Under Armour launch three latest variations of running shoes to help runners run their fastest mile

Participants of the All Out Mile Competition will receive access to personalised in-person weekly group training sessions conducted by Coached from May 1 to June 1, with up to USD $1,250 worth of prizes on offer

Under Armour ambassadors Jen Lee and Nelson Wong. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

29 April 2022, Singapore - Under Armour launched three of its latest running shoes – Flow Velociti Wind 2 (SGD$229), HOVR Machina 3 (SGD$229), Flow Synchronicity (SGD$199) – in a media event on Thursday (April 28), coinciding with their All Out Mile competition to be held from 1 June to 5 June this year.

The Flow Velociti Wind 2 uses a rubber-less sole system with better traction to help runners shave off precious seconds from their timings. Runners can also connect the shoe (likewise with the HOVR Machina 3) to Under Armour’s MapMyRun mobile application to analyse running metrics such as average stride length and cadence. The model is currently available in stores and online.

The UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 features a rubberless sole system for better traction. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

A key feature of the HOVR Machina 3 is perforations around the sides of the shoe to optimise breathability and eliminate ‘hot spots’ around the foot when running over hot concrete in Singapore’s unforgiving weather. This model will be launching in May together with the Flow Synchronicity.

The women-specific Flow Synchronicity (SGD$199) was designed to provide superior fit and feel for female runners using 3D foot scanning technology as the anatomy behind the female foot is different compared to males, according to the product specialist at Under Armour.

Under Armour ambassador Allan Wu looks on at the media event. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

These three latest running shoe variations will help athletes on their quest to achieve their best timing for the All Out Mile competition, according to a press release by Under Armour on Thursday (April 28).

The All Out Mile competition will commence in conjunction with Global Running Day (June 1) where participants will post their fastest mile (1.6km) on their accounts using the MapMyRun mobile application.

Running blogger Pris Chew studies one of Under Armour's latest releases. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

In order for the run to be counted as a submission, participants have to connect their MapMyRun account to FitRankings during registration and the time has to be clocked between June 1 to June 5.

Upon registration for the All Out Mile, participants will receive access to training routines and workouts by Under Armour’s elite coaches and performance experts, as well as shoe-trial sessions of the latest running shoes at Under Armour’s Funan brand house.

Group photo of sports and running media ahead of the 1.6km run. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

Under Armour are also collaborating with Coached, a fitness company run by former New Zealand triathlete Ben Pulham, to curate a personalised weekly in-person group training programs for all participants from May 1 up till the competition date commencing on June 1.

Founder of Coached, Ben Pulham said, “Running a mile flat-out is certainly no easy task. We are delighted to be partnering with Under Armour to provide athletes with the best possible technical support required to achieve their best timings.”

Under Armour product specialist Ian Leonard Choo shares the science behind the shoe of the Flow Velociti Wind 2. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

The three fastest individuals in both the male and female categories in Singapore will receive cash prizes of USD$1000, USD$500, USD$250 respectively in addition to USD$250 worth of Under Armour merchandise.

Participants can also take part in the team category – the team with the most runners to clock a timing for the All Out Mile competition will win a USD$10,000 donation to a sports charity of their choice.

All three of Under Armour's shoe releases on show at the media event. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

The winners of the contest will be announced on June 10.

Join the UA All Out Mile to run your fastest mile on Global Running Day. You can do so for free at UAALLOUTMILE.com

Under Armour Running Media Event. PHOTO: LYNN LEE, SPORTPLUS.SG

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