Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $105
  • Weight
    12.7oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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91 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | WearTesters

    One of the most well-rounded Under Armour performance models for basketball at the moment.

  • 90 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    It's an amazing performer; Sole Brothers recommended!

  • 100 / 100 | WearTesters

    At $105, the HOVR Havoc is a great deal and should offer you a bit of everything you could want — court feel, cushion, a one-to-one fit, support without feeling like you’re being restricted, traction, and durability.

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters

    If you need that cushy cushioning you will have to drop some dollars on another brand. If you are looking for a seriously quick, responsive, biting-traction shoe, the HOVR Havoc Low will more than satisfy. Coming in an abundance of team colorways, the HOVR Havoc Low is a shoe that works and works well in any environment.

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Profile of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low

The Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low delivers a commendable on-court performance by bringing in the right blend of old and new technologies. Its upper features a two-tone mesh that is overlaid with TPU hot melt on the forefoot for protection against wear and tear. This breathable upper sits on an EVA midsole that contains the brand’s HOVR technology. This bouncy and light foam covers the heel up to the midfoot. Finally, the thin but solid rubber outsole features classic herringbone, which many hail as the most effective traction pattern available today.

Performance

Cushion. These Under Armour shoes feature the company’s new HOVR technology in the midsole. It is a very light and bouncy foam that aims to deliver comfort and impact protection. The foam is contained in an Energy Web compression mesh to activate its impact absorbing properties. This whole setup is then encased in an EVA midsole, which has cutouts at the rear part so that the foam inside it can expand and compress properly.

Traction. Under Armour skips the storytelling on the solid rubber outsole of the UA HOVR Havoc Low and just straightforwardly equips it with good old herringbone. This pattern supports both linear and lateral movements. The forefoot area also has shallow flex grooves to support more natural flexions in that pivotal area.

Fit

Length and Width. The shoe features a one-bootie upper, which almost always ensures a one-to-one fit. True enough, the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low is said to be among those shoes that remain true to size. With that, you can expect that fit will not be a problem with this model.

Lockdown. These low-top basketball shoes surprise their wearers with the amount of support that they can easily deliver. Their low collar is reinforced with a TPU heel counter. It extends a little longer on the lateral side to support aggressive movements that usually put more pressure on that area. The exposed mid-part of the outsole features a TPU shank that ensures a stable and twist-free ride. To further support quick and aggressive movements, the midsole and outsole is extended on the lateral side, and this extension serves as an effective outrigger. Under Armour finishes off the shoe’s lockdown setup with a lacing system that the wearer can use to further adjust the fit.

Material

The uppers of these low-tops are made of two-tone mesh that is covered with TPU hot melt film at the forefoot. This overlay protects this vulnerable area from abrasion.

Style

The sock-like structure and fit of this low-top gives it a streamlined look when worn. As such, it is not difficult to pair with any piece of bottom, just as long as it combines artfully with the color of the shoe.  

Special Colorways of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low

The Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low is available in the following colors:

  • Black/Graphite
  • Black/White
  • Graphite/White
  • Midnight Navy/Red
  • Midnight Navy/White

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