Let’s take a look at UA’s newest trainer, the UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe.
I’m a big fan of the Under Armour’s CrossFit shoe – the UA TriBase Reign 2.
When I heard that UA was releasing a shoe that combined the stable “TriBase” with their HOVR foam – I just had to check it out.
Here’s some of the styles that are available now (Note: We are an Under Armour affiliate)
Let’s check it out.
UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe – Overview
What’s special about this shoe?
First, it uses UA’s HOVR technology to provide what they describe as a “zero gravity feel”.
HOVR is soft foam that gives energy return – when you compress it, it returns to form in a crisp fashion.
(It’s quite similar to Nike’s React foam, by the way).
So, it gives some energy back, but it also helps eliminate impact – because it is cushioning after all.
For a cross training shoe you need some cushion – but not too much.
How does UA find the right balance of cushion and stability?
The HOVR foam in this shoe is contained within a firmer EVA midsole.
You’ll also see that the TriBase is present on the outsole – this maximizes ground contact and helps provide grip during heavy lifts.
The upper is a lightweight breathable mesh – but they’ve added 3D Print to make it tough too.
We also like the innovative strap – because it draws the heel back and locks it into place for an enhanced fit.
What’s the offset (or “Heel to Toe Drop”)?
These should be great bodyweight trainers for HIIT workouts and more.
The UA HOVR Apex 2 is a new cross trainer from Under Armour that combines the stability of the TriBase with the cushion and bounce of UA’s HOVR foam.
Use this shoe for all sorts of workouts – and enjoy the enhanced performance.
UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe – In Summary
It’s a good shoe, and it’s got HOVR foam – so check it out!
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