Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Water repellent
Price
$150
Weight
M: 368g | W: 309g
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 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Several runners mentioned that the Fat Tire Low is the most comfortable shoe they have ever worn.

  • The Michelin outsole and layout are patterned after mountain bike tires for exceptional traction and durability.

  • Most reviewers loved the way the cushioning absorbs impact.

  • The thick outsole helps protect the foot from rugged surfaces and sharp objects on the trail.

  • It is sufficiently breathable, according to some runners.

  • The Low Top version of the Fat Tire is also a superb hiker.

  • A handful of users remarked that the upper dries quickly.

  • There’s a small number of runners and hikers who have had foot, knee, or back issues that were relieved of pain and discomfort in this shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Ground feedback is almost nil in this shoe, according to some reviewers.

  • A handful of runners wished for more responsiveness.

  • It is just too heavy for several.

  • The shoe is quite expensive.

Bottom line

The Fat Tire Low is the Low Top version of the standard model. It has loads of traction on almost all types of outdoor surfaces, including wet surfaces. For a pretty steep price, runners get tons of comfort and unbelievable protection against the sharpest objects on the trail. While this may not be the best option for long runs or technical running, the shoe is unbelievable for short distance forays on the most challenging trails that do not require agile movements.



World wide, Fat Tire Low is in the bottom 5% most popular running shoes. The brand, Under Armour, is the 10th most popular.

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 25 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
24%
3 star
4%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

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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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74 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 90
    Morten LidegaardLevel 1 expert
    by Morten Lidegaard
    So far, I'm doing really great! I love the cushioning; it's just amazing. I think I have now a new favorite.
  • 57
    Gear InstituteLevel 3 expert
    by Gear Institute
    I had no road feel; I felt like I was wasting tons of energy bouncing around like a rabbit; and most important, they really messed with my footplants, causing my feet to roll inward like no other shoe does, and after two miles my knees were hurting, which I have to credit to the lack of stability. 
  • 90
    Abe MilletLevel 1 expert
    by Endurance Review
    The comfort is terrific, the tread is top notch, the soul/guts of the shoe are truly remarkable, particularly on the punishing downhills. Here’s a shoe that can take whatever you can dish out.
  • 85
    Tanner FarenikLevel 1 expert
    by 3 Seconds
    I would highly recommend these shoes to anyone that is looking for something more comfortable and is fine compromising on weight for that extra comfort and support.
  • 80
    Morten LidegaardLevel 1 expert
    by Morten Lidegaard
    The heavily cushioned shoes in combination with the Michelin sole were great when traversing ground with smaller rocks as I hardly noticed the sharp uneven edges. 
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Updates to Fat Tire Low

Under Armour’s association with giant tire manufacturer Michelin is a huge development in the Fat Tire Low. The patented blend of tire-inspired lugs and sticky rubber compound easily place the shoe as one of the best where traction is concerned. Under Armour also enhances the outsole durability with this exciting union.

The thick outsole also works doubly as the main protection against sharp objects. Runners should be able to run over rocks and pointed things without any inhibition in this shoe.

The seamless upper hugs the foot in comfort and security. It has water repellent features designed for light drizzles or runs in the evening or early morning.

Fat Tire Low size and fit

The fit of the Fat Tire Low is just like the standard version. It has decent space in the heel and midfoot with quite a roomy toe box. Runners with a little extra requirement in the forefoot will love the fit of this shoe. The heel and midfoot are adequately secured when running on rugged trails. It runs true to size.

Outsole

Michelin elevates the traction and durability of the outsole with their proprietary technology and underfoot lug system. The lugs are moderately aggressive and are found all over the shoe. It provides excellent bite on all surfaces and has the added bonus of preventing loose trail or mud from sticking to the outsole. A sticky rubber compound gives it excellent traction while harder rubber in the heel and other areas improve durability.

Midsole

A stick slice of Charged Cushioning spans the midsole of the Under Armour Fat Tire Low. It provides an almost cloud-like cushioning and unbelievable protection at the same time. The full-length structure makes transitions easier and quicker.

Upper

A water-resistant mesh that is still breathable forms a big part of the upper. There are bonded overlays on both sides of the foot for seamless support and security. A thicker welded overlay in the forefoot acts as the sufficient toe bumper. An Ortholite sockliner is included for its moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties. A traditional lace-up closure clinches the fit in the Fat Tire Low.


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