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Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2 Review

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2
Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2
Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2
Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2
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8.0
Overall Rating:
8.0
based on 
2 expert reviews
A lightweight, minimal, and affordable basketball shoe
Works best for guards with wide feet looking for a responsive shoe
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$99.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
1/2020
Traction
8.3
Cushion
7.5
Materials
9.0
Support
8.0
Fit
7.0
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

28 likes
Cordova / Versa Red / Black
Cordova / Versa Red / Black
from Eastbay
$59.99
$100
15 likes
Exo Brown / Onyx White
Exo Brown / Onyx White
in 2 shops
$69.99
$100
20 likes
Jet Gray / Beta
Jet Gray / Beta
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
33 likes
Forest Green / Vapor Green
Forest Green / Vapor Green
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
24 likes
X Ray / X Ray
X Ray / X Ray
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
13 likes
White / White
White / White
in 2 shops
$79.99
$100
18 likes
Black / Pitch Gray
Black / Pitch Gray
in 2 shops
$79.99
$100
5 likes
Red
Red
from Eastbay
$100.00
26 likes
Pitch Gray / Halo Gray
Pitch Gray / Halo Gray
No stores found
17 likes
Blue Frost / White
Blue Frost / White
No stores found
41 likes
White / Aqua Float
White / Aqua Float
No stores found
32 likes
Versa Blue / Water / American Blue
Versa Blue / Water / American Blue
No stores found

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Lightweight shoe
Affordable price
Cons:
Cushioning is very firm

Performance of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The UA Spawn 2 receives mixed reactions from critics. The traction worked well for one reviewer but overall it didn't live up to the great traction of last year's Spawn model. The cushioning is super firm and provides very little impact protection. This works well only for guards looking for super low-to-the-ground, responsive cushioning. The materials are comfortable but tend to stretch out after a while and become a little too roomy and less supportive. Overall, the UA Spawn 2 is an affordable guard shoe, but there are better performers out there, even at a retail price of only $100.
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Reviews of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 8.0 average overall rating ranks #118 of 142 shoes overall
7.6
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
I don't recommend the UA Spawn 2. Cushioning was really bad, traction wasn't good, and the fit didn't work for me at all. Even at $100, there are much better performers out there!
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8.3
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
It's not my favorite hoops shoe, but it might work for guards with wider feet who are looking for a very responsive shoe.

Traction of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 8.3 average traction rating ranks #88 of 142 shoes overall
7.0
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
The traction takes a little time to break-in to become good. Unfortunately, the grip is a little worse and the rubber picks up more dust compared to last year's version of the UA Spawn.
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9.5
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
Traction is easily the best aspect of the Spawn 2 as stopping power is great on all types of surfaces.

Cushion of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 7.5 average cushion rating ranks #122 of 142 shoes overall
6.0
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
The full-length Micro-G cushioning feels super stiff with very little compression or bounce. Impact protection is not good at all.
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9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
The Micro-G feels is lightweight, minimal, and feels very responsive with minimal lag time.

Materials of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 9.0 average materials rating ranks #17 of 142 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
The upper Mesh and neoprene upper materials are soft, thin, and conform nicely to your feet. I also like the plush tongue and comfortable ankle padding.
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9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
The neoprene-like upper materials flex very well and move with the foot nicely.

Support of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 8.0 average support rating ranks #110 of 142 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
Lateral containment and stability are great.
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7.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
I wish this shoe would feature stronger and more supportive upper materials and a wide base.

Fit of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

The 7.0 average fit rating ranks #133 of 142 shoes overall
7.0
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
At first, the fit was pretty snug but the Mesh stretched out too much for my liking after playing in these shoes for a while.
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7.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
There was too much dead space in the forefoot and the materials are too stretchy to provide enough containment.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #114 of 142 shoes overall
no
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
You shouldn't play outdoors in these as the rubber is very pliable.
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no
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
Outdoor use is not recommended as the rubber frays easily.

Width of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
The fit was regular in the beginning but the material stretches out easily over time.
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slightly wide
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
There is some dead space in the toe area which might work well for wide-footers.

Size of the Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
February 18, 2020
Go true to size lengthwise.
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true to size
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
February 18, 2020
For narrow-footers I would recommend going down half a size. Wide-footer should be okay going true to size.
Deals from $59.99:
Cordova / Versa Red / Black
Cordova / Versa Red / Black
from Eastbay
$59.99
$100
Exo Brown / Onyx White
Exo Brown / Onyx White
in 2 shops
$69.99
$100
Jet Gray / Beta
Jet Gray / Beta
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
Forest Green / Vapor Green
Forest Green / Vapor Green
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
X Ray / X Ray
X Ray / X Ray
from Under Armour
$75.99
$100
White / White
White / White
in 2 shops
$79.99
$100
Black / Pitch Gray
Black / Pitch Gray
in 2 shops
$79.99
$100
Red
Red
from Eastbay
$100.00
Cordova / Versa Red / Black
$59.99
on Eastbay

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn 2 Performance Review