Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $50
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Summary

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.