Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1

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If you are looking for a good pair of affordable running shoes then you have come to the right place. Customers are drawn in by their cheap price tag but they stay because of the comfort and functionality. The charged foam midsole offers fantastic shock absorption and offers a decent amount of cushioning to keep you comfortable but at the same time, it keeps the shoe lightweight. The flex grooves and design of the outsole allows you to have superior flexibility and amazing traction. The only problem customers seem to have with these sneakers is that they will rub on your heel and can cause blisters and sores, so it is recommended that you wear socks that will cover your heels when you are running. Overall, however, these are a great pair of running shoes that customers seem to enjoy.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Great fit
  • Low price point
  • Durable
Cons
  • Can cause blisters
  • Rubs your heels
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 is made out of a blown rubber that gives it fantastic durability and flexibility as well as added responsiveness. The higher impact zones have added protection while still being able to keep the shoe lightweight. The forefront and the heel areas have been made out of carbon rubber to give you fantastic traction to keep you safe while you are on the run. The flex grooves that grace the bottom of the soles finish up the outsole to give you stellar flexibility for a smoother ride.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 sneakers is made out of a two-piece charged cushion. The top layer of the midsole is soft and plush to keep you comfortable and the bottom layer is made out of a denser and harder layer of foam. These sneakers are designed to give you a splendid mixture of both comfort and support that you will appreciate when you are on the go. The midsole also features a Micro G cushioning unit that helps with shock absorption which is important when running. Finally, these sneakers have a recessed ortholite sock liner which helps with odor and breathability as well as a 4D foam sock liner that contours to your foot to give you some additional arch support.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 is made out of a breathable two-toned mesh that helps keep your feet locked in place as well as helps to keep them well ventilated. There is a seamless heel cup that is molded into the upper that offers great support while still keeping the weight down on the shoes. There is also an adjustable heel strap to help lock you in on the lateral and medial areas of your foot. The upper features the UA SpeedForm technology that wraps your foot smoothly to give you an exceptionally comfortable and precise fit.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When it comes to the weight of shoes, the lighter the better. You especially want your running shoes to be lightweight, you do not want to be in the middle of a run and feel like you have weights attached to your feet to slow you down. You do not have to worry about that with the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 sneakers. They weight in, on average, at only 8.9 ounces for the men's version and the women's version weighs in at 7.5 ounces. Runners can appreciate the lightweight design of these shoes.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 has a couple different features throughout them to make sure these shoes are well ventilated and can keep your feet dry and cool. First, there is a recessed ortholite sockliner embedded into the midsole that helps allow air to circulate throughout your foot chamber. The liner also helps reduce foot odor, so that is a bonus. The upper, which is made out of a two-toned mesh material also helps with the breathability, as it allows air to flow into the shoe and keep you cool, as well as helping your sweat evaporate and escape the shoes to keep you dry. Finally, there is the 4D foam sock liner that helps wick moisture and keeps your shoes dry. You do not have to worry about being in the middle of a run and feeling like your feet are suffocating or overheating, these shoes are designed to keep you cool and dry.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 shoes are designed to keep you comfortable when you are wearing them. Customers enjoy the soft cushioning of the midsole and have stated that the fit is great. The upper hugs your feet to keep them snug and comfortable. The one problem customers seem to have with these is that they have the tendency to rub along the back of your heels and can cause some discomfort, so it is recommended that you wear socks that are going to cover your heels if you are going to be running in these sneakers.
Style
Style

