Review: Under Armour Speedform Apollo run shoes

Upper paranoia but a speedy shoe with lots of tri appeal

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£90
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U.S. behemoths Under Armour scored glowingly with their Sonic ArmourVent training tee recently and now they’ve spread their range to cover footwear, with the Speedform Apollo designed for speed. 

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That explains its featherweight 223g construction and one of the flimsiest uppers around. In fact, it’s so slender that you’re initially wary of ripping through it. The wide toebox and perforated material also means it begins to cave in on tightening.

Yes, this tester has narrow feet but we suspect it’ll happen to all but the widest-footed triathletes. It’s aesthetically irritating but, in use, it’s not noticeable and does provide a comfortable enough, fast ride.

Where it gains points, though, is its triathlon-specificity. Those holes offer good drainage while the seamless construction is ideal for post-T2 sockless running.

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