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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    21oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    As cheap as it is, it's a really good shoe.

  • 80 / 100 | LiveforBball

    Best for most quick, mobile guards.

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Profile of the Under Armour Torch Fade

The Under Armour Torch Fade is another budget model released in 2016 at $100. This mid-top features a half-bootie construction. The upper is a combination of mesh and synthetic leather, promising longevity to the shoe. The midsole features UA’s Charged cushioning system that takes the multidirectional movements of small and quick players to the next level. The outsole has a thick rubber with herringbone traction that does not fail to deliver an awesome performance on court.

Performance

Cushion. The Under Armour Torch Fade is equipped with a Charged foam cushioning system. It provides a good balance of bounce, responsiveness, stability, and impact protection.

Traction. The Under Armour Torch Fade has a herringbone pattern on the outsole. The pattern has deep grooves to deliver an exceptional grip on the court. The solid rubber outsole is designed to hold out against any kind of courts.

Fit

Length and Width. Under Armour designs shoe models in the average width and length. Many shoe owners and reviewers claim that the Under Armour Torch Fade goes true to size. Wearers with wider feet can go up half a size, or try the shoe first before purchasing.

Lockdown. The classic design of the Under Armour Torch Fade uses a traditional lacing system with simple eyelets and lace loops for speed-lacing.

Material

The front and back of the Under Armour Torch Fade is made of mesh that promises ventilation to the foot. The synthetic leather in the midfoot adds spice to the design and delivers durability to the upper of the shoe. For comfort and support around the ankle, the inner of the shoe is lined with thick padding.

Style

The Under Armour Torch Fade has a mid-top construction and comes in numerous colorways. The UNDER ARMOUR callout is located on the medial side. The company logo is displayed on the tongue, lateral side, and heel counter. To showcase the technology used in the midsole, the CHARGED callout is strategically placed on the lateral side.

Special Colorways of the Under Armour Torch Fade

The Under Armour Torch Fade is available in the following colorways:

  • Aluminum/ Solder/ White
  • Artillery Green/ Radiate/ Atlas Green
  • Black
  • Black / Graphite
  • Black / Green
  • Black / Graphite/ Aluminum
  • Black/ Team Royal/ White
  • Gray Wolf/ Aluminum White

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