A good pair of running shoes can certainly be an asset. If we were forced to only wear one type of shoe for the rest of our lives, most of us would pick running shoes thanks to their combination of comfort and versatility. Besides jobs with strict dress codes, there is no challenge that can't be tackled by the right pair of running shoes.
Running shoes are designed so that you can run in the with little to no difficulty. While studies have shown that people run best barefoot, that is simply impractical most of the time. For that reason, running shoes are designed to be as flexible as possible so that the same motions used while running barefoot may be easier to replicate.
In fact, the best pairs of running shoes don't feel like you're wearing them at all. The key to finding the best running shoes is not finding the most comfortable pair or even the most flexible pair. It is about finding the pair of running shoes which combines all of the features you need in particular into one shoe.
It is for this reason that you can never state that one shoe is better than all others because everyone has different feet and expects different things out of a pair of running shoes.
Before we move onto our review of the UnderArmor Micro G Assert 6's, we will go over some of the features to search for in the best pair of running shoes. Understanding what features are worth it and which are not is one of the more important parts of finding the right pair of shoes for you.
You will want to find shoes that are affordable without making too many sacrifices in other areas. You will primarily want to avoid buying a cheap product which sacrifices overall quality so it can achieve a lower price point. This is doubly so when you are purchasing shoes as they tend to need good construction quality more than other products.
While you may save a few dollars on the initial price of a cheap pair of shoes, you will end up having to spend more money long term as the shoes will be more likely to fail.
This may seem obvious, but many people fail to take comfort into account when purchasing shoes, particularly online, as you are unable to try the shoes on before you purchase them. This is when it comes time to pay close attention to reviews, both consumer and professional.
Comfort is important not only so you can have a more enjoyable experience wearing your shoes, but also for the health of your feet. Wearing uncomfortable shoes may result in blisters or irritation in the short term, but even worse is the possible long term damage to the structure of the bones and ligaments in your feet.
The Micro G Assert 6 shoes are manufactured by Under Armour, one of the better-known makers of sporting goods. Under Armour makes equipment and uniforms for several professional sports, so you can rest assured that they know what they're doing.
These shoes are designed to be an affordable option that excels in no single area but manages to be great in almost every capacity. This can be seen in the versatile design, which combines features to improve comfort as well as stability, durability and a host of other design areas.
When we first tried on these shoes, we were very impressed by the comfort. Most shoes require a break in period before they become enjoyable to wear, but these shoes required almost no break in period. They grew slightly less stiff after a few hours of walking and running, but they were already so flexible that it was almost imperceptible.
These shoes are also quite grippy when compared to similarly priced options. This is due to the inclusion of grip pads which are positioned in strategic locations on the underside of the outsole. This makes these running shoes almost as grippy as purpose made basketball shoes.
The combination of a foam body with a mesh layer makes these running shoes highly breathable, so they are an excellent choice for hotter climates. Your feet will remain cool and comfortable in these shoes, which is amazing during the summer months.
After going over countless reviews and testimonials from customers, we will present some of the comments about this product we noticed repeated several times. Most customers are highly satisfied with the comfort of these shoes, praising the micro foam cushioning for its softness and shock absorption in particular.
As for the negatives, most of the reviews were overwhelmingly positive, but a few customers had problems with the fit of these shoes. This is not to do with the sizing, which is a common issue, but the actual design of the shoes. They tend to be too narrow for customers with wider feet. If you have wide feet, you would be better off with another model of shoe.
Depending on the sizing and color of these shoes, the price can range from 50 to 100 dollars, but they are usually priced somewhere in the middle of this range. These shoes can be found at online retailers such as Amazon as well as in brick and mortar shoe stores.
We hope that this review has been helpful and informative. The Under Armour Micro G Assert 6 shoes are an excellent and versatile pair of shoes for the price. Beyond a simple issue with foot size, they have almost no downsides. If there are any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments down below.