Under Armour is set to release its first super/carbon race shoe, the Flow Velociti Elite, in April 2023. The shoe features a full-length carbon plate, dual density midsole, cushioned Pebax layer and Under Armour’s proprietary supercritical Flow foam. Weighing 220g in a UK 8, the shoe is at the heavier end of the carbon plate race shoe market. However, it also retains elements that add comfort; a touch of padding on the heel, or on the tongue. The Under Armour Flow Velociti Elite lacks the ‘tipping you forward’ feel of the Nike Vaporfly, making it more stable, and a better choice for shorter, faster distances or tempo runs rather than marathon running. Despite this, the shoe has a carbon plate snap, while subtle, that can encourage better running form. Additionally, the outsole doesn’t have a rubber coating but has shown little wear after 100 miles across a variety of surfaces. The shoe fits true to size and feels more like a favourite daily trainer. These features make the Under Armour Flow Velociti Elite an extremely versatile shoe that would be ideal for holiday use. Its durability and comfort also make it an ideal choice for daily use, which is a shame since it has a super shoe price tag.
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