Verdict from 8 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • The underfoot cushioning system of the Under Armour Threadborne Reveal worked exceptionally well, according to most of those who have tested it.
  • Many consumers noted that the available sizes adhered to their expectations.
  • A lot of people liked the looks of this running shoe.
  • The upper offered a snug and secure fit, several runners commented.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A tester complained that the back portion of the upper caused rubbing and bleeding.
  • The lace-loops on the midfoot panels have broken off after only a few uses, according to a purchaser.
  • Several consumers noted that the fit across the midfoot and heel areas was too tight.
  • Some runners had a difficult time putting on this shoe, stating that it was difficult to slide the foot in the foot-chamber.
  • The fabric of the upper unit wasn’t very stretchy, a tester noted; he felt that it restricted natural movement.

Bottom line

The response for the Under Armour Threadborne Reveal was mixed. People were happy with this neutral shoe’s design and its comfortable underfoot experience. Conversely, many were partial to its apparently restrictive upper, its questionable durability and its inconsistent fit. It’s a divisive companion for the roads, one that straddles between efficacy and tedium.

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Good to know

  • The Under Armour Threadborne Reveal is a road running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It makes use of a stretchable fabric to form the majority of the upper unit. A traditional tongue construction is not present here as it features a fused, one-piece collar and instep design.
  • A compression molded foam is utilized to offer a responsive underfoot experience for the wearer. It is uniquely encased in a TPU cage, which acts as a cradle that preserves the integrity and form of the sole unit.

The Under Armour Threadborne Reveal is only available in men’s sizes. It was designed to have a standard running shoe length. For the width, the accessible option is D – Medium. It has a semi-curved shape, which means that it accommodates the natural curvature of the human foot.

The external pad of the Under Armour Threadborne Reveal features translucent rubber. It covers the entire length of the shoe, completely shielding the foam unit from wear and tear. The high-wear areas are reinforced with an extra layer of rubber.

A pattern of crosses and squares permeates the surface of the outsole. Its purpose of this design is to heighten surface traction.

The Charged Cushioning® midsole is the primary cushioning unit of the Under Armour Threadborne Reveal. It’s designed to offer a responsive yet flexible underfoot experience for the wearer. It also provides shock-absorption, muffling the impact forces and giving energy to the foot.

A thermoplastic polyurethane cage engulfs the primary midsole unit. It cradles the foam and supports it, making sure that it doesn’t lose structure or foam, even after many running sessions.

Additional underfoot cushioning is brought by an open-cell polyurethane sock liner. It adds a bit more to the in-shoe experience without sacrificing flexibility or responsiveness.

Threadborne™ is designed to be soft and stretchable. It acts like regular cloth, conforming itself to the shape of the foot and going along with its movements. Its open construction accommodates air into the foot-chamber.

A sock-like collar-and-tongue design is used in the Under Armour Threadborne Reveal. It doesn’t use a separate tongue unit; instead, the instep and the collar are fused into one unit, thereby offering a seamless in-shoe coverage.

Panels made of suede are stitched onto the midfoot section. They fortify the structural integrity of the façade, giving it more form. They are connected to the lacing system via a series of lace-loops.

How Threadborne Reveal compares

This shoe: 63
All shoes average: 82
57 93
This shoe: $120
All shoes average: $120
$40 $300
This shoe: 11oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 15.4oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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