Under Armour has become a benchmark for innovation in the footwear and training apparel sector: its products incorporate fabrics and technologies that provide solutions to problems we didn’t even know we had, and the new UA Tribase Reign 3 shoes are the perfect example of this.
THE STABILITY OF THE UA TRIBASE TECHNOLOGY
The Tribase Reign were Under Armour’s first shoes created specifically for cross-training; with them we discovered a lightness that wasn’t very common in high-intensity training footwear and we learned about the 4 major benefits of their exclusive sole designed with the UA TriBase™ technology:
-The Tribase Reign were Under Armour’s first shoes created specifically for cross-training; with them we discovered a lightness that wasn’t very common in high-intensity training footwear and we learned about the 4 major benefits of their exclusive sole designed with the UA TriBase™ technology:
– The triangle located in the sole defines three contact points that provide a stable base to increase control and grip in weightlifting and traction exercises.
-A large cutout in the sole separates the toe from the rest of the sole to ensure flexibility and natural foot movement.
-With a drop of only 2mm (23mm in the heel and 21mm in the forefoot), this is one of the lowest profiles on the market, making it one of the flattest soles available today. Perfect for powerlifting.
-Stable cushioning: the goal was to increase cushioning for impact exercises without increasing the thickness of the sole. This has been achieved with the exclusive Micro G foam midsole, an ultra-thin foam that absorbs shock without sacrificing ground contact feel.
Now, two versions later, Under Armour presents the third generation of these iconic shoes, the UA Tribase Reign 3.
UA TRIBASE REIGN 3 INNOVATIONS
The new Under Armour Tribase Reign 3 maintain the signature sock-like collar from the previous model as its lightweight ankle fit was well received. However, many hours of testing with Games athletes like James Newbury have also resulted in several important updates:
-New heel shell: the shell maximizes foot support in weightlifting and dynamic exercises; while a thick inner foam protects the skin from chafing.
-New HSPU clip: as the name suggests, the new rear clip provides better traction with the wall on hand-stand push-ups.
-New breathable mesh: a new and much more breathable fabric. The new Under Armour Tribase Reign 3 are made of a reinforced mesh with abrasion-resistant screen printing. Durable and extremely lightweight (weighs only 255g on average).
-More cushioned tongue: to ensure maximum foot support, the tongues of cross-training shoes are usually very thin, but in some cases the tight knot of the laces can dig into the instep a little. To solve this problem, the Tribase Reign 3 features a small foam insert on the inside of the tongue (right where the knot is), so you can tighten them as much as you need.