UA Threadborne Fortis 3

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Under Armour continues their tradition of providing fashionable, high-quality athletic shoes with their Threadborne Fortis 3. This shoe features a unique embroider upper that provides a flexible, supportive fit that adapts to the foot. Runner after runner reported that this shoe is one of the most comfortable shoe’s they’ve ever run in. It is lightweight enough that runners can perform fast speed workouts and durable enough, with enough cushioning that this is also a good shoe for mid-distance running and racing. This is a stylish shoe and goes well with all athletic as well as a casual outfit, although it is offered in mostly muted colors like blacks and grays. This is the best selling shoe for the Under Armour brand and runners love the affordable price tag combined with the long-lasting durability that the Fortis 3 provides. Runners love this shoe for their mid to short distance runs as well as a companion for their cross training classes and activities.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Fashionable
  • Affordable
  • Support and cushioning
  • Flexible
Cons
  • Not good for stability needs
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of this shoe is uniquely designed to provide superior traction to the runner. The design of the underfoot provides multi-surface traction that helps this shoe adapt to virtually any terrain and conditions that the runner chooses to run on. Additionally, the flex grooves that are located in the outsole provide added flexibility to the runner. This outsole utilizes a durable rubber compound that creates a long-lasting ride for the runner.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

One of the key features of this shoe is the Charged Cushioning technology found throughout the midsole. The midsole foam is made of a compression molded charged cushioning midsole. This provides an adaptable fit for runners. Runners found that the charged cushioning midsole combined with the unique molded Charged cushioning sock liner provides extra arch support and creates a cushioning, plush ride for the runner. This material is lightweight enough to provide responsive support for fast workouts but also cushioned enough to carry runners through mid-distance runs and races like 10 ks or fast 5ks
Upper
Upper

Upper

The detail that sets the Threadborne Fortis 3 apart from other shoes is the unique construction of the upper. The upper is constructed using lightweight nylon yarns that provide a breathable, snug fit for runners. While most uppers of athletic shoes are made of mesh, this shoe features a unique embroidered design that provides structure and support. It stretches in all direction and gives the runners a very comfortable fit. The upper is also lined with an internal ankle bootie that provides an added layer of comfort and support for the runner.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

This is one of the most breathable shoes on the market today. This can be attributed to Under Armour’s unique upper design. Under Armour uses an embroidered technology for the Fortis 3. The material used is nylon yarns that create a breathable ride for runners. This material helps to regulate the temperature inside of the shoe and provides runners with a comfortable running experience even in warm conditions. The added ventilation keeps the runner protected against blisters and hot spots.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This is a lightweight running shoe that is still able to provide enough cushioning and protection to carry runners through their mid-distance runs. A men’s size nine of the Fortis 3 weighs in at a mere 9. 45 ounces. This can be attributed to the lightweight upper and the lightweight cushioning of the patented Charged Cushioning midsole material. Runners found that the lightweight nature of this shoe made it an ideal companion for fast workouts and speed work on the track or treadmill.

Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Runners found this shoe to be very comfortable. Many runners commented that they like this shoe for their everyday wear because of the added cushioning it provides and because of the adaptable, stretchy material of the upper. The lightweight nature of the upper moves and stretches with the foot and supports the natural movement of the foot whether an athlete is wearing this shoe for their cross training or running workouts. Additionally, the Charged Cushioning of the midsole adapts to the shape of the foot, providing a cushioning, plush running experience that molds to fit the unique shape of each foot.
Style
Style

Style

One of the highest rated sections of this shoe was in the style category. Recently, Under Armour has joined the ranks of Nike in their creation of athletic footwear that also looks ultra stylish and fashionable. Runners found that these shoes looked just as good with athletic clothes as they did as an accessory to go along with a casual, stylish outfit. For the most part, these shoes are offered in less vivid colors with a more toned down aesthetic.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

This shoe provides the runner with a high level of responsiveness which makes it a great choice for fast, fun speed work at the track. The outsole of the shoe features a durable rubber and flex grooves to help support the runner’s natural movement. The charged cushioning midsole does an excellent job of not only absorbing the harmful shock of each footfall, but of also returning that energy to the runner which allows the runner to work out for longer periods of time without fatiguing.
Support
Support

