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Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
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Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 12.7ozWomen: 10.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Updates to Under Armour Verge Low GTX
- Under Armour’s aim to improve its performance on the trail continues by partnering with tire manufacturing giant, Michelin. In the Verge Low GTX, the biggest feature in this shoe is the outsole rubber compound and a design that is taken from Michelin’s lab. The rubber and the configuration of the lugs deliver enhanced grip in the most rugged and difficult trails.
- This waterproof shoe also utilizes the ever dependable Gore-Tex membrane for breathable, waterproofing coverage. Even while standing on water, the foot remains dry as long as the water is not above ankle height. The breathability is very decent as there are billions of holes in the thin waterproofing fabric.
- Besides having a shield against rain and water, the shoe also provides another feature for more protection in the rugged outdoors. The shoe uses a thin rock plate that keeps the feet from getting bruised without sacrificing flexibility.
Under Armour Verge Low GTX size and fit
The Under Armour Verge Low GTX has a standard fit. A noticeable hold is felt in the heel while the midfoot is quite snug. The forefoot has enough space that will not cramp the toes, even when the miles are mounting. Most runners with average foot widths should be very comfortable with this type of fit. The shoe runs true to size.
Michelin’s Wild Gripper Rubber, which designed after the rubber compound and tread of a tire, offers excellent grip on wet surfaces and is also highly-durable. The 4mm lugs deliver exceptional bite on uneven and slippery surfaces. The Verge Low GTX gets its outsole flexibility from the two deep flex grooves just before and after the metatarsals. A third flex groove is found near the heel.
The midsole is crammed with a couple of technologies to give the right balance of cushioning, responsiveness, and stability. A large portion of the midsole features a relatively thick and dual-layered EVA.
The heel and forefoot sections of the Verge Low GTX uses Under Armour’s proprietary Charged Cushioning for more shock-absorbing capabilities and responsiveness.
A TPU shank is located in the midsole as well for better torsional rigidity, stability, and a smoother heel to toe movements.
Another brand-exclusive technology is the Anafoam, which molded and lightweight support. Under Armour also uses an ESS rock plate between the midsole and the outsole for more underfoot protection against sharp objects.
A tightly-woven mesh with a diamond-like pattern covers a large portion of the upper for breathability and enhanced support. Beneath this mesh is a thin layer of waterproofing fabric called the Gore-Tex membrane. It keeps off water, but allows the shoe to breathe very well.
There are welded overlays in the midfoot that slightly become larger as they wrap the heel. The midsole’s Anafoam combine with these overlays to form a unique heel structure that locks down the heel from extraneous movements.
A muscled TPU toe cap protects the foot from bruises. The tongue is gusseted in this shoe, which is ideal for keeping debris and dirt out and in precluding any tongue slide.