Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Women: 7.1oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Women: 7mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Aug 2018
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The Breathe Trainer from Under Armour is a versatile workout shoe created specifically for a female foot. It sports a bootie-like design with a seamless mesh upper to offer a smooth foothold. An elastic lacing system is added to regulate and support the fit. It features additional straps to further lock the midfoot down.

The Breathe Trainer utilizes a full-length rubber outsole to guard the platform against abrasion. The rubber has a lined texture which ensures grip on a variety of training surfaces.

Deep vertical flex grooves are placed along the whole length of the outsole. They ensure an unhindered forward bending of the platform. In addition, the geometrical cuts on the rubber make the sole flex in multiple directions.

This Under Armour trainer went with a traditional EVA foam unit for cushioning and shock attenuation. While the midsole is made to be responsive, it also has some firmness to it to deliver a steady base for agile movements. The back portion of the unit has a graded design to enhance the bounce-back function of the midsole.

The shoe features a smooth bootie-like upper design. It is made of a soft open mesh material for comfort and breathability. The extended front apex and the pull tab assist the wearer in sliding the foot inside the trainer.

A synthetic overlay braces the rearfoot, extending all the way to the side panels. It contributes to the steadiness of the heel during multi-directional movements.

The fit is regulated by an intricate lacing system. While the bottom two pairs of eyelets are incorporated into the upper itself, the top two pairs of are floating. They are anchored to the bottom of the upper by additional straps for a secure lockdown of the midfoot.

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