words // Nick Engvall
Last year Under Armour jumped into the competive world of basketball sneakers with a handful of unique designs, led by the Brandon Jennings signature model, the Micro G Black Ice. Under Armour is ready to take on their second season in the new arena and it begins with the arrival of the Under Armour Micro G Funk.
The Micro G Funk uses the company’s Micro G cushioning system which runs the full length of the midsole, which seemed to do well in last year’s Under Armour Performance Reviews. Other elements that return from last year’s line include the forefoot strap that was seen on the Black Ice, as well as a combination of synthetic materials and ballistic mesh for a lightweight and supportive fitment. The ankle design of the Micro G Funk features perforations for breathability. A TPU heel counter also adds stability, while the TPU midfoot shank keeps things from getting twisted up in sharp cuts. Finalizing the 12.8 ounce design is a one-piece rubber outsole featuring a multi-directional tread pattern for superb traction.
Available now: Under Armour Micro G Funk