Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$100
Weight
Men: 8.5oz
Women: 7.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 6mm
Women: 6mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Some runners highly-valued the comfortable ride of the Slingride Fade.
  • The price is reasonable.
  • Several runners noted that the cushioning absorbed the impact of their runs really well.
  • The shoe runs light, according to a handful of comments.
  • The Under Armour Slingride Fade is very pleasing to the eye, based on the observations of several runners.
  • The ventilation is just amazing, as experienced by more than a few runners.
  • It can be an amazing casual shoe because of its stylish looks.
  • A small number of runners have used it for gym work.
  • 4 different color options.
  • The Slingride Fade is excellent for sockless running or workouts, as reported by several users.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole durability leaves something to be desired, according to a few users.
  • A handful mentioned that the upper lacks solid support.
  • A few runners said that it runs a bit small.

Bottom line

The Slingride Fade is another shoe that epitomizes Under Armour’s ability to produce some of the knit uppers in the business. It is a shoe that is designed for daily training or for full or half marathons. The shoe brings tons of comfort, great cushioning, and the looks to turn heads on the road. Moreover, the price makes it a very solid option for those looking for a shoe that matches style and performance with ease.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 47 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
13%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
13%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 by Get Out There Gear • Kaitlyn • Level 1 expert

    I really like these shoes. They look really fun and, depending on the color you purchased, you might be able to get away with wearing them to work.

  • 80 / 100 by nickskicks35 • nickskicks35 • Level 1 expert

    Very simple. Very Clean. Very Comfortable.

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Updates to Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride Fade

  • Under Armour uses many of its proven technologies in the Slingride Fade to enhance the performance and comfort of runners on the road. Most notable in this shoe is the knit fabric that is just very luxurious. It hugs the foot like a second skin and quite breathable to boot.
  • The knitted upper offers support and flexibility in the right areas that Under Armour can use a completely seamless upper construction. It works with the foot for a natural running form with every stride.
  • Under Armour places the softer foam on top of the denser version for nice blend of support and cushioning. The cushioning in this shoe absorbs impact well, feels soft, but still responsive enough.
  • The shoe is rather flexible because of the numerous flex grooves in the outsole. There is also good stability as the outsole provides full contact.

Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride Fade size and fit

Under Armour’s Slingride Fade offers a regular fit that should delight most runners. The midfoot and the heel are adequately held in place that is not restrictive. As the shoe is designed for piling on the miles, the forefoot offers sufficient room for the toes to splay and to accommodate mid-run swelling. It runs true to size.


Outsole

The Under Armour Slingride Fade uses hard rubber in the heel and other areas for enhanced durability. Giving the shoe excellent flexibility are the numerous vertical and horizontal flex grooves. The full-length rubber outsole also makes the ride a bit more stable. A decoupled heel helps with shock attenuation and cushioning.


Midsole

Under Armour’s proprietary Charged Cushioning covers the entire midsole. The layout features the softer foam on top of the firmer version for the right mix of cushioning, support, and responsiveness. It also provides help when it comes to transitions through the gait cycle due to the full-length design of the midsole.


Upper

The knitted fabric of the upper in the Slingride Fade is very breathable. It relies on the SpeedForm technology to provide support and locked down fit. Under Armour uses Dyneema, an extremely strong material that is incorporated into the upper for durability. The tongue and collar have moderate padding, but made of plush materials for superior comfort.