Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2
The second-generation HOVR Drive is back and sleeker than ever. Purchase it if:
- You wish to retire the OG HOVR Drive for something comfier, especially around the heel.
- Golf shoes that give extra stability without sacrificing sensitivity are what you're after.
- Moisture-free is how you wish your feet to end up after every round.
Who should not buy it
You're better off wearing the Footjoy Tour Alpha if you need a pair that provides a more foot-hugging fit. And if you want something that feels broken-in and flexible right from the start, trade the HOVR Drive 2 for the Nike Vapor Pro.
According to experts, the UA HOVR Drive 2 knocks it out of the park when it comes to slip and skid resistance. One of them says that it gives "excellent traction in all conditions." Another says that it provides "fantastic rotational grip."
Reviewers find the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2 enchantingly comfy. "Oh-so-comfortable underfoot" is how a professional gear blogger describes the shoe. Another one swears by its enduring comfort, saying that they "walked 18 holes without any soreness." That being said, all that plushness is locked behind a break-in period, which should be over after a couple of 18 holes.
A gear pundit says that the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2 has "incredible levels of stability." Another critic, on the other hand, says that the featured kick "creates a locked-in and supportive feeling."
Narrow-toed golfers beware
"Extremely roomy"—this is how a footwear maven describes the toe box of the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2. According to the same reviewer, bulky-toed golf players might have a great time in it, but for everyone else, he advises to size down if possible.
Under Armour HOVR Drive 2: Versatile in changing weather
Waterproofing is another area where the featured golf kick excels in. But the better news is: it doesn't come at the cost of breathability. In fact, "getting all hot and sweaty" is not a thing in the Under Armour HOVR Drive 2, says a gear journo. The secret lies behind the shoe's extra-thin waterproof membrane, which allows fresh air to pass through while locking out moisture.
The head-turning HOVR Drive 2
This piece from Under Armour has a dapper design that can send you into overdrive. It's "one of the better-looking spiked models in 2022," says a trusted blogger.
One of the HOVR Drive 2's aces lies in its sensitive sole unit, with a professional footwear tester calling it "extremely responsive." The same reviewer also found it springy, saying that it left him "feeling energized, not lethargic."