Size and fit

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.

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.

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.

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 the  Under Armour 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.

Additional Info

  • Hip-hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia Migos and American soccer 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.


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