Profile of the Under Armour Ultimate Speed

This UA workout trainer was launched as part of the brand's Will Finds a Way collection. The ensemble aims to help consumers find the right gear to keep them pushing forward. The product is designed with flexibility and steadiness in mind, so users could easily transition from the treadmill to the weight room without having to change shoes.

Outsole

The bottom of the Under Armour Ultimate Speed is lined with non-slip rubber. This compound is hard-wearing and provides traction on most indoor and outdoor surfaces.

The outsole has grooves that promote flexibility. It also has a custom tread pattern that enhances the grip of the rubber.

Midsole

The Under Armour Ultimate Speed employs a dual-density EVA foam. The soft cushion is placed in the forefoot to facilitate flexion and shock attenuation. The firm portion is located at the heel and provides a stable base especially during weight training. The dense part also offers medial arch support.

The trainer uses a die-cut, full-length EVA foam insole. This layer not only provides additional comfort but it also eliminates slippage inside the shoe.

Upper

The upper of the Under Armour Ultimate Speed is made of two types of mesh. The first one, which is used in the forefoot and the midfoot sections, features a tight construction with perforations. The other type of mesh has an open-cell construction and is found in the quarter area. The two kinds of mesh allow air to circulate and heat to dissipate, keeping the inside at a comfortable temperature.

A dynamic shroud is found on the midfoot section and the toe box. These synthetic overlays protect the mesh from abrasion. They also enhance support for side-to-side and explosive movements.

The footgear utilizes webbed eyelets that stretch down to the bottom of the upper. When the laces are cinched, the eyelets are pulled in, creating a wrapping effect for a more secure and customized fit. The tongue protects the instep from the pressure generated by the laces.

At the back, the molded collar keeps the ankle supported and prevents chafing. It also holds the rearfoot down to avoid accidental shoe removal.

Additional Info

  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed is featured as part of the brand's "Will Finds A Way" campaign, launched in cooperation with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The project brings together eight outstanding athletes who share their inspiring stories of how they made it. The Ultimate Speed trainer can be seen on the feet of the superhero stuntwoman Jessie Graff as she performs nearly inhuman tricks.
  • The shoe also came out in a "Team" version which includes two colorways. One uses a combination of black and metallic gold while the other has a mix of midnight navy and white. 
  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed NM is featured in two versions: one has a blending of pure black and white and the other employs a more monochromatic black and charcoal coloration.
  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed TRD edition comes in black and ghost gray hues.
  • Another popular workout shoe which saw the world due to Dwayne's cooperation with the brand is the Under Armour Project Rock 1. Unlike the Ultimate Speed, it sports a mid-top silhouette and a more lightweight Micro G cushioning unit. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 278g / Women 231g
Drop: 6mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Narrow, Normal / Normal
Release date: Apr 2018
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Under Armour

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Author
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.