Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind: Run fast and light
Contrary to past Under Armour models, which were bottom-heavy, the Flow Velociti Wind sports the exact opposite. In this iteration, Under Armour removed excess weight by no longer employing any rubber on the outsole. And because the shoe has a bit of a rocker form, there's a constant feeling of forward motion, which is responsible for the shoe's speed-enhancing ability.
Velociti Wind: An "unusual, pleasing ride"
Runners say this because it's not like most fast shoes that are very lively and bouncy. Instead, it feels very soft without the sense of instability, and it seems like every stride is "free-flowing," so there's none of that slappy ride.
What is it for?
As mentioned, the shoe is best used in tempo-pace training runs. But because it has enough cushion and protection, it can also handle some easy and long runs. Given its comfort level, there are also some runners who have found themselves wearing it for their walks.
Nice to know
- The Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind is the brand's first shoe with no rubber outsole. Instead, the midsole also acts as the outsole.
- Just like most UA shoes, it can be connected to the MapMyRun app — an app that tracks your pace, stride length, and cadence, which you can connect to your phone. It is very convenient for runners who want to keep track of their progress without having to wear a watch on the run.