Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Guardian

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 is the solid shoe for you  if: 

  • You want extra stability support for mild to severe overpronators
  • You want a durable, breathable shoe that helps ease underfoot strains while in use for all-day wear, walking, jogging or even marathons
  • You want a shoe that features Record Sensor technology to help analyze and track your performance

Under Armour HOVR Guardian name

Exceptional durability in the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 outsole

The carbon rubber traction pods are integrated into the outsole of the Under Armour HOVR Guardian. These pods are strategically placed to provide the right amount of grip on a wide variety of surfaces. Aside from traction, added durability is also offered.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian blown rubber

Covering high impact zones is the sole responsibility of the Solid Rubber. The purpose of which is to provide more exceptional durability.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian heel outsole

Prevent overpronation with the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2

To guide in the proper footstrike, the medial post chassis is used in the shoe. This component of the footwear aims to prevent overpronation as well.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian chssis midsole

Balanced responsiveness and cushioning with the HOVR Guardian 2

The HOVR Cushioning System is used in the midsole of the shoe. This system is a combination of a dynamic mesh Energy Web and a soft UA HOVR foam. This is essential in creating a balance of responsiveness and cushioning during the running session.

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Reliable cushioning is encouraged by the EVA Midsole. As a result, a more responsive feel is experienced by the user.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian zoom2

An Embedded Sensor is utilized in the Under Armour HOVR Guardian. This sensor is connected to the MAPMYRUN application that analyzes, tracks, and stores running metrics. These specific pieces of information are then used to inform different ways on how to improve the user's performance.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian side right

With the aim to mold the foot during the running activity, the Die-cut EVA sock liner is featured in the shoe. This material is significant in reducing and preventing slippage while maintaining the comfort level.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian inner

Cool and lightweight running experience with the HOVR Guardian 2 upper

Integrated into the Under Armour HOVR Guardian is the engineered mesh upper. This is described as a breathable, stretchable, nd lightweight material that stretches according to the shape of the foot. As a result, a more comfortable ride is enjoyed by the runner.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian mesh upper

Superior support is offered by the Rigid External Heel Counter. This is vital in keeping the heel to be secured and locked in place.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian heel counter

To increase visibility, reflective details are utilized in making the shoe. This feature is added to let the runner be easily seen, especially in low light conditions.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian overlays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.5oz / Women 9.5oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2
Forefoot height: 21mm
Heel height: 29mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
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.