After the launch of Under Armour’s new training shoe, the UA Flow Dynamic, the Women’s Health staff got busy putting them to the test. We tried out some of our favourite disciplines in the shoe to see how versatile the new technology could be over a range of movements. These kicks did not disappoint.
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After the success of the UA running-specific shoe – the Velociti Flow – the UA Flow Dynamic has taken this same unique new technology to create a training shoe without an outsole. This means the midsole is responsible for its traditional cushioning and response duties, and now has the added responsibility of interacting effectively with your exercise surface to provide traction and protection. By removing the outsole the weight is able to be kept lower than most training shoes to give the overall light feeling that we all felt when testing.
The breathable fabric allows cool air to circulate while allowing humid air to escape. The upper is finished with a lacing system that helps secure the mid-foot for distraction-free strides.
My husband is constantly eyeballing my shoes when I head out to exercise. A tech and shoe fundi, he’ll be quick to advise whether I’m suitably equipped for my activity of the moment. I could not wait to get out with the new UA Flow Dynamic to see how versatile they are. I did four sessions in one week. A regular gym session, an outdoor Cross-Fit style workout, a gut-busting stairs mission, and three sets of Padel – my new favourite game. The shoes added to each and every session. Mostly it was the combination of being lightweight and yet still feeling supported that was the win factor for me. And I’ve schooled my husband, who is equally impressed with what he calls “your new weapons.”
My cupboard is bulging with shoes. I won’t lie, it can get quite intimidating with all the choices for all the different types of exercise options. My gym classes, pilates, and HIIT training are all covered by this versatile workout shoe though. It’s the flexibility combined with support that I love most. I often feel a shoe offering good stability ends up being too stiff and bulky. The UA Flow Dynamic is light and well-cushioned with great tech and innovation, and I’m loving how confident I feel in all my movements.
- Light & comfortable; UA Intelliknit upper is stretchy, supportive and breathable
- UA Flow technology outsole creates a lightweight feel with increased ground traction on any surface
- Push heel collar for step-in comfort and a locked fit
- Internal shank for support during explosive movements
Where Can I Get A Pair?
The new UA Flow Dynamic will be available in both men and women sizes with a recommended retail price of R2 999, and will be available in stores and online.