UA Speedform AMP

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Under Armour’s Speedform AMP is a one-stop shop for all of your running, training, and style needs. Runners loved this versatile shoe for its ability to transition between running, cross-training, and a day or night on the town. Under Armour uses their patented Speedform and Charged Cushioning technologies to provide runners with a comfortable, customizable fit and feel. From the upper to the outsole, runners who love to have the newest and more cutting-edge technologies appreciated the innovative details that are included in this shoe. Runners love the breathable lightweight upper that provides comfort and ventilation mile after mile and the secure, supportive fit of the midsole. In addition to the Speedform AMP’s focus on precision and fit, runners also responded positively to the overall look of this shoe. Under Armour has created a stylish shoe in the Speedform AMP. It comes in a wide variety of colors and styles and is designed to adhere to any aesthetic. While the price is lower than some other Under Armour shoes on the market, and runners found this shoe to be a deal due to its ability to be worn during a wide variety of activities.

Pros
  • Multiple color options
  • Versatile fit 
  • Great for running and cross training
  • Superior traction
Cons
  • Runs big
  • Not a good stability shoe
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Speedform AMP is designed to provide versatile traction for a wide variety of surfaces. It is constructed using a hardy rubber that is flexible. This outsole material does an excellent job of absorbing the shock of each foot fall. It protects the runner from the elements of the road and provides additional durability. There is a unique silicone taping that can be found along the forefoot of the shoe that adds durability and grip.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe received very high marks from athletes. Under Armour uses a dual layering system that provides the perfect amount of cushioning paired with a high level of support and responsiveness. The top layer of the midsole is made using Under Armour’s patented Charged Cushioning. Runners like this material for its added cushioning and comfort. The second layer of the midsole is a Micro G foam. This is a very responsive foam that molds to the shape of the foot and provides added arch support for runners. In addition to this, runners can expect to find a full length sock liner made from the Charged Cushioning technology. This gives an added layer of cushioning and keeps the runner’s foot comfortable during activity.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the shoe is designed to provide a supportive, breathable fit for the runner. The upper is designed using a lightweight, breathable mesh that provides air flow to easily reach the foot. This helps to regulate the temperature inside of the shoe. A wider lacing system keeps the fit flexible but the forefoot wrap design helps to keep the foot in place and reduces any unwanted side to side movement. The molded toe cap ensures that runners will be protected during their cross training activities or while they take on groomed trails. Runners reported that the midfoot wrap provides added protection and helps keep the shoe looking new even after extensive use.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The men’s size nine weighs in at 9.2 ounces. The weight of this shoe provides the runner enough cushioning to sustain mid distance runs or daily runs, but it is also light enough to make this a good choice for speed work. Likewise, runners found that the weight of this shoe makes it a good choice for cross training group fitness classes as well.
Breathabiltiy
Breathabiltiy

Breathabiltiy

The upper of this shoe is made from a unique mesh material that is covered with a midfoot wrap design. The breathable mesh is lightweight and provides optimal ventilation across the entirety of the shoe, and the forefoot wrap helps to keep the foot in place.Runners reported that they didn't have to worry about hot spots or blisters in these shoes. Overall, runners found that their feet stayed cool even during warm weather.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Due to the two different midsole foams that are used in this shoe, runners reported that fit of this shoe is extremely comfortable. The entire shoe is designed to adapt to the unique shape of the runners' foot to create a customized fit for each athlete. Additionally, the full length charged cushioning sock liner provides runners with an added layer of cushioning.
Style
Style

Style

Under Armour has been doing a great job of creating shoes that not only perform well but look good too. The Speedform AMP is a great example of this trend. Not only can it transition easily from running to cross training, it can also transition from the gym to a day or night out. It is offered in a wide variety of different colors and styles to suit all fashion tastes. Runners reported that this shoe looks sleek and stylish with casual outfits and provides a streamlined look.
Durability
Durability

Durability

There are a few different technologically designed elements to ensure that the Speedform AMP will provide runners with mile after mile of use. In the upper, the protective midfoot overlay acts as a protective element. It deflects debris and reduces the wear and tear that can cause a shoe to look old and ratty. The dual layering of the midsole helps the shoe keep its shape and provides runners with miles and miles of cushioning and support. Finally, the outsole of the shoe is designed with a high abrasion rubber.
Protection
Protection

