In Greek mythology Achilles was invulnerable in all his body except his heel – and as the Ancient Greeks opted to not to wear armor on their feet this proved to be a fatal flaw for the seemingly invincible warrior. But athletes today wear specialty shoes to increase performance and protect against injury. Fittingly there is even a type of athletic armor for the feet, as Under Armour has introduced a new basketball shoe called the UA Charge.
This shoe is ready for combat on the court, providing the flexibility and comfort of a low-top sneaker with the ankle support of a high-top. This is accomplished through the top of the shoe functioning much like an ankle brace providing the best of both shoe designs. It offers a two-piece upper that works with the anatomy of the foot to articulate around the ankle, making for a locked down fit that still remains flexible. The Charge also features Under Armour’s heat gear material to wick away moisture and keep the shoe dry.
This innovative design could let you conquer the court! Just watch out for stray arrows.