Facts

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: 12.5oz
Women: 10.3oz
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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 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that the Fat Tire 2 felt lighter compared to its previous version.
  • Several testers said that they found the shoe very comfortable.
  • The shoe has a high-quality and durable construction, said a few reviews.
  • According to some comments, the treads of the shoe were aggressive enough to withstand a muddy running surface.
  • A few admired the durable and responsive cushioning of the Under Armour Fat Tire 2.
  • A customer with plantar fasciitis said that with the Fat Tire 2, he experienced no pain while running.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One user found the Under Armour Fat Tire 2 slightly expensive.
  • The size of the shoe ran half-a-size smaller compared to what they were used to, said a few wearers.
  • A couple of users disliked the bootie-like construction of the ankle collar; they said it did not give the shoe a pleasant look.

Bottom line

The 2nd iteration of the Under Armour Fat Tire has a very prominent update – the new ankle collar bootie-like construction. A few did not welcome the new design, but most of those who tried the shoe were generally impressed by the shoe’s overall performance. The shoe is a reliable trail running shoe that provides a good blend of cushioning, durability, traction, protection, and comfort.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 43 ratings

5 star
63%
4 star
19%
3 star
5%
2 star
7%
1 star
7%

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Updates to Under Armour Fat Tire 2

  • The Fat Tire 2 utilizes the same outsole and midsole as its previous version. It only features several updates in the upper for an enhanced running experience.
  • One noticeable update in the upper is the ankle collar bootie construction. It wraps the ankle comfortably and provides additional support. It also serves as a shield against dirt and trail debris.
  • Another update is the Boa® Closure System that provides a precise fit and comfortable feel. This closure system locks your foot securely in an easier, quicker, and tighter manner compared to the ordinary laces.

Under Armour Fat Tire 2 size and fit

The 2nd iteration of the Fat Tire available in a standard medium width for men and women’s version. It has medium measurements in the heel, mid-foot, and forefoot, giving users with medium foot shape a nice and comfortable fit. The shoe fairly runs true to size.

Outsole

Just like the previous version, the Under Armour Fat Tire 2 utilizes the Michelin® Wild Gripper outsole rubber compound. This premium outsole technology is inspired by tires used on big bikes. It has multi-directional lugs that are designed for unmatched grip on various terrains.

Midsole

The shoe features the Under Armour Charged Cushioning® in its midsole. It provides durable underfoot cushioning that efficiently absorbs impact during landing. It also provides a high-energy return for a more responsive ride.

Upper

The Under Armour Fat Tire 2 makes use of a new ankle collar bootie construction that is specifically designed to provide ankle support. It also gives protection to the foot against mud, small stones, and other trail debris.

Along with the ankle collar construction is the Boa® Closure System. It uses a micro-adjustable dial with durable and lightweight laces. This lacing system aims to provide a precise and long-lasting fit.

The shoe utilizes a soft-shell material in its upper. It is flexible and lightweight material that provides the foot a comfortable coverage. It also has a tough rubberized print that provides durability to the upper.

The Fat Tire 2 also uses the Under Armour Storm™ technology. It is a lightweight fabric with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR™) feature. It helps repel water while running in wet conditions, keeping the foot dry all throughout the run.

To keep the foot odor-free and free from fungus, the shoe makes use of the Cupron® Anti-Fungal Pro Fibers sockliner. The fibers are engineered to reduce odor and kill 99.9% of athlete's foot fungus.