Our verdict


True to its promise, the Flow Velociti Wind 2 from Under Armour is a light and effortless speedster that can handle a range of paces. In daily runs, it offers a natural-feeling ride that highlights ground control. And when picking up the pace, its lightness and responsiveness shine through. Ultimately, the Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 performs best in short, fast efforts.


  • Lightweight
  • Natural ride
  • Quick turnovers on faster runs
  • For easy and tempo efforts
  • Supportive fit
  • Breezy in hot conditions
  • Tank-like durability
  • Grippy on tarmac and wet roads
  • A stunner
  • Tracks running performance


  • Steep price
  • A tad firm for half and full marathons

Who should buy the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2

The Flow Velociti Wind 2 from UA is a must-have for runners who:

  • prefer a firm ride with loads of ground contact for daily training and tempo runs 
  • want a versatile yet durable road running shoe 
  • are fans of the Velociti Wind 1 as nothing much has changed in this version 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 UA logo

Who should NOT buy it

If you don't want to spend any more money, stick with the first version of the UA Flow Velociti Wind. However, if you're looking to get a new pair with the same ride and performance at a much cheaper price, take the PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 ($120 vs. $160) instead. Even more, it's a great pick if you're a sucker for squishy foams.

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 forefoot

If you're looking for something fast and bouncy for half to full marathons, experts advise runners to go for the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2. It's in the same price range but offers more when it comes to performance. 

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 vs. 1

Under Armour fans are glad that UA left the Velociti Wind 2 alone. They loved the first version so much, that they can't help but admire the minimal touch-ups done on the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2: 

  • Achieving better lockdown and support, this iteration dons a criss-cross upper design that holds the foot in place. Even better, it steps up the shoe's overall look. 
  • Preventing lace bites and slips, the tongue is more padded and now extends to the side. 
  • Providing a more secure heel lock, the heel collar has been raised. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 heel lock

Ride is as awesome as ever

"Light," "nimble," and "agile" were the most common words used by an overwhelming number of experts to describe the performance of the Velociti Wind 2. Like its precursor—the UA Flow Velociti Windit's reminiscent of the traditional ride of tempo shoes from yesteryears that's firm and has plenty of ground feel. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 weight

The semi-rigid foam of the shoe is also what allows quick turnovers. Think of the Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit but, as a tester has put it, with a "more consistent, less dense, and more responsive" ride. 

Weight that doesn't tip the scales

It only weighs in at 235 g/8.3 oz. in US M 9, making it lighter than other speed trainers (248 g/8.7 oz., on average). What's more is it's not just light on paper; they're truly light on foot. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 lightness

According to multiple runners, its barely-there weight is the first thing they've noticed. It trims down weight to a minimum; they describe the sensation as a "disappearing feel." 

Outsole latches to the ground

A handful of runners compare the UA Velociti Wind 2 to the Hoka Rincon 3, saying that the Velociti Wind is grippier, especially on the tarmac and wet roads. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 grippy outsole

The UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 fits like a dream

The upper is a favorite among testers. According to them, this updated upper provides a "well-cocooned" and "spot-on" foot wrap; they have NOT experienced any slips. 

The criss-cross design does not just serve a fire look but also acts as a seatbelt that locks the foot in. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 lacing system

Up front, there's not much room in the toe box. However, the majority doesn't necessarily see this as a caveat, given that the UA Flow Velociti Wind falls in the performance category, where a snug fit is a necessity. 

Keeps the foot sweat-free

It's "one heck of an open and breathable" shoe. This is what droves of reviewers have to say about the Flow Velociti. There's no doubt about it remaining breezy on summer runs. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 breathability

Quite the looker

Testers just can't get enough of the Velociti Wind 2's looks. They even say it's one of the most visually appealing shoes they've reviewed. For the gym or for running, it has a "striking design" that makes it look sleek and cool-looking—even more so than its predecessor. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 design

The Velociti Wind 2 is ready for the long haul

After 50+ miles of rough wear testing, critics are blown away by the outsole's durability, most especially that there's no rubber covering it at all. Overall, "mad durable" is what sums up their thoughts on the shoe's tank-like build. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 outsole strength

Helps you keep track of your performance

This shoe connects to the MapMyRun app that keeps track of your running performance. With your running data, the app helps improve your running form.

Overall, this comment "but my favorite — and most underrated — feature is that these shoes will notify you when it’s time to replace them." perfectly encapsulates how much runners rave about this feature. 

Breaks the bank

On average, speed training shoes cost $137. But the Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 retails for $160, which many consider so much for a pair of running shoes. 

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 foam