The cost to quality ratio of this shoe is incredible. Under Armour hit the bullseye for a budget shoe with this one. This shoe isn’t exceptional in any way, but that is the beauty of it, it is good at everything it is supposed to do.
Synthetic mesh seems to work pretty well. The mesh is reinforced with stitched leather in high wear areas but provides substantial ventilation throughout.
The constant movement of air keeps the foot feeling fresh and prevents it from getting excessively hot.
The textile sockliner is a worthy addition to the shoe and makes the shoe feel extremely plush and comfortable, with or without socks. Despite this, the breathability is not compromised at all.
The standard lacing system in harmony with the plush collar and the tongue does its job of securing the foot pretty well without exerting a lot of pressure on the foot.
The upper is pretty durable too and will not be a concern throughout the life of the shoe. The heel counter, a curved piece of plastic sitting beneath the sockliner and a layer of thick padding comfortably hold the heel in place.
For long, EVA Foam has been used across brands as a standard cushion. This is the exact reason why it works without actually burning a hole in your pocket.
The same goes for this shoe; the midsole uses standard high-density EVA Foam across the length of the shoe. It feels plush (thanks to the underfoot foam sockliner working with the EVA), the shoe still feels extremely responsive, and you can feel the energy being returned to your stride while you run or even walk.
Despite putting approximately 400 miles on the shoe, it still feels equally plush and comfortable although the foam is starting to show some signs of wear.
The cushion makes this shoe versatile enough for an array of activities besides running, from basketball courts to college. I’ve worn it everywhere and not once have these let me down.
Again, a standard full-blown, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole sits beneath the midsole foam.
It feels incredibly grippy, and I haven’t encountered a surface it could not grip. The traction was never lost regardless of the conditions, wet or dry.
The flex grooves also prove to be a great benefit and provide great flexibility to the shoe, which shows to be a great benefit regarding neutral pronation.
At approximately slightly past 400 miles, the outsole is starting to show signs of wear (it is still perfectly usable though) and seems like it should last another 50 miles or so.
This is an absolutely amazing lightweight trainer at 284 grams, which can be used for anything up to 15k, beyond which I’d recommend a slightly more sophisticated cushioning system.
Neutral runners cannot go wrong with this one. There is a reason 'standards' are set. Everything on this shoe works. So if you seek a reliable workhorse under a budget, this is the trainer to go for.
It can take anything you throw at it with grace, from serious running to casual hiking and anything in between the shoe is good at everything. And it is pretty durable too.
As a bonus, the looks on this one aren’t half bad either, so this has the potential to be used as a great casual shoe too. This shoe is the ultimate bang for the buck trainer.
Good to know
- On its outsole, the Under Armour Dash RN 2 utilizes a durable rubber with high traction and abrasion-resistance. This material enables the shoe to exhibit excellent performance on the roads.
- For an optimal level of comfortability and a bouncy ride, the pair has the EVA midsole, along with a removable foam sock liner.
- The upper is made from a breathable engineered mesh and also has a well-cushioned collar and tongue. The combination results in a fit that is both snugly cushioned and properly ventilated for a healthy inflow and outflow of air.
The Under Armour Dash RN 2 is a neutral running shoe that’s available in the standard length and the medium width of D and B for men and women, respectively. Some users, however, may find the shoe tight in their regular size. It is, therefore, advisable to try it first.
The high-quality rubber outsole delivers optimal traction on tricky asphaltic surfaces. Moreover, the durable nature of this compound keeps the shoe running for considerably longer periods of time.
This Under Armour shoe features the Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam in its midsole for high responsiveness and an excellent cushioning experience. The foam provides the much sought-after bouncy feel in every stride, thereby giving an impressive energy return and keeping the user running for longer-than-decided time periods without feeling the-usual-level-of exhausted.
It also has a removable foam, which is made using high quality materials, for an additional customized feel of comfort.
The breathable mesh upper made using the synthetic materials allows good circulation of air inside the shoe. This keeps the runner’s feet comfortably dry during workouts and runs.
For comfortability, the Under Armour Dash RN 2 utilizes the plush collar and tongue which feel silken against the skin. Moreover, the breathability is further enhanced through providing an additional textile lining.
The lace-up closure keeps the whole construction in its proper position and ensures a snug fit for the runner which helps in the prevention of chafing or sliding of the foot inside the shoe.