UA Threadborne Slingwrap Review Facts
Under Armour has become a leading name in the athletic leisure fashion trend. They have consistently been able to create products that not only utilize the highest quality materials and the newest technologies but also look very stylish and fashion forward. The Threadborne Slingwrap is no exception to this trend. This is a shoe that can be used as a daily running companion but can easily transition to a fashionable accessory for a casual outfit. This shoe is relatively lightweight and is better for light running as opposed to long, intense miles. Runner after runner praised the overall comfort of the shoe. They loved the added cushioning and support that the Threadborne Slingwrap provides to runners. Although this shoe only comes in limited coloring options, runners found the style to be sleek and attractive. This shoe is very reasonably priced and runners were pleased that they didn’t need to sacrifice style or quality to get a good deal.
The outsole of this shoe is designed to create a natural fit and feel for the runner. Under Armour included rubber pods below the outsole to ensure that runners will have a flexible, bouncy ride. These pods do a great job of absorbing the shock of each footfall and runners reported that the outsole does a great job of protecting the rest of the foot from the elements of the road.
The midsole of this shoe provides runners with Under Armour’s patented Charged Cushioning midsole. This midsole foam is highly responsive and does a great job of absorbing shock from each footfall that can lead to injury
overtime. Runners appreciated the springy, almost bouncy feel of this midsole foam. In addition to the Charged Cushioning midsole, runners can also expect to find a molded charged cushioning sock liner that actually conforms to the shape of the foot and provides added comfort and support to the runner.
The upper of the Threadborne Slingwrap is a lightweight mesh material that provides the runners with maximum breathability. This upper uses Under Armour’s patented Threadborne knit material that stretches with the natural movement of the foot and provides unseen openings to allow air to reach the foot and circulate around inside of the shoe. This helps to reduce the risk of painful blisters.
Runners were also pleased with the midfoot strap that locks the foot in place and provides runners with added support. This provides the runner with added protection against unwanted movement and makes this a good shoe for folks who are on their feet all day.
The high level of breathability can be attributed to the Threadborne knit upper. This knit material stretches and moves freely with the runner and is lightweight enough to provide good ventilation to the runner’s foot. Runners reported that the upper of the shoe helps to regulate the temperature inside of their shoe and keeps the runner comfortable even in hot weather. The added ventilation also helps runners by reducing the risk of blisters or hotspots that can be caused by too much moisture or a lack of ventilation to the foot.
This is a mid-weight shoe. It is not going to be as light as a shoe designed for springing and speed like the Nike Zoom Superfly Elite,
but it certainly won’t feel heavy or solid like a Hoka
. The men’s size 9 weighs in at 8.8 ounces, making this a good choice for both speed and everyday training and wear.
Runners raved about the overall comfort of these shoes. They commented that it is a combination of the technology used in the both the upper and midsole that lead to such a comfortable feel. The upper is lightweight and breathable and provides runners with enough breathability to keep them free of painful blisters and distracting hotspots. The midsole of this shoe provides extra cushioning and a springy, bouncy feel. The Charged Cushioning midsole foam is a compression molded midsole and does an excellent job of conforming to the unique shape of each runner’s foot to create a personalized fit. Runners commented that these shoes are a great choice for people who are on their feet for long hours of the day because of the added support and cushioning provided.
One of the things about these shoes that runners liked the most is the stylish exterior. Under Armour does a great job with these shoes of melding form and function. Not only do these shoes serve an important athletic function, but they also look great as an accessory for your favorite casual outfit. The color options are muted and limited, but instead of providing runners with a wide variety of colorful options, Under Armour provides runners with a grey, a white and black palette that goes with everything.
The Charged Cushioning midsole in these shoes provides runners with extra responsiveness. In addition to the midsole, the outsole features a unique rubber pod design that provides runners with more opportunity to connect with the ground below them. The heel drop on these shoes is slightly lower than a traditional road running shoe
, but the outsole is also slightly thinner which helps with responsiveness too.
This shoe offers a lot of added support. For starters, one of the signature details is the midfoot strap that wraps around the foot. This helps runners create an individualized fit and it also helps to reduce unwanted side to side movement that can cause injury. Additionally, in the midsole, runners can expect to find a Molded Charged Cushioning sock liner that adds extra cushioning and support for the runner. It conforms to the unique shape of the foot and rises up to meet the arch of the foot and cradle it. This shoe also comes with a TPU clip below the heel of the shoe which provides the runner with added structure and support.
There are two key points of protection in this shoe. The first is the reflective details that can be found throughout the upper of the shoe. These reflective details help runners stay visible and safe in low light
running areas. The other protective element is the Velcro strap across the midfoot. This feature offers added structure and helps keep the runner protected from unwanted side to side movement that can lead to injury and pain.
Runners were pleased with the overall durability of this shoe. Although the threadborne knit is lightweight and flexible, runners commented that it stood up against everyday wear without looking old or ratty. Additionally, the charged cushioning midsole was able to bounce back to its original shape and even after extensive use was able to provide runners with the same bounce and springiness that it did on the first day of wear.
These should are reasonably priced. The fall slightly below the average price of a road running shoe on today’s market. In addition to this, runners found these shoes to be a great value because they can be used for athletic activities as well as for fashionable purposes. This shoe is a great accessory for runner’s everyday outfits.
The outsole of these shoes features a unique design that adds extra traction. The outsole features an anatomical design and rubber pods along the underfoot. This unique pod design provides added traction for the runner and many commented that they felt safe on slippery wet surfaces because of this unique design.
Runners were pleased with how flexible these shoes were. These shoes are a good choice for runners who are looking for a shoe that moves with the runner’s natural movement but still is able to provide them enough support to keep them safe after extended wear. The upper fo the shoe is made from a multidirectional stretch knit. This material is lightweight and stretches and moves with the runner. Additionally, the unique pod design of the underfoot provides not only added traction but added flexibility too.
This is not a stability shoe and is designed more for the runner who is looking for a flexible shoe that supports the natural movement of the runner. Although this shoe is sold as a neutral running shoe, it does offer slight stability features like the Velcro strap that keeps the runner’s foot in place and the TPU clip under the heel of the foot that also offers added stability. However, these details are not enough to support a runner who has severe pronation issues.
The heel drop on these shoes is 8 millimeters. This will take some slight getting used to for the runner who is used to a tradition heel drop of 10 or higher, but runners found it a good option for those who are looking for slight forward movement but also want a shoe that provides a natural feeling.
- 8-millimeter drop
- Threadborne knit upper
- Reflective details throughout
- Molded charged cushioning sock liner
- Charged cushioning compression molded midsole foam
- TPU clip in the heel
- 8.8 ounces
- Anatomically inspired outsole
The Under Armour Threadborne Slingwrap is the perfect shoe for the athlete who is looking for a lightweight daily wear shoe and for someone who also cares a great deal about looking cool and stylish. This shoe features some of the newest technologies to provide a comfortable, cushioned fit for the runner. It features a Velcro strap around the midfoot to help lock the foot in place and reduce harmful side to side movement. The upper of the shoe is made from a unique threadborne knit that stretches and moves with the runner and provides them with great breathability and support. In addition to being technically advanced, the Threadborne Slingwrap is a perfect addition to the stylish wardrobe of the athlete who wants to look good while they work out. This shoe can easily transition to any casual outfit. It is a great option for those who are on their feet all day because of the charged cushioning midsole. This is a reasonably priced shoe and when runners factored in the higher level of durability, they found it to be an exceptional value.