Under Armour isn’t leading the basketball shoe industry and it’s not even close. However, there are a couple of popular models that actually prove they’re great performers. This is one of them.
In this Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 review, we will be taking a look at the shoe’s tech specs, performance, comfort, materials and decide if they’re worth the price. Let’s roll!
Weight: 385 g. / 13.58 oz
Type: Mid Top Sneaker
Fit: True to Size
Retail Price: $125
Technologies: Charged, MicroG, ClutchFit
Available Colors: 30+ !!!
My Rating: 8/10
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Charged is Under Armour’s newest cushioning system, replacing the previous standard MicroG. It’s firmer, lighter and more responisve than MicroG, which makes it ideal for guards.
MicroG is present as a sockliner area though, where it provides a bit of extra cushioning and impact protection. This combination with Charged makes a pretty good & well balanced cushioning setup.
ClutchFit is a synthetic upper material, which is very comfortble and nice for the your foot. Too bad it is not enough used in this model. More on that later.
First off, the ClutchFit upper feels awesome. Even though most of the materials are mesh with Fuse, it still feels pretty cool. In my opinion, ClutchFit should have been used more efficiently, which would have provided even more comfort, but I guess they didn’t want to compromise support too much.
The midsole is comfortable and stable, they fit true to size and I had no slipping/lockdown issues. For an “in-between” shoe like this, it was definitely comfortable.
Charged cushioning on these does its job exceptionally well – and that’s provide responsiveness and court feel. The MicroG sockliner is a welcome addition, so the shoe doesn’t feel as firm as it could’ve been without it.
I’d say I really liked how they felt. Very versatile, stable, responsive, but not too firm.
Traction is nothing out of this world, but plenty for general play. Under Armour used a standard traction pattern for the Clutchfit Drive 2. It is reliable, holds out multi-directional movements and grips the floor well. The rubber compound doesn’t look too durable, so I doubt this would be a good outdoor option.
Support is killer on these, simple as that. The stiff ankle collar, a heel counter and supportive materials make this a great package.
Everything works comfortably and gimmick-free, I didn’t feel restricted or annoyed by too much support as some shoes actually suffer from.
The upper is mesh with Fuse and ClutchFit in some areas. This is a great combination of durability, comfort and performance. But I can honestly say I’d love way more ClutchFit then that. It’s easily one of the most comfortable materials to date.
But generally, no complaints. Ventilation is there, moderate durability.
PRICE VS. QUALITY
I think this is a versatile package with good all-around performance. There are a couple of dents, but I think QUALITY wins it clearly this time.
The Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 didn’t let us down. For a standard shoe, you get plenty of horsepower to control.
You’re getting solid traction, plenty of cushioning, awesome support with maximum comfort and durability.
Because of its balanced features, this may be a shoe for every position out there. You’re getting lightness and speed, but also support and cushioning. It’s a solid performer in every area.
+ Good all-around performance, no major flaws
+ Good choice even for big players
+ An arsenal of color choices
– Charged cushioning could be a bit softer
– More focus on Fuse with mesh than the ClutchFit material
BEST PLACE TO BUY THE SHOE
I see one main store to buy from and it’s on Amazon. Check this out:
Benefits of Buying from Amazon
- Extremely fast shipping (1-3 days)
- Free shipping most of the time
- You can return the shoes to get your money back
- Very fast & easy buying process
- Lots of sales and discounts
So yeah, there’s a reason I always recommend to buy from Amazon
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful! I’m curious to know what you think of them and if you ever need any help, you know what to do.