Under Armour Tennis Shoes

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
It says men's training shoes right underneath the description, and the outsole does not look tennis specific.
 

Bones

New User
Agree - guy at my tennis club is convinced they are tennis shoes but they do say all surfaces so maybe
 

392Hemi

Professional
They look like a trainer to me. The outsole appears to have a ribbed pattern that protrudes from the surface rather than a grooved tread. As soon as those wear down (which will happen very fast on a hardcourt) you have no traction.
 

airchallenge2

Professional
Definitely not a tennis shoe! And a poorly put together one, too. Just check the bottom view on the right shoe. The rubber and midsole overlap badly on the top flex groove. And why would you even consider UA shoes in the first place? There are so many genuine footwear brands out there (adi, nike, asics etc.) that make great shoes. That's what they do: shoes, not underwear.
 

galain

Hall of Fame
Under Armour's first attempts at running shoes were horrible. Their later efforts seem to be getting very good reviews but the one linked is no tennis shoe.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
These are under tennis on the website

https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/men-s-ua-charged-ultimate-training-shoes/pid1275331-001

Do we think they are tennis shoes?
no way this is a tennis shoe.. it is way too light. and also what is Charged cushioning ?? LOL,, is it electrically charged ?

Product DNA
  • UA ClutchFit™ technology wraps your foot in a lightweight “second skin” for powerful support & incredible feel
  • External TPU heel counter for locked in support
  • Innovative lacing system provides an unmatched “lockdown” fit
  • Molded toe cap for added support & durability
  • Full-length Charged Cushioning™ sockliner provides ultimate comfort & fit
  • Dual-layer midsole combines Charged Cushioning™ on top of Micro G® foam for the ultimate blend of cushioned support & explosive responsiveness
  • Rubber outsole provides superior traction with flex grooves for extra flexibility where you need it most
  • Multi-surface traction designed to be worn on all surfaces
  • Offset: 4 mm
  • Weight: 11.6 oz.
  • Imported
 

Al Czervik

Hall of Fame
I have a pair. They are excellent cross training shoes and as good as anything Nike makes. But, they would last two matches on a tennis court because the sole is very soft. Under Armour may have had poor shoes in the past, but those and the Curry Ones are great. I think you could wear the Curry One low for tennis. Those are basically what Murray is wearing.
 
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FedLIKEnot

Professional
no way this is a tennis shoe.. it is way too light. and also what is Charged cushioning ?? LOL,, is it electrically charged ?

Product DNA
  • UA ClutchFit™ technology wraps your foot in a lightweight “second skin” for powerful support & incredible feel
  • External TPU heel counter for locked in support
  • Innovative lacing system provides an unmatched “lockdown” fit
  • Molded toe cap for added support & durability
  • Full-length Charged Cushioning™ sockliner provides ultimate comfort & fit
  • Dual-layer midsole combines Charged Cushioning™ on top of Micro G® foam for the ultimate blend of cushioned support & explosive responsiveness
  • Rubber outsole provides superior traction with flex grooves for extra flexibility where you need it most
  • Multi-surface traction designed to be worn on all surfaces
  • Offset: 4 mm
  • Weight: 11.6 oz.
  • Imported
What is Lunar cushioning is it from Moon particles?

Haha, people often times are close minded to new things, I have been saying this about Under Armour for a while now broaden your horizons. Charged cushioning is essentially Adidas Boost like in its plush feeling and responsiveness but it can bottom out as a result (just like Adidas Boost) so pairing it with a more dense cushion system like Micro G makes perfect sense. I am telling you some of you need to try some Under Armour products out you'll be surprised to say the least.

Jamie Murray and Dustin Brown appear to be testing a shoe similar to the one posted by OP but with a tennis specific outsole and midsole. Truth be told it looks promising and like ... GASP ... a tennis shoe.



