Under Armour Hovr Infinites Review
Updated: Mar 6
The Under Armour Hovr Infinite running sneakers have been one of my favorite running shoes for several years now. So I of course had to do a quick UA Hovr Infinite review to let you all know a little bit more about them!
Not all running shoes are made for everyone, but many people do agree with me on the Infinites. The Hovr Infinite has been mentioned in Runner's World a few times since they came out.
But, read on for more deets about these shoes and why I like them to see if they're a good fit for you.
This is really more of a UA Hovr Infinite 3 review because the successful running shoe is actually on its third edition on UnderArmour.com.
So here's what you need to know about the shoes in terms of specs:
Weight: 8.62 oz.
Lace type: Standard tie
As of writing this article, you can still get the Hovr Infinite 2 as well. But I don't expect those to stay for much longer! Here are the specs on them anyway:
Details On The Hovr Infinites
Under Armour has a whole line of shoes made from the cushioning that they've developed called UA HOVER™. That's why you'll see this word in many of the shoes you find on their site!
What is UA Hovr? It's material that is supposed to reduce impact and return energy back to you...which in turn helps you propel forward.
So naturally, shoes with this special material in them tend to be the more expensive ones. But if you wanted this pro runner's advice, I think it's worth it.
UA really recognized that they needed to take their running shoes to the next level, and I think they did that when they added Hovr to their shoes.
Almost every single pair of shoes I run in from Under Armour rely on UA Hovr.
Other Details On The Hovr Infinites
Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable, with strategic support where you need it
External heel counter for additional support that helps keep the back of the foot locked in place
Under Armour Hovr Infinite Bluetooth
A major perk with Under Armour's running shoes is that you can bluetooth them straight to your MapMyRun app! This makes it easier to track and analyze your running metrics.
This helps with stride and training purposes.
You just have to put your shoe next to your phone and shake it a little to connect. So easy and convienient!
For a quick summary, this app tracks distance, pace, shoe strikes, stride lengths, and so much more.
When I Wear UA Hovr Infinites
For workouts, I wear racing flats or spikes, but I always run in the Infinites for warm-ups and long runs.
I actually fluctuate between the Infinite and the Machina for my warms ups and non-workout related running. Most recently, I landed back on the UA Hovr Infinite 3 for most runs.
Why? Because I find them extremely supportive, while not weighing me down. Since I recently went through a post-tib injury, I want to make sure I have good support with a shoe that's structured enough to provide stability.
However, I like to run fast (duh), so I need something that doesn't bog me down! I have heard from fellow teammates that they find the Infinites to be too heavy or bulky. But considering I used to run in the least supportive, extremely lightweight shoes, it surpises me they feel this way.
I run significantly less miles than those who told me this, which could play a role in why I don't find them to be too much.
Also, Under Armour appears to have noted this concern, because the UA Hovr 2 and 3 have gotten progressively less bulky (in my opinion).