Verdict from 2 experts and 7 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Great traction: Basketball athletes are so thrilled with the Spawn 3's traction. They say it's "freaking phenomenal"
  • Balanced midsole: Reports say that Under Armour's Micro-G tooling provides an amazing blend of comfort, impact protection, and court feel.
  • Nice fit: Ballers say that the shoe "did a really good job of hugging [their] foot."
  • OK for outdoors: A player suggests that the outsole of this Under Armour shoe is sturdy enough for outdoor use.
  • Lightness: At only around 11.2 oz (318 g), the Under Armour Spawn 3 is definitely among the lightest low-tops.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Cheap-feeling materials: Though this isn't such a big deal performance-wise, players still point out that the materials aren't the most premium.
  • Lateral instability: One player points out that his side-to-side movements felt a bit unstable because of the curve in the heel.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Spawn 3 is a well-received shoe, and players don't have qualms recommending it to others. Yes, there are issues here and there, but they surely are not that significant to be dealbreakers.

Tip: see the best basketball shoes.

Under Armour Spawn 3: Anatomical and lethal

Under Armour is at it again with an offering that heeds scientific insight. The UA Spawn 3 is designed with the foot's most important functions and contours in mind. Players will experience the following:

Better control. The outsole is covered with a pattern that is based on data and foot science. This ensures more effective multidirectional grip.

Comfort. The exposed mesh of the Anatomix upper, the strategically placed padding, and the Micro G midsole all contribute to a uniquely comfortable experience.

Support. A lateral TPU plate and the interwoven TPU films and PU-coated mesh in the upper provide reliable lockdown and stability.

The UA Spawn 3 and its silent greatness

The Under Armour Anatomix shoes surely do not have the fanfare that surround Stephen Curry's signature collection, but this doesn't mean that they are mediocre offers. In fact, Stephen Curry himself was wearing Anatomix shoes before his signature line was launched in 2015. This alone is a testament that the Spawn 3 and those that came before it have what it takes to withstand the pressures of quick and aggressive wearers such as Steph himself.


How Under Armour Spawn 3 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 48% basketball shoes
All basketball shoes
Bottom 32% Under Armour basketball shoes
All Under Armour basketball shoes
Bottom 45% low basketball shoes
All low basketball shoes


The current trend of Under Armour Spawn 3.
Compare to another shoe:
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.