Who should buy the UA Project Rock BSR

As one of the reviewers sums it up, it is ”everything I look for in a training shoe.” The BSR does the job very well when it comes to the training sessions involving:

  • plyometrics (burpees, box jumps, jump rope, and any other jumping movements)
  • agility (ladder drills, cuts, and more)

The Project Rock BSR also makes for a solid option for the entry-level gym-goers as well as those who prefer to stay on the budget. Here is how experts comment on its price point:

  • it is a “budget-friendly cousin on the Project Rock 3” ($140)
  • “pretty sweet” for $100

Who should NOT buy the trainer

Stay away from this Under Armour cross-trainer if you need a shoe for lifting heavy. Don’t get fooled by the “Rock” signature on it. The BSR strays away from the earlier Project Rock shoes which were more geared toward weightlifting. The avid Crossfitters who tested the shoe all agree that it “lacks stability for heavier loads.” For that purpose, check out the UA TriBase Reign 3.

Another category of athletes who will not appreciate the BSR would be those with wide feet. Because of its bootie design and a narrower midfoot fit, the trainer would be a problem to put on and is likely to feel tight inside. Those needing plenty of toe space are better off with a shoe like Reebok Nano X1.

The cushioning will keep you “Charged”

Designed for HIIT and similar workout programs, the cushioning aspect of the UA Project Rock BSR does not disappoint. Athletes describe the Charged foam of this trainer as “fairly responsive” and mention enjoying it for doing all sorts of jumps.

BSR can do short runs

Despite using the same foam as in some of its running shoes, it is in no way a long-distance shoe. However, an expert says that it is also “not nearly as uncomfortable” as some of those hard-core very stable cross-training options. There is just enough support and flex for shorter runs up to 3 miles max.

This Project Rock shoe makes for a daily shoe too

The decently cushioned platform also makes the Project Rock BSR comfortable for day-to-day wear. Please have used it for walking around, doing errands, and walking their dogs with no issues. One reviewer goes as far as calling it so comfortable “[he wants] to wear them 24/7.” Another describes it as “a staple of my Friday causal teaching outfit.“

Some stability for moderate lifting

This UA shoe also uses the brand’s renowned TriBase sole which is described to have a nice level of support overall. However, it’s not a good idea to lift anything above 300 lbs in the shoe due to its thicker midsole and higher heel-to-toe drop (8 mm). Testers agree that these detract from stability.

UA Project Rock BSR fits right (if you can get it on)

You can go true to size with this shoe with no problem. However, an expert reviewer does warn that it might take 3-4 training sessions before it molds to your feet.

Generally, your foot is going to feel locked down and no issues with heel slip have been reported. The bootie “keeps your feet nice and snug.”

But if you have wider feet or tend to have problems with putting on shoes with bootie designs, the BSR may not fit the bill.

The looks are there

Quite a few people have chosen the Project Rock BSR for its striking style. Some also mentioned that the shoe is very attractive and gets them many compliments both in and outside the gym.

Facts / Specs

Drop: 8mm
Use: HIIT, Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Mar 2021
Collection: Under Armour Project Rock
BRAND Brand: Under Armour
Toebox: Medium

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.