Under Armour Micro G Velocity Review Facts
If you’re a fan of Under Armour shoes, you might want to just add a second pair of the Micro G Velocity to your cart now. These shoes are getting rave reviews across the board for comfort and style. Nurses, flight medics, and dog walkers agree they are perfect for the demands of a job that involves long hours on your feet. Runners are gravitating toward the “back-up pair” option, one for running, and one to complete the perfect weekend outfit. The Micro G Velocity is comfortable enough for a long run, breathable for those in hot climates, and just light enough that the feet don’t drag after a few miles. If you’re part of an active family, Under Armour offers options for everyone. The shoe comes in fun colors or basic black, and the company even has a preschool option for the little ones. Kick off their early running days in something comfortable and sporty like the Micro G Velocity, and you’ll have a hard time getting your young athletes back indoors.
Under Armour knows where runners need traction the most, so they were strategic about where they placed the rubber pods on the outsole of this shoe. The real feat is that they did that without adding much extra weight. Runners will notice a little extra grip in the high-impact zones, but won’t feel sluggish from a bunch of extraneous weighty features. Runner also felt the company did a good job of providing a strong outsole, without severely compromising flexibility. This shoe will bend with you, allowing your foot to strike the ground in your optimal pattern.
The foam is not removable, but from the sound of the reviewers, you’re not going to want to take it out anyway. It covers the length of the shoe, and cushions the runners’ landing on impact. To check the thickness of the cushion, press your thumb into the center of the foam at the heel and then the forefoot. You’ll see how quickly it bounces back to its original shape. The midsole racks up good reviews for its shock absorption
, from both runners and customers who purchased the shoe for all-day wear on hard surfaces.
The upper part of the Micro G Velocity is made from breathable mesh, which allows for increased ventilation. Runners repeatedly mentioned that their feet stayed cool and comfortable
in these shoes, even after long training runs. The full-length EVA sockliner offers the runner a custom fit and feel like someone took a mold of your foot, and then created a pair of shoes to your unique specifications. Under Armour also added some features in the upper to keep the foot stabilized, such as the adjustable heel lock strap. Runners can sneak their laces through that upper loop to enjoy a more stable stride.
For a comfortable running shoe, Under Armour kept things pretty light. The Micro G Velocity weighs in at 8.9 ounces for men, and 7.2 ounces for women. Reviewers found them light enough for both daily runs, as well as speed and agility drills. It’s not a racing flat, but if you enjoy a little cushion on your longer runs, it’s a good one to test drive.
Reviewers agree Under Armour knows how to let a shoe breathe. The company made its mark in moisture-wicking materials
, and that helps them hit it out of the park in this category. The mesh upper allows for a healthy transfer of air, which helps keep the runners’ feet cool and comfortable. The recycling of the air is critical for long runs on hot days. Even one reviewer who admitted sweat and smell had been an issue for him in the past, swears by this shoe’s ability to keep the air flowing. When it comes to keeping this shoe fresh, the company recommends removing any debris with a dry brush, and then a solution of detergent and warm water on the rest. And for those of you who are repeatedly asked to keep your running shoes outside (you know who you are!) check out a freshly-scented product like Febreeze to add that extra help in deodorizing your footwear.
Under Armour says their foam midsole conforms to the shape of your foot, like memory foam. Most reviewers felt this feature allowed them additional comfort, some for 12 hours straight. Personal trainers, dog walkers, and high school athletes all talked about the plush comfort of this shoe. And the next time you have a doctor’s appointment, check the feet of the nurse who takes your blood pressure. From the volume of nurses reviewing this shoe, the chances are, they’ll be laced up in some Micro G Velocities. The only comfort complaints we saw were from a couple of runners who felt the back of the heel was too hard, and a few who felt the toe box was too narrow and rubbed on the pinky toe. This shoe just comes in standard “D” width, so if you’re looking for a wide running shoe, you might want to browse this list.
When it comes to fit, this shoe is pretty typical for the style. Most reviewers reported buying a half size to a full size up from their usual shoe size.
