Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Tour SL
Dubbed by an expert as a shoe that "punches above its weight," the HOVR Tour SL is a spikeless kick that gives spiked shoes a run for their money. Buy it if:
- Unspiked kicks that bite into various terrain like spiked shoes are what you prefer.
- The course you play on has uneven or bumpy sections.
- Yours are golfer's feet that sweat easily.
Who should NOT buy it
If from-the-box flexibility is what you need, and you prefer shoes that don't get caked with mud underfoot, skip the HOVR Tour SL for the Ecco BIOM C4. Also, if you want something whose looks are more a hit than a miss, check out the Footjoy Pro SL.
Rivals spiked shoes grip-wise
Professional reviewers only have great things to say about the HOVR Tour SL when it comes to grip. Their hot takes are as follows:
- "Fantastic traction."
- "So secure when walking and swinging."
- "Like you're wearing spikes."
The third remark is something most footwear mavens agree on—the featured shoe is as tenacious as spiked golf shoes. "I had to regularly remind myself I wasn't wearing spikes," says one of them.
Generous in the comfort department
The HOVR Tour SL, according to bloggers, is super-snug. This shoe, when it comes to comfort, "certainly didn't disappoint," a critic said. It "offers plenty of comfort," says another.
Footwear pundits find a great balance-preserver in the HOVR Tour SL. It gives "plenty of stability," says one of them. Another trusted tester hails the featured kick as an achievement in the area of support, stating that the shoe feels specifically made for athletic swings.
Magnetizing to dirt
Its outsole, while super-grippy, attracts a lot of debris, according to a gear journalist. That said, removing trapped dirt within the flex grooves of the shoe's outsole is pretty easy, especially if you have a can of compressed air handy.
HOVR Tour SL: Your strong ally come rain or shine
"They passed with flying colors," said a critic about the waterproofing of his HOVR Tour SLs. Also, based on reviews, the featured golf shoe has fantastic breathability. It "excelled in keeping my feet at a comfortable temperature," a professional reviewer said.
Not flexible right off the bat
"Slightly firm out of the box" is how a blogger describes the Under Armour HOVR Tour SL from the off. Fortunately, the shoe in question loosens up in just a few swings.
Worth every penny
An experienced golfer-slash-pundit considers the UA HOVR Tour SL a great investment. He said that its tenacity and lasting comfort alone justify its 180-dollar MSRP.
The HOVR Tour SL's hit-or-miss design
A gear maven says that he is "not completely sold on the design" of the HOVR Tour SL. For him, the kick looks like two separate shoes molded into one, but not in the most elegant way.