Verdict from 74 user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • Many considered the low-top Slingwrap Phase as one of the lightweight casual kicks produced by Under Armour.
  • It is easy to slide the feet into the opening of this slip-on sneaker.
  • Several buyers said its knitted cleatie construction offers a comfy, snug fit.
  • A couple of wearers mentioned that this sneaker’s ultra-soft and lightweight top construction seemed like it is barely there.
  • Plenty reviewers liked the flexibility of its single-piece upper.
  • Its rope laces offer an aesthetic appeal, according to a few
  • A considerable sum of purchasers highly recommended this shoe for its comfort and support
  • A number of wearers found the outsole springy and cushiony.
  • The upper easily adheres to the movement of the feet.
  • Comfortable to use every day.
  • UA Slingwrap Phase’s modest style makes it fitting for casual and active wear.
  • This sneaker comes with a reasonable cost.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The front part of the sole began to tear apart after few times wearing this shoe, described by one user.
  • A broad footed wearer who adores the style of this sock-like sneaker is saddened as it doesn’t come with extra wide width.

Bottom line

Under Armour went for simple curves when it designed the Slingwrap Phase slip-on sneaker. Its forgiving and almost spineless knitted upper wraps the feet like a sock, while its sole grants adequate cushioning, good grip and stability.

Its minimalist sling structure, with rope laces that act more as a decorative accent, delivers a perfect blend of on-trend street styling and supportive performance.  Another factor that gives this sneaker a plus factor is its affordability, which many consider a worthy add-on to their everyday sneaker rotation.

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Good to know

Wrapped with a high-quality and lightweight upper made of durable fiber that grants flexibility, the low-top Under Armour Slingwrap Phase easily molds to the shape of the feet.  The rope laces that crisscross on top are for decorative purpose only since this one-piece knitted shoe is made with a slip-on cleatie frame. This sneaker comes right to size and available in both sexes.

Flexible and knitted sneakers stay on trend under Under Armour’s roster of footwear from performance shoes to everyday lifestyle kicks like the Slingwrap Phase. The simplicity and straightforward appeal of the Under Armour Slingwrap Phase, resembling some of UA’s running shoes such as UA Threadborne Slingwrap and UA SpeedForm Slingride, is an investment-worthy choice as it can be used for different functions. Its easy slip on and off feature gives you the versatility to switch from one task to another such as running errands in the city, doing light workouts in the gym, swinging from one town to another, and so on.

Under Armour Slingwrap Phase banks heavily on modest styling using high-grade fiber that’s very light. Its sleek and stretchy knitted upper sways to the movement of the feet with a single-piece structure. Underneath the feet is a Charged Cushioning midsole that offers a luxurious feeling when simply standing up or performing light load. At the same time, its midsole provides impact protection and energy return.

Under Armour is one of the newest players in the sports clothing industry that has grown aggressively since its inception in 1996. From its production of moisture-wicking apparel attributed to its ground-breaking use of fabric technologies, Under Armour leaped into the construction of athletic shoes. Barely hitting its two-decade mark, this brand turned into a strong household name, even ranking third, next to the athletic world’s top dogs such as Nike and Adidas.

It was in 2006 when Under Armour introduced its first set of kicks tapping prominent athletes such as former NFL player American soccerer Eric “Big E” Ogbogu and other UA athletes. The success of this endeavor led the brand to diversify into creating other athletic footwear for softball, baseball, lacrosse, running, and basketball.

Along with other sportswear market leaders, UA eventually responded to the high demand for lifestyle sneakers and added casual kicks into its growing catalog of footwear. Adapting the support and comfort features of its sports shoes, UA came up with casual sneakers fabricated with lightweight, breathable, flexible upper materials.

The UA Slingwrap Phase is one of the casual kicks designed using elements that keep the feet cool and dry. Its soft, knitted upper that embraces the feet is paired with a rubber outsole that offers stability, which makes it suitable for various everyday activities.

  • On the lateral side on the back end of the Under Armour Slingwrap Phase is the UA logo.    
  • UA branding is displayed on the outsole’s center heel.
  • The proprietary Charged Cushioning midsole is made of dual density foam.
  • The anatomically-shaped outsole is intended to give a natural fit.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com