Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Under Armour Micro G Speed Swift 2 was very comfortable to run in, said the majority of those who have tried it.
  • Many runners lauded its snug fit since it prevented any chafing of the skin against the side walls.
  • Several purchasers appreciated the quality of the materials with which the footwear was made.
  • A few users mentioned that they liked its overall look and design.
  • An individual said the shoe’s sturdy build held up well, even after several miles of running.
  • A purchaser found the price very affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users noted the shoe gave them blisters on their toes.
  • For a buyer, the shoe started to wear off after only a few days of usage.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Micro G Speed Swift 2 is a smart choice for individuals looking for a running shoe that’s somewhere between maximum cushioning and minimalist design. According to the majority, the shoe is just the right combination of comfortability, responsiveness, and style at a good price.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
It has never been more popular than this May
Better rated than the previous version Under Armour Micro G Speed Swift

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  • The second iteration of the Under Armour Micro G Speed Swift boasts an improvement in its overall design, thereby pushing its goal of better performance and enhanced durability for the users.
  • The upper unit of this affordable running footwear is made more breathable for heightened ventilation. Its newer design ensures instant cooling and drying of the foot throughout the running session. The solid rubber on the outsole delivers traction on various types of surfaces, even wet ones.

The Under Armour Micro G Speed Swift 2 is a neutral road running shoe available in the standard medium width of D for men and B for women, respectively. As far as its length is concerned, it is advisable to go a size up. Moreover, the shoe has a spacious interior which makes it suitable for wide foot runners, as well.

The outsole features the solid rubber that is highly resistant to abrasion and aberrations. It distributes the impact shock evenly over the whole surface area, thereby reducing the risk of discomfort.

Flex grooves allow the platform to move with the natural bending of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle.

The midsole is made using the full-length Micro G® foam. This material ensures a smooth heel-to-toe transition. It also makes sure to cushion the foot throughout the running session. The Micro G foam is also used in some Under Armour running shoes.

The cushioned insole provides a feel of customized comfort to the user. It essentially adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot.

The upper mesh material has perforations that allow for a healthy inflow and outflow of air. This feature ensures instant cooling and drying of the runner’s foot while one is out on the roads. The mesh material is light in weight and soft against the skin.

For reinforcement and enhanced durability, the upper makes use of the additional bonded film at the midfoot section. This structure, being light in weight, has hardly any impact on the overall weight of the shoe.

The lace-up closure tightens or loosens the fit, and it adheres to the preference of the wearer.

The Padded Ankle Collar and the Padded Tongue keep the foot in place. They also add some cushioning to their respective areas of responsibility.

Author
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.

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