We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The SpeedForm Apollo 2 is very comfortable, according to some testers.
  • The upper construction of the shoe is very breathable and durable based on some runners’ reviews.
  • The Apollo 2 features an arch reinforcement construction for foot guidance and precise fit.
  • Some runners took note of the shoe's responsive ride and cushioned support due to the dual-layer midsole.
  • The anatomical rubber outsole adds flexibility and durability.
  • A significant number of users mentioned that the shoe feels light and fast.
  • A reasonably-priced shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to some reviews, the tread of this shoe is not holding up longer compared to the previous version.
  • The 2nd version of the SpeedForm Apollo is heavier than the old version.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SppedForm Apollo 2 has gathered many reviews in its favor. The shoe proved to be an efficient runner with promising qualities, but a few users thought that the shoe still needs some improvement. The updated version of Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo offers durability, flexibility and well-cushioned ride. It is a neutral running shoe perfect for uptempo pace training and for competition.



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Expert Reviews

84 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | MC Java | Level 1 expert

    What I like most is the dual-layered midsole that is responsive for training, but with still really good cushioning.

  • 82 / 100 | Jacob C | | Level 1 expert

    They look a lot better with more cushioning than the Apollo 1.

  • 88 / 100 | Believe in the Run | Level 4 expert

    The Under Armour Speedform is the first Under Armour running shoe that I would recommend.

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 4 expert

    Under Armour added a layer of its Charged foam to the top of the midsole, which gives it a bouncier, more responsive feel, and put additional rubber on the outsole for durability and support.

  • 80 / 100 | That Girl With The Kicks | Level 1 expert

    They are light, comfortable, and fit true to size.

  • First look | MC Java | Level 1 expert

    What I like most is the dual-layered midsole that should give you responsive return when you run or train.

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  • The upper unit of the 2nd version of the SpeedForm Apollo features a fabric that resembles cotton. It also has a more open construction, which is quite contrary to the upper of the original Speedform Apollo. It gives breathable and comfortable coverage to the wearer.
  • The heel section makes use of a molded cup that secures the rear of the foot and keeps it locked in place, thus preventing accidental shoe removal.
  • A sock-like fit is made for this running shoe. It uses soft materials and fabrics to make sure that the foot is able to stay comfortable and free from any irritation. Natural motion is also part of its purpose, so the next-to-foot feel helps to achieve that.
  • The mid-sole unit was crafted to deliver constant protection from impact and shock. Cushioning is also an integral purpose of the dual-density foam that’s found here. Responsiveness and support are received from the platform of this shoe.
  • On the outsole is a rubber layer that’s responsive and flexible. In addition to its job as a source of traction and durable protection, it is also able to add a bit of cushioning to make each toe-off more agreeable.

The Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo 2 has a standard running shoe length. Men and women can get the right size for them and enjoy it. The heel has a medium-to-narrow width, while the mid-foot has a medium width. The forefoot section is slightly wider to accommodate toe splaying. The shoe’s semi-curved shape lets the natural curvature of the foot to acclimate to it.

The outsole unit makes use of Blown Rubber. It’s a highly responsive layer of protection that shields the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It gives traction on the roads, giving the runner more control over the surfaces. It also offers a bit of cushioning, so it adds a bit more support, especially when assisting the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

The flex grooves of this running shoe have been anatomically placed to allow the foot more natural freedom of movement. The bending of the metatarsals isn’t restricted, so a full natural flex is possible to those who need it.

The Charged Foam is a mid-sole unit that delivers responsive cushioning and protection against impact. It absorbs the energy from the impact and gives it to the runner, thus making each liftoff more explosive.

The Micro G is a supportive foam that assists the natural stride of the wearer. It cushions the foot well as it lands and then gives the toe-offs more bounce because it has a springy nature. This Micro G foam is also used in other running shoes from Under Armour, like the Micro G Assert 7

Mild arch support is afforded by a mid-foot construction that’s meant to correct supination of the foot. It centers the foot and keeps it in a neutral position.

The UA SpeedForm Technology is a smooth upper fabric that delivers secure and seamless coverage. It encourages air to enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry. It also gives a sock-like fit that’s non-irritating to the foot, making it possible to wear the shoe even without socks.

The Ultrasonic Welded Seams holds the foot in place. It helps the upper fabric in wrapping the foot snugly and securely without feeling too restrictive. The material isn’t irritating to the skin, as well.

A molded seamless heel cup gives the shoe more structure and holds the rear of the foot in place as the shoe is worn. It doesn’t make the heel area too stiff and it the material doesn’t rub uncomfortably against the skin. It’s a helpful layer that locks the foot down responsibly.

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.