Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the runners mentioned that the shoe is very durable.
  • Some satisfied customers admired the comfortable feel of the Under Armour Horizon RTT.
  • According to some comments, the shoe provides a reliable grip on varied trail surfaces.
  • It felt light, said some testers.
  • Most of the runners appreciated the right amount of support the shoe provides.
  • The shoe is very versatile; some of the wearers used the shoe during gym training, while playing golf, and on casual walks.
  • A few mentioned that the shoe requires no break-in.
  • It provides the right amount of cushioning needed for long-distance runs, based on some comments.
  • A couple of consumers were highly-appreciative of the shoe’s non-slip and high-quality laces.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Several reviewers disliked the lack of padding around the collar.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Horizon RTT is a running shoe designed for trail enthusiasts. The majority admired the shoe because of its durable design, good cushioning, reliable traction, unmatched support, and impressive comfort. Considered by most users as their go-to shoe, the Horizon RTT is also a dependable shoe for long-distance runs.

Facts

Terrain: Trail
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.6oz | Women: 9.2oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Release date: Apr 2017
Brand: Under Armour
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $110
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Red, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Trail running shoe

Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | The Ginger Runner | | Level 5 expert

    My overall experience has been fairly pleasant. I just wish it was a little bit softer underfoot.

  • 64 / 100 | RIZKNOWS | | Level 2 expert

    Overall, I’m just lukewarm on these shoes. They have some positive attributes going for them but I just wish the heel lock-in was a little better.

  • 90 / 100 | Trail to Peak | | Level 4 expert

    The fit and comfort have made this a shoe I reach for on my shoe rack time and again.

  • 84 / 100 | Active Gear Review | | Level 4 expert

    The Under Armour Horizon RTT is a great option for runners looking for a serious trail running shoe that can take on any terrain.

  • 84 / 100 | Trail and Ultra Running | | Level 4 expert

    Overall running in the Under Armour RTTs was good. The rock plate seemed to do its job, as it protected the runner’s foot. It provided both comfort and support.

  • 80 / 100 | Ultrarunner Podcast | | Level 4 expert

    If you find yourself in cooler climates, desiring a durable upper, and watching your pennies, this is a solid option.

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  • The shoe features the PU & textile upper material that provides the foot a breathable coverage. The upper material is lightweight and durable to withstand the damaging nature of the trail. It also provides enough protection to the foot against the damaging trail elements.
  • In the midsole of the Horizon RTT is a full-length EVA foam. It provides durable underfoot cushioning and encourages a more responsive ride. Along with it the Charged Cushioning® foam that is specifically placed in the heel area for impact protection and added comfort.
  • The outsole of the shoe features the high-traction rubber compound. It provides reliable traction for varied trail running conditions. It also gives durability to high-wear areas.

The Under Armour Horizon RTT is available in standard running shoe length. For both men and women’s version, the available width is medium. The shoe provides a nice and comfortable fit for runners with medium foot shapes.

In the outsole of the Horizon RTT is a durable, high-traction rubber compound. It is strategically placed in the sole unit for dependable traction over a variety of surfaces. It also gives durability to high-abrasion areas.

Present in the midsole of this Under Armour shoe is a full-length EVA foam. It is extended in the entire midsole for optimal cushioning. It provides better shock absorption and high-energy return for a responsive ride.

Inserted under the heel is the Under Armour Charged Cushioning® foam. It provides additional impact protection during landing for a responsive and comfortable running experience.

The upper of the Under Armour Horizon RTT utilizes polyurethane & textile to provide the foot with unmatched breathability. The textile material is very durable and it gives additional protection to the foot against trail debris.

The molded foam in the collar provides a secure heel lockdown, as well as added comfort. It also features the breathable mesh layer with dual protective welds that give the foot additional protection whenever necessary.

The shoe has flat laces that stay tied while running. The lacing system allows the runner to make the fit as tight or as loose as desired. It is designed to provide a snug fit.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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