Under Armour’s mission in creating the SpeedForm “Slingshot” was to defy the limits of speed. With the Slingshot’s upper, UA assembled asymmetrical compression zones of varying strength, woven together. The combination works together to help power the foot through its gait cycle faster. It’s the brand’s first-ever knit sneaker.
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To handle the torque of high-speed running, the team wove two proven performance fabrics into the upper, UA Tech, which has lived in Under Armour performance apparel for years, and Dyneema. Engineered by NASA, Dyneema is stronger than steel but so light that it floats on water. Then, below that, the team built a Pebax propulsion plate into the midsole. Like a launching pad, it maximizes energy at toe-off for explosive movement.
Check out the gallery above to see the new men’s and women’s collections, available tomorrow at UA.com, for $140.
Photos courtesy of Under Armour