We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the lightweight and comfortable construction of the Micro G Engage II.
  • This shoe features a foam and mesh upper that is highly breathable.
  • It has improved stability because of the internal TPU heel counter, according to some testers.
  • It has a full-length Micro G foam for a well-cushioned landing and powerful take-offs.
  • The Micro G Engage II has solid rubber outsole for maximum durability without adding too much weight.
  • The price is affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The 2nd version of the Micro G Engage runs small than the previous version.
  • Limited color options.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Micro G Engage II is a neutral off-trail running shoe. Many runners liked the lightweight and comfortable design of this shoe. It offers enough cushioning, arch support, responsive ride and durability for long and short distance runs.


  • Contrary to the original Micro G Engage, this 2nd version of the Micro G Engage features a design that’s more robust and intact. Its overlay system is more full-bodied and it doesn’t look like it can easily get torn or damaged. Reflectivity has also been improved in this model as it makes the material look shinier and more eye-catching.
  • The upper unit remains breathable and supportive. The coverage hugs the foot responsibly and it doesn’t make the interior feel stuffy because of heat. The mid-foot is locked in by the overlays and the heel is secured by a TPU counter.
  • The midsole unit of the Under Armour Micro G Engage II makes use of the Micro G® proprietary foam. It’s made from high quality materials. It doesn’t easily break and it delivers sound cushioning and performance.
  • The outsole makes use of a rubber material that’s strategically placed in crucial areas where wear and tear are most observed. The flex grooves are also placed in such a way that they follow the natural flow of movement that’s apparent to the foot. It’s an effective design that delivers durable protection and flexibility at all times.

The Under Armour Micro G Engage II has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements when it comes to length. Its mid-foot has a medium width; its forefoot is slightly wider so that it can accommodate toe-splaying; and its heel has a medium-to-narrow width. It can accommodate runners whose feet are medium-sized.

The outsole unit of this running shoe makes use of a solid rubber material, which is a sturdy compound that’s designed to prevent wear and tear from affecting the structure of the sole unit. It’s placed in crucial areas of the shoe, so it can fully deliver that much-needed shielding at all times. It’s also capable of delivering traction, so surface control is also part of its service.

The flex grooves that are cut in the sole unit were made so in a strategic manner. These grooves encourage the sole unit to follow the natural flexibility of the wearer’s foot, so that each toe-off becomes much easier. Performance is also improved if the platform isn’t rigid or limiting.

The Micro G ® is the trademark cushioning system of the Under Armour brand. It’s made from high quality materials that, when combined, make a soft, springy and flexible full-length foam. The underfoot experience becomes responsive and it doesn’t make the runner feel like the platform is stiff or unwieldy. It can absorb impact energy and release it during toe-off, making each step more agreeable than the last.

The 4D Foam® is a die-cut layer of cushioning that’s made from a compound that can shape itself to the contours of the foot pad. When the wearer places the foot on top of this foam, the weight allows it to mold itself to mimic the contours of the foot. This mechanic supports the foot well and keeps it locked in place.

The upper unit makes use of a breathable mesh material. It has a more open construction, but it was woven to assume a stronger and more durable shape. Air is constantly encouraged to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool & dry.

Foam is placed in the inner sleeve of the upper. It keeps the runner feeling well-supported by a soft upper wrap that hugs the foot well. The overlay system is directly connected to the upper fabric and the shoelaces. It doesn’t break or tear off easily because its updated design is more durable. It locks the mid-foot down and keeps it in place at all times.

A TPU heel counter that’s placed internally helps in keeping the heel in place. Such a feature stabilizes the rear section of the foot and reduces the risk of accidental shoe removal.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.