Under Armour Speedform Slingride

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Under Armour is a pretty huge name in the sports world, with big names representing them in various sports. They are well known for shoes, apparel, and all sorts of sporting related accessories. When it comes to running shoes, they are a bit less popular than other brands, but they still provide a great quality shoe, especially in the area of comfort. The SpeedForm Slingride is one of their shoe models that is part of the SpeedForm family. The Slingride is the softer and more cushioned shoe, while the Slingshot is a bit less cushioned but more responsive. This review will look at the positives and negatives of the Slingride.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great for everyday use as well

  • Stylish design

  • Comfortable cushioning

  • Decently lightweight

Cons
  • A bit less durable than other trainers

  • Some sizing issues

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Positive
  • I have had these around the better part of a year. I work 12 fast paced hours at a time and these leave me nearly pain free. I am able to get them messy without them looking the part. I am able to wiggle my toes and they breath; I have happy toes. As long a they sell them, I will buy them.
  • These stay clean looking and I have had them for over a year and still use them during the week. I did light gym workout and used them daily. They are a perfect size and I am able to wear them out. I’d recommend these.
  • Very light and comfortable shoe. Not only are these the first UA sneakers I have bought, they are also the most comfortable sneaker, period!
  • These are a nice looking shoe and that makes them versatile. I use them as daily and then bust out a 5k and do weights and these are handling it all like a glove. I am looking into another color and I would most definitely recommend these to any one into comfort.
  • This is a review based of of casual use. These are very comfortable and sleek. They do not stick out and have any bulk to them. I also was glad that they fit to my regular shoe size. My favorite shoe so far, ever. They look great.
  • They are lacking in support for running. They are very light though and get mad compliments. They are snug and do not swim around on the foot. I am happy with this well designed, beautiful and comfortable shoe! If you need a lot of support do not buy.
  • Comfortable, supportive and cushioned well enough to keep my feet comfortable without pain. They are good in the washing machine, coming out normal and clean. I bought 3 colors I am such a fan.
  • This shoe is comfortable and supportive, exactly what I need for my ankles. I broke them years ago, both. I grabbed these by chance because I was tired of looking and trying on and nothing worked. These are similar to recovery shoes. I am able to get these moving in the gym and for walking around daily. I lucked out, absolutely love these.
  • As much as I love these, they are faulty in support. I would not wear these for long hours or runs. They are great looking and very nice casual shoe that can take you to the gym if need be. I had to get a half size larger and they took some breaking in but the mesh eventually stretched nice over my toes.
  • I am voicing this review from long time Nike athlete. The UA shoes are some of the best ever. They fit like they are supposed to and right out of the box. I have no break in pain or blistering. These are the most comfortable shoes I have owned other than my OTHER UA shoes. These are super lightweight and have great arch support. I highly recommend any UA shoe.
  • I really enjoy these shoes. THey are comfortable and light and work well for my running. However, be warned, they do not have the support for training. The material gives too much around the feet and causes my ankles to roll a lot when playing sports or doing laterals.
  • These fit to size and are freaking amazingly comfortable. I use these for boot camp and running and walking day to day. I am super impressed and would highly recommend.
  • I bought these a half size up, 10.5. I am enamored by these. They fit my wide feet with great comfort and ease. They are really supportive and have a great design. They are like a nice little seat for your feet.
  • I am giving this rating due to how great they look. I would never use these shoes for anything but casual. They are too snug, the seamless design makes it a bit sloppy inside. I wear socks with rubber on the bottom with thee to prevent my feet moving around. My toe gets irritated. I do like the look though.
  • I love how the upper mesh hugs your foot while the super cushy soles help you float like little clouds. I was shocked at how much support they have, although the top is like a sock. I was amazed that the mesh is actually made out of bullet proof material. Great durable and sturdy shoe!
  • I went from professional athlete to paraplegic. I have to get shoes that fit over my braces on my legs so I can get into my van from my wheelchair. These shoe are so comfortable and suited for this perfect. The stretch and reform. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had since I have been disabled.
  • Super responsive for my runs. Light and airy as well as comfortable while holding its durability. Thes have good traction, but sometimes my foot slips around on the inside.
  • What, I am wearing shoes? How I feel everytime I put these babies on. Not a fan of the tongue though, they remind me I have them on. They roll sometimes creating a lump of material. I have to put these shoes on with intention to prevent this from happening, throwing my finger in there and adjusting it flat to the top of my foot. Otherwise, the best most comfortable shoe I have!
  • These fit great and have well exceeded ay expectation I had of the UA shoe. This mesh is idea and super durable compared t anything Nike may have. These keep my feet extra cool and are just Extra all together with everything: comfort, stability, endurance. They have no signs of a lot of wear , yet I wear them all the time and use them on some rougher than normal terrain. Great shoe UA, great shoe.
  • I feel like I have a gym mat stuck to my foot. I am super impressed worth the comfort of this sleekly designed shoe; not bulky whatsoever. Thee are not great for laterals though. They are a strict causal or casual runner. They are fantastic and help me with my run for sure. They look way better than they did in the photo. These are so light and really fashionable.
  • I bought these because I heard so many great things. My knees are old and I run a lot and far. These have great support ad had me running pain free as soon as I opened them and put them on. These have so much comfort it is hard to take them off, they are like my feet’s best friend.
