Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$80
Weight
Men: 9.3oz
Women: 8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 10mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • One user said this running shoe was great for everyday sprints, as well as long city walks and quick workouts.
  • Many wearers felt it was lightweight and convenient for all-day wear.
  • A reviewer was satisfied with the foot-wrapping fit of the shoe.
  • A lot of runners liked the no-lace-tying construction as it enabled laid-back
  • The exclusive upper material was easy to clean, according to a customer.
  • Some users were impressed with the performance of the outsole.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The back of the upper rubbed against the skin and caused blisters, a reviewer said.
  • A customer said the entryway of the shoe was small and was quite a problem to wear.
  • The heel tended to slip while running, a user mentioned.
  • Several runners thought it needed a break-in period before getting comfortable to

Bottom line

With its practical and straightforward features, the Under Armour Drift 2 scored well with many of its wearers. Various runners had positive remarks on the shoe’s appearance and structure; on the other hand, some users experienced some size and fit issues.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 39 ratings

5 star
72%
4 star
15%
3 star
8%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

My Rating


Updates to Under Armour Drift 2

  • A shoe that double-duties for running and leisure, this is what the Under Armour aims to achieve with the Drift 2. It features a modern design that is slightly different from its predecessor. The shoe is ideal for runners who require little to no arch support.
  • With a ClutchFit mesh, the upper is lightweight and breathable while also providing foot-hugging support and structure that is beneficial for long runs. The 2nd version of the Under Armour Drift also introduces a unique approach when it comes to fastening system.
  • Its EVA foam midsole enables a responsive and plush ride while delivering an enhanced fit. Underneath it is a rubber outsole that has traction pads on high-impact zones to permit additional durability while remaining lightweight.

Under Armour Drift 2 size and fit

The Under Armour Drift 2 has a standard running shoe length with a variety of size options. While the heel area has a moderate width, the forefoot and midfoot parts are narrow, thus making the shoe suitable for runners with a low foot volume. Width profiles are available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

Outsole

The outsole of the Drift 2 features a unique design with its traction patterns strategically placed in the high-impact areas – the heel, the toe, and the ball of the foot. This layout allows the shoe to remain lightweight, yet still able to supply grip where it is needed.

Midsole

Using EVA foam ensures that the platform is comfy yet supportive, while also being responsive and energized. As EVA foam is inherently soft and plush, runners are guaranteed flexibility with the shoe.

A second layer of the midsole comprises the full-length EVA sock liner. It offers added comfort and a customized fit for even more agreeable wear.

Upper

The brand’s signature ClutchFit technology in the upper is still part of the Drift 2. ClutchFit works by stretching the mesh to wrap and hold the foot comfortably without sacrificing breathability.

For additional structure and support, there is a synthetic overlay on the forefoot area and a suede overlay on the heel area.

The most noticeable update on the Drift 2 is its closure system. Instead of traditional lace-up, a cinch-shut draw-cord lace is present. This feature promotes quick and effortless wear and take-off of the shoe.

There is a stretch-fit ankle collar that locks the foot in place, giving a snug fit. It includes perforations around the surface for added air circulation.