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UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Review | Great Running Shoes for Track Workouts?

The Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2 is a really interesting running shoe. This model features subtle updates from the original UA Flow Velociti Wind and I was excited to put these to the test on the track.

For sprints and fast-paced short runs, the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 has been a really strong running shoe. I think the big takeaway with this model is that its construction and performance will likely really resonate for some and be a total miss for others.

In my opinion, this is a huge point to understand before investing in this model. If you go into this shoe wanting a more stable running shoe for track workouts, then you’ll likely love this shoe. That being said, this model does have a few cons which I’ll discuss below.

In this UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 review, I’m going to cover multiple topics about this shoe to help you conceptualize if this is a good running shoe for your needs.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Performance Review

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Who Should Invest In the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2?

The UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is a really strong running shoe for anyone that needs a track, treadmill, or road running-focused shoe primarily for sprints, speed work, and short-mid runs.

The Flow midsole and technology in this model give it a really high level of energy return and if your main goal is speed work, then this shoe should align well with your training needs. The Warp™ upper also adds to this shoe’s athletic fit and speed-focused capabilities.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 In Depth Review

This shoe has a neutral width, so I think if you have a narrow or neutral width foot and you plan to use these exclusively at the track and for dry road runs, then you’ll really like how this shoe performs, fits, and feels.

I would not recommend this model for anyone that wants to use them primarily for walking and daily wear. This shoe is a phenomenal running shoe, but it’s important to note that its strong performance is specific to certain settings and workouts and it’s not my favorite daily wear/walking running shoe.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2

$160

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2
4.3
Versatility
4.5
Durability
4.2
Quality
4.5

Best For

  • Sprints and Speed Work
  • Short and Mid-Range Runs
  • Track Workouts
  • Road Running (Dry Climates)

Falls Short

  • For Walking/Daily Wear (for long-term durability)
  • For Wet Climates
  • For Long-Distance Runs (wear maximal cushioning is desired)

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Pros

Over the course of my workouts and testing, there have been multiple pros and things to like about the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2.

  1. Great Shoe for Track Workouts
  2. Flow Midsole Has Good Energy Return
  3. Upper Is Breathable and Form Fits the Feet Well
  4. Seamlessly Connects to MapMyRun

The first thing to like about the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is its performance for track workouts. I think this shoe is an awesome model for anyone who regularly trains at the track and wants a model that excels in doing so.

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UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Track Workouts

If you regularly tackle sprints, short runs, and even mid-range runs, the Flow Velociti Wind 2 is a really good model to look into. The outsole material used on the Flow midsole provides a nice level of grip on the track so whether you’re sprinting or doing faster-paced runs you shouldn’t have an issue with grip.

Plus, the blend of the track’s feedback and the Flow midsole gives this shoe a nice level of bounce when training in these settings. I also like this model for road runs and if you’re training in dry settings, then this model will work similarly for road runs as it does for on the track.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Sprints

The second thing to like about the Flow Velociti Wind 2 is the feedback and energy return that you get from the Flow midsole. This model features Under Armour Flow technology, which is essentially a technology that delivers a singular piece of material to create this shoe’s base and gets rid of any rubber outsole.

I like how the Flow midsole feels anatomical in nature and that it gives a good amount of feedback when displacing force while training. To be honest, if this shoe’s fit aligns with your foot anatomy, then I think this is the type of running shoe that makes you want to run more especially when breaking them in.

On top of the Flow midsole, I also like the upper construction in this model. This shoe features a Warp upper which is lightweight and breathable. This adds to this shoe’s “athletic-style” fit and feel.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Sizing

The breathability of this material is also good and when training at the track on an 80-degree day I didn’t have any issues with my feet getting too hot or sweaty. The Warp wraps the feet well and it doesn’t feel bulky by any means which is great for sprints.

The final thing to like about the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is that it seamlessly connects to the Under Armour MapMyRun app. If you like the additional coaching and metrics while you run, then this can be an awesome perk with this shoe.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Testing and Getting Coaching Data

It’s also a nice perk for runners like myself who are constantly trying to improve their cadence and need that extra nudge and a reminder to shorten their stride. I know, I know — I’m working on it.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2

Despite really liking the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2’s performance, there are a few cons that are worth mentioning in this model.

