Who should buy the Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2

Released as the second iteration of the successful Under Armour ClutchFit Drive shoe, the Drive 2s feature targeted ClutchFit in the upper. It is reinforced with fuse for a more supportive fit. The Charged cushion in the midsole is made firmer and is complemented by a Micro G insole. Traction, on the other hand, stays the same with its classic multidirectional herringbone pattern.

This shoe is perfect for you if:

  • You're playing as a guard, and would want a pair that would support and enhance your agile style.
  • You're looking for some thick ankle support for comfort and stability.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 logo

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2's dynamic midsole

The Charged cushioning in the midsole converts impact energy into energy for take off. The ClutchFit Drive 2’s foam is considerably firmer than the previous model’s, and it provides a lot of court feel.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 midsole

The shoe’s firmness is balanced out by a thick Micro G insole that provides step-in comfort.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 midsole back

Outsole awesomeness of Under Armour Clutchfit Drive

The previous model’s multidirectional herringbone outsole is carried over to the Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2. Although the tread pattern offers no fancy storytelling, it nevertheless provides a good grip and control whenever needed. The pattern rises up to the medial side of the forefoot to support angular movements like hard cuts.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 outsole

Tight secure lockdown

Support and lockdown of the shoe comes from the basketball shoe’s upper material and tight fit. An internal heel counter and an external heel clip ensure that there are no up-down heel slips. 

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 lockdown

Clutchfit Drive 2's effective construction

Compared to the previous ClutchFit Drive basketball shoe, the II’s do not have as much ClutchFit material on the upper. The shoe, instead, has a combination of mesh and synthetic material with patterned ClutchFit fuse underlays in selected areas. This material acts as a flexible, supportive, and durable second skin. The upper is well-padded and plush, especially the ankle collar and tongue.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 upper

The midsole uses a Charged cushioning with a Micro G insole, while the outsole is made of solid rubber.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 forefoot

Under Armour's supportive style

The shoe has the ClutchFit pattern on the upper to add character to the shoe. With an “hour-glass” shape, the pattern is designed to flex with certain movements and remain supportive for others.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 style

This pattern is situated in areas that help accentuate the shoe’s aesthetics. The original shoe is considered a high-top. Low-top versions have been released. Both the heel and outsole bear the Under Armour logo.

Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 style forefoot

Facts / Specs

Weight: 22.4oz
Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Grey / Blue / Pink / Red / Purple / Orange / Green / White
SKUs: 1258143001 / 1258143002 / 1258143008 / 1258143041 / 1258143043 / 1258143389 / 1258143481 / 1276456103 / 1276456104 / 1276456106

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Author
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.