Under Armour Flow Twist

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Under Armour Flow TwistReview Facts

Many running shoes excel at performing a single task, but for those who engage in a variety of exercises (running, basketball, tennis, and workouts) and want to get the most out of their pair of trainers, a lot of running shoes simply aren’t versatile enough to be worn for a number of physical activities. But, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a trainer that accomplishes the task at hand and then some. With a lightweight construction, the Flow Twist is both soft and flexible and features the company’s incredible Micro G midsole, a full-length foam that offers excellent cushioning and the added bonus of eliminating odor. This midsole also aids in protecting the foot during landing and aiding in lift-off. With a 4D Foam insole that provides all-around comfort and its upper constructed of nylon ballistic woven mesh that provides flexibility and breathability, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a dynamic and comfortable trainer for running, exercise, or just as an everyday shoe.

Unlike many running shoes, which are often garish and made of unnaturally bright colors that tend to clash with regular clothes, the Flex Twist’s stylish design conceals its status as a running trainer but instead more of a fashionable shoe. The leather and synthetic upper overlays are also built for superior midfoot lockdown in mind to keep the foot firmly in place throughout any activity, While the efficiently designed outsole has rubber traction covers placed on areas that are common points of abrasion and wear, these are also durable and provide great traction without adding weight to the overall shoe.

With a great amount of style, versatility for a number of activities, and with a lightweight design that runners will appreciate, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a solid all-around trainer. For the runner looking to get the most out of their shoe for a moderate price and doesn’t want to lose comfort for the sake of performance (and vice versa), the Flow Twist might just be your next favorite pair of trainers.  

Pros
  • Very stylish trainer that doesn’t compromise looks for performance
  • Micro G midsole offers good cushioning while also absorbing odor
  • Sturdy outsole construction features traction at most well-worn areas
  • Surprisingly lightweight for its many plush features
  • Highly breathable nylon mesh upper with aesthetically pleasing leather and synthetic overlays
Cons
  • Some reviewers have found the midfoot area too narrow
  • A few runners have complained the midsole didn’t provide enough protection
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

Constructed from Under Armour’s regular sturdy rubber, the Flow Twist’s outsole has upgraded its traction by strategically placing its rubber traction in high wear and tear areas of the outsole to provide enhanced durability. The outsole is also a very flexible that provides increased foot flexibility that aids in the runner’s stride.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

For the runner looking for comfort, one of the highlights of the Flow Twist is its midsole. Made of full-length Micro G foam, this tech provides both step-in softness and durability, keeping the foot comfortable throughout the ride. Providing great protection at footfall and a responsive take-off, the Micro G foam is the best Under Armour has to offer in a midsole. As an added bonus for those with sensitive olfactory systems or overworking glands, this midsole also keeps the shoe odor-free so that after a long run there’s no need to keep these trainers outside or in the garage so as not to offend. Adding to the comfort level is a molded footbed that conforms to the shape of the foot to offer additional comfort and cushioning after you break in a pair.
Upper
Upper

Upper

Without sacrificing style for function, the Flow Twist keeps its upper stylish while also providing superior breathability and fit. Comprised of a soft nylon ballistic mesh material that’s breathable and smooth to the touch, the upper is also fitted with synthetic and leather overlays that are supportive, durable, and flexible. These materials provide a firm structure that also supports the midfoot throughout a run, and the ballistic mesh fits snugly around the foot after lace-up to keep the foot comfortable and in place no matter the variety of activities the wearer engages in. With an external heel cup for further stability, the Flow Twist’s upper matches its sturdy, well-constructed outsole to provide a comprehensive trainer that will keep the runner’s feet comfortable and able to go an extra few steps -or extra mile - if need be.
Weight
Weight

Weight

While not the lightest shoe on the market, for its price range and considering is dynamic versatility, the Flow Twist is a remarkably light shoe. Weighing in at 8.7 ounces/247 grams, this is a surprisingly lightweight trainer. Runners will appreciate its extra cushioning and durable traction without any of the potential extra weight that such features tend to add to a trainer.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Thanks to its flexible soft nylon ballistic mesh upper, the Flow Twist is a highly breathable shoe. Retaining its style without the normally flimsy all-mesh uppers that many running shoes are constructed from. Instead this trainer’s upper has leather and synthetic overlays that seemingly hide its breathability from plain sight. But just by wearing the shoe and going for a few miles, the runner will understand that they don’t need their running shoe to look flimsy for breathability, and don’t need to sacrifice style in service of keeping the foot cool.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

One of the major highlights of the Flow Twist is its incredible comfort. From the full-length Micro G foam that comprises the midsole, providing both step-in comfort while also delivering a responsive ride, to its molded footbed that conforms to your foot’s shape for additional support and comfort, the Flow Twist is a remarkably comfortable shoe for its weight.
Style
Style

Style

Many running shoes boast of being lightweight and ultra-breathable but also unfortunately look like a neon-and-mesh nightmare that, outside of running, the wearer wouldn’t be caught dead in. Fortunately, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a striking and cool-looking shoe that the runner just may keep on for the rest of the day even after changing out of their running clothes. Featuring a sharp camo pattern on the forefront of its upper, leather and synthetic overlays that conceal the breathable nylon mesh underneath (without compromising breathability), and being subtle low cut, the Flow Twist is a smooth-looking trainer that some may mistake for being a shoe made for style rather than running--but why sacrifice one for the other?
Durability
Durability

