armour Torch features traditional herringbone. This pattern has been proven time and again to deliver maximum grip and control. To allow the foot to flex more naturally, the rubber outsole also features anatomical flex grooves in the forefoot area.

Length and Width. According to some reports, the UA Torch Low does not fit as expected. Because of this, would-be buyers are advised to try this shoe on before buying.

Lockdown. The upper is made of engineered mesh, and it contributes so much to the type of support that the shoe delivers. The Torch Low also has a webbed lacing system to deliver a secure lockdown.

Breathability is not going to be a problem with the Under Armour Torch Low; its upper is made of engineered mesh with fuse overlays on high-wear spots. The tongue is made of a material that Under Armour calls the Air Mesh. This material is padded to deliver top-of-the-foot comfort.

The Under Armour Torch Low sits on a thick midsole. Under Armour logo sits prominently on both the rear lateral and rear medial sides. An ‘UNDER ARMOUR’ callout is on the tongue tab.

The Under Armour Torch Low is released in a number of basic colorways. The following are just some:

  • Black/Alpine
  • Black/Black
  • Ghost Gray/White
  • Midnight Navy/Midnight Navy
  • Red/Red
  • Royal/Royal

How Torch Low compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 82
55 95
This shoe: £80
All shoes average: £130
£40 £470
This shoe: 345g
All shoes average: 393g
256g 812g
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.