GEAR CHECK: Under Armour Threadborne Fortis
Under Armour Threadborne Fortis: R2 199
The Threadborne presents an upper which reminded us a lot of a narrower version of the ever-popular Nike Free range. The idea is to let the shoe easily take on the shape of the foot, rather than the other way around. The Threadborne fabric is the finest knit we have ever seen on a shoe; it looks attractive, and contributes to the lightweight nature of the one-piece upper. The lockdown at the lacing sector of the midfoot was the most comfortable of all those tested – this is due to fine nylon yarn, which has eyelets that feel almost part of the tongue. They integrate with the internal ankle bootie to create a comfortable, snug wrap around the foot.