Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot 2 has been modified from the upper to the outer sole. In the upper is the new Threadborne™ knit material that offers breathability. It is also flexible enough to adapt to the natural shape of the foot.
  • For this 2nd iteration, Under Armour gives up the Micro G® foam, but retains the Charged Cushioning®. Instead of the Micro G® foam, a lightweight EVA foam has been used.
  • The SpeedForm Slingshot 2 now has a translucent outsole with high-abrasion resistant rubber which continues to provide runners the much-needed traction, durability, and flexibility.

The Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot 2 feels true to size. The knit upper and burrito tongue provides enhanced fit without compromising comfort. It has a medium fit in the heel and forefoot area, and the toe box is spacious enough for the toes to move without any restrictions. Both the men’s and women’s version of the shoe are available in medium width.

The Slingshot 2 features a translucent outsole with high-abrasion rubber for durability. The outsole is designed to deliver a good amount of traction for a wide variety of paved surfaces. The outer sole is also made to give added flexibility.

In the midsole is the Charged Cushioning, which is known for its flexibility and responsiveness. Along with it is the EVA midsole foam which is very lightweight and soft as well. The combination of the two materials provides runners better performance on the road. Both the Charged Cushioning and the EVA foam offer long-lasting underfoot protection.

A TPU plate is also placed in the midsole for a quicker toe-off and smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Featured in the upper of the Under Armour SpeedForm Slingshot 2 is the Threadborne™ knit material which is specifically designed to provide better foot wrap without compromising breathability. The knit upper is stretchable and adapts to the shape of the foot for comfortable coverage. There are also enough perforations on the toe box and tongue for enhanced breathability.

The shoe has a sock-like "burrito tongue" which is designed to provide the foot a closer fit. It also comes with an adjustable wide-set lacing system the further secures the foot comfortably.

Lastly, the SpeedForm Slingshot 2 has an external heel counter, which offers better foot lock down all throughout the run.

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