  1. Not Great for Wide Feet
  2. Limited Functionality and Performance
  3. Falls Short In Wet Settings

The first drawback to the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is that it’s not going to be the best running shoe for those with wide feet. This model’s width is defined as “regular” on Under Armour’s site.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Fit

I have a fairly neutral width foot and these fit fine, but they definitely feel a little snug in the toe box especially as you break them in. For narrow and neutral width feet, you should be in this model, but if you have wide feet, then I’d explore different models.

Another drawback to the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is that they’ll be a little limited in their functionality due to their stability and durability. For example, if you’re looking for a running shoe with maximal cushioning that you can also wear for walking and daily wear, then you’ll likely want to pass on this model.

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Testing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Durability

Since the price point in this model is slightly higher, you don’t want them to break down too fast or always have to worry about avoiding wearing them in the rain, dirt, and other environmental elements when wearing them on a daily basis.

The Flow midsole is lightweight and built with a responsive foam that delivers an okay amount of durability, but it may fall short for daily wear. In my opinion, this material will last longer for you if you limit its use to track workouts and dry road runs.

The last drawback to this shoe is that you’ll be a little limited in the settings in which the Flow Velociti Wind 2 will perform its best. For example, this model will not be the shoe to wear in wet and rainy settings or on dirtier trails and paths.

Testing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Outdoor Runs

The Flow midsole doesn’t do the best at resisting water and I learned this after it started to rain during one of my 5k recovery runs. Luckily, I was on the tail end of my run so my shoes didn’t take a huge beating there.

This drawback is pretty stereotypical with running shoes that are void of rubber outsoles. The foam midsoles in these styles of running shoes can be more suspect to faster breakdown when exposed to water or excessive dirt.

Performance

To discuss the performance of the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2, I’m going to break down how this shoe performs for sprints, short runs, and mid-range runs.

I used this model primarily for speed work and recovery runs, so do note, that I did not test this model for long-distance runs and my longest runs in this model were 5-mile runs. For additional context, I prefer running shoes with a bit more cushion for long-distance runs for durability purposes for my body and the scope of my training.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Performance Overview

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Sprints and Speed Work

For sprints and speed work, I’ve really enjoyed training in the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2. It’s been a running shoe that has helped motivate me to get to the track to focus on building better sprint mechanics.

The athletic fit of this shoe makes it a pleasure to wear for these contexts and this model is super lightweight so they never feel limiting. I like the Flow midsole and how much energy return it gives when hitting top-end speeds.

Testing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Track Workouts

This model feels like a track shoe in the sense of its lightweight build but provides enough cushion to be comfortable for most runners, especially those who regularly tackle speed workouts or are getting back into speed work, and more specifically, sprints.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Short and Mid-Range Runs (1-5 miles)

Outside of sprints and speed work, I also really like the Flow Velociti Wind 2 for short and mid-range runs. I’ve used these for both faster 5k work and slower steady-state runs and I’ve enjoyed this model’s performance.

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Reviewing and Testing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Running

The star players of this shoe’s performance for these contexts include once again its Flow technology, upper construction, and last construction. This feels really comfortable and responsive for short runs at different paces.

I’ve been really enjoying the feel of these shoes for my tempo runs and how seamless they feel when changing paces. I’ve also enjoyed using the MayMyRun app for these runs and for working on improving my cadence.

Reviewing and Wearing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Running

On my slower runs, the heel construction and Flow technology give the Flow Velociti Wind 2 a comfortable ride. With a heel-to-toe drop of 8mm, I think these will be pretty comfortable shoes for a variety of foot strike mechanics.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Walking and Daily Wear

For walking and daily wear, this shoe is okay and it will work. I mentioned above that I’m actually not the biggest fan of this shoe for walking and it’s not because this model doesn’t work well for walking in regard to comfort — more so that I’m concerned with this shoe’s long-term durability.

Reviewing and Wearing the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 for Walking

I think you’ll get more out of your investment with this shoe if you limit their use for your workouts specifically. Since we don’t have a rubber outsole, the Flow midsole can be a little more prone to fading and wearing down fast, especially in dirty and wet settings.

