After an impressive show out at CES, Under Armour is rolling on unveiling new shoes for the new year. The latest sneaker to drop is the Verge Amphibian, an aquatic sneaker meant for land and water — and not necessarily the runway.
The Under Armour Verge Amphibian utilizes a lightweight, quick-drying nylon upper. Synthetic welded overlays and the abrasion resistant upper are held together with a Boa Closure System which uses nylon coated steel laces.
Underfoot, cushioning is taken care of with an EVA midsole and Charged Cushioning inserts in the forefoot and heel, and there is an ESS rock plate for stability. The footbeds are designed to cushion and drain excess water with each step. A Michelin Wild Dig Decent’R outsole lug pattern is designed to shed mud and debris, and the Michelin OC Outsole Compound should offer pretty solid traction outdoors.
The Under Armour Verge Amphibian retails for $110 and is available in sizes 8 to 13 — but only in one colorway, Ridge Reaper Hydro, so far. You can pick up a pair here.
As someone who goes cliff diving in the summer, I always reserve a pair of Dunks or Timbs (yes, I’m from New York) that get completely messed up after about one go. This aquatic sneaker could be a good alternative that is actually designed for the task. Again, these won’t win you any praise at NYFW.
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