Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the owners marveled at how comfortable the Under Armour Ultimate Speed was from the moment they put it on until they took it off.
  • The product was considered versatile as many used it for various activities such as running, walking, and cross-training.
  • Numerous users liked the overall design of the shoe.
  • The footgear was true to size and fit like a sock, as stated by multiple reviewers.
  • Plenty of consumers were very satisfied with the arch and ankle support offered by this training shoe.
  • A lot of training aficionados raved about the stability of the sole unit during high-intensity workouts.
  • The lightweight nature of the footwear impressed more than a few purchasers.
  • A couple of individuals commended the traction of the outsole.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several people noted that the midfoot felt too tight and needed breaking to fit comfortably.
  • The rounded toe box was too spacious for a handful of testers.
  • The laces were too long, said some critics.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Ultimate Speed was said to be very comfortable from the moment you put it on your foot. Its construction also offered ample support at the arch and ankle areas. Though the sock-like fit pleased many users, there were also complaints about a break-in period. But in the end, the product’s versatility and stability during dynamic workouts were reason enough for purchasers to recommend it to their peers.

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Good to know

This UA workout trainer was launched as part of the brand's Will Finds a Way collection. The ensemble aims to help consumers find the right gear to keep them pushing forward. The product is designed with flexibility and steadiness in mind, so users could easily transition from the treadmill to the weight room without having to change shoes.

The bottom of the Under Armour Ultimate Speed is lined with non-slip rubber. This compound is hard-wearing and provides traction on most indoor and outdoor surfaces.

The outsole has grooves that promote flexibility. It also has a custom tread pattern that enhances the grip of the rubber.

The Under Armour Ultimate Speed employs a dual-density EVA foam. The soft cushion is placed in the forefoot to facilitate flexion and shock attenuation. The firm portion is located at the heel and provides a stable base especially during weight training. The dense part also offers medial arch support.

The trainer uses a die-cut, full-length EVA foam insole. This layer not only provides additional comfort but it also eliminates slippage inside the shoe.

The upper of the Under Armour Ultimate Speed is made of two types of mesh. The first one, which is used in the forefoot and the midfoot sections, features a tight construction with perforations. The other type of mesh has an open-cell construction and is found in the quarter area. The two kinds of mesh allow air to circulate and heat to dissipate, keeping the inside at a comfortable temperature.

A dynamic shroud is found on the midfoot section and the toe box. These synthetic overlays protect the mesh from abrasion. They also enhance support for side-to-side and explosive movements.

The footgear utilizes webbed eyelets that stretch down to the bottom of the upper. When the laces are cinched, the eyelets are pulled in, creating a wrapping effect for a more secure and customized fit. The tongue protects the instep from the pressure generated by the laces.

At the back, the molded collar keeps the ankle supported and prevents chafing. It also holds the rearfoot down to avoid accidental shoe removal.

  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed is featured as part of the brand's "Will Finds A Way" campaign, launched in cooperation with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The project brings together eight outstanding athletes who share their inspiring stories of how they made it. The Ultimate Speed trainer can be seen on the feet of the superhero stuntwoman Jessie Graff as she performs nearly inhuman tricks.
  • The shoe also came out in a "Team" version which includes two colorways. One uses a combination of black and metallic gold while the other has a mix of midnight navy and white. 
  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed NM is featured in two versions: one has a blending of pure black and white and the other employs a more monochromatic black and charcoal coloration.
  • The Under Armour Ultimate Speed TRD edition comes in black and ghost gray hues.
  • Another popular workout shoe which saw the world due to Dwayne's cooperation with the brand is the Under Armour Project Rock 1. Unlike the Ultimate Speed, it sports a mid-top silhouette and a more lightweight Micro G cushioning unit. 


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Bottom 16% Under Armour training shoes
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Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.