Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of consumers appreciate the overall look of the Under Armour Street Encounter III. They love how stylish it looks and how it goes well with everything.
  • Several reviewers highly recommend this shoe from Under Armour because of its comfort and lightness.
  • Many reviewers like the slip-on feature of this shoe because it makes it easy to put on and off.
  • There are comments that for a slip-on shoe, this particular Under Armour model fits very well.
  • Many users are pleased to have purchased this shoe.
  • The Under Armour Street Encounter III is available at an affordable price.
  • Some users say that they get compliments with this shoe on.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The toebox of this Under Armour lifestyle shoe is extremely narrow, which has caused discomfort for several consumers who have tried on this shoe.
  • Some reviewers are disappointed with the below-average overall quality of this shoe. 
  • Since the Street Encounter III shoe is available only in full size, some consumers expressed dismay that half sizes are not being offered.
  • A few reviewers are not happy with this shoe’s lack of support.

Bottom line

Designed for men, the Under Armour Street Encounter III is a casual sneaker ideal for all-day, everyday casual wear. It boasts a canvas upper, a stretch bungee lace closure, and EVA sockliners and outsole for lightweight support. 

For most buyers, it is their hassle-free, go-to pair due to its slip-on feature, casual style, and overall lightness and comfort. Although not available in half sizes, many still find that it generally fits great despite being a bit tight in the toe box area.

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Good to know

The third installment in the Under Armour Street Encounter collection is a lifestyle sneaker model suited for casual use. It displays a stretch canvas upper that hugs the foot for a comfortable and custom fit, and a stretch bungee lace system for easy-on and easy-off. The low-top collar, on the other hand, allows flexible foot movement. 

The Under Armour Street Encounter III is a lifestyle, low-cut sneaker that exudes an overall casual vibe. It works great with shorts, pants, jeans, or even dress slacks. Also adding to its overall appeal is its availability in several colorway options and its slip-on feature. Extremely soft and light, it is an ideal go-to shoe for everyday casual wear.

This third edition of the Under Armour Street Encounter features a canvas material with stitching details on the upper and a stretchable bungee lacing system that provides a slip in and off ability. The half of the midsole bears a single horizontal stripe accent. It has a full-length die-cut EVA sockliner and a full-length EVA outsole.

Under Armour is an American company mainly known for its performance footwear, especially with its athlete-endorsers like Steph Curry, Cam Newton, and Jordan Spieth. In its 20th year, the company launched its first ever batch of lifestyle performance shoe models – the UA Threadborne Reveal, the UA Threadborne Shift, the UA Charged 24/7 NU, and the UA Moda Run Low. Through this new footwear category, Under Armour aimed to uplift the combination between style and the brand’s performance technologies.

The launching of this category subsequently resulted in many other models in various styles of Under Armour lifestyle shoes and one of which is the Under Armour Street Encounter III.  The Under Armour Street Encounter III is one of the latest models in the Street Encounter series and one of the best seller lifestyle shoes from Under Armour. Similar to its predecessor, the UA Street Encounter II, it is a slip-on sneaker with a bungee type of lacing system and a stretchable canvas material on the upper that provides a custom and comfortable fit to the feet.

  • The Under Armour Street Encounter III is also available in a leather upper variation.
  • The Under Armour Street Encounter also has a version in a mid-cut silhouette, known as the Under Armour Street Encounter Mid.
  • The canvas upper provides a comfortable and snug fit.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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