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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$150
Weight
Men: 13oz
Women: 10.9oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • It features a rugged textile upper with bonded abrasion panels that is fairly breathable.
  • The superb comfort of the Under Armour Fat Tire is highly appreciated by several runners.
  • The shoe uses a WildGripper sole that gives the shoes an impressive grip on muddy and rocky terrain.
  • Most runners took note of the shallow stretch upper of the Fat Tire that provides a snug fit.
  • The cushioning and responsiveness of this shoe gained positives reviews from several runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several runners found the Fat Tire heavy.
  • The shoe is slightly expensive.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Fat Tire is a neutral trail running shoe that offers comfort, impressive cushioning and snug fitting. Though slightly expensive, this shoe will not disappoint. It will keep your feet warm and protected.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 54 ratings

5 star
65%
4 star
17%
3 star
9%
2 star
4%
1 star
2%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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79 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 by Halo Hunters • Zack • Level 1 expert

    Overall, the construction is excellent. Super comfortable. Super durable.

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    After three miles I noticed that I had been gripping with my toes, as if holding on to the tire beneath my feet. Relaxing, I found the stretch upper held me in place just fine. The shoe doesn’t feel terribly fast, but it isn’t clunky either.

  • 78 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler • Level 5 expert

    The Fat Tire running shoe is designed to mimic a mountain bike tire rolling over terrain.

  • 79 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas Neuberger • Level 4 expert

    The outsole is sooooo thick you don’t need to worry about getting jabbed by the occasional sharp stone. 

  • 90 / 100 by Endurance Review • Gelder Lewis • Level 3 expert

    The comfort is terrific, the tread is top notch, the soul/guts of the shoe are truly remarkable, particularly on the punishing downhills. Here’s a shoe that can take whatever you can dish out.

  • 75 / 100 by Competitor Running • Lisa Jhung • Level 3 expert

    The shoe feels heavy underfoot, but less so in sloppy terrain or in snow.

  • 70 / 100 by Trail Runner Magazine • Paul Cuno-Booth • Level 3 expert

    An intriguing experiment that ultimately falls short as a running shoe in most circumstances.

  • 75 / 100 by Holabird Sports • Holabird Sports • Level 2 expert

    Just like a properly pumped up bike tire, the shoe is fire and bouncy. In fact, it actually feels like it has an inflatable tube inside due to the Under Armour “Charged” midsole.

  • 78 / 100 by Freakin' Reviews • Freaking' Reviews • Level 1 expert

    They’re not really ideal running shoes due to their weight, but they make excellent hiking shoes.

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Updates to Under Armour Fat Tire

  • The Under Armour Fat Tire features the Michelin WildGripper outsole with aggressive lugs. The outsole design is inspired from the fat tire off-road bike that delivers reliable grip and traction especially on uphill runs.
  • The midsole of the shoe was also improved. It uses the Charged cushioning foam that delivers impact protection and rebound. This works perfectly with the bottom-loaded foam that delivers added comfort and underfoot protection.
  • The Fat Tire also features the Under Armour Strom1 technology. It uses the moisture-wicking fabric that repels water, keeping the foot drier even on slightly wet conditions. This gives the foot the necessary moisture protection without sacrificing the upper’s breathability feature.

Under Armour Fat Tire size and fit

The Fat Tire is available in standard running shoe length. This shoe has a wider forefoot, and it gives a snug fit in the midfoot and heel area. The toe box is in medium volume. This shoe can comfortably accommodate those medium-sized foot and those who have slightly wider foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Fat Tire is uniquely designed. It is inspired by the fat tire off-road bikes. It features the multi-directional lugs that gives reliable traction on varied terrains. It provides impressive cross-slope grip which is very necessary on steep terrain. This outsole compound is also made durable for long-term use.

Midsole

The midsole of the Fat Tire uses the iconic Charged cushioning system that delivers durable underfoot protection, unmatched energy return and support. The Charged foam is engineered to deliver a softer cushioning for high rebound. The bottom-loaded foam is also strategically placed underneath the Charged foam to give additional underfoot cushioning. This cushioning system is really designed for underfoot protection and to efficiently convert landing forces to forward energy.

Upper

The upper of the Under Armour Fat Tire provides a breathable coverage. It uses high performance and durable outdoor textile. Aside from the comfortable feature, the upper built is durable enough to survive the toughest terrain. With the UA Storm1 technology, the foot is kept dry throughout the run. The Strom1 textile has the capacity to repel water without sacrificing quality.