Under Armour Men’s Breathe Trainer Football Shoe Review

Andy Shandling
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Today we're bringing to you our detailed review of the Under Armour Men's Breathe Trainer Football Shoe.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 7 / 10

Cost: $

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  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Locking "revolution" cleats
  • Outstanding traction

The FitSystem allows for a custom fit so that a shoe wont slip as you move. And the medial posting means you never have to worry about your foot coming out of the shoe when running.

Under Armour has been making the football equipment for a while now and they have always been on top when it comes to performance, quality and overall value for your money.

The second and third stringers have always been underexposed however, and UA's latest innovation promises to do to them what laces, screw-ins and ankle-straps have never been able to do.

Under Armour not only reduced the number of materials used in the upper but also developed a method of sewing them together that keeps the shoe from collapsing, allowing for a more natural workout.

The Breathe Trainer football shoe from Under Armour is an excellent combination of good performance with exceptional comfort.

It took years for UA to find the right material to use in the upper – mainly because they wanted to be able to maintain the heat retention of polyester but still improve on breathability significantly.

The result is an upper that resembles a more silky form of stretchy cotton, and their FitSystem actually keeps the shoe from stretching as you move, which is an innovation that most companies have yet to implement successfully.

For example, UA's Breathe Trainer football shoe features a lace-up free design so that it will not move when you move. Why not? They were able to reduce the number of materials used in the upper by 50% by replacing traditional lacing with a FitExpander system.

Instead of lacing the upper together, UA uses a very durable inner mesh to attach only the top and front of the upper, which results in a shoe that looks durable and rugged, but is lightweight and breathable.

Under Armour introduces the upper with a seamless TPU material which they have been able to make much tougher, more durable, and more breathable with just a 20% increase in materials used.

Note these are very lightweight shoes.

Under Armour has developed a FitExpander system which adds a patch of elastic to a panel of MeshCatcher, a layer of mesh that allows the upper to breathe but the system is sturdy enough so it doesn't stretch easily.

The result is that UA reduced the number of materials from nine to six, which at the same time allowed UA to decrease 50% the size of the upper.

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