Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $95
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most users love the look and style of the Under Armour Threadborne Shift.
  • It has a rubber outsole that provides durability and traction.
  • Its synthetic suede saddle improves the style of the shoe.
  • The breathable upper has a compression-like fit which brings a light and directional toughness.
  • The shoe is reasonably priced.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Under Armour Threadborne Shift needs improvement in the comfort department as observed by some wearers.
  • Some users were disappointed with the lack of support by the shoe.
  • A handful of Threadborne Shift owners noticed that the shoe rubs their heel. More than a couple of them complained that they were hurt because of the problem.
  • A reviewer saw that the gray colorway has quality issues, including glue stains and material inconsistencies.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is a stylish lifestyle shoe. While its DNA has some unique elements, it could use some improvement in comfort and functionality. Wearers may have to use protection (such as band aids) on the heel area to avoid being grazed. Although the shoe lacks features, it makes up for its price.

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Under Armour Threadborne Shift History

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is an original silhouette created by the American apparel company in its continuous efforts to expand their lifestyle line. The shoe was released on April 27, 2017, and retailed for 95 USD.

The model has stability bands that provide lockdown support to the heel and forefoot. It’s an easy on and off shoe that combines a synthetic suede and breathable mesh. The shoe has a slip-on design with its sock-like ankle collar.  The side panels are perforated giving the shoe an elegant aesthetic.

Four tonal colorways of the Threadborne Shift are available: black, white, gray and olive.

Under Armour Threadborne Shift Style

The synthetic suede and breathable mesh of the Under Armour Threadborne Shift gives the shoe an easy-to-wear effect and versatility. It has a modern look and custom fit with its elastic bands. It is ideal with jeans, sporty outfits, loose pants, hoodies and more.

Fit & Sizing

The Under Armour Threadborne Shift is a men’s lifestyle shoe. It is offered from sizes 7 to 15. The shoe runs big so Under Armour recommends getting a half size down. It features elastic bands that lock the heel and the forefoot. They also stretch to the shape of the wearer’s foot for a personalized fit. The fully-knit upper feels soft and hugs the foot like a sock.

Notable Features

The huge midfoot strap that reaches part of the forefoot is a rather very obvious stand out part of the Threadborne Shift. Together with the midfoot cage, they provide solid hold for a shoe that is basically a sock. Besides its functionality, it also gives this sneaker a refreshing look that is both vibrant and unique.

Additional Info

  • Hip-hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia Migos and American football wide receiver Julio Jones endorsed the Under Armour Threadborne Shift. Quavo, a Migos member, particularly liked the elastic band feature—he said it felt like slippers. The shoes can also be seen in Migos’ 11 Birds music video.
  • The American rapper GoldLink was one of the first celebrities to debut the shoe.
  • The shoe was featured merchandise in the HYPEBEAST Hotel party, a two-day event in partnership with Under Armour Palm Springs, California.