The complex articulation of the human spine served as the inspiration for Under Armour's Spine Venom running shoe.
Released in January 2013, the shoe was geared toward runners with a neutral gait – those whose feet rolled neither significantly inward nor outward after heelstrike.
The Spine Venom featured a breathable synthetic upper with 360-degree MPZ construction as an underlay. This consisted of durable, lightweight protection pads at key contact zones designed to help absorb impact while maintaining support through compression.
The Spine Venom featured a full-length Micro G midsole, which was designed to deliver a lightweight, responsive ride. The pronounced flex grooves in the outsole promoted natural, efficient foot flex.
Adding to the efficient design was the Micro G foam, which Under Armour designed to be about 30% thinner than standard foams, which decreased the overall weight of the shoe while offering lower-profile responsiveness.
Other features included the following:
• Men's sizes 7-13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
• Weight: 9.40 ounces (men's size 9)
• Men's widths: D-medium
• Full-length 4D foam sockliner to help eliminate internal slipping
• Solid rubber outsole for full ground contact and traction
Under Armour shoes offer a high-tech and affordable option for all types of athletes, including running shoes, basketball shoes, training shoes and football cleats - all of which supply ventilation and support with lightweight stability. Runners love the snug fit of the Under Armour stretchy mesh upper, which runs from the tongue down to the midsole to wrap the arch. While Under Armour basketball shoes introduce the innovative Micro G™ cushioning system which provides a completely breathable upper, molded carbon fiber support and extra bounce. The Under Armour brand is also known for its superior performance clothing that go above and beyond to combat the extremes. The HeatGear® collection was crafted with lightweight fabrics and four-way stretch construction to keep athletes cool and dry in warm temperatures. Flatlock seams minimize chafing and PolyArmour™ fabrication pulls sweat away from the body while supporting your muscles. Under Armour ColdGear® is a new line of apparel for men and women that keeps athletes warm and dry when temperatures drop. ColdGear® features a lightweight, double-sided fabric that wicks moisture from the skin and circulates body heat. Whether you're running, working out or just needing a base layer for outdoor sports, try UA ColdGear® to keep you comfortable.