Protection

This shoe features details that will not only protect the runner during their runs and workouts but will also protect the entire shoe from premature wear and tear. The upper of the shoe, although lightweight and breathable features a unique synthetic wrap around feature on the midfoot. This protects the exterior of the shoe from wear and tear. Since many runners purchase this shoe for its versatile look, athletes appreciated that the Speedform AMP could maintain its new look for an extended amount of time. The shoe also features reflective features along the upper to protect runners who are venturing out during the evening. The added traction in the outsole also protects runners who are working out on uneven or slippery surfaces.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Under Armour specifically designed this shoe to provide a high level of responsiveness to runners. The outsole is designed with a unique rubberized system to add not only traction but responsiveness. The dual layer midsole foam provides excellent responsiveness and energy return to the runner. Runners reported feeling very connected to the ground below them which makes this a great choice for cross training and group fitness classes.
Support
Support

Support

The Under Armour Speedform AMP is designed to help the runners’ foot stay safely in place through a variety of different activities. The upper of the shoe features a wrap-around design along the midfoot that reduces unwanted side to side movement. Additionally, Under Armour included a TPU heel counter to help lock the foot in place and reduce any painful rubbing in the heel area of the shoe. The Charged Cushioning sock liner is designed to rise to meet the foot and adapt to the unique shape of each runner’s foot. This provides extra arch support for the runner
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

What sets this shoe apart from other similarly designed shoes on the market is that the Speedform AMP can handle a variety of surfaces. This makes this shoe a great choice for athletes who regularly transition between running and other cross training activities like CrossFit or yoga classes. The unique design of the underfoot provides added traction and the dual midsole foam gives runners a very responsive ride so they can respond quickly and efficiently to changes in speed and direction.
Price
Price

Price

Depending on the style that runners select, this shoe can be slightly above or below the average price range of similar shoes on the market today. Runners agreed that this shoe is more than worth the price tag because of its versatility and high level of durability. Since this shoe can easily transition between a wide variety of different athletic activities, runners appreciated that they didn’t need to purchase separate shoes for running and cross training classes and activities. Likewise, these shoes are very stylish and can serve as a fashionable accessories to athlete’s day to day wardrobe.
Traction
Traction

Traction

A unique feature of this shoe is the high level of traction provided by the underfoot design. This design doesn’t feature a lug system, but it does have a variety of differently shaped grippers that make it an excellent shoe for all of your running and workout needs. The high level of responsiveness and the shoe’s ability to hold on to the ground below make it a great choice for speed workouts on the track as well as a reliable treadmill companion. Runners also liked this shoe for activities that require a lot of side to side movements like Zumba or CrossFit.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The dual midsole foams provide a flexible, responsive fit for runners. Although both the Micro G Foam and the Charged Cushioning provide a cushioning, comfortable ride, they are thin enough to deliver a flexible fit to the runner still. Additionally, the upper is made from a flexible mesh that adapts to the shape of the foot and supports a natural running gait.

Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe is advertised as a neutral running shoe which means it doesn’t come with the supports needed to assist a runner who is looking for help with over or under pronation. While the Speedform AMP does provide some extra arch support and assist in keeping the foot from unwanted side to side motion, it is not designed for the runner who needs help changing or improving their gait cycle.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Under Armour Speedform AMP has an 8 Millimeter drop. This is slightly lower than a tradition heel drop of 10 millimeters. For a runner who is used to training on shoes with a traditional heel drop, the 8 millimeters will take some getting used to. However, runners who are looking to transition to a minimalist or natural running shoe commented that this was a good shoe to assist them in that transition. It is not suggested to move directly to a very low heel drop.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-AMP technology for personalize fit
- Dual Midsole Foam
-Full Length Sock Liner made from Charged Cushioning
-Breathable mesh upper
-TPU heel counter for added support
-Silicone taping along forefoot for added durability
-Micro G Foam midsole foam
-Charged Cushioning midsole foam
-8 millimeter drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Athletes love Under Armour’s Speedform AMP for its versatile fit and ability to effectively and safety take athletes through all of their workouts. This shoe features a lightweight, breathable upper and a stylish aesthetic that runners love. It is offered in a wide variety of colors and styles and depending on the styling option that runners select, they can purchase this shoe for well below the average road running shoe on today’s market. The smart dual layered midsole provides added cushioning and responsiveness for runners. Athletes love with this shoe they don’t need to purchase different shoes for cross training and running. The outsole provides added grip and traction, making this a great choice for speed work on the track or a group training fitness class.