Style

Customers seem to really like the look and style of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 running shoes. If you are going to be purchasing these shoes you do get a couple different colors to choose from so you can pick something that is going to fit your style and personality the best. If you are looking to buy the men's version of these shoes you can pick between black and glacier gray; black and white; marlin blue, ivory, and black; or grey. If you are purchasing a pair of women's shoes then you can choose between black and glacier gray; black, white, and Venetian blue; or rhino gray, glacier gray, and lavender ice.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 shoes are rather durable and customers appreciate that about these. You do not have to worry about them suffering from premature wear and tear while you are wearing them. They are going to be able to keep up with your repeated pounding into the pavement when you are on the run. You can rely on the foam cushioning in the midsole staying plush and comfortable and do not have to worry about the outsole wearing out too quickly.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 running shoes offer a decent amount of protection. The sneakers offer fantastic traction to help you stay on your feet when you are running, you will not have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you as they tend to hold quite the grip. The shoes also feature a seamless heel cup and adjustable heel straps to help keep your feet locked in place so you do not have to worry about falling out of your shoes or sliding around within them when you are out for a run.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 offer a decent amount of responsiveness to you when you are running. When you run, your feet sink into the midsole and then the foam cushioning will spring back into its original shape which will then propel you forward into your next step. This is known as energy return, the fact that the shoe propels you into your next step helps you save some of the energy that you would normally use when running. The saved energy then can, in turn, be used to help you run faster and longer. Customers love the little spring in their step they gen when they are wearing these responsive shoes,
Support
Support

Support

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 offer a moderate amount of support for runners. The heel cup and adjustable heel strap are utilized to help secure the medial and lateral areas of your foot to help lock your foot into place and give you a decent amount of support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 sneakers are considered to be a road running shoe and as such, they are best used when running on flat and non-abrasive surfaces such as roads, tracks, and treadmills. These shoes are great for those who are doing some cross training or gym workouts, as well as for use as an everyday casual wear shoe. It is not recommended to veer off the beaten path with these shoes, as they will not offer you the protection and support that you need if you are running or walking off-road.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to the cost of your running shoes it is important to keep in mind that you are making an investment. As such, you are going to be paying a decent amount of money up front for your shoes but if you make a good investment and get a decent quality product then you will not have to purchase them again for a while and it will save you money in the long run. That being said, the MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 running shoes rings up at $100 but as with most things nowadays you can generally find it much cheaper online. Customers have stated that they think these shoes are worth the money they paid for them and they would recommend them to their friends and family.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 running shoes hold quite the grip and offer you a decent amount of traction. Whether you are running in wet or dry conditions or running up or down a hill you will not have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you. The blown rubber outsoles have carbon rubber strategically placed over high impact zones to give you durable traction that you can rely on.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 running shoes offer a decent amount of flexibility. The shoes have flex grooves in the outsole to make sure you have the freedom to move your feet as naturally as possible while still giving you the protection and support that you need from a pair of sneakers. You do not want to feel like your feet are in a prison and you will not have to worry about that with these shoes. They help you get a better heel-to-toe transition that will give you a much smoother ride.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 are considered to be a neutral running shoe and as such, they do not offer a whole lot in the way of stability. If you are one of the thousands of runners around the world who have problems with overpronation or supination then you are going to want a stability shoe and unfortunately, these are not going to be the best choice for you. These sneakers do offer a little in the way of arch support, however, some runners prefer to have more than what is offered with these shoes.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is the difference in how far off the ground your heel is from your toes, in other words, it is the measurement of the incline of your shoes. The average drop of a pair of running shoes is between 8mm and 12mm with the majority of them coming in at 10mm. That being said, the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 has a heel to toe drop of 8mm so it still falls in the average zone but it is on the low end. Customers have not had any complaints about the drop of these sneakers.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Ultrasonic seams for a sock-like feel
-Seamless heel cup to lock your feet in the shoe
-A molded 4D foam sock liner for comfort
-Moisture-wicking insert to keep your feet dry
-Breathable mesh upper
-Great traction
-Flex grooves for improved flexibility
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a good and affordable pair of running shoes then you have come to the right place, the Under Armour SpeedForm Fortis 2.1 sneakers have you covered. They are super breathable and lightweight which is perfect for those who do a lot of long distance running. They offer you a responsive ride that gives you a fantastic spring in your step when you are on the go. The cushioning in the midsole keeps you comfortable and keeps your feet happy. Keep in mind, though, that these sneakers can cause some blisters due to rubbing on the heel so it is recommended you wear them with a good pair of socks. Overall, however, these are a great pair of shoes.