Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Review
SpeedForm Apollo is a lightweight and comfortable pair of shoes. The upper has an excellent ventilation and style. It has a spacious toe box for better toe splay.
Water easily penetrates the shoes, because of the holes on the upper. The running shoes can be slippery on grass, because of the lack of rubber.
Under Armour (UA) is popular for creating the finest sports apparel in the past years, and now the company has been creating high-performing running shoes. Furthermore, the SpeedForm Apollo is their key to enter the league. This Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Review points out the shoes’ specifications, features, and downsides.
The shoes have an irremovable sock liner, which makes users feel comfortable without wearing a pair of socks. UA incorporated their trademark foam (Micro G) in making the cushioning system. The Micro G absorbs impact during trail runs and long runs. Moreover, its responsiveness and feedback create great energy returns.
UA used less rubber in crafting the outsole, ensuring SpeedForm Apollo’s lightweight. High abrasions carbon rubbers were inserted on the heels and mid-foot areas, for these are main contact areas where runners tend to impact first.
This Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Review reveals an interesting fact behind the SpeedForm Apollo’s creation. The running shoes were created and designed in a UA bra factory. UA applied their apparel technologies in the making of the shoes. After several tests, they were able to create the upper of the SpeedForm Apollo. The molded upper is made of moisture-wicking synthetic material, and is almost free of seams. The two-piece upper were stitched together by using UA’s seam-tape welding technique to prevent hot spots.
UA experimented with the materials, to ensure excellent breathability and ventilation of the shoes. The tongue is entirely made of mesh and the upper is almost covered in holes, to make sure SpeedForm Apollo delivers a cool running experience.
The molded upper provides an excellent foot structure, and it feels like it is a part of the foot. The external heel counter and seamless heel cup are both taken from SpeedForm RC. This fastens the heel for a secure fit, while having extra room for the forefoot. The 4D foam provides the user a custom fit, to prevent sliding or slippage. Running without wearing a pair of socks is completely fine for the SpeedForm Apollo.
Creating a lightweight yet comfortable performance running shoes was the goal of UA, when they created the SpeedForm Apollo. The shoe’s platform, with a 22mm heel and 14mm toe, has an 8mm drop.
Moreover, the natural grooves of the outsole provide the user a neutral feel. They inserted TPU shanks on the midsole to give additional support, without taking away the natural feel of the running shoes.