Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$200
Weight
M: 510g | W: 510g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 33mm | W: 33mm
Forefoot height
M: 23mm | W: 23mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This running shoe utilizes textile and foam to provide snug foot wrap.

  • Many reviewers greatly appreciated the inclusion of the reliable GORE-TEX waterproof membrane in the upper.

  • The Boa System is a lacing technology that makes it easy for runners to adjust the fit & closure of the shoe.

  • Runners received the Charged Cushioning system well because it gives a burst of energy with every step.

  • The Michelin® Wild Gripper outsole performs like the tire of a racing vehicle; it’s responsible for traction, grip and responsiveness over the surface.

  • The unique design of the Fat Tire GTX appealed to many testers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • This running shoe is very heavy.

  • Because of the presence of some of the high quality components, the Fat Tire GTX has a very high price.

  • Some runners weren’t too excited when the outsole started squeaking a lot.

  • Others felt it was a bit narrow for their feet.

Bottom line

An award-winning shoe, the Fat Tire GTX from Under Armour brings performance and comfort to the next level. It’s a neutral running gear that many runners can appreciate because of its unique components and its effectivity.



World wide, Fat Tire GTX is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Under Armour, is the 10th most popular.

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 63 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
15%
3 star
11%
2 star
4%
1 star
3%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 85
    Buk Lau RandomLevel 1 expert
    by Buk Lau Random
    It is very comfotable and kept my feet dry.
  • 84
    JeffLevel 1 expert
    by The House
    Confidence. On and off the trail.
  • 77
    Brian Metzler and Lisa JhungLevel 2 expert
    by Running Competitor
    This shoe is heavier than most trail running shoes-it has a lot of girth-but feels less so in sloppy, wet terrain or snow.
  • 94
    Axi NavasLevel 1 expert
    by Outside
    Lightweight and bomber, these are the shoe-boots you want when the singletrack gets muddy.
  • 90
    Anthony HollingsworthLevel 1 expert
    by Scout Gear
    Under Armour stops playing games and makes the greatest outdoor shoe we've ever seen...with the help of some Michelin rubber.
  • 85
    BeatBowlerLevel 1 expert
    by BeatBowler
    A hybrid boot that is durable enough for the harshest weather conditions, comfortable enough for extended, daily wear, and stylish enough to wear outside of the wilderness, the Under Armour Fat Tire GTX shoes are a must-have item this season.
  • 78
    Gear FinderLevel 1 expert
    by Backpacker
    The tall sole (23.5mm in the heel) made ankle rolls a real threat on off-camber trails.
  • 77
    Doug GilmerLevel 1 expert
    by Doug Gilmer
    All in all the boots held up well and kept my foot dry.
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  • Gander Mountain
    A Michelin Wild Gripper outsole rubber compound upper with unique traction lugs keep you going in any condition. 
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    You also have a Wild Gripper rubber outsole with a lugged pattern that's gonna keep you nice and steady.

Updates to Fat Tire GTX

The Under Armour Fat Tire GTX features a waterproof membrane. It uses the GoreTex membrane that is completely waterproof. It keeps the water from entering the shoe while running on rainy or wet conditions. This waterproof feature does not affect the shoe’s breathability.

The shoe also features the Boa closure system that delivers a quick lacing system to the runners. With this technology, laces can be fixed in a simple click and turn.

The Fat Tire GTX also features the Cupron Anti-Fungal Pro Fibers that is designed and placed in the shoe to help reduce odor and help prevent the development of foot fungus. These fibers provide a healthier running environment for the foot.

The outsole unit of the Fat Tire GTX is something that should be look forward as well. It features the unique design that is inspired by the tires of the off-road bikes. The fat tire lug pattern gives reliable grip on different surfaces and added durability to the sole unit.

Fat Tire GTX size and fit

The Fat Tire GTX is true to its size. When it comes to giving the right fit, this shoe will not disappoint. It delivers a comfortable fit in the midfoot and heel area. The forefoot is in medium measurement as well. It gives enough space to those medium-footed runners. This shoe is also available in standard widths.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Fat Tire is specifically designed to help runners survive the toughest terrain. The sole unit is inspired by the fat tire off-road bikes that deliver reliable traction on varied terrains. The multi-directional lugs are reliable enough to provide the needed grip when running on muddy or soft surfaces. The outsole also gives added durability for shoe endurance.

Midsole

The midsole of the Fat Tire GTX utilizes the Under Armour Charged cushioning foam that gives reliable underfoot protection. It is specifically designed to absorb shock during landing and for a more solid rebound. This cushioning foam works well with the bottom-loaded foam placed underneath the Charged foam. It gives a soft and lightweight protection.

Upper

The upper of the Under Armour Fat Tire GTX features the high performance outdoor fabric that delivers a breathable and durable upper coverage. It also uses the 100% waterproof GoreTex membrane that is designed to resist water, keeping the foot dry all the times without sacrificing breathability. It is also guaranteed to be durable.

The Fat Tire GTX also features the Boa Closure system that features a quick way to tighten the laces. In just a simple click and turn, the laces will be locked quickly. The shoe also features the Cupron Anti-fungal Pro Fibers that reduces odor, giving the foot a healthier environment.


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