Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The majority of those who have tried the shoe noted that it was highly comfortable.
  • Many users lauded the overall look of the footwear.
  • A lot of purchasers liked how the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride TRI was very light in weight.
  • Several users admired the glove-like fit of the upper which made the shoe wearable without any socks.
  • A few individuals liked how the footwear was available in different color schemes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many runners mentioned that the SpeedForm Slingride TRI did not have sufficient support for running, making it more agreeable as a casual shoe.
  • A customer said that the quality of the footwear’s components was poor; some sections wore off easily.

Bottom line

Owing to its excellent comfortability, enhanced breathability, remarkable responsiveness and the very stylish looks, the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingride TRI has the attention of many individuals in the neutral running community. However, the shoe could certainly use improvements in its support system for future designs to make it more suitable for running on roads.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
It has never been more popular than this June

Expert Reviews

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  • The Under Armour Speedform Slingride TRI boasts several interesting features in its design. For instance, the footwear has a full-length rubber outsole that’s capable of providing excellent grip and enhanced durability.
  • In its midsole, the Dual-layer Charged Cushioning® system, as well as the fixed foam insole, delivers utmost comfort and flexibility for a better, more efficient ride.
  • The precise feel, fit and comfort of the Under Armour Speedform® technology in the upper accommodates smooth transitions through the gait cycle.

The special version of the SpeedForm Slingride has the medium sized forefoot, mid, and heel section. It is more suitable for runners with medium-sized feet. It has a standard running length. The semi-curved shape enables the shoe to adapt itself effectively to the shape of the runner’s foot.

The full-length rubber outsole delivers the needed amount of traction. It also has a durable nature. These factors enable the runner to gain control over the surfaces with ease and sureness.

The Dual-layer Charged Cushioning® in the midsole provides an enhanced level of comfort. The two layers of different densities work together to maintain an unparalleled level of cushioning and flexibility.

The fixed foam insole is added for a customized feel of comfort and better durability of the midsole for the user.

The Under Armour Speedform® technology in the upper feels exceptionally soft and seamless against the skin. It provides an unparalleled level of comfortability and also durability.

The strong Dyneema® fibers further reinforce the structure of the footwear and also enhance its flexibility. The material adapts itself to the changing movements of the foot while running, thereby maintaining a snug fit for the user throughout the motion.

The shoe boasts the asymmetrical compression zone, which functions like a slingshot. It boosts the forward motion of the runner and ensures a faster, more efficient heel-to-toe transition.

The Lace-up closure locks down the foot in position and also gives a feel of customized fit to the user.

A Molded External Heel counter further helps in securing the heel in its respective position while running and also ensures additional protection for the foot.

The shoe features a thin tongue and the only very slightly padded collar. This construction maintains minimal yet optimal levels of cushioning, keeping the foot in position and preventing uncomfortable sliding inside the shoe.

The breathable textile lining across the upper heightens comfortability by allowing the runner to feel a soft and smooth in-shoe environment that’s also well-ventilated.

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.

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