KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Under Armour Flexgear. Used as the upper construction in the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn, this build delivers a combination of durability, breathability, and support. The Under Armour Anatomix Spawn is worn by some of the NBA's top players like Stephen Curry and Kemba Walker, so it goes without saying that Under Armour Flexgear is suited for the highest levels of basketball.

What is it? Under Armour Flexgear is a multi-layered, fused synthetic upper construction. Unlike other fused uppers, Under Armour Flexgear is engineered to strategically support the foot in the areas where basketball players need it most. Underneath it all lies an exposed mesh layer, allowing for plenty of airflow.

How does it work? Under Armour Flexgear is constructed to deliver targeted support in the foot's tendons, muscles, and ligaments. By using thicker layers of synthetic, Under Armour Flexgear is able to add needed structure and stability in areas such as the eyestay and heel.

Notable products: Under Armour Micro G Anatomix Spawn

Bottom line: Fused synthetic uppers are here to stay, and Under Armour Flexgear ups the ante with basketball-specific support.

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