Under Armour Micro G Fuel

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Under Armour has done it again! They have created a shoe that is of high quality and high comfort. Runners understand that these versatile Under Armour shoes are synonymous with comfort. The Micro G Fuel is a versatile shoe that is great for light running as well as daily wear and gym workouts. The colors offered are bright and plentiful. The price is extremely affordable, and many runners commented that they were able to purchase multiple pairs to maximize the unbeatable price and fashion. This shoe has a lightweight feel that provides athletes with a stylish option for their everyday wear. It looks great with daily outfits and is a perfect gym companion for the runner who likes to get noticed.

As with all Under Armour products, the construction is spot on, and the high quality of the design keeps this shoe looking and feeling new even after excessive use. The drop is a tradition ten millimeters and while this shoe doesn’t add too much extra weight, it does manage to provide runners with added cushioning from the upper to the midsole. The customizable upper allows runners to create an individualized fit. Add in a surprisingly low price, and runners will have a hard time finding a better overall shoe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Durable
  • Lots of colors and styles
  • Light stability
  • Comfortable
Cons
  •          Runs small
  •          Not good for trail running
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

Under Armour is known for their high quality and the long lasting durability of their products. These shoes follow that same trend, and in large part, that can be attributed to the robust outsole. The outsole of the Micro G Fuel use a highly durable rubber that not only protects the runner from the elements of the road, and it also does a great job of adding extra traction too. Overall, this outsole provides the runner with a safe, secure ride. The smart design layers two different outsole materials on the highest tread areas that keeps these shoes going long after other shoes quit.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Micro G Fuel is the star of the show. The midsole is constructed with comfort in mind. The Micro G midsole foam is designed to absorb the harmful shock of each footfall and return that energy to the runner. Runners reported that with the help of this midsole design, they were able to run for longer and not worry about feeling prematurely fatigued. They commented that with the help of this midsole design and technology they were able to achieve PRs during their races. Runners described this midsole foam as soft and cushioned and for an added layer of cushioning, Under Armour includes an EVA sock liner in their midsole design.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the shoe provides a breathable ride. Just by looking at the shoe, runners can see the clear ventilation holes that allow air to flow in and out readily. In addition to this, the inner liner of the shoe is also highly breathable, and runners reported that this entire design works to keep their feet cool and dry even during warm weather or more prolonged workouts. The upper is designed to provide runners with a customizable fit. It also includes a saddle like a featured design. This saddle can be adjusted by the lacing system and adjusts to all shapes and sizes of feet. This design provides added support to the runner and works to keep the foot locked in place which reduces the risk of unwanted injuries. For added comfort, Under Armor added padding to the tongue and collar of the shoe to reduce irritation that can lead to painful blisters.
Breathabiliy
Breathabiliy

Breathabiliy

One of the highest rated elements of these shoes is the breathability of the upper. Just by looking at this shoe, it is clear that Under Armour put a lot of emphasis on breathability. Even in the saddle overlays of the shoe, runners can expect to find a breathable material. In addition to the ventilation holes located around the upper and the breathable mesh material, the inner lining of this shoe is also designed to provide maximum breathability by promoting airflow to the foot. Runners reported that this material combination helps to eliminate the risk of acquiring hot spots or blisters, even in the hottest weather.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This shoe is considered a mid-weight shoe. It doesn’t have the extreme light weight attributes to make it a minimalist or natural running shoe, but it is also not ultra plush and cushioning. It falls right in the middle which makes a good choice for mid-distance races and daily training runs. Many runners commented that the design of this shoe makes it a perfect companion for the 10k racer. The men’s size nine weighs in at 10 ounces while the female version is at 8 ounces.

Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Under Armour works hard to create products that are not only highly durable but also extremely comfortable. Runners raved about the overall comfort provided by these shoes. The shoe has a variety of details that provide the runner with a customizable, unique fit that translates to a higher level of comfort. Runners were also very pleased with the cushioning provided via the Micro G Midsole foam. This foam adapts to the shape of the foot and even provides added arch support for the runner. Runners also found the added support of the upper to add tremendous comfort to the overall feel of the shoe.
Style
Style

Style

Under Armour has really been proving themselves when it comes to fashion in their recent shoe designs. The Micro G Fuel follows this popular tread and provides the runner with a plethora of colors and styles to choose from. Although this shoe is extremely athletic in its design, it also has a modern, stylish aesthetic that makes this a great compliment to any casual outfit as well. Runners love that this shoe comes in both bright and muted tones to appeal to all runners’ fashion sense.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

One of the key attributes of the Micro G Midsole foam unit is that it provides runners with a highly responsive fit. This midsole does a great job of connecting the runner to the ground below them and this helps the runner respond quickly and efficiently to changes in direction and pace. The Micro G midsole also does a great job of absorbing shock and protecting the runner against impact. This is one of the key reasons why runners love this shoe as an interactive companion for cross training at the gym.
Support
Support

Support

The design of this shoe provides the runner with additional support from the upper of the shoe to the midsole. The overlays that are found along the upper are designed to keep the foot in place. This unique saddle like fit locks the foot in place and reduces the risk of unwanted side to side movement that can lead to injury. Additionally, the Micro G midsole is designed to adapt to the shape of the foot and cradle the arch of the foot in the process.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The name Under Armour has become synonymous with durability. The outsole of this shoe features a durability that helps this shoe last a long time even after extensive use. The entire outsole is covered with a great rubber material. It also has added material that protects the high wear areas from break down.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The key protective elements of this shoe can be found through the injury prevention of the design. The supportive overlays on the upper keep the shoe locked in place as well as the locked down design of the Micro G heel unit. These two elements work together to help the foot stay stable and this reduces the risk of injury.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This shoe is designed for running on pavement and the track. Since this shoe has a lighter weight, runners liked this shoe for mid-distance running. Pavement is where the Micro G Fuel shines, but the added traction in the underfoot makes this a good choice for treadmill running too if you are stuck inside. Many runners also commented that this is a great shoe for cross training and found it to be especially helpful on cardio gym equipment and during group fitness classes. The outsole design is overall too smooth for trail running and will not provide adequate protection against the elements found on the trail.
Price
Price

Price

Runners loved the price of these shoes. Not only do they come in under the average price of a running shoe on today’s market, but it also lasts longer than comparable shoes on the market today. This makes this shoe a great value at a great price. At such a low price, runners loved that they were able to buy a few different colors and styles to suit all of their fitness needs.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Although this shoe does not provide enough traction to take the runner safely on off-road adventures, it has a layered outsole rubber that makes add extra traction to the bottom of the shoe. Runners commented that this shoe was a great option for running in the rain or on slippery pavement.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe also has the ability to provide light stability features for the runner. These details help to lock the foot in place and reduce unwanted side to side movement. The upper of the shoe is held down with a saddle design and synthetic overlays that snuggly hold the foot in place. Additionally, the Micro G Unit in the heel acts as a stability mechanism to assist the runner in a proper gait cycle. Although this shoe is designed as a neutral running shoe and isn’t specially designed for runners with over or under pronation issues, runners reported that it did provide some relief in the stability.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

This shoe is able to provide the perfect balance between flexible and stable. It has key flexibility features that support the natural movement of the foot. These features can be found in the underfoot via deep flex grooves that line the underfoot as well as the breathable mesh of the upper.
Drop
Drop

Drop

This shoe has a traditional heel drop of ten millimeters. This means that runners who are used to training and racing in a traditional running shoe will have no problem adjusting to these shoes. The higher heel drop on this shoe helps propel the running forward with a springier heel to toe gait cycle.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Micro G midsole unit protects against harmful impact
- EVA sock liner for added comfort
- Flex grooves along the underfoot
- Supportive, saddle design overlays
- Padded tongue and collar
- 10-millimeter heel drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Under Armour Micro G Fuel is a comfortable, high-quality shoe that is perfect for mid-distance racing and daily training. The shoe features Under Armour’s patented Micro G midsole unit. This material is highly responsive and provides a unique fit for each runner. It provides enough cushioning to carry the runner on longer runs but is still lightweight enough to support the athlete as they speed up. Runners commented that they liked this shoe for treadmill running as well as pavement running. Runners love the variety of colours and styles offered in the Micro G Fuel and found the price to be more than fair.