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I feel like I run slower when I activate my shield. Is this true?

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It's supposed to

While I currently can't find data directly supporting this, according to this bug report on the forums, it is supposed to slow you down.

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Activating your shield as Heavy Assault will slow you down. While I couldn't find any true hard data on movement speed, it is common knowledge that it slows you down when you activate it.

Here's some data on everything Heavy Assault Shield information:

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