As one reviewer noted, these shoes don’t come in “crazy neon colors” – so if you are looking for bright, this isn’t a good option for you. (However, you can throw on some shades and look super bold in these vibrant options
.) The Micro G Velocity does give everyone a choice of color, although for the men the options are more limited. They can choose between black and white, and gravel and black. For female runners who like variety, Under Armour steps up to the style challenge. The company offers the women’s version in steel and orange, white and steel, black and white, and blue and white. The kid version comes in steel and red. All of the options listed here have the familiar “UA” logo on the sides of the mesh, and a tiny “Micro G” in writing near the bottom of the medial side of the heel. If you tend to lie down for a “sweat angel” after your runs, passersby will be treated to the cool color patterns on the shoe’s outsole.
Some reviewers were wary to purchase the Micro G Velocity because of what they saw as limited rubber on the sole, but those who took a chance were pleased to note the shoe holds up well, for walkers or runners. One nurse says hers lasted for 8-9 months of steady abuse before she had to demote them to yard shoes. We did see one critical review by a parent who purchased the children’s version for her son. She said the mesh began to come apart from the midsole after just a week of wearing them. If you do experience any disappointments in the shoe’s construction, Under Armour does have a very active customer service department. Returns and exchanges are free for up to sixty days after the purchase.
One flat-footed reviewer couldn’t believe she was able to run with no pain in her knees, ankles or feet while wearing the Micro G Velocity. Another athlete with a bad back
agreed this shoe made a huge difference. Because of the cushion in the midsole, the runners’ landing is smooth and reviewers say they barely feel the impact on their joints.
The company claims their Micro 4D foam turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs. Reviewers agreed these shoes have good cushion without being too bouncy. You’ll get a nice response from your running surface with each stride.
For a neutral running shoe, this option has solid support. It has tested particularly well for runners with weak ankles
. Praise for the stable feel of the Micro G Velocity was a common thread through the reviews we read. When it comes to extra control, runners have the option to lace up those high loops at the top and lock down their heels for better support.
You can take these shoes on the track, pavement
, dirt or concrete. The rubber traction on the outsole is made to handle a variety of surfaces. Most reviewers were sticking to the usual training grounds, but a few ventured off the beaten path, with pleasant results. If you’re looking for a shoe that will be more often off the road than on, you might want to shop around for something more trail-friendly
. When it comes to outdoor fitness, it’s critical to wear the right shoes for your environment.
Most reviewers were quite happy with where Under Armour
priced this shoe. It offers a lot of comfort and durability for the price. If you buy directly from the company website, they will cut you a break on shipping. You can also sign up for their mailing list for any special promo offers. For those hesitant to press “buy” without trying them on, these shoes are available at select sporting goods stores. Once you’re confident of the sizing and fit, you can often find the best deals at online retailers such as Amazon.
The rubber on the high-impact zones of the outsole is what give this shoe its ability to grip on a variety of surfaces, including concrete. There were no concerns from reviewers about slipping and sliding, and no complaints about lack of stickiness in the toe off.
The foam is cored out to give you enough cushion, but with greater flexibility than other midsoles. You can check the flexibility of the shoe by taking it in your hands and twisting the heel one way and the toe the other. See how easily it bends and morphs back into shape. This shoe is designed to flex and return for a natural running motion.
Under Armour designed the Micro G Velocity with leather overlays that lock in your midfoot, and runners felt that extra press of stability on their runs. A few noted it was a bit too heavy on the top of the foot, but that can be adjusted somewhat by running with a little more give in the laces. For those who are looking to increase their stability, a tighter lace-up and the use of the heel lock down strap will do the trick.
The drop is the height of the heel compared to the height of the forefoot, and on this shoe, it’s pretty standard at 10mm. Trends in minimal to zero drop
come and go, but as long as you’re not trying to break any land speed records, a 10mm shoe isn’t going to reduce your pace by any serious deficit. Your comfort and health are what’s important, and this shoe will get you through the miles safely. Your joints will thank you.
• Breathable Mesh
• Molded 4D foam
• Seamless overlay
Under Armour has created a lightweight, jack-of-all-trades running shoe in the Micro G Velocity. Runners reported little to no breaking in period for this shoe; they took it out of the box and were ready to run. Considering the company’s brand, it's not surprising that reviewers gave the shoe high marks for breathability. The mesh on the upper is key to keeping the feet comfortable and dry. The shoe is also a hit with those who are on their feet all day by trade. Nurse after nurse filled out five-star reviews, saying this sneaker is the perfect prescription for comfort. Under Armour started out making shirts, but has clearly developed into a company that knows how to keep athletes dry and comfortable from head to toe. The Micro G Velocity is a wise choice for athletes at any ability level to get out and explore their passions