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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 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The overall look of the Under Armour Street Encounter III is appreciated by a handful of consumers. They loved how stylish it looks and how it goes well with everything.
  • Several reviewers highly recommend this shoe not only for being stylish, but also for its comfort and lightness in weight.
  • What many reviewers liked most about this shoe is its slip-on feature that makes it easy to put on and off.
  • There were comments noting that for a slip on shoe, this particular Under Armour model fits very well.
  • Many users were pleased to have purchased this shoe.
  • The Under Armour Street Encounter III can be availed at an affordable price.
  • Some users said that they get complimented with this shoe on.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The toe box of this Under Armour lifestyle shoe is extremely narrow, which has caused discomfort for several consumers who have tried on this shoe.
  • Some reviewers were disappointed with the below average overall quality of this shoe. There were reports that the soles wear out heavily after only a month of use and the logo on the insole peels off easily.
  • 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 were 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. 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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Under Armour Street Encounter III History

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.

Under Armour Street Encounter III Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

Generally true to size, the Under Armour Street Encounter III is available in men’s sizes from 7 to 16 but only in full size and in D – Medium width. While the lacing system is a stretchable bungee type, the canvas material on the upper still provides a custom fit. 

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.