  • No need to break these in, they are a go right from the start. They are light and super snug and have a good cool airy mesh. They are very flexible but lack in a little support. Great shoe all together.
  • I like the high ankle support and the attached tongue. The laces keep you tightened and snug. They have all this support while being really flexible. I really do love these shoes and they are so light and comfortable.
  • First day of use, very dreamy. My feet were smiling while I wore them to run. They are a like a glove for your feet, an extension to your foot They fit true to size and are very light. If you must wear socks of any thickness, I would suggest a half size up.
Negative
  • I run a lot! These shoes are more for looks. They really are not comfortable for running. No performance help at all and I can feel my heels slapping the ground, which made my feet hurt so bad. I would steer clear.
  • I didn't even get to try these at the gym before the toe busted out after a month of wearing maybe 2 times a week. These are cheap and no good shoes.
  • So comfortable and nice to look at when I first got them. Didn't have them a week and they are falling apart. I always wear UA and this shoe in particular, it is garbage and not made to last. It ripped out right at the toes.
  • These shoes are peeling and I have barely worn them for three months. They are fraying. I am so disappointed in these. They looked so nice and seemed comfy. Garbage!
  • These are stiff and have very little cushioning. It’s like a sock and you can feel the concrete through them. They looked nice, that is all. I returned them.
  • These had zero arch support and I had to use my Orthotics with them. The tongue killed my ankle, rubbing it raw. They were really tight and bruised my toenails. I did get them larger than normal. Nope for these. Horrible shoe.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Under Armour Speedform Slingride employs an outsole that is made of blown rubber. Blown rubber is frequently used for outsoles due to its ability to resist wear and tear and also for its traction. Notably, blown rubber is often a bit less durable than other blends, such as carbon rubber. Blown rubber offers better flexibility and comfort however, as a tradeoff. This makes the outsole and shoe as a whole a bit more comfortable at the cost of a bit of durability. The outsole also makes use of grooves, which also add some extra flexibility, allowing the shoe to bend properly to accommodate each step. Overall, the outsole in the Speedform Slingride is pretty good in terms of flexibility, comfort, and traction, though a bit lacking in the durability aspect.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Under Armour Speedform Slingride’s midsole is a special dual-layer design, called Charged Cushioning. This dual layer makes use of a lighter and softer foam on top, with a thicker and more sturdy foam beneath. The top layer allows for greater comfort because it is a bit softer, while the bottom layer provides necessary protection from impacts as well as support. These work well in tandem, making the foot both protected and comfortable. The material itself is called MicroG and is present in many of Under Armour’s shoes. The overall traits of this foam are similar to many other popular foams. It is responsive and provides good cushioning for the feet while running. A key difference is its weight, which Under Armour claims is 30 percent lighter than competing foams. Overall, the midsole of the Speedform Slingride is decent. The dual layer midsole is nice, but it is a bit lacking in any other useful features.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Slingride’s upper is made of a seamless mesh. Mesh is a very nice choice for uppers because it is inherently breathable and flexible thanks to the way it is woven. This mesh has a special material called Dyneema woven into it as well, to help limit tears and improve durability overall. The tongue of the shoe is also very well padded, making it a bit more comfortable than other tongues might be. Additionally, the upper makes use of Under Armour’s Speedform technology, which helps the shoe to fit more securely and comfortably. It does this while also not restricting movement, or irritating the skin, which can sometimes happen when a shoe is fit snugly. Finally, the heel features a special cup which helps to stabilize and keep the foot in place while running. The upper is pretty impressive and is a strong aspect of the Speedform Slingride.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Under Armour Speedform Slingride weighs about 8 ounces, which is pretty lightweight compared to the average trainer of about 10 ounces. While lighter shoes can be found, those will likely be exclusively minimalist or lightweight shoes. The low weight of these shoes is nice, though it does come at the cost of slightly less cushioning and durability compared to heavier shoes. Overall though, 8 ounces is a pretty good weight for the Speedform Slingride.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability generally is very dependent on a shoe’s upper, and that is the case for the Speedform Slingride too. The mesh is the key component of this, as it is the part that encapsulates the foot. The mesh does a great job of allowing air to flow in and out of the shoe because of the holes woven into it, and the material used. Apart from this, not much applies to breathability within the Speedform Slingride, but honestly, nothing else needs to. The breathability of the Speedform Slingride is more than adequate, and excessive sweat or odor buildup likely will not be an issue.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is pretty good in the Speedform Slingride. The main parts that influence this are the outsole, the upper, and the midsole. The outsole contributes slightly to comfort with its blown rubber and flex grooves. The blown rubber is a bit softer than some other rubbers, and also provides a bit more room for flexibility. The flex grooves also contribute to flexibility. Together, these pieces make the shoe a bit more comfortable overall through the outsole. The upper’s comfort comes from the mesh and the padded tongue. Mesh is usually quite comfortable, as it flexes well and also is light and airy. The tongue is comfortable because it prevents unnecessary abrasions on the foot. Finally, the midsole helps comfort with its dual-layer cushioning foam. The combination of two layers, with the softer foam on top, makes for a very comfortable cushioning feel.
Style
Style

