Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A good number of buyers find the Under Armour Longshot comfortable because the Micro G cushioning in the midsole works so well.
  • Many wearers love the stylish and attractive appearance of the shoe.
  • Several appreciate that these high-top basketball shoes come in numerous colorways.
  • Most users claim that the mesh in the upper of the shoe helps wick away moisture, keeping the foot dry and fresh.
  • Some leave the comments that the Charged Cushioning ensures step-in comfort.
  • A lot of shoe owners praise the external TPU heel counter for providing exceptional support.
  • The outsoles of these Under Armour basketball shoes are thick and durable enough for wearers to say that they like wearing it while playing on the rough floors of the outdoors.

2 reasons not to buy

  • These UA shoe runs small, say a small number of users.
  • A couple of buyers complain that these Under Armour shoes are not that comfortable.

Bottom line

Here comes another affordable shoe model from Under Armour with beyond satisfactory reviews. Though the Under Armour Longshot is designed for basketball, a great number of buyers say the shoe is suitable for everyday activities. Whether indoors or outdoors, the Under Armour Longshot will be a beast for any routine.

If the Longshot is not available, wearers can opt for Stephen Curry’s 6th shoe or another high-top shoe the HOVR Havoc.

Facts

Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $100
Weight: 17oz
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top 10% best basketball shoe

Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    That isn’t to say that the Longshot is a bad performer because actually, if you ignore what was missing, it performs very well (like a clone of the Curry 2).

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Released in December 2016, the Under Armour Longshot was priced at $100. This mid-top has a mesh-and-leather upper. It has a Charged sockliner for an ideal fit and comfort.

For responsiveness and impact absorption, the midsole is equipped with full-length Micro G. The outsole is made of a solid rubber, and it features a multidirectional herringbone for an amazing court grip.

Cushion. The technology used in the insole of the Under Armour Longshot is Charged Cushioning. The foam molds to the foot for a comfortable ride. The midsole is packed with full-length Micro G. It is a lightweight foam that provides adequate responsiveness and comfort to the wearer.

Traction. The traction of the Under Armour Longshot comes from the multidirectional herringbone on its outsole. This traction supports both the linear and lateral movements of the wearer while delivering maximum court grip. The midfoot has a TPU shank to provide stability.

Length and Width. Under Armour creates shoes in the average length and width, and the Longshot is no exception. Though reviews vary, it is still best for new buyers to fit the shoe at the nearest shoe store before making any purchases online.

Lockdown. The Under Armour Longshot uses the traditional asymmetrical lacing system. The round shoelaces can be adjusted to achieve the desired snugness.

The upper of the Under Armour Longshot consists of mesh and soft leather. The forefoot area has fuse overlays for durability. The external TPU heel counter provides foot containment. The mesh and the perforations in the leather delivers breathability to the shoe. The inner of the shoe contains a good amount of padding that provides comfort and support to the ankles.

The mid-top Under Armour Longshot comes in multiple colorways. There are company logos located on the tongue, insole, lateral side, and outsole. The rear has TPU panels for ankle support.

The Under Armour Longshot comes in five colorways:

  • Blue Drift/Island Blues/Metallic Silver
  • Artillery Green/Atlas Green/Graphite
  • Black/Rhino Gray
  • White/Phoenix Fire/Black
  • White/Ultra Blue/Blackout Navy

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com