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.

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Profile

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 to deliver impact protection and responsiveness. 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 to protect this usually vulnerable area from wear and tear.

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Performance

Cushion. The EVA midsole of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc contains the HOVR foam, which is still wrapped in compression mesh called Energy Web. The foam is wrapped so that its response and cushioning properties are activated. The EVA carrier has cutouts in its rear lateral side to not only reveal the technology HOVR within it but also to support its expand-and-compress function.

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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. To make more natural flexions of the foot possible, the outsole has shallow grooves in the forefoot area.

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Fit

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.

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Lockdown. To deliver support, the HOVR Havoc features a unique lacing system that is structurally integrated with specific zones in the forefoot, midfoot, and heel.  The shoe also has an external heel counter that asymmetrically extends well into the lateral side. This is done so that aggressive lateral movements are supported. Reinforcing this setup is the base; it is a bit extended at the lateral side so that gains outrigger-like properties. The exposed portion of the midfoot has a TPU shank that protects the wearer from twists.

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Material

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.

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Style

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.

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Special Colorways of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc

The Under Armour HOVR Havoc is available in the following colors:

  • Black/Graphite
  • Black/White
  • Ghost Gray/Ghost Gray
  • Graphite/White
  • Midnight Navy/Red
  • Midnight Navy/White
  • Red/White
  • Royal/White
  • Steel/White

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 434g
Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Grey
Special editions: One special edition
SKUs: 3020617002 / 3020617003 / 3020617101

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.