Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

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

    Trail

    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

    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.

    Competition

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 10.4oz
    Women: 8.5oz
  • 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
    Men: 31mm
    Women: 31mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2017
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Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users are amazed at the arch support provided by the shoe.
  • One reviewer said it worked great as a stability shoe for their overpronation.
  • Several runners found the SpeedForm Europa to be durable and able to withstand long-distance running.
  • Some commenters mentioned the shoe performed well under different road surfaces.
  • The cushioning was impressive and delivered both comfort and stability beyond expectation, as written by a reviewer.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One tester said that their foot went numb and the heel hurt after wearing the shoe for a couple of hours.
  • A lot of runners found that the SpeedForm Europa does not fit true to size.
  • The heel rubbed against the skin of the foot and caused abrasions, according to a user.
  • One wearer observed that there was no padding around the ankles of the shoe and thus was uncomfortable to wear.
  • A couple of buyers did not like that the insole was not removable.

Bottom line

The Under Armour SpeedForm Europa is a well-cushioned shoe that achieves its targets of providing support and stability for overpronation. A majority of the users found the shoe to deliver comfort for long distance running and durability for maximum usage.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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Updates to Under Armour SpeedForm Europa

  • The Under Armour SpeedForm Europa is a road-running shoe that is suitable for overpronators. The shoe offers a conventional running shoe structure, making it ideal for beginner runners or those who run at low-to-mid mileage. It possesses a unique and customizable upper and a traditional midsole build.
  • The upper introduces a slimmed-down design that eliminates the distraction of foot movement inside the shoe with every step. It makes use of the Coreshort technology for flexible support and the UA SpeedForm® construction for a precision fit.
  • The shoe also features the Charged Cushioning® midsole that aims to provide extra responsiveness; working by projecting energy rather than absorbing it. The midsole sits on a blown rubber outsole that is lightweight and durable.

Under Armour SpeedForm Europa size and fit

The SpeedForm Europa is structured with a standard running shoe length, thus making it true to size. With its wide toe box, the shoe is ideal for runners with a moderate- to high-volume foot. It is also able to accommodate wearers with broad toes and those with a wide toe splay. The width profiles available for men are D – Medium and 2E – Wide, while the women’s version is B – Medium.

Outsole

The outsole consists of lightweight blown rubber in the forefoot that provides responsiveness and controls pronation. A high-abrasion rubber is used in the midfoot to help absorb ground contact. The overall build of the outsole is soft, responsive, and angled outward to aid in an efficient toe-off.

With flex grooves positioned in the forefoot, the shoe has an enhanced flexibility, thus allowing the foot a more natural motion.

Midsole

The Charged Cushioning® midsole is designed to be responsive and to provide a quick ground feel with an impact protection.

The Micro G® technology gives shock absorption properties to the heel of the shoe as it rebounds the impact into forward-momentum for a fast takeoff.

Overpronated foot motion is prevented by the Micro G Medial Post. Because it’s made of dense foam, it doesn’t sacrifice the cushioning capability of the underfoot platform.

An embedded textile sock liner conforms to the foot’s shape and provides additional underfoot cushioning.

Upper

The breathable mesh upper aims to provide a comfortable fit and an enhanced ventilation for the foot. The UA SpeedForm® construction molds the foot for a precise and distraction-free fit. With an ultrasonic welding and a seamless finish, the foot gets a second-skin sensation and zero irritation.

The Coreshort midfoot panels hold the midfoot in place, preventing any interior wobbling or displacement.

The thin tongue and collar are designed to be lightweight and breathable as it aims to deliver maximum comfort so that there is more ventilation going through and around the foot.

An external TPU heel counter offers a cradle-like structure that aims to secure the rear section of the foot. It works by locking the foot in place and anchoring it to the midsole.