I tend to be quite picky when it comes to shoes in general, and sneakers in particular, so Under Armor’s new running shoes, UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone, We were quite intrigued – and not just because of their looks. The shoes have a padded sole and a wide 32 mm high heel, which give a soft and pleasant feeling when locking. I tried them during several fitness workouts, and during a few days where I was on my feet for a long time, and the truth is – I enjoyed, and never suffered from foot pain.
They are very comfortable and their design keeps the foot focused and prevents abrasions during use. The UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone features include a collar spring with knitted and padded material around the ankle bone, a gram-like design that makes it easier to wear and protects against irritation. The upper of the shoe is specially built to meet the anatomical need of the user, by using a soft and taut cloth which adapts itself exactly to the size of the foot. The fabric is made of a flexible material, which gives the foot the feeling of a glove adapted to it.
In addition, the shoes connect to the company’s MapMyRun app, where you can get real-time training tips, based on the pace and activity you perform. A heel-embedded sensor analyzes and saves metrics, and a working computer uses how they can improve performance – based on their data. The connection of the shoe to the app is quick and easy, and its operation is quite simple. It offers an accessible interface and a large number of activities – from a walk with the dog, to various nature walks and a variety of fitness equipment.
The shoes will be sold in Under Armor stores in Nof Hagalil, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva, on the GET-PRO website and in selected stores.