Durability

With an outsole made of Under Armour’s standard sturdy rubber and a flexible upper constructed out of nylon ballistic mesh with leather and synthetic overlays, the Flow Twist is a durable shoe that is resistant to wear and tear--particularly its outsole, since the traction points have been placed in high-abrasion areas so the shoe can take a far amount of punishment on the road without losing its edge.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Under Armour designed the Flow Twist to be a dynamic shoe meant to tackle numerous activities. As such, it’s meant to take a fair amount of wear and tear without breaking apart. And while its Micro G midsole will provide ample protection, shock absorption, and responsiveness to footfalls and lift-offs, and the outsole holds its ground against the hard surfaces a runner will find themselves treading during a ride, it is still specifically designed for the regular rigors of running. It may perform well on a dry trail, but this is not a trail runner. Alternately, although the leather and synthetic overlays will protect the foot against moderate climes and conditions, it’s not recommended for a romp through the mud, snow, or overall submersion. While a dynamic running shoe, it’s ideal for dry pavement and asphalt, not trail running or mountain climbing.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Under Armour’s full-length Micro G midsole is designed for both comfort and responsiveness in mind: for the cushioning it provides on every landing, it also gives a nice lift-off with every stride. The molded footbed will also provide an extra feeling of stability and security for the foot, and its low-cut design allows the runner full ankle motion to adjust their stride and position during a run. Overall, the Flow Twist is a dynamic, responsive running shoe.
Support
Support

Support

Given its excellent Micro G midsole and molded footbed, the runner will feel comfortable and well-supported throughout their workout. With its neutral arch support, this trainer is designed specifically with neutral pronators in mind. The upper is designed for a secure fit from lace-up onward, while the lower drop of the Flow Twist provides a fair amount of stability.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

If your regular running routine has you traversing the sidewalks of your town, the asphalt of side roads, the pavement of your city, or the springy track surface of your local school, then the Flow Twist is ideal for these surfaces. However, while they are a dynamic enough trainer to be used as an everyday shoe or as an all-around athletic trainer, the Flow Twist is also specifically designed for dry, hard terrains. Perhaps not for the trail or more grueling, unstable grounds, the average runner will find that on the road, these perform very well.
Price
Price

Price

With excellent cushioning, a durable and well-designed outsole, and a stylish upper, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a moderately priced shoe with enough incentives to make the purchase a worthy one. Although not the most expensive shoe on the market, and not the most singularly focused one to the pursuit of running in its price range, as an all-around trainer that performs well on a run and can function great as an everyday shoe, the Flow Twist certainly looks every penny that it costs.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The well-designed outsole of the Flow Twist put its traction where the most well-tread sections are, and by putting these contact points in the areas where the most wear and tear occurs on a trainer, doubles down on its durability while also providing good traction for the neutral runner. With responsive traction to the average running surface, the Flow Twist grips the ground where it needs to while providing extra protection to the outsole.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Thanks to its upper’s construction of soft nylon ballistic mesh and both leather and synthetic overlays, the Flow Twist remains a flexible shoe that conforms well to the shape of a foot after lace-up. Meanwhile, reviewers have also noted that the outsole is similarly flexible, providing the runner with a fair amount of surface control.
Stability
Stability

Stability

One of the reasons the Flow Twist performs just as well as an all-around trainer as it does a running shoe is how it offers comfort and security in its construction. The molded footbed that conforms to the runner’s foot shape provides a supremely comfortable fit while its low drop offers an extra sense of stability. Although not a stability shoe (it is designed for runners with a neutral pronation), it offers neutral arch support and gives the runner a sense of stability from first step-in.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Lower than many running shoes on the market without being zero-drop or minimalist, the Flow Twist features a 6mm drop from heel to toe. While this may require a period of adjustment for runners used to a higher drop, this is an excellent intermediate shoe for those wanting to try out a lower drop without wanting to go fully zero drop just yet.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Extremely comfortable full-length Micro G midsole
- Odor-eliminating midsole keeps shoe fresh after miles of wear
- Incredibly stylish trainer that can easily function as an everyday shoe
- Offers a lower drop without having to go to zero-drop
- Breathable upper keeps foot cool throughout a run
- Molded footbed conforms to shape of runner’s foot
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

For style, comfort, and a dynamic all-around trainer, the Under Armour Flow Twist might just be your next favorite shoe. Featuring a Micro G full-length midsole that keeps the foot comfortable without sacrificing responsiveness and a breathable, well-ventilated nylon ballistic mesh upper with slick leather and synthetic overlays, the Flow Twist is the kind of show that you may want to keep on after a run--or start wearing on a full-time basis.

Stylish without trading performance for looks, the Flow Twist’s eye-catching upper may make some think it’s just another sneaker with no substance but its well-placed traction points on the outsole aims for tread to meet pavement when out on a run. Although moderately priced, not many running shoes can boast of such a quality aesthetic while also providing the cushioning and responsiveness the Flow Twist has. Although there have been some criticisms that the midfoot area is too narrow while others have found the upper uncomfortable against the skin, these personal preferences--like all preferences--vary from runner to runner. But in its price range, and for its combination of stylish form meeting performance function, the Under Armour Flow Twist is a slick trainer that’s found fans in both runners and the all-around athletic alike.