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Under Armour HOVR is Anytime, Anyday Fitness Shoes

Posted by on 2. May 2018

Under Armour enters the cushioning wars with UA HOVR.  It’s equipped with its Energy Web and HOVR foam that not only reduce impact per foot landing but also generates an energy return on the next stride.  It also gives you a sock like feel with its knitted upper for a more comfortable run.  It is truly an any time, any day fitness shoes.

Under Armour HOVR

I’ve been drooling over the new Under Armour HOVR ever since they started teasing the new running shoes.  It’s an eye-candy that comes in flashy and bold colorways.  It’s an every day shoes that can go well with your gym workouts, your runs and even your regular work day walks.  I eventually got the UA HOVR Sonic in pure white colorways.  I’ve been in the running scene for the past 8 years and when it comes to colorways, I’ve seen shoes evolve from the dull colored shoes to the flashy neon shoes and now back to the plain but catchy shoes.  Yes, white is the new flashy for me.  It looks pristine and stands out in a world of colorful shoes.

The Look

White and some highlights of gold, that’s the colorway of my HOVR Sonic.  I would also go for the bolder colorways of HOVR like Red because it does stand out.  It’s no accident that running shoes has evolved to the flashier colors we see today.  It’s because of visibility especially at night.  That feature keeps you safe and visible to motorist when you are on the road at night. The HOVR is not only visible, reflectorized but is also an eye candy anytime you wear them.

The Fit

The knitted upper makes the shoes fit like a sock and also makes it really breathable.  With a compression-like fit, UA HOVR gives you a better feel of the road, eliminates drag and adds comfort to every stride.  It also feels lighter than its 9.6 oz weight because of the fit.  You can really go farther and longer focusing on the run because of the innate comfort.  The shoes is powered by HOVR foam and wrapped in an energy web that adds cushion to each foot strike and efficient with the energy returns.

The Feel

I’ve used the HOVR on regular days, on gym work-outs, on cycling and on runs.  That’s how flexible it can get.  While most running shoes tend to go lighter and reduce cushioning to the bare essentials, the HOVR works with a neutral foot strike and a cushioned built.  Cushioning is one of its strengths as you feel supported when you walk, when you run and when you work out.  The fit makes up for the added weight on the cushioning since it provides a zero gravity feel with less drag.  It also uses an ortholite insole that molds to the feet for customized cushion and feel.  It feels light on the run, cushioned on the walks, and flexible on the various gym work outs.

It’s a shoes perfect for newbies in the running as it would keep your knees protected even when you go through the growing up pains in running like heel striking, higher rates of impact and fatigue.  It’s also right for me now as I am now more used to the trails and whenever I am in the road, I tend to go back to those bad habits and it also reduces the impact of the harder paved surface.

It’s an Any Time, Any Day Fitness Shoes

Fitness has evolved to not just focus in running.  It’s a bigger pie now.  You lift or do gym strengthening when you need core strength.  You bike when you need to build endurance at reduced impact.  You do cross-fit when you want to improve conditioning at a shorter time.  You run when you need to improve your cardiovascular system.  A lot of people are working their way to fitness through different means and that’s a good sign.

If I can pinpoint what I like best with the HOVR is its versatility.  I can wear it as a lifestyle shoes and still stand out.  I can wear it when I walk and still comfortable on the stride.  I can wear it when I’m in the gym on various gym work outs. Of course, anytime I feel going for a run, I’m ready with my HOVR since its an Any Time, Any Day fitness shoes.

20 Responses to Under Armour HOVR is Anytime, Anyday Fitness Shoes

  1. kage2015

    I know Under Armour makes great clothing because we have several different pieces. We have never tried their shoes before. Will have to check them out next time we go shopping.

  2. Amber

    These do sound like great shoes. I always need comfy shoes–I try to jog daily, so being able to do that comfortably is a must.

  3. Tasheena

    Love your sneakers, they look like a wonderful investment. I have to look into getting a pair.

  4. Everyday Made Fresh

    I have picky feet, which lands me in an over the top expensive tennis shoe, when I wear them. I do like the sound of these though, and would be willing to give them a try! I like the white!

  5. Melissa Chapman

    I love the idea of a workout shoe that breathes and is as comfortable as it is cushioned and protective. I will look for these when i get my next crosstraining shoe.

  6. jmanandmillerbug

    I love the fact that they are low impact for your knees. That is one of my worries when I exercises that I’m going to hurt my knees. They look like they would be comfortable and they sound like they’re successful as far as keeping your feet and your knees protected while exercising.

  7. Tomi C

    It’s so important to wear comfortable footwear and it helps when it’s affordable. Under Armour shoes are very affordable.

  8. Valerie Gray (@valmg)

    These shoes look cushiony and well vented. I understand your logic on colored sneakers but I love white ones and they’re getting hard to find these days.

  9. Jennifer

    You are such an inspiration. Every time I visit your blog I feel it. Love the life you’re living.

  10. GlamKaren

    Definitely sounds like awesome shoes to have especially when you workout or play sports. I think it’s really comfy and it looks so cool too!

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