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  • Terrain


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


    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
    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    Daily running

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


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 13oz
    Women: 10.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 33mm
    Women: 33mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jul 2015
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Several runners mentioned that the Fat Tire Low is the most comfortable shoe they have ever worn.
  • The Michelin outsole and layout are patterned after mountain bike tires for exceptional traction and durability.
  • Most reviewers loved the way the cushioning absorbs impact.
  • The thick outsole helps protect the foot from rugged surfaces and sharp objects on the trail.
  • The Low Top version of the Fat Tire is also a superb hiker.
  • A handful of users remarked that the upper dries quickly.
  • There’s a small number of runners and hikers who have had foot, knee, or back issues that were relieved of pain and discomfort in this shoe.
  • Some users who spend most of their working hours standing, prized the shoe’s comfort and cushioning.
  • A moderate number of runners use the shoe for weights/cardio workouts.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Ground feedback is almost nil in this shoe, according to some reviewers.
  • A handful of runners wished for more responsiveness.
  • It is just too heavy for several.
  • The shoe is quite expensive.
  • More than a few runners took some time to get used to the ultra-thick cushioning and high stack height.
  • A good number of Fat Tire Low fans hoped for better color options.
  • It feels a little unstable, because of the size and shape of the sole.
  • The shoe does not breathe very well, based on the observation of several runners and testers.

Bottom line

The Fat Tire Low is the Low Top version of the standard model. It has loads of traction on almost all types of outdoor surfaces, including wet surfaces. For a pretty steep price, runners get tons of comfort and unbelievable protection against the sharpest objects on the trail. While this may not be the best option for long runs or technical running, the shoe is unbelievable for short distance forays on the most challenging trails that do not require agile movements.


Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Morten Lidegaard

    So far, I'm doing really great! I love the cushioning; it's just amazing. I think I have now a new favorite.

    Morten Lidegaard

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

  • 90 / 100 | Endurance Review

    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.

    Abe Millet

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 90/100

  • 80 / 100 | Morten Lidegaard

    The heavily cushioned shoes in combination with the Michelin sole were great when traversing ground with smaller rocks as I hardly noticed the sharp uneven edges. 

    Morten Lidegaard

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

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Updates to Under Armour Fat Tire Low

  • Under Armour’s association with giant tire manufacturer Michelin is a huge development in the Fat Tire Low. The patented blend of tire-inspired lugs and sticky rubber compound easily place the shoe as one of the best where traction is concerned. Under Armour also enhances the outsole durability with this exciting union.
  • The thick outsole also works doubly as the main protection against sharp objects. Runners should be able to run over rocks and pointed things without any inhibition in this shoe.
  • The seamless upper hugs the foot in comfort and security. It has water repellent features designed for light drizzles or runs in the evening or early morning.

Under Armour Fat Tire Low size and fit

The fit of the Fat Tire Low is just like the standard version. It has decent space in the heel and midfoot with quite a roomy toe box. Runners with a little extra requirement in the forefoot will love the fit of this shoe. The heel and midfoot are adequately secured when running on rugged trails. It runs true to size.


Michelin elevates the traction and durability of the outsole with their proprietary technology and underfoot lug system. The lugs are moderately aggressive and are found all over the shoe. It provides excellent bite on all surfaces and has the added bonus of preventing loose trail or mud from sticking to the outsole. A sticky rubber compound gives it excellent traction while harder rubber in the heel and other areas improve durability.


A stick slice of Charged Cushioning spans the midsole of the Under Armour Fat Tire Low. It provides an almost cloud-like cushioning and unbelievable protection at the same time. The full-length structure makes transitions easier and quicker.


A water-resistant mesh that is still breathable forms a big part of the upper. There are bonded overlays on both sides of the foot for seamless support and security. A thicker welded overlay in the forefoot acts as the sufficient toe bumper. An Ortholite sockliner is included for its moisture-wicking and anti-microbial properties. A traditional lace-up closure clinches the fit in the Fat Tire Low.