Under Armour revealed their latest running shoe, the SpeedForm Gemini, last night at an event in their Soho Brandhouse in NYC.
The Gemini introduces Charged Foam cushioning system to the Under Armour Running lineup, giving runners a softer, more responsive option to the Micro G cushioning found in the Speedform Apollo and Spine collection. We spoke to Vice President of Footwear Design, Dave Dombrow, to hear about the latest from Under Armour Running:
"This is a super technical running shoe. The SpeedForm Apollo Gemini is made up for four distinct polymers that were developed with an adaptive cushioning. That means when you're standing it's really soft and comfortable, and when you're running it will get more responsive. This is great because the cushioning also adapts to the user overall. So that's our big story, it's super responsive and super soft as well. We took everything we learned from Apollo to marry it with the SpeedForm upper to continue to improve the fit. It's still made in the bra factory, super breathable and super lightweight. We've added a little more packaging into the deal by adding a bit more foam into the heel but it is still a light shoe overall at 9.9 ounces. The Gemini has a lot more cushioning so this is what I would like to say is someone's everyday trainer that could also serve as a marathon shoe."
Dave himself is running the SpeedForm Gemini this Sunday. "Of anyone I'm probably the most hyper critical person of my footwear, so the fact that I'm running the marathon in the Gemini, pretty much right out of the box on these, says a lot," said Dombrow.
Weight: 8.5 oz
Key Tech: Charged Foam