A lot better than more expensive options on the market today, the Under Armour HOVR Havoc is composed of time-tested EVA and HOVR midsole, a technology borrowed from the brand's running line. It also has a two-tone mesh upper that feels great on foot. This footgear's budget-friendly price tag makes it an attractive offer that’d be too hard to resist.
- True to size
- Comfortable cushioning
- Grippy and stable outsole
- Awesome materials
- Appealing look
- Long break-in period
Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Havoc
The Under Armour HOVR Havoc is suitable for you if:
- You prefer a light yet sturdy basketball sneaker that could withstand the beating on the court.
- A shoe that has enough traction to prevent on-court slippage is what you are after.
- You are looking for footwear of excellent materials yet budget-friendly.
The HOVR Havoc is a clever mix of old and new. HOVR is a running technology that crosses over to basketball. It is contained in this shoe’s EVA midsole and has contributed to both the impact protection and responsiveness of the shoe according to wearers. It is complemented by the proven and tested herringbone on the outsole. The upper has an amazing fit because of the two-tone mesh that it is made of. This breathable material has TPU hot melt film overlays at the forefoot, found to be helpful in protecting the usually vulnerable area from wear and tear.
Cushion. The EVA midsole of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc contains the HOVR foam, which is wrapped in compression mesh called Energy Web. The way it is built activates both its response and cushioning properties. The EVA carrier has cutouts in its rear lateral side, revealing the technology HOVR within it and supporting its expand-and-compress function.
Traction. Featuring the classic herringbone, the solid rubber outsoles of these UA shoes have good traction on any court type. When wearing these, both lateral and linear movements are satisfactorily supported. The outsole was also found to have shallow grooves in the forefoot area, making more natural flexions of the foot possible.
Length and Width. These basketball shoes from Under Armour are reportedly true to size; it won’t be a problem fitting in these. It will still be best, though, if you are able to try these on before you purchase.
Lockdown. The HOVR Havoc features a unique lacing system that is structurally integrated with specific zones in the forefoot, midfoot, and heel adding to the support provided by the shoe. It also has an external heel counter that asymmetrically extends well into the lateral side, supporting aggressive lateral movements. Reinforcing this setup is the base; it is a bit extended at the lateral side, giving the shoe outrigger-like properties. The exposed portion of the midfoot has a TPU shank that protects the wearer from twists.
This Under Armour model features an upper that is made of two-tone mesh. This breathable material has TPU hot melt film overlays on high-wear spots like the forefoot.
The integrated lacing system allows the shoe to more closely hug the foot, giving it a more streamlined look on the outside. The shoe also has a neatly placed Under Armour logo on the heel counter’s lateral extension. This model’s streamlined aesthetics make it such an interesting piece to match with casual and activewear.
Special Colorways of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc
The Under Armour HOVR Havoc is available in the following colors:
- Ghost Gray/Ghost Gray
- Midnight Navy/Red
- Midnight Navy/White