SummaryThe Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 is a training shoe that offers a low stable base, on a naturally flexible outsole, for people looking to lift weights and for CrossFit or high intensity workouts.
The name TriBase refers to technology in the shoe designed to maximise your contact with the floor in 3 points (under the forefoot and heel), and is highlighted on the outsole in a rubber triangle. This in turn will offer enhanced grip and stability when lifting heavy loads.
The upper is made of a tight stretch knit material in the heel, locked in with a large external heel counter. The remaining majority of the upper is made from breathable 'ripstop' material to handle the demands of burpees and rope climbs. There is no tongue as the TriBase Reign 2 is a slip on bootie design.
In addition to the TriBase zone on the outsole, there are flexible forefoot grooves for mobility and grip. Under Armour's MicroG foam runs through the length of the sole to offer a little responsiveness, cushioning and a low to the ground ride on a short run. It's not designed to be a running shoe, so if you're doing a running workout, we'd recommend a different type of shoe, but the TriBase Reign 2 will see you through weights focussed gym session. The midsole also features a wrap around layer from the outsole to protect the shoe and the foot in rope climbs.
The TriBase Reign 2 mimics the more established brands of Crossfit training shoe out there with bright colorways and designs. The fit runs a little narrower than the Nike Metcon 5 and Reebok Nano 9, so could be a good option if you have a narrower foot.