Verdict from 3 experts and 71 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Based on a lot of consumer reviews, the waterproofing of the Newell Ridge Mid GTX was one of its best features.
  • It provided comfort right out of the box, according to scores of satisfied users.
  • A significant number of wearers admired its lightness.
  • The Under Armour Newell Ridge Mid GTX was a stylish pair of hiking boots, as praised by the majority.
  • Some buyers were surprised at how good the boot’s cushioning was.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few upset hikers mentioned that the Newell Ridge Mid GTX runs small.
  • It was too narrow, as stated by a couple of disappointed users.

Bottom line

Under Armour did a good job when they created a stylish hiking boot in the Newell Ridge Mid GTX. This characteristic, as well as its low weight and comfortable environment, received positive feedback. However, a few setbacks were caused by its length and width issues. All in all, the Under Armour Newell Ridge Mid GTX is a comfortable day hiking boot best suited for the narrow-footed, but may still need sizing up.

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Good to know

  • Under Armour designed the Newell Ridge Mid GTX hiking boot to be lightweight and flexible. Its design is inspired by Steph Curry's basketball sneaker. It uses a tight weave textile lined with a Gore-Tex laminate for a durable, breathable and waterproof upper. A synthetic toe cap and TPU heel cup add protection and stability, respectively.
  • It uses a Michelin Wild Dig Decent’R outsole with the Michelin Outdoor Compound. It gives users the traction they need on most terrain.
  • A dual-density EVA foam with Charged Cushioning feature delivers a comfortable ride. It is partnered with an Ortholite insole for optimal cushioning.

This day hiking boot from Under Armour caters to male and female hikers. It comes in regular width and sizes. The Anafoam overlay seen on the upper is an anatomically molded component. It grants users a custom fit without adding bulk. The front closure is a lace-up style that delivers a snug lockdown. It generally runs true to size.

The Newell Ridge Mid GTX has an abrasion-resistant Michelin outsole. It features the Wild Dig Decent’R, an all-weather lug pattern that prevents dirt accumulation. It is also built using Outdoor Compound which renders optimal traction on boggy trails and even on flat surfaces.

This mid-cut day hiking boot uses a dual-density EVA that’s powered by the footwear brand’s Charged Cushioning technology. It renders a responsive and comfortable ride by absorbing impacts on every stride.

An Ortholit sockliner, equipped with anti-odor technology, is added to the boot. Aside from long-lasting cushioning, this insole also helps keep the foot dry and fresh through its breathability and moisture management.

The upper of the Newell Ridge Mid GTX uses a lightweight yet durable, tightly woven textile. It is lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear technology which promotes breathability through its non-insulated construction. This laminate also protects against water penetration.

This boot is designed with a synthetic toe cap for protection. A heel cradle made of TPU grants stability and a pull loop renders a hassle-free on and off.


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