Under Armour Horizon 50 notable features

-At only 337 grams, this Under Armour hiker is truly lightweight for its class. It is powered by the Zonal rubber outsole that provides a good level of traction on varying surfaces, and dual-density EVA midsole that offers ample cushioning and support.

-What makes this boot even more unique and protective is the Lycra-based stretch collar that prevents debris from entering.

Size and fit

The Horizon 50 by Under Armour is a mid-cut trail boot that has sizes available for men and women. The stretch collar might make it a bit challenging to get your foot into the shoe but once there, you can expect a snug fit. This hiker also features a traditional lace-up closure for easy adjustment of the fit whenever needed.

Outsole

This model has a zonal outsole that features different lug shapes in different areas. More aggressive tread patterns can be noticed on the heel and toe area where grip and traction are mostly needed. Also, there is sufficient spacing between the lugs so no mud or dirt gets stuck in between.

Midsole

The shoe midsole is made with EVA of two varying densities to ensure that the foot gets the softness (cushion) and firmness (support) where needed. This means that some areas of the midsole are more rigid while the rest is more flexible.

Upper

For the upper, the boot features quick-drying mesh fabric. This material is also much lighter than leather and is very much breathable. For these reasons, the Horizon 50 hiker makes ideal footwear for the warmer months or in tropical terrains. Even if it isn’t waterproof, you still can hop into streams or walk on wet grass because mesh uppers dry up pretty fast.

The shoe also comes with a welded TPU toe cap that offers extra protection against scrapes and sharp objects. Additionally, there is an ultrasonically welded heel that has high abrasion-resistance qualities.

Nice to know

  • If you prefer a low-cut hiking boot, you can check out UA Horizon RTT. It features a durable, high-traction rubber sole, a full-length EVA foam reinforced by a propriety cushioning material, and a synthetic upper. This model is also available in plenty of different colors.
  • If you need a shoe that offers a great deal of support, you’re better off with a high-cut model like the Under Armour Infil Ops GTX. Despite its robust construction, this waterproof boot is lightweight. It also comes with a waterproof membrane, called Gore-tex.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.