If you want a running shoe for daily wear, then I’d suggest looking into something like the Adidas Ultraboost 22 or NOBULL Ripstop Runner. Both of these do a pretty good job in regard to durability and have outsoles that can accommodate daily wear and walking.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Sizing

Most runners and athletes should be safe going true-to-size in this UA Flow Velociti Wind 2. This model’s fit is described as “regular” on Under Armour’s site. The length of this shoe fits true and the toe box has a neutral/narrow width.

I think if you have a narrow or neutral width foot, then the fit of this shoe should feel really good for you. For wide feet runners, you may find this model uncomfortable and look into options that have better widths for your foot’s anatomical needs.

  • UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Sizing Thoughts: True to size.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Sizing and Fit

If you have additional sizing and fit questions on the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2, drop a comment below and I can try to help you out accordingly.

Price Breakdown

For the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2, you can expect to pay $160 USD. Personally, I think this price point is fair for this shoe especially if you limit their use to dry road running, treadmill running, and track workouts.

This model should last you a while if you use them exclusively in these contexts. I think the big thing to understand with this model is that it’s a really strong shoe for hyper-focused settings, but it’s not an “all-in-one” style running shoe.

That being said, if you’re looking for a walking and daily wear-focused running shoe, then you may want to look into other models as this shoe’s performance will fall short in these contexts.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2

$160

Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind 2
4.3
Versatility
4.5
Durability
4.2
Quality
4.5

Best For

  • Sprints and Speed Work
  • Short and Mid-Range Runs
  • Track Workouts
  • Road Running (Dry Climates)

Falls Short

  • For Walking/Daily Wear (for long-term durability)
  • For Wet Climates
  • For Long-Distance Runs (wear maximal cushioning is desired)

Also, if you want to go the budget-conscious route, then I’d suggest looking into the original Flow Velociti Wind. These have some pretty good discounts at the moment and are similar to the Flow Velociti Wind 2.

Construction Details

Below, I’m going to break down some of the key construction details that go into the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 that influence this shoe’s durability and performance.

  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: 8mm
  • Weight: 9.05 oz (for my size 10 model)
  • Removable Insole: Yes
  • Cushioning: Neutral

Construction Close-Up

The base of the UA Flow Velociti is built on Under Armour’s signature Flow midsole. This is a lightweight and responsive single piece of foam material that serves as the base and sole of this shoe.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Midsole

The last construction of this shoe has an anatomical shape and fit to it and the heel of this model has a rounded construction to promote cleaner foot turnover.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Heel

The “outsole” of this model is built with a textured tread to increase its durability and grip. The tread feels pretty durable, and I think for track and treadmill running you’ll get a lot of life out of this material.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Outsole

This shoe features a breathable Warp upper construction that has a web-like material and structure to provide a snug and secure fit.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Warp Upper

The tongue is gusseted and perforated with an additional loop to provide security and to keep the tongue in place. There are five core eyelets with an additional sixth eyelet for lace-locking.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Tongue

This model comes with Bluetooth capabilities and there is a thin foam insole in this model that is removable.

UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 Insole

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:
Are the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 true to size?

A:
Yes. If you have a neutral or narrow foot width, then I think you'll enjoy this model's fit and I'd suggest going true to size. If you have wide feet, then you may feel cramped in this shoe's toe box and I'd suggest looking into other wide-feet-friendly running shoes.

Q:
Is the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 good for sprints?

A:
Yes. The UA Flow Velociti Wind 2 is a good running shoe for doing sprints and fast-paced runs. This model has quickly become one of my go-to track shoes.

Takeaway Thoughts

I’ve really enjoyed my training and running in the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2. This is definitely a model that will resonate really well with some and be a complete miss for others.

I think if you go into this model understanding its best uses and you plan to use them for track workouts and short road runs, then you’ll really enjoy the performance of this model.

For long runs, this shoe may not deliver enough cushion for some and its durability may not be the best for anyone that wants a running shoe to double as a daily wear shoe, too.

If you have additional questions on the UA Flow Velociti Wind 2, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally via Instagram (@jake_boly).

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Jake Boly

I've been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I've trained hundreds of clients, written thousands of articles, reviewed over 100+ pairs of training shoes, and have produced a large list of training videos. I live and breathe fitness and training gear, and I think it's important that reviewers walk the walk with the gear they're testing. As for my educational background, I have my Masters in Sports Science, Bachelors in Exercise Science, and have my CSCS.

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