REVIEW: Head "HOVR" Heels for UA HOVR shoes

"Disclaimer: I received UA HOVR Sonic shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!"

I have run in the same brand and model of shoes since I was in high school. That first pair was the 15th iteration of the Nike Pegasus. To date myself, the Nike Pegasus 35 just released this year.

I've tried a few other brands over the years and a few have worked their way into my rotation, but I never stay with the same brand/model for that "backup" trainer slot. My last "backup" pair just made it past the 300 mile mark, so that's why it was perfect timing when BibRave and Under Armour sent me the UA HOVR Sonic shoes.

What I Loved


Easily and the most noticeable thing I picked up on when I first put on the shoes was the cushion. I'm a middle-of-the-ground type of runner when it comes to cushion. These are right in that sweet spot. There's support so you get a responsive feel, but enough cushion that the ride was smooth. These felt lightweight and they were easy to take along as I've vacationed this summer. AND because it's been in the 100s here in Dallas, I love that the upper is made of a breathable open mesh. That's a little detail that's often overlooked, and UA got it right.


What I Liked

I really like the look of these and I think I would've really liked a pair in another color (we don't always get the choice when reviewing products). The white is beautiful-- so pristine that it's almost a tragedy to take them to the dusty suburban streets I typically run on. If you're going to opt for the white, I'd say keep them as casual shoes and choose another color to get your miles in. I might do just that.

Last thoughts

If you're looking for a comfortable daily trainer, this is one to try. Order in your usual size because the fit is perfect (roomy toebox!). For now, these have earned a solid spot in my rotation of running shoes. Here's to 300 miles.