Today sees the launch of the Flow Velociti Wind 2. We are yet to play in a pair but beyond that innovative single midsole compound which eliminated the outsole rubber, drastically reducing the weight, giving runners the feeling of light effortless speed, the upper has seen two advancements.
If you missed our launch video on the game changing rubberless outer sole Under Armour FLOW Velocity Wind, we were super impressed by the comfort and weight saving of a shoe that provides metrics tracking. You can check it out at https://www.bikeruntri.co.za/post/fast-tracked-flyers
1. What UA term as the Warp upper, the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 feature a super-engineered upper designed to adapt to the runner’s foot throughout the stride. Supporting tapes act like seatbelts on the foot, placed precisely where their biomechanists found them to be most helpful for a runner. The tapes are in tension when you need them and relaxed where you don’t, thereby eliminating any buckling & pinch points which are often experienced in traditional one-piece uppers. Theoretically the upper then moves in unison with the foot, supporting it in each step to help to unlock performance by improving the efficiency of the foot-to-shoe interface in each stride. This way the shoe doesn't interfere with the foot’s natural movement.
2. The new Tatami Stitch heel is designed to deliver a more consistent lockdown around the heel using a moulded EVA sockliner. This is intended to offer a more comfortable, resilient ride, especially to high-mileage runners seeking optimal performance.
Some quick fire specs: They're only 236 grams, cost R3 499.00, 26mm heel stack, 18mm forefoot (8mm drop) and connect to UA MAPMYRUN app metrics which are hassle free and surprisingly accurate and helpful in improving your running.
Check them out for yourself at https://underarmour.co.za/pages/flow-velociti-wind-2