Shoe Review - UA Flow Velociti Wind
Look no further for a non carbon-plated race day or speed shoe
4 out of 5 rating | Weight 240g | Drop 8mm | Neutral Responsive Road Shoe | £140
First Impressions out of the box
Very nice looking shoe out of the box, the upper looks different and like nothing I’ve seen before. The shoe is noticeably light and very breathable. It's definitely going to feel quick and responsive and it looks like there's a good level of cushioning and a very unique outsole, interesting to see how this will hold up in action.
Fit and width
I found the fit to be a little snug so a half size bigger would be better; they are a lightweight shoe so the bigger size wouldn’t add much weight. The width was completely fine for me, they didn’t come up too tight or narrow and can be worn with both lightweight race socks and more cushioned general running socks.
Where it works best
Under Armour talk about this shoe giving you a ‘close-to-the-ground, grippy feeling of speed’ and it certainly feels fast when you put it on and start to get going. It is on the firmer side so falls down a little on cushioning but picks up marks when we get to the responsive side of things as the energy return from the midsole really gives you a nice push off. It falls into the responsive/speed category and for me it feels like a great training/interval shoe. You could definitely chase down your PB in these shoes on a race day! They encourage you up on to your toes and make hitting tempo pace a lot easier.
Our tester's thoughts
After clocking up about 50 miles in them, I am pleasantly surprised by the Flow Velociti Wind. Initially I was a little unsure about how the traction would be on the outsole, but they do give you plenty of grip. I also definitely felt close to the ground, so for those speedier runs and interval sessions it was a great choice. For me it’s not a shoe for recovery runs, I think the Machina from Under Armour would be better suited for that, but as they are a responsive and faster feeling shoe, for me they hit the mark really nicely. They are also definitely a race day option, the weight, responsiveness and return you get would make chasing down a PB a breeze!
This a new model of shoe for Under Armour, so there's no predecessor to compare it to but it's an exciting addition to the Under Armour range. The shoe also has the ability to connect with MAPMYRUN giving you a host of data once you’ve finished your run.
This shoe has been tested by Dougie. He has run in the shoes for a minimum of 4 weeks or about 50 miles before submitting his review. The scores he has given the shoes are based on his experience, his running style and his training type. These shoes were gifted by Under Armour for the purpose of this review, no input was made by Under Armour. The view is entirely that of our tester.
Hi Dougie here,
I’m a jack of all trades, covering road racing distances from 5k up to the marathon. I have run track and cross country over the years and hit around 70/80 miles a week. Running has been my life since I was around 7/8 years old. I have grown up through the club system in the UK I have gone on to represent both England and Great Britain domestically and overseas. I am a big running shoe geek and love getting to grips with all the latest products, so I hope I can give you some insight into what shoes might work for you.Share
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