 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
^^^Are those same model as Andy Murray is wearing ?? and when is projected release date ????? There isn't even a ad out yet on those
 

FedLIKEnot

Professional
^^^Are those same model as Andy Murray is wearing ?? and when is projected release date ????? There isn't even a ad out yet on those
1) No Andy seems to be using not only a different upper but also different midsole (based upon DNA from the Barricade line).
2) I personally have no idea. My friend who works at UA corporate hasn't heard a release date just that they're trouble shooting samples.
3) As some have said it seems UA is using Andy to push the visibility of the company (especially in Europe) and its products more so than create a tennis line to date. That's why if you look at Andy's kits you'll see that that his tops especially and his shorts early on are same shorts you can find from their "Training" lines albeit different color blocking. Look his first shorts with UA they were the "Raid" short and they have those in no lie no less than 20 different color combinations. It's why I find it hilarious people blame UA for Andy's drab kits. Look they'd love him to wear more color look at their site they have every color under the rainbow covered.
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
Under Armour does not make a tennis shoe. The shoes that you see on TV used by Murray, Brown, Sloan Stephens, etc are all custom made for the players. For a while Andy Murray wore Addidas shoes with his UA clothes while they trying to design him a shoe he liked. If you look on the women's tennis page for UA they sell a couple of tennis dresses, but they never sell the dresses that Stephens wears. They are not a tennis company, and have no plans in the immediate future to sell a tennis specific line of apparel.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Under Armour does not make a tennis shoe. The shoes that you see on TV used by Murray, Brown, Sloan Stephens, etc are all custom made for the players. For a while Andy Murray wore Addidas shoes with his UA clothes while they trying to design him a shoe he liked. If you look on the women's tennis page for UA they sell a couple of tennis dresses, but they never sell the dresses that Stephens wears. They are not a tennis company, and have no plans in the immediate future to sell a tennis specific line of apparel.
that sounds like a dumb business decision to me.... You sign these super famous tennis players like Murray and Sloan and don't make any Tennis specific cloth or Shoes ?????????????????????? LOL. How are you going to make back on the millions of dollars paying each year to these tennis stars ??
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The overall design says otherwise. It looks like the Murray shoe a bit, but it's too minimal in composition.

I heard the Murray shoes will NEVER be released to the public. I'd pick Barricades over those any day.
What is this Charged Cushioning, ?? is it just as good as Power cushioning ?
 
What is this Charged Cushioning, ?? is it just as good as Power cushioning ?
The website says that it "absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst". Essentially, I would say that this is the Under Armour equivalent of the Adidas Adiprene+. The Charged Cushioning is in the sockliner (aka the insole).

I am not overly familiar with Under Armour, but I do not know of Power Cushioning. Sorry I couldn't help you there.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The website says that it "absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst". Essentially, I would say that this is the Under Armour equivalent of the Adidas Adiprene+. The Charged Cushioning is in the sockliner (aka the insole).

I am not overly familiar with Under Armour, but I do not know of Power Cushioning. Sorry I couldn't help you there.
this is power cushion.....what do you think ?

 
this is power cushion.....what do you think ?

Thank you, Nostradamus! I have seen a similar (maybe the same) video from Yonex. Knowing Yonex usually goes above and beyond in their research and development, I'd give the edge to Power Cushion. Charged Cushioning seems like a simple material with a fancy name. Perhaps UA's Charged Cushioning behaves like neoprene. Simple and cheap. But in terms of looks, UA is better. Yonex's Power Cushion behaves abnormally and seems to be very reliable. Perhaps that's why Stan's won Grand Slams recently ;)

So Power Cushioning takes the cake for me! How about you, Nostradamus?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Thank you, Nostradamus! I have seen a similar (maybe the same) video from Yonex. Knowing Yonex usually goes above and beyond in their research and development, I'd give the edge to Power Cushion. Charged Cushioning seems like a simple material with a fancy name. Perhaps UA's Charged Cushioning behaves like neoprene. Simple and cheap. But in terms of looks, UA is better. Yonex's Power Cushion behaves abnormally and seems to be very reliable. Perhaps that's why Stan's won Grand Slams recently ;)

So Power Cushioning takes the cake for me! How about you, Nostradamus?
Power cushion is a GOD. it helps you move 10 % faster on the court. Stan would not have won the French open last year if it wasn't for the powercushion.
 
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