The innovative Under Armour Speedform Fortis 2 updates its upper in current second edition to gain some market share in such competitive segment. With just 8 mm drop it features great cushioning (similar to Mizuno Wave Rider 20 or Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33) with weight and response of a performance running shoe. In addition, the Speedform Fortis 2 provides solid stability although does not include specific pronation control technologies.
Major change compared to its predecessor SpeedForm Fortis takes place in upgraded upper where adjustable straps in heel counter have been removed for a more integrated structure. Ultrasonic welded seams stay close to the skin for added support while soft knit mesh in the forefoot provides great breathability and foot lockdown. Sock-like fit and molded 6 mm 4D-Foam® footbed (non-removable insole) remains for outstanding comfort.
Dual-layer midsole combines Charged Cushioning® and Micro G® foam for superb blend of cushioned support and responsiveness. Outsole keeps configuration from first edition with strategic flex grooves for smooth ride and solid rubber in more exposed areas to increase durability.