Style

Under Armour shoes have gotten more and more popular in terms of style as of late. Though they aren’t as big as some of the other major brands, Under Armour’s shoes are definitely pretty stylish. The Speedform Slingride is a great example of this. The shoe has a very clean design with different accenting heels for different colors. The choices available allow for a more discreet and casual look, or a more flashy and bright look. The Speedform Slingride is definitely a shoe that can double as an everyday shoe, which is definitely a nice plus, and is a stylish shoe overall.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Durability is decent in the Speedform Slingride, though not exceptional. The main pieces that influence durability are the outsole, upper, and midsole. The outsole’s blown rubber heavily influences the durability of the shoe, because it is constantly making contact with the ground. As such, if it wears out, the shoe is pretty much not useable. Blown rubber is pretty durable overall, but it is definitely not as durable as some rubbers blend like carbon rubber. Overall, the rubber used is not bad at all, just not as durable as it could be. The upper’s durability stems from the Dyneema material woven into it. This material is touted as being extremely strong, allowing the upper to function for a long time without any rips or tears. The midsole comes in with its dual-layered Charge Cushioning once again. While it is lightweight and responsive, there isn’t too much separating it from other foams in terms of durability.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The main components that provide protection in the Slingride are the upper and the midsole. The mesh of the upper wraps and protects the feet from the outside elements very well. The special box in the heel also protects the foot from missteps and any wobbles. Protection in the midsole stems from the dual-layered cushioning foam once again. This foam protects the feet by mitigating shocks and impacts, allowing for a smoother ride.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness in the Speedform Slingride is largely dependent on the midsole, as it tends to be in most shoes. The midsole in this case is made up of the dual-layered Charged Cushioning. As mentioned before, this does a great job of providing comfort, but when it comes to responsiveness, it is a bit less effective than some other material combinations.
Support
Support

Support

The main sources of support are the midsole and the upper in the Speedform Slingride. The midsole helps to support the feet via its dual-layered foam. This foam does an excellent job of reducing shocks and impacts to the feet, which makes strides more stable and supported. The upper adds support via the snug design of the mesh which holds the foot in place comfortably. This allows the upper to support the foot from above.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

In terms of terrains, the Speedform Slingride should be adequate on most commonly ran on terrains. The main factor in this is the outsole, which is blown rubber. Blown rubber should definitely excel on roads, sidewalks, and other city terrains in particular. Blown rubber is a bit less effective on harsher terrains than other rubber blends, but it still manages decently.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to cost, the Speedform Slingride is pretty average for a running shoe. It fits right around the average price point of many popular shoes on the market. For what is received in return, the shoe isn’t really a good value or overpriced.
Traction
Traction

Traction

As explained previously, the blown rubber on the outsole does a good job of preparing the Speedform Slingride for different types of running terrains. Traction will, of course, be best on city-like terrains like concrete and asphalt, but it should still fare well on trails or grass. Overall, most terrains shouldn’t give the Speedform Slingride any trouble, though caution should be exercised in rain or on more intense terrains.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The key contributors to flexibility within the Speedform Slingride are the upper and the outsole. The upper plays a huge role thanks to its mesh design. The mesh adds a lot to flexibility, as it is essentially the piece that secures the entire top part of the foot. The woven mesh allows the top part of the foot to flex and move very comfortably, which is important for limiting twists or sprains. The outsole contributes a bit with its blown rubber. As touched upon earlier, blown rubber is a bit softer and more flexible, allowing for more comfortable steps. The outsole also features flex grooves, which are grooves that allow the shoe to bend more freely. This increases the flexibility of the shoe while running as well. Flexibility in the Speedform Slingride is pretty good overall, thanks to these features.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Stability in the Speedform Slingride is pretty decent, and is again mostly dependent on the upper and the midsole. The upper contributes through its mesh once again. The mesh is very snug and secure, and does a great job of keeping the foot in place while not limiting flexibility. This makes for a very stable and comfortable stride overall. The midsole adds to stability through the nice cushioning of the dual-layered foam. The combination of these foams mitigates a lot of the shocks from running. These features all culminate in a very stable shoe overall.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Speedform Slingride’s drop is 6 mm. This is pretty low compared to many popular shoes on the market, and leans more towards a minimalist style shoe. This could be a good transition shoe for runners that want to move to a minimalist or zero drop shoe but have never run in one before.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Charged Cushioning midsole
- Flexible mesh upper
- Blown rubber outsole
- Dual layered midsole
- Lightweight
- Stylish design
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Under Armour Speedform Slingride is a pretty solid shoe overall. It offers decent features and good quality materials. While it isn’t a bargain for the price, it definitely is not overpriced either. It can be found in a variety of stylish choices as well, making it easier to find a color for pickier runners. For those seeking a clean and effective lighter shoe that also is stylish, the Speedform Slingride is not a bad choice.