Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • There are diverse color options to choose from.
  • The Under Armour Street Encounter IV is very comfortable, most testers have praised.
  • Many wearers admire the sneaker’s style, which they describe as trendy and clean-cut.
  • Some users comment that these are good lightweight shoes from the Under Armour sneaker series.
  • Several purchasers like the convenience of the UA Street Encounter IV’s slip-on design.
  • A couple of buyers like the kicks so much that they want to buy another pair in a different color.
  • The Street Encounter IV from Under Armour is a budget-friendly footwear option.
  • A couple of testers have received a lot of compliments when they wear the shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe doesn't have much arch support, some testers have discovered.
  • The Street Encounter IV’s insole keeps on moving around, at least one user has complained.
  • A couple of wearers note that the Under Armour Street Encounter IV fits a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The fourth iteration in the Under Armour Street Encounter collection is the perfect sneaker and sandal hybrid. It has a flexible and supportive canvas upper. At the same time, its stretchy lacing facilitates easy slipping on and off for the ultimate convenience, just like a sandal.

Lightweight and comfortable, the low-top shoe has a minimal and clean-cut look. With its budget-friendly price, the sneaker is ideal for those looking for a low-profile casual and relaxed footwear.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Under Armour Street Encounter
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, EVA, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Summer
Price: $60
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red, White, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
Top 8% most popular sneakers
It has never been more popular than this March

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Fit & Sizing

Men’s sizes are available for the Street Encounter IV from Under Armour. Its stretch canvas upper provides a comfortable and sturdy fit, while the elastic bungee lace system offers easy entry of the foot for wearing on and off. Its easygoing casual style is completed with the low-top collar, which lets the ankle move around freely.

Due to its laidback slip-on design, the low-top Under Armour Street Encounter IV can be paired with almost anything. It has a sports-inspired look that goes well with track pants, basketball shorts, and hoodies. For a more casual vibe, the kicks could also be worn with chino shorts, sweatshirts, and polo shirts.

With a clean white sole design and minimally styled upper, the low-top Street Encounter IV looks laidback, elegant, and preppy all at the same time. Under Armour branding is found on the embroidered logo on the side and the tongue, which adds to the high-class appeal of the sneaker.
It has a three-eyelet elastic bar lacing system that keeps things in place yet flexible. The pull tab on the heel along with the padded collar complete the shoe’s elegant flair without sacrificing comfort.

Under Armour pioneered the moisture-wicking sports shirts that are still used today. The company was launched in 1996 and has since established many offices across the globe following great successes. They also ventured beyond the sports apparel they were known for, adding shoes, sports gear, and many other accessories into their line.

In recent years, the brand has proven its creativity and innovativeness with its footwear line. Stars such as Stephen Curry have collaborated with the brand to create shoes for high performance. On the casual side, Under Armour is not trailing far behind, either, with such sought-after offers as the Street Encounter IV canvas sneaker.

Coming on the heels of the Street Encounter I, II, and III, the low-top Under Armour Street Encounter IV exhibits the same sleek details that made the line popular. It also features the same flexible bungee lacing system that allows the foot to slip in and out quickly. The updated upper has a smoother look, and the all-white sole has a slicker design.

  • There’s an EVA sockliner in the shoe that’s designed to mold to the foot.
  • Its EVA outsole was also redesigned to improve movement and traction as well as provide lightweight cushioning.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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