Brand: Under Armour
Shoe: Speedform Gemini 2
Size: Womens US 9.5
Arch Support: Neutral
Use: Normal Training
I mean hello, shoes?! What girl doesn’t love shoes?
And what runner is going to say no to a new pair of runners?
The team at Under Armour wanted to develop a shoe that fell into three categories: Their mission is to provide runners with everything they need to achieve their running goals.
Having worn these shoes for various training runs I can now give my full honest opinion.
Upon opening the box I was confronted with a shoe design unlike any other shoe I have ever owned.
- Soft outer fabric
- Firm sole but with cushioning
- Seamless stitching
- Flexibility in the shoe laces
- Fun bright colour/s
- Heel lock option with lacing
- Hugs the foot
Now the real fun begins by putting the shoe through its paces (pun intended).
Run 1 – Parkrun
I laced up the shoes and hit the pavement to do 4:1 running intervals at Parkrun Point Cook with my 9-year-old daughter.
While this was a slow and easy run for me, my initial impressions were that the shoe was soft, comfortable and well-fitted.
Run 2 – Werribee Mansion Run
With the shoes officially broken in the day before, now the real test would be a fast-tempo run at the Werribee Mansion Run.
Again, the shoe was comfortable, well fitted, and was able to handle the mixed terrain course with ease.
Run 3 – SAAC Telstra Shop Handicap
Our local club run would be my last test run before I made up my final opinion on these shoes.
A flat fast course, saw me winning the event in a handicap time of 42:32 (actual time 30:12).
My Final Thoughts
I’ve always been a believer that a running shoe or any shoe for that matter should feel like an old friend.
The Under Armour Speedform Gemini 2 is that old friend you want in your life.
Hitting the pavement for the long, mind-clearing run is a ritual for any mum runner.
This shoe is comfortable, it moulds to you, and gives you the support and cushioning you need to make it through those Ks.
As a mum runner, we need to make our workouts count, and with this shoe, I felt like I could just keep going.
Run with Fight. Run with the Gemini 2.