Arch support
Water repellent
M: 241g | W: 195g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Forefoot height
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

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


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.

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.


We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This shoe features the UA Storm technology that helps repel water without adding weight.

  • The SpeedForm XC has seamless heel cup for anatomical, locked-in fit.

  • It has micro-perforated upper with ultrasonic seal for added breathability.

  • Many were impressed by the traction lugs extended to the midsole because it adds stability and enhanced grip for off-road runs.

  • The Under Armour SpeedForm XC has TPU heel counter for added shoe stability.

  • A reasonably-priced shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Poor, low-quality materials, according to some reviews.

  • Too narrow and tight for some runners.

  • According to some comments, the odor guard is not what they say it is.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SpeedForm XC is a lightweight off-road neutral running shoe that offers comfort and impressive stability. Though it is criticized by many because if its durability, this shoe continues to impress some runners especially those who are looking for a training shoe.

World wide, SpeedForm XC is in the bottom 5% most popular running shoes. The brand, Under Armour, is the 10th most popular.

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87 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    The XC sits only one millimeter higher than its road counterpart, thanks to a shallow tread in the shape of the company's logo. We found it a capable performer on all but the most rugged terrain.
  • 86
    Running TimesLevel 5 expert
    by Running Times
    Essentially, the XC is a slightly beefed-up road SpeedForm and, if used as such, performs nicely. And the shoes do attract attention, particularly with young runners, a group that could use these as a daily trainer on roads and paths.
  • 80
    Caela FentonLevel 1 expert
    by Canadian Running
    Under Armour certainly isn’t afraid to limit their trail shoes to a mundane design. These lighter weight trail shoes also make a style statement.
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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    On the bottom, we have a solid rubber outsole that will keep you nice and steady and very flexible.
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Updates to SpeedForm XC

The Under Armour SpeedForm XC features an enhanced upper that delivers superior breathability. It uses the micro-perforated material that is lightweight and flexible. It also comes with ultrasonic welded seams that are soft enough to deliver a comfortable fit.

This shoe also features an external TPU heel cup that gives added support and structural integrity. The molded 4D foam footbed is also designed to address slippage and deliver additional underfoot protection.

The outsole of the shoe features the unique 2-color outsole with trail tread lug pattern that delivers a durable grip and added stability on varied and uneven surfaces.

SpeedForm XC size and fit

The SpeedForm XC is available in standard running shoe length. A good number of runners will find a great fit on this shoe. It has a roomy too box and a snug and comfortable fit. Under Armour is offering this shoe in medium width.


The outer sole of the shoe is designed to deliver enough amount of grip on varied and uneven terrains. It features the unique 2-color outsole with aggressive trail tread pattern that offers durable ground grip for added stability. This shoe allows runners to tackle the toughest terrain without slipping.


The midsole unit of this shoe features the revolutionary Under Armour Micro G foam that effectively absorbs impact on landing and it releases same energy for a more powerful toe-off. The foam is designed to empower every step for a more responsive ride. It also comes with the 4D foam footbed that reduces slippage and delivers a personalized fit.


The upper of the Under Armour SpeedForm XC features the micro-perforated upper for a highly breathable upper coverage. It is lightweight and flexible enough to deliver an adaptive fit to the foot. The SpeedForm technology provides a great fit and comfortable support. The seamless heel cup and the padded collar provides a comfortable locked-in and anatomical fit.


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