Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    Daily running

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

    Competition

    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.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 8.2oz
    Women: 6.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Mar 2018
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  • The upper is made up of Under Armour’s Threadborne knit material. It is lightweight yet supportive enough to deliver a compression-like fit that makes runners feel more secure while moving. The textile is also breathable, preventing the formation of hot spots and making the foot dry from the inside.
  • The main technology on the midsole is called Micro G. It is a type of foam material that’s 30% thinner than other standard foams. It greatly helps in decreasing the shoe’s weight as it brings a low-to-the-ground ride and responsiveness.
  • The outsole  has both the Carbon Rubber and Blown Rubber placed on certain areas to protect the bottom of the shoe from early signs of wear, as well as provide enough traction. To make these two rubbers more agreeable, Anatomical Flex Grooves were introduced to allow easy bending and flexing.

The Under Armour Threadborne Blur is comes in standard running shoe lengths. Runners will be able to purchase it using their usual length preferences. For the width, it also comes in the standard D – medium and B – medium for men and women respectively.

On the heel area of the outsole is Carbon rubber. The heel is a high-wear zone that needs the most protection which is why this abrasion-resistant and durable material was introduced. Aside from that, the rubber also supplies a good amount of traction on common surfaces, helping the runner propel forward without slipping.

On the forefoot is Blown Rubber. It is a compound which was mixed with air during its manufacturing process, making a rubber that’s lighter and cushier than standard foams. Strategically placed, this material allows the outsole better flexibility and responsiveness.

The tread pattern of the Under Armour Threadborne Blur is composed of wavy, Anatomical Flex Grooves that allow the foot to move freely and naturally.

The midsole of the Under Armour Threadborne Blur has the Micro G foam which is lighter than standard foams in the industry. It helps make the shoe lightweight without sacrificing protection and responsiveness. The cushioning isn’t plush, but the foam offers a feel that’s closer to the ground, allowing runners to have a better feel of the path they are running on. The Micro G foam is also used in other running shoes from Under Armour.

The heel part of the midsole has been deconstructed, sporting a not-so-usual look with its donut-like design. It adds to the aesthetic value of the shoe while aiding in impact dispersion, re-directing the force received by the heel to the rest of the foot. 

The upper is made of a material called Threaborne. It is knitted pieces of thread that provide comfortable compression and support that’s multi-directional. It also eliminates the formation of hot spots during runs as it easily allows air to pass through its gaps, making the shoe well ventilated.

The tongue also aids in making the upper breathable as it is made of mesh material. Other than ventilation, this part of the upper is connected to the footbed by stretchable support wings which helps maintain the snugness throughout the foot.

At the back part, the innovative Speedform construction locks the heel in place. Because it cups the heel, it prevents this part of the foot from moving side to side while the runner is in motion. The stability delivers only minimal, but it does ensure that the fit is snug and precise.

As an extra layer of cushioning, an embedded sock liner was added. Since this platform comes into contact with the foot directly, it aids in delivering sufficient underfoot comfort while acting as a sheet of impact protection.

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