Verdict from 7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers commended the shoe for being comfortable. Most mentioned that they were on their feet for a long period of time without experiencing any pain.
  • Some runners were glad that the weight was light.
  • One user observed that he could easily slip his custom orthotics inside with ease.
  • Most testers mentioned that the shoe performed well during short runs and light workouts.
  • Many noticed that it was usable right out the box. There was no need to break it in.
  • A good number of users were happy about the Under Armour Threadborne Slingwrap’s multi-functionality.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One female tester hoped that there were more color options for women.
  • Another user noticed that the shoe easily received scuffs and marks.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Threadborne Slingwrap is a neutral running shoe that had impressive versatility. A majority of reviewers were able to use the shoe in activities other than running – going to the gym, walking in the park, and for working. Runners, on the other hand, felt that they performed best on short runs or tempo workouts. Nevertheless, the shoe still proved to be a good option for those searching for multi-function footwear.

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User reviews:

  • The upper is made of a knit material called Threadborne. It wraps the foot snuggly, delivering a comfortable amount of compression and support. It makes runners feel like the upper fuses with the foot as it promotes natural movement.
  • The shoe has a midfoot strap that delivers a decent amount of stability and security to the part of the foot where it is on. The strap has been integrated with the lacing system, so tightening the laces will also secure the fit and minimal stabilization on the midfoot.
  • On the midsole is the Charged Cushioning material. Appropriately named, it aims to bring responsiveness to every stride while bringing optimal cushioning and protection underfoot. The result is a ride that feels secure and energetic.
  • Reflective detailing was added under the heel and to the strap to keep runners visible and safe during night runs or during low light conditions.

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

The outsole is made of a flexible rubber that was strategically segmented into pods. Doing this permits better movement and flexibility without compromising the protection delivered by the outsole. The pods adapt to different surfaces as well, slightly improving the balance of the runner. The contact area of each pod is wide, decorated with zigzag and linear tooling for better grip and traction.

The unique circular design of the outsole’s heel ensures that the force garnered upon heel-strike is distributed evenly, lessening the chances of injury. This component is called a deconstructed heel.

The lightweight Charged Cushioning is the primary material on the midsole of the Under Armour Threadborne Slingwrap. It is a compression molded foam that provides a soft underfoot feel, as well as sufficient impact protection. It also gives the runners a ride with enhanced responsiveness. This running shoe is as responsive and comfortable as the Launch 6 tunning shoe from Brooks.

Wrapping the foot is the Threadborne knit material that’s made of micro-sized, lightweight threads. The textile compresses the foot comfortably, bringing a fit that feels secure and supportive. Despite its snugness, it still allows the foot to bend and flex naturally when the runner is in motion.

The tongue is made of breathable mesh which allows air to pass through, imparting enough ventilation to allow the foot to breathe. The tongue was also constructed with support wings that further enhances the fit of the shoe.

The Innovative UA Speedform component can be found on the heel. This feature is a molded heel cup which makes way for a precision fit. Since it makes runners feel more secure, it encourages acceleration during runs.

Inside is a footbed that serves as an extra layer of cushioning. It improves the comfort felt directly below the foot. It is removable so runners can easily replace this insole with a custom orthotic, further improving the fit and support from the inside.

Size and fit

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Forefoot fit
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Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy

How Threadborne Slingwrap compares

This shoe: 86
All shoes average: 86
53 98
This shoe: $100
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 8.8oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
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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