Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2

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 2 name

Updates to Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2

  • A stability running shoe debut for overpronators.
  • The upper unit has been reconfigured to be more seamless than what had come before

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 Logo

Maintain surface control with the durable outsole of Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 

The heel part and the perimeter of the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2’s outsole unit are made of high abrasion rubber. The durable nature of this element is meant to protect the base of the midsole from wear-and-tear. Also, it offers traction to maintain surface control and sureness of movement.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 heel outsole

The forefoot section of the external pad uses a blown rubber. This variant of carbon rubber is equally traction-ready and durable. Yet, it has a spongy configuration to add a bit of oomph to the underfoot experience. Moreover, its presence doesn’t limit what flexibility the forefoot section of the platform can provide.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 outsole forefoot

Flex grooves are patterned on the forefoot part. These shallow trenches make the shoe as flexible as possible to permit the natural bending capacity of the toes as they go for the toe-off phase.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 flex grooves

Under Armour's UA HOVR technology in the midsole

The midsole unit of the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 is primarily made of the UA HOVR™ technology, a multifaceted cushioning piece that offers consistent yet highly supportive underfoot presence. The first element is a core piece that is wrapped in a mesh called Energy Web. The purpose of this design is to preserve the form and efficacy of the foam, keeping it from sagging or losing structure.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 web midsole

A foam carrier has the job of carrying the HOVR™ foam and maintaining its position at the center of the shoe. It handles the brunt of the landing forces generated by the foot-strike.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 midsole

The medial post chassis is a raised inner midfoot portion that is buttressed by a thermoplastic cage. This feature is designed for the overpronator who wants to stabilize the gait and prevent the arch from buckling at any point in the running session.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 midsole2

Cool and dry running experience with the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 upper

The upper unit of the Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 is made of engineered mesh. This element is tasked with providing a smooth and secure wrap. It has breathing holes to maintain cool and dry coverage. Engineered mesh is a well-known tech that is used by many running shoe series, including the Saucony Kinvara.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 mesh upper

Printed overlays grace the sides, the eyestays, and the forefoot section. These thin prints preserve the durability of the upper while also helping in the attainment of a snug wrap.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 overlays

The rear part features a thermoplastic heel counter. The goal of this accouterment is to hold the heel of the foot in place.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 heel counter

The padded tongue and collar of this running shoe are meant to cushion the topmost portions of the foot. These details protect from impact shock and any discomfort that may arise from the running session.

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 opening

Under Armour HOVR Guardian 2 collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.2oz / Women 9.7oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: Men 21mm / Women 19mm
Heel height: Men 29mm / Women 27mm
Collection: Under Armour Hovr

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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.