• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Feb 2018
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

12 reasons to buy

  • A lot of wearers commented that the shoe was very responsive.
  • According to some testers, the Under Armour HOVR Sonic was supportive.
  • The shoe was good-looking, according to some purchasers.
  • Many reviewers noted that the upper construction was breathable.
  • Several wearers were impressed with the Under Armour HOVR Sonic's sound quality.
  • The majority of the testers said that the shoe was comfortable.
  • A handful of buyers reported that the shoe has a variety of color schemes to choose from.
  • Some of the consumers appreciated its wide toe box.
  • The shoe has excellent cushioning, noted by many buyers.
  • A handful of reviewers admired the right amount of traction it provided.
  • Based on some reviews, the shoe was lightweight.
  • A good number of consumers reported that the Under Armour HOVR Sonic was best used for short and long-distance walking and running activities.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One of the runners commented that the Under Armour HOVR Sonic was uncomfortable to wear. After an hour of wearing it, he developed a sore spot on top of his right foot.
  • Several users noted that the shoe was slippery on wet conditions.
  • Some buyers said that the shoe was not true to size.

Bottom line

The Under Armour HOVR Sonic was accepted enough by the majority of the buyers who have tried it. A lot of them appreciated the excellent cushioning, comfort, softness and lightness it provided on short and long-distance runs. Aside from its fantastic structure and design, wearers gave recognition to the shoes’ breathability, wide toe box, and responsiveness. Although some users have issues with its size and slippery outsole, others still recommended the shoe because of its performance. Overall, the Under Armour HOVR Sonic has made a lot of users amazed and contented because of its excellent construction, and fantastic performance on different paved surfaces.


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Updates to Under Armour HOVR Sonic

  • Runners will have an option to choose between being digitally connected or not. With the integration of the UA Record Sensor technology, the user will be able to track his or her running metric without using any mobile phone or device.
  • The HOVR cushioning is integrated into the shoe. It aims to deliver shock absorption and enhanced responsiveness.
  • The High Abrasion Rubber in the heel area provides the right amount of traction. It also absorbs the forces from the impact.
  • Utilized in the shoe is the Threadborne upper. This breathable, material delivers lightweight comfort and strength to the platform.

Under Armour HOVR Sonic size and fit

The Under Armour HOVR Sonic is a road running shoe that is ideal for those who need the right balance of flexibility and cushioning. The shoe runs true to size, and it delivers a comfortable fit to medium-footed runners. The Under Armour HOVR Sonic is available in standard medium D  and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.


The Under Armour HOVR Sonic utilizes the High Abrasion Rubber. It is located in the heel area to provide traction in a wide variety of paved surfaces. It is also essential in absorbing force from the impact during the running activity.

The Blown Rubber is integrated into the Under Armour HOVR Sonic. The material lies in the forefoot area to provide additional durability, flexibility, and responsiveness to the platform.


Featured in the midsole is the UA HOVR technology. This component of the shoe provides ‘zero gravity feel’. This technology maintains energy return. As a result, it aids in the elimination of impact in every stride.

To give back the energy return, the Compression Mesh Energy Web is contained and molded in the UA HOVR foam.

The UA’s Record Sensor lies in the midsole area. It is securely placed in a watertight casing to prevent it from getting wet or damaged. The technology aims to store, analyze and track the user's metric. This sensor is essential in helping the runner to improve and do better in achieving his goals.

A removable Ortholite sock liner is added into the shoe. It has anti-microbial components to keep the foot fresh and dry at all times. It contours to the natural shape of the foot for a more individualized comfort and cushioning.


Integrated into the Under Armour HOVR Sonic is the Threadborne upper. This compression-like fit material delivers lightweight strength. It also provides added breathability for unmatched comfort.

The shoe uses the TPU External Heel Counter. The purpose of this technology is to offer a more supportive structure to the heel.

To increase breathability, the Ventilate Midfoot Panel is used in the Under Armour HOVR Sonic. This material is essential in providing a snugger and more comfortable midfoot lockdown.

Attached to the footbed is the unique tongue unit construction. It uses stretchable support wings that maintain a snugger fit throughout the running session.