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.

  • Use

    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
    $75
  • Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • 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.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Sep 2016
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Updates to Under Armour Drift Mineral

  • Under Armour made some very minor changes to distinguish the Under Armour Drift Mineral from the standard model. In the Drift Mineral, runners will find a fabric-like mesh that is best described by most runners as very comfortable as it conforms to the shape and movement of the foot. It is basically a slightly more versatile fit as it accommodates different types of foot better.
  • Another change is the absence of the huge toe protection found in the regular version. The Drift Mineral uses a more subtle toe protection that is also welded. A more streamlined look and with slightly more room in the toe box is the result of this minor change in the upper.

Under Armour Drift Mineral size and fit

The Under Armour Drift Mineral is designed for those who love sufficient heel grip with quite a snug midfoot before it widens to a roomy forefoot. Based on some reviews alone, the shoe delivers excellent support from the rear to the front. The toes have more than enough room to splay without feeling a bit loose. It runs fairly true to size.


Outsole

The outsole of the Drift Mineral is rather simple. It is almost a full-contact outsole with notches all over the place to add grip on the road. Taking a very prominent place in the outsole are the huge flex grooves in the forefoot. These grooves give the shoe just enough flexibility for runners. A harder carbon rubber is utilized in high-impact areas for better durability.


Midsole

Under Armour takes a very simple approach in the midsole of the Drift Mineral. In this shoe’s engine room is a relatively thick slice of injection molded EVA for cushioning and shock-absorbing duties. It spans the entire midsole to aid runners during the transition in the gait cycle.


Upper

A fabric-like printed mesh dominates the entire upper along with the rather thick overlays that form a midfoot saddle in the Under Armour Drift Mineral. It offers breathability, support, and flexibility in the right areas. Cushioning is enhanced because of the presence of a full-length EVA insole. The convenience, when putting on or taking off the shoe, is a lot better as there are substantial heel and front loops for runners to use. A standard lace-up closure keeps the fit secure with every run.


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