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Womens Under Armour UA HOVR Machina

Womens Under Armour UA HOVR Machina
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The new range topping model from Under Armour

Womens Under Armour UA HOVR Machina

The new range topping model from Under Armour
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Our verdict

The new range topping model from Under Armour offers premium levels of cushioning as well as high-tech connectivity to make every run more cushioned as well as insightful.

  • Positive
  • Deep luxurious cushioning
  • Build-in app connectivity
  • Durable lifespan
  • Negative
  • A touch heavy
  • Overly padded upper

First impressions

This top of the range model from Under Armour offers premium levels of cushioning as well and high-tech connectivity.

The shoe sits above the highly rated Sonic 3 model and so much better than earlier HOVR models such as the Phantom we tested a while back.

Midsole

The shoe uses the brand’s HOVR cushioning, a foam that provides high levels or energy return. It works; the shoe feels super soft and super smooth that compares very favourably to other premium price competitors. It’s a stable, neutral shoe and we found even mild over-pronators were held steady reasonably well. There’s a Pebax plate incorporated into the midsole, but in this shoe it extends only marginally into the forefoot. It does provide somewhat of an increased push-off but we feel it works better to keep the softer foam cushioning stable.

Upper

The upper is thick and padded for a soft, plush feel around the foot and holds the foot well.

Sole

Carbon Rubber Pods in the heel deliver greater traction and durability, while solid rubber in high impact zones benefits durability while reducing weight.

Conclusion

The connected element of the shoe comes from a sensor embedded in the shoe's midsole. This connects to the UA MapMyRun app to track details of stride length, frequency and speed. It’s very technical and the brand is promising to make further updates to the app in order to provide even more in-depth reporting on each training session.

Technical info

HOVR Cushioning System includes a soft UA HOVR foam combined with a dynamic mesh Energy Web creates a balance of cushioning and responsiveness.

Pebax Speed Plate is inspired by sprint spikes for increased energy returns and more powerful push-offs. 

Embedded Sensor connects to MAPMYRUN and tracks, analyzes, and stores detailed running metrics to inform ways to improve performance. 

Carbon Rubber Pods in the heel deliver greater traction and durability.

Solid Rubber in high impact zones for greater durability and reduced weight. 

Engineered Mesh Upper is extremely lightweight and breathable for ultimate speed.

External Heel Counter for added stability and a locked-in feel.

Reflective details help you to be seen in low light conditions. 

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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2020
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
Release date 2020
MSRP $150.00
Weight 8.9oz / 252g
Heal Drop 8mm

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Neutral
Support
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy