Our verdict


Considered by many as one of the most lightweight cross-trainers on the market, enthusiasts also lauded the Under Armour HOVR Rise for its versatility, comfort, and aesthetic design. While experts might have taken a dim view of its stability for heavier Olympic weightlifting, still, the many advantages it brings won the hearts of folks in the athletic community.


  • Highly versatile
  • Comfortable footbed
  • Plush cushioning
  • Good lateral support
  • Great trendy design
  • Satisfactory outsole traction
  • Impressive lightweight nature


  • Inadequate stability for heavy weightlifting

Who should buy the Under Armour HOVR Rise

Equipped with UA's innovative cushioning, the HOVR Rise is the brand's answer to the demands of the most intensive training styles. This model is an addition to Under Armour's collection of versatile cross-trainers. It is a solid option if:

  • You want the convenience of having an all-in-one trainer for your treadmill, HIIT, and moderate weightlifting activities. 
  • You are looking for a shoe that offers sufficient support and comfort even after prolonged hours of use.

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Grippy rubber guard

The underside of the HOVR Rise is lined with durable rubber components. They have various shapes and tread patterns that ensure traction in whatever direction the foot takes.

Under Armour HOVR Rise Outsole Front2

The rubber is split by grooves into some areas. They help in making the sole unit more flexible.

Under Armour HOVR Rise Outsole Rear

The Under Armour HOVR Rise's advanced cushioning

The acclaimed HOVR foam is responsible for keeping the foot cushioned and supported. The brand states that this technology delivers a “zero-gravity feel” which means that the foot receives back the energy it exerts with each step. This characteristic comes especially helpful during explosive jumps and agility training.

Under Armour HOVR Rise Midsole Rear

Shaped cushioning

The HOVR foam is wrapped by a compression mesh called the Energy Web. Its firm filaments contain and mold the foam which makes sure it doesn’t lose its shape. That way, it doesn’t let the HOVR squish and gives back the energy more efficiently.

Under Armour HOVR Rise Midsole Front

Breathable forefoot

The front portion of the upper is made of a lightweight mesh. Its pores allow fresh air to enter the foot chamber freely. The mesh material is protected by the strategically-placed 3D print. It makes the fabric more wear-resistant without hampering breathability.

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Supportive rearfoot

The back part of the HOVR Rise sports a tightly-woven fabric combined with internal padding and an external TPU heel counter. All these components help the wearer feel more stable throughout the movement. They also make up a secure brace around the heel and ankle that keep the foot locked in.

Under Armour HOVR Rise Heel