Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers found the SpeedForm Fortis Twist to be very comfortable.
  • It is very light.
  • The ArmourVent upper provides excellent breathable coverage.
  • The 360° of reflectivity make this a great option for low-visibility running.
  • Several runners have used it for casual wear with or without jeans.
  • A handful loved the way the soft cushioning felt.
  • Some runners consider the price to be worth the shoe’s performance and style.
  • A good number of reviews mentioned how cool the shoe looks.
  • Under Armour designed the shoe for gym workouts as well.
  • The shoe is remarkably durable, based on the reviews of more than a few runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of runners experienced irritation or blisters in their ankles.
  • The upper lacks any sort of structure, according to some users.
  • It runs a bit small.

Bottom line

Under Armour brings a new Twist in the SpeedForm Fortis by providing a fabric-like upper that is very breathable and supremely comfortable. The shoe has enough arch support for almost any kinds of runs at a fast or moderate clip. It is a rather versatile shoe as it is designed not just for miles on the road, but also for the pressures and necessities of gym workouts. The shoe matches style and performance at quite the reasonable price.

Facts

Expert Reviews

84 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Stanford Bear | Level 2 expert

    They are impressive shoes.

  • 86 / 100 | JAHRONMON | | Level 1 expert

    With added stability and structure, the Speedform Fortis looks like on of the top trainers/runners of the year. 

  • First look | Unknown

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  • Under Armour really knows how to make innovative and really nice upper as it is showcased in the introduction of the SpeedForm Fortis Twist. A soft, very breathable, and extremely comfortable fabric covers the shoe. It ensures a cool and dry run while getting compliments along the way with this sleek and sophisticated-looking shoe.
  • The Charged Cushioning makes this way in this shoe as well. It is durable, cushions impact really well with enough responsiveness for tempo runs or when piling on the miles.
  • The upper gets 360° of reflectivity for night-time or early morning runs. It uses an adjustable heel strap and a smooth external heel counter to secure the foot from extra movements.

The fit of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis Twist is standard with particularly good locked down feel in the heel while the midfoot has decent security. While the toe box is a bit snug, it does have enough space for the toes to splay. It runs true to size.


The outsole of the Twist version of the SpeedForm is mostly blown rubber for improved traction. A sturdy carbon rubber is located in the heel and other areas that are susceptible to wear. The outsole has good flexibility and ground contact, which should aid the transitions to become a bit more efficient.


Under Armour’s brand-exclusive Charged Cushioning is more durable, lighter, and more responsive than standard EVA. It is a bit thick and provides a soft landing spot for runners. The foam runs the length of the shoe for consistent cushioning and better transitions through the gait cycle.


The seamless upper is mostly covered by the very breathable and cottony-soft fabric upper. A heel strap and a substantial external heel counter keep the foot secured. 360° of reflectivity makes it an excellent night-time running partner. The interior features a 6mm 4D footbed for more cushioning and support. A traditional lace-up closure maintains the fit all throughout the run.

Author
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.

jens@runrepeat.com