Who should buy the Under Armour Fat Tire
Go for the Fat Tire from Under Armour if you need a trail shoe that:
- is fit for fall and winter running
- can double for road running
- has a supportive fit
Who should NOT buy it
If you're looking for a breathable running shoe, this is NOT it. And if you're a sucker for ground feel, skip this one.
Rocks and roots won't hurt your feet
All experts agree that the outsole is "insanely thick," their feet never got "jabbed" by sharp stones.
Grippy on any surface
Whether it's on steep, muddy, rocky terrain, or fire roads the shoe's WildGripper outsole is impressively sticky. There are NO reports of slips even on uphill runs.
"Responsive," "bouncy," " springy" - This is how trail runners describe the shoe's Charged cushioning.
According to them, it's easy to pick up the pace in the Under Armour Fat Tire. The cushioning system encourages an efficient ride, said multiple testers.
The UA Fat Tire is built to last
The overlays on the upper and the outsole combined together make a very sturdy shoe. There are reviewers who have already logged more than a hundred miles in the Fat Tire, and they still see no wear.
A shoe that takes care of the feet
Apart from delivering a very energetic ride, the shoe's Charged midsole also highlights comfort. There's so much cushion in the Under Armour Fat Tire; not one runner has complained about aching feet or legs.
According to them, the shoes "pampers" the feet so well; their feet "barely felt" the impact, especially when running through rocky terrains.
This is THE definition of snug
It has a boot-like wrap and its upper follows the shape and size of the foot. A lot of reviewers claim that this is one of their favorite features of the shoe.
Even when cornering, their feet stay in place.
Looks clunky, feels clunky
At 13 oz (US M 9), critics can't help but agree that the Under Armour Fat Tire is "WAY too heavy."
The UA Fat Tire is a sponge
Although it has a moisture-wicking upper, there have been numerous reports of it "collecting" moisture. This only makes it weigh more.
What's worse is it's "very warm."
At $150, many find it "expensive."