Under Armour Breathe Lace X NM Review
Who would have thought that Under Armour was founded just 23 short years ago? The company that was started from Kevin Plank’s grandmother basement, actually made the first major sale of sports apparel by the end of that year. And they’ve been doing that ever since.
And why was this company founded in the first place? Well, because Plank (then 24 years old) got tired of having to change his sweaty T-shirt after every practice. He also noticed that his compression shorts stayed dry during the whole time, and set out to make T-shirts that would do the same. He made a T-shirt out of moisture-wicking fabric and the rest is history.
And did you know that in Oliver Stone’s sports drama Any Given Sunday, the character played by Jamie Foxx wears an Under Armour jockstrap? Yup. Today, Under Armour is the official sponsor with plenty of sports teams, and offers endorsements to plenty of other athletes including Stephen Curry and Jordan Spieth.
How cool is that?
Sizing Runs Small
Back Lacks Padding
All in all that is one good looking and practical outsole. It’s not too big to cause discomfort, and not too small to be useless. The size, thickness and height of the rubber as it goes from the toes to the heel is beautifully designed to cause maximum comfort to the foot, and the fact that it looks wonderful doesn’t hurt at all too.
Monochromatic with added mesh for extra breathability and unique asymmetrical lacing system, the upper brings out the look and adds to the comfort. How? Well because there are quite interesting and practical features in the upper too, not just in the midsole. For one there’s the rubber band just below the laces that helps with the comfort and stability, and you can’t forget the soft mix of textile and synthetic linings.
EVA Cushioned footbed
EVA full length sockliner
Textile and synthetic upper and lining
Weight: 196 g
Full rubber outsole
Stretch open-hole mesh
Offset: 7 mm