This latest offering from Under Armor promises to be a great training shoe – but does it stack up against more specific running shoes? Let’s put it to the test.
Under Armor Flow Dynamic technical details
- Weight: 207g
- Drop: 8mm
- Sizes: UK women’s 3-8.5
- Price: £115
Under Armor Flow Dynamic pros
- Stretchy, supportive upper that wraps fully round the foot
- Great security for dynamic movement
- Comfortable sole
Under Armor Flow Dynamic cons
Who is this shoe for?
I’d particularly recommend the Under Armor Flow Dynamic for gym-goers and strength training fans with the caveat that, while they are definitely versatile enough for running sessions, they might not be your go-to shoe for a new PB or a midweek time run. They’re an excellent choice if you need extra support, and could even work as a shoe for overpronators – though I’d recommend trying on first.
How does this shoe fit?
I loved the flexibility of the IntelliKnit upper: it feels snug and supportive, but doesn’t feel too tight on my wide feet. I sized up for these shoes, but I would suggest half a size is all you need: there’s plenty of room in the toebox and strategic stretch in all the right places.
Are they comfortable?
They definitely tick most of my boxes for a good cross-training shoe, and I found them really comfy for HIIT classes and strength training. They have a softer sole that offers lovely cushioning when doing impact work and the way the upper wraps around your foot feels secure but not too compressed. The heel is plush, but did take a small amount of wearing in for me. I didn’t massively get on with the tongue, which I found chafed the front of my ankles.
Under Armor Flow Dynamic running review
I tested these out on a short road run, and they provided excellent support with pretty decent comfort. I can definitely see myself doing longer plods in these and I really like the seamless ride they offer. I have to dock a mark for responsiveness, though: these are advertised as a running/cross-training hybrid shoe, but I didn’t feel enough energy return from them to compete with other lightweight running shoes. However, as a cross-training shoe I really liked the Flow Dynamic and I’ve been reaching for it again and again.
At £115, I’d say you get a lot of bang for your buck with this shoe. It might not fulfill your every requirement, but it’ll definitely see you through tough cross-training sessions and slower runs.
Where can I buy this shoe?
You can buy the Flow Dynamic on the Under Armor website.