Support

Runners found that the unique material of the upper did a great job of wrapping the runner's foot in lightweight, breathable support. The nylon yarns stretch and move with the foot but also provide a snug fit. This shoe also has an internal ankle bootie inside of the traditional upper material. Additionally, the charged Cushioning sock liner does an excellent job of conforming to the unique shape of the foot, providing additional arch support for runners.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The most impressive protection element found on this shoe is the superior traction of the outsole. For a lightweight shoe, runners were very impressed with how well this shoe helps to keep runners feeling secure on their runs, even on slick surfaces. Additionally, the long lasting durability of this outsole protects the rest of the shoe from wear and tear.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Runners were pleasantly surprised at the amount of durability provided by these shoes. At first glance, runners commented that they weren’t expecting too much regarding durability from this shoe because of the lightweight designed. The upper, at first look, seemed like it might rip easily but runners found just the opposite. Not only does the nylon yarn of the embroidered upper protect from rips and tears, but it also held up well to extensive use and still looked new mile after mile. Additionally, the rubber outsole is very durable and helps this shoe last for a long time.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This shoe is suggested for all urban adventures, runners were specifically impressed with how well this shoe performed during track and treadmill workouts. The outsole creates excellent grip for the runner and the Charged Cushioning midsole foam is highly responsive. Both of these details translate to a shoe that is great for speed work that requires changes too pace and direction. Although this shoe has enough traction to perform on groomed trails, it's not suggested for aggressive trail runs or races like a Spartan or Tough Mudder race.

Price
Price

Price

This shoe can be purchased for a range of prices. This is due to the fact that Under Armour offers custom colors and details if runners require them. However, the traditional, basic style and model is highly affordable. Especially considering that runners are getting two shoes in one, an athletic shoe and a stylish casual shoe, runners reported that the price of this shoe makes it a great value.

Traction
Traction

Traction

One of the standout features of the Fortis 3 is its ability to grip onto practically any surface. The unique design of the underfoot creates superior grip for the runner. For that reason, runners loved his shoe for not only speed workouts, but for workouts that require side to side movement, like Crossfit and fitness classes.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

From the upper to the outsole of this shoe, runners were pleased with the high level of flexibility offered. The upper is constructed using an embroidered technique the allows for extra give and stretch. The outsole of the shoe features flex grooves along the underfoot that allows the shoe to provides support for the runner without feeling too stiff. Additionally, the Charged Cushioning of the midsole is designed to support the natural movement of the foot.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Although this shoe provides a variety of details to support the runner through their run, this shoe is not designed as a stability shoe. For runners who are suffering from overpronation issues, the Under Armour Threadborne Fortis 3 is not the ideal shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The 10 millimeter drop on these shoes is a traditional drop and runners who generally run with a traditional drop will have no problem adapting to this shoe. The drop of this shoe helps propel runners forward and provides good energy return, allowing the runner to go faster for longer. This is not a shoe that designed to provide a minimalist fit or feel.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Embroidered upper
- Internal ankle bootie
- Dual layered charged midsole
- Flex grooves along the outsole
- 10 millimeter
- Additional traction on the outsole
- Charged cushioned sock liner
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Under Armour’s Threadborne Fortis 3 is a fashionable shoe that is designed for the athlete that is looking for a quality running and cross-training shoe. The upper of this shoe features a unique embroidered design crafted with nylon yarns. This design provides maximum airflow to the foot to keep the runner comfortable even during their hot runs and races. The midsole of this shoe features Under Armour’s Charged Cushioning that conforms to the shape of the foot and creates a snug, cushioned, supportive ride. The outsole features flex grooves that increase the overall flexibility and provide the runner with added traction. This shoe is modestly priced, and since it combines style and function, runners are getting two shoes in one. The colors offered are more mellow, and runners who are looking for a wild, vivid look may want to look elsewhere as this shoe is designed to be subtly fashionable.