Comments: (7)

Review: Under Armour Micro G Split

Prev1 of 4Next
Use ← → (arrow) keys to browse photos

Performance review: Under Armour Micro G Split.

Hear Those Footsteps?

Under Armour enters the world of lightweight runners with the introduction of the Micro G Split. Is it enough to increase your speed or will it crash and burn?

A few years ago, a relative upstart company to the sportswear world by the name of Under Armour decided making clothes that athletically and technically out-performed most brands was not enough. The mission became to make shoes that did the same. Which brings us to the introduction of the Micro G Split, ushering in a completely new era for Under Armour running footwear. Readers of my past reviews know how sold I am on the Micro G foam system being used in the basketball line, and now I get it in a runner? My feet are happy.

Open the box and what do I see? Bright orange midsole and bright white toe. Love the brightness. To me, it signals a shoe the company is hoping gets noticed. They want people to love it or hate it. Either way, people look and ask, and we all know most any publicity is good. The next detail that pulls my eyes is the almost complete lack of structure to the upper. The support ribs on the medial and lateral sides are fused to the fabric upper and do little but break up the design (except for the pieces around the lace holes, keeping them from ripping out). The shoe is almost completely void of stitching, preferring to go the fuse route (the only stitch visible is around the tongue/toe seam). Moving to the sole, we see one of the most organic pieces seen on a runner not in the barefoot segment. The Micro G Split reminds me of a Feet You Wear styled design, using splits (get it?) and contours to mimic the wearer’s foot. All good in theory, but will it stack up? You know the drill…

Continue to Page 2 of the Under Armour Micro G Split performance review…

Prev1 of 4Next
Use ← → (arrow) keys to browse photos

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Category : Features, Reviews, Under Armour

Comments (7)

Hi Bryan, great review! :) Been looking to try UA basketball and running products, but there’s no retailer in Singapore! :( Anyways, thanks again!

VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: -1 (from 1 vote)

i damn hope they put up stores here in asia.. give me some Charge RC lovin’!!!

VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)

Great review, I’m loving pretty much everything UA does right now.

These sound great, might be my first runner/trainer in years.

VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Hey good review, but i was looking forward to a basketball shoe review. You havent had one since the crazy light, so i was wondering on a time frame until the next basketball shoe review. Thanks again!

VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)

New bball shoe reviews all this week, got a wide spread on deck. Lots coming from Bryan soon…

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 2 votes)

i still want a and1 me8 empire review

VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Empire review coming, Sophmore. Bryan’s had it in the bag, I’ve just been off the site so much lately I haven’t had the chance to edit and added the graphics. Hang tight…

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Post a comment