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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 9.6ozWomen: 7.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Release dateFeb 2018
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84 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
I think they definitely have some issues with them, but there's obviously some really nice things to them.
It features a bouncy layer of the new HOVR foam from heel to forefoot. The upper is knit without any overlays, so there’s little chance of irritation and is reinforced over the midfoot to keep your foot locked in place.
The road shoe has flexibility, versatility, and cushioning that handles best between the 10K to 15K range. As soon as you step in to the shoe, you will notice how comfortable it is without being too soft.
It's not going to be the perfect fit for all, but if you're used to running in Under Armour's running shoes, you're well catered for here.
Updates to Under Armour HOVR Sonic Connected
- The Under Armour HOVR Sonic Connected is a running shoe that’s designed for distance running and speed training sessions. It has a contemporary design that caters to those who want a fashionable accessory to their active lifestyle. It makes use of a thin micro-thread upper with ventilation holes to give a secure yet airy in-shoe experience.
- UA HOVR™ is comprised of a soft foam that’s covered by a compression-mesh and a protective wall made of olefin. Combining these materials results in a visually unique and structurally secure underfoot platform that aims to be durable and responsive to movement.
- A small device that records performance is placed in the sole unit. It remotely connects to a mobile app, thus allowing the user to monitor their performance effortlessly.
Under Armour HOVR Sonic Connected size and fit
The special version of the Under Armour HOVR Sonic is true to size. Its use of standard measurements welcomes the preferences of consumers. The available width for the women’s iteration is B – Medium. For the men’s version, the width profile is D – Medium. The semi-curved shape of the platform mimics the curvature of the human foot.
The upper uses a micro-fiber thread to provide a secure yet form-accommodating coverage. It’s flexible, and it has a similar quality to woven cloth.
An anti-abrasion rubber is placed in the heel section. Its purpose is to shield the rest of the platform from wear and tear, particularly when it comes to the striking phase of the gait cycle.
The forefoot section makes use of blown rubber. Along with providing traction and protection, this spongy compound adds a bit more cushioning and bounce to the toe-off.
Thin flex grooves encourage the sole unit to be more adherent to the natural movement capacity of the wearer’s foot.
The Under Armour HOVR Sonic Connected features the technology that inspired its name: UA HOVR™. It’s made up of a soft foam core that’s enclosed in compression mesh fittingly coined as Energy Web. The goal of the wraparound fabric is to preserve the structure of the cushioning unit and give kinetic energy to the foot and leg muscles.
An olefin wall is used to sheathe the HOVR™ foam. It further heightens the durability and efficacy of the springy center while also preventing the mesh wrapping from getting ripped. It still works as a cushioning compound that supports the sides of the foot.
A thin yet tightly woven material called micro-thread offers a lightweight and form-fitting fit. It also has ventilation pores that encourage airflow into the foot-chamber of the Under Armour HOVR Sonic Connected.
The stitched midfoot panels have broader breathing holes to encourage a cool and dry in-shoe experience further.
The thin tongue unit has internal support wings that are connected to the footbed. This configuration would potentially give a snug midfoot fit.
A thermoplastic polyurethane counter is placed on the external rear section. It aims to hold the heel in place and prevent it from wobbling or exiting the shoe accidentally.