My Under Armour Spine Review, Plus a Little Something For YOU!

At the end of last year, I was contacted by Under Armour (eeek!) to review their Women’s Spine RPM Running Shoe.

(I know, I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover color) I was in love from the start when I excitedly opened the box delivered promptly to my doorstop and saw these beauties-

I have always wanted a pair of brightly colored shoes so I was excited from the start to try the Spine, which also includes these awesome Under Armour features:

  • Built to log some serious miles
  • Lightweight, seamless upper delivers support at mid and forefoot for unrivaled comfort
  • Unique UA Spine chassis delivers the ultimate in lightweight structure mile after mile
  • Ultra-lightweight Micro G® foam midsole turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs
  • Full length molded sockliner and collar conform to your foot for customized fit
  • Provides cushioned comfort and is lightweight at only 7.375 oz.

I was hesitant about these shoes at first because they indeed felt like next to nothing on my feet-

I ran a few 3-4 mile runs in these shoes and really liked the way they felt on my foot. They were lightweight and ultra comfortable. I found my foot was fully supported and I have to admit, I felt fast in the Spine (it must be the color because I am all but fast). The only trouble I had with them was keeping the laces tied because they are kind of silky, and I eventually double-knotted them to keep them tied so if that bothers you, you may want to change the laces or tie them a different way.

I will also say this shoe seems to run a little large. I usually wear a size 9.5 in running shoes and actually ordered the same size, but ended up exchanging them for a smaller size (9). I was impressed with Under Armour’s customer service, they were helpful when I called to check on the status of my return and I did not have to wait on hold at all. They emailed me once the return was processed and when it shipped again.

I normally would not think of Under Armour for running shoes, but after wearing the Women’s Spine, they are a top contender in my book. I would purchase and wear their shoes again. Since I have heard you should have training shoes and racing shoes, I think I will keep the Spine for racing since I like the color (and don’t want to get it too dirty in the winter slush) and the speed (although it may be perceived) that comes with them! Overall, I really like this shoe.

After processing my return, Under Armour was kind enough to send me a gift card for the difference in price from the time they were ordered. I am passing that on to you! The card totals $21.35 and is redeemable online at and at any of the Under Armour Factory House or Under Armour Owned Specialty Store locations. All of the store locations can be found HERE.

Be sure to enter by March 17, 2013 when the giveaway ends and the winner will be announced here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until the next mile marker,

Thank you to Under Armour for providing me with a pair of the Women’s Spine RPM Running Shoe for review in exchange for my honest opinions. I was not compensated for this review or giveaway. I was given a gift card by Under Armour after making an exchange in shoe sizes and have chosen to give the gift card away to one of my readers. Winner will be announced via Rafflecopter at the time this giveaway closes. Thank you for entering!


  1. How sweet of you to pass along your good fortune!

    No entry for me, just wanted to say hello today!

    The Captain did a review of the men’s Spine shoe and really loves them. Great review. Sara.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thanks for the hello Elle – always wonderful to hear from you! 😉 I love the color most of all and for as much as I want to wear them day to day, I am going to save them for running. 🙂

  2. Great review! They sound like a pretty cool shoe. And I do like the colors they have!

  3. Sounds like a cool shoe! I wear tons of UA running clothes but have never considered their shoes.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thank you for entering! I have never tried their running clothes, but I would like to after trying their shoes.

  4. I love my UA hotpink hoodie! I wear it all the time. I would put the giftcard towards a purple one!

  5. Thanks
    got my entry in today.

  6. I would put that giftcard towards a new sports bra! I need one like woah!

  7. I have a pair of underarmor shoes and love them. I however loveeeee my fiances sweat panks that he has haah so i would get a female pair of course!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      I would love to try their sweatpants, Danielle. I love sweat pants as it is. Thanks for your entry and good luck!

  8. I love my UA sweatshirt, but I read a good review of UA sports bras on a blog and want to try one, so I would probably use the gift card towards that! Thanks for passing it on!

  9. I love their shirts! Some of my favorite running shirts are Under Armour so I’d have to get another one with the gift card.

  10. Ooh I live the color! Glad to hear they worked out for you! I may need to get some if they truly help you feel faster- I could use all the help I can get!

  11. Great giveaway! Love UA! 🙂

  12. Seriously loving those shoes! I actually don’t own any UA products, yet!

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      I didn’t either until now, Stacey and I love the shoes. Thank you for entering! Good luck. 😉

  13. Love their compression tops and running tights!

  14. UA Rocks.. keeps me toasty warm (cold gear) all winter long while running the lake. More compression gear! Oh and I have Cold Gear shoes.. they are warm and comfortable. I wish they made a motion control shoe that felt like these.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      I didn’t know they had Cold Gear shoes (I’ll have to check those out), but those sound cool because my toes tend to get cold in the winter – even in these shoes as they are kind of like mesh on top. Thank you for your entry and good luck!

  15. Kristine E. says

    I really love their sports bras.

  16. I love Under Armour products. would love to win.

  17. I <3 UA with a passion. Great product fer sure!

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