Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 has perforated upper that users agree gives maximum breathability.
  • The shoe's molded toe cap visibly adds durability and support, as observed by wearers.
  • Most runners liked the embedded sockliner because it gives added cushioning, comfort and keeps foot free from moisture.
  • A significant number of users mentioned that the dual-layer midsole delivers responsiveness and cushioned support.
  • The anatomical flex grooves promote maximum heel-to-toe transition for a smooth ride.
  • The various color options of the shoe are appreciated by many.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The SpeedForm Gemini 2 is slightly expensive.
  • The shoe is too narrow and tight for some runners.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 offers a great update as a neutral shoe. It gives runners added cushioning, stability and support. Some users found the performance of the shoe impressive but there are also a few who are unhappy with the shoe’s fit. In summary, the shoe is average and is ideal for road running and daily training.

Facts

Update: Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.4oz | Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 34mm | Women: 34mm
Forefoot height: Men: 26mm | Women: 26mm
Release date: Feb 2016
Brand: Under Armour
Type: Low drop | Maximalist
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $130
Colorways: Blue, Grey, Black, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Running Competitor | | Level 5 expert

    It’s a versatile shoe that offers great proprioceptive feel for the ground, just enough cushioning and a significant amount of energetic pop in every stride.

  • 82 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    Let’s cut to the chase, The Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 and Gemini are the same shoe (twins, get it?) with minor updates.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    The Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 is a neutral daily trainer featuring sleek fitting upper and a sole with dash of support. It delivers a unique fit with a responsive ride at a slightly high price point.

  • 83 / 100 | Runners Need | | Level 3 expert

    This innovation is inspired by early spacesuit design and offers an incredibly precise fit and amazing comfort.

  • 80 / 100 | Wear Tested | Level 2 expert

    The TPU heel counter has been updated; it wraps the heel more for additional support. 

  • 87 / 100 | Run Mum | Level 1 expert

    This shoe is comfortable, it molds to you, and gives you the support and cushioning you need to make it through those k’s.

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  • The 2nd version of the SpeedForm Gemini from Under Armour may look bulky, but it’s flexible and responsive. This update doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor, but its changes can be found in how it functions and how it supports the foot.
  • The most immediate change for this version of the series is that its forefoot area is more spacious. It definitely allows the toes to spread more naturally and get some wiggle space. Its round shape is accommodating and agreeable to the front section of the foot.
  • The Ortholite technology is embedded in the sole unit. Its anti-microbial and anti-moisture capabilities help in making the platform healthier for the foot.
  • The mid-sole platform makes use of a dual-layer foam that features a combination of two Under Armour sole technologies. Cushioning, responsiveness and sure performance are part of the service rendered by this robust mid-sole unit. The mid-foot even has a support unit that lightly cradles it.
  • Two rubber compounds make up the durable outsole layer of this running shoe. Protection from abrasion and wear is only a part of what it can do for the sole unit. The forefoot section even adds a bit more cushioning to support each toe-off.

The Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 has a standard running shoe length. It comes in a variety of sizes that correspond to the regular measurements for length. It has a medium width when it comes to its heel, forefoot and mid-foot sections. It can accommodate those with medium-sized feet. The semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the foot.


The outsole unit makes use of carbon rubber as its main protective layer. It provides durable protection against wear and tear. It also delivers traction, which is important when it comes to gaining control over the surfaces.
Blown rubber is placed particularly in the forefoot area. While also delivering reliable traction, it gives a bit of cushioning that makes each toe off springier and well-supported. It’s a responsive rubber material that doesn’t sacrifice flexibility.

The flex grooves are placed anatomically. They’re designed to afford the foot more natural freedom of movement. It doesn’t restrict the motion of the wearer, therefore making each step much smoother and more natural.


The Dual-Layer cushioning of the mid-sole contains the Charged Foam, which is a material that can absorb impact shock and then convert that into energy that can be used to make the next step more explosive.

The next layer of cushioning in the mid-sole is the Micro G. This foam has bounce-back mechanics and impact protection capabilities, so each heel strike becomes well-supported. The Micro G midsole is also used in the Gemini 3 and other Under Armour running shoes.

A thermoplastic unit called the Supportive TPU Shank in the mid-sole supports the mid-foot section and stabilizes it, so that mild over-pronated foot motion is reduced.


The upper unit uses the Perforated Mesh. This breathable material uses ultrasonic seals to deliver a next-to-foot experience that’s not irritating to the skin.

The Ultrasonic Welded Seams with Bemis Tape hugs the foot and keeps it in place. The material is non-irritating, so the runner can experience a consistently soft yet robust coverage, even when wearing the shoe without socks.

The 4D Foam sock liner follows the contours of the runner’s foot. It prevents slippage, but it also fully supports the entire curvature of the underfoot, making the platform more agreeable and comfortable.

A Recessed OrthoLite Sock Liner is placed directly into the mid-sole. Its anti-microbial properties and its capability to wick off moisture bring a healthy underfoot platform.

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