Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review: Under Armour Sonic HOVR Shoes

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Under Armour HOVR Sonic 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 get blisters.  

Anyone who knows me, has probably heard me talk about my right foot blisters.  Seriously, every time I run more than three miles, I get a blister over the old blister.  If I run five miles, I will get a really good blister, usually filled with blood.  If I run a half marathon, I will get two rather large blisters.  By mid-August, my right pointer toenail will be dead.  I have tried different brands and sizes of shoes.  In fact, prior to testing the UA HOVR Sonic shoe, I was wearing men's shoes because of the larger toe box.  I have coated my feet in different body glides.  I have even used corn starch!  

Then I tested the women's UA HOVR Sonic shoe.  The shoe offers a soft knit lace-up area, which allows for a snug fit throughout the foot and a compression-like feel.  The shoe is lightweight and is very breathable. 

I started off my testing with small miles.  I ran a hot two miles around Michigan State University campus.  So far, so good.  No blister, which did not really surprise me as I only ran a couple of miles.  The real test would be a five mile or half marathon run.  

I tried the shoes for a four mile run the very next day.  Everything was good.  No new pains and no new blisters!  Then I ran with them for a few more runs (three, four, five and eight miles at a time).  Still feeling good and starting to get used to the lightweight neutral supportive shoe.  Then I ran a half marathon and I still do not have any new blisters!  My feet and legs are still feeling good.

Can it really be?  Can it be that I have finally found the shoe?  The UA HOVR Sonic shoe is the only shoe that has not given me blisters!  I am ready to declare, now that I have made the official switch!  

The shoe really does make the difference and for me, I'm sticking with UA HOVR Sonic! 

Things to look forward to:  Some UA HOVR Sonic shoes are equipped with UA’s Record Sensor™ and will pair to your phone.  Read:  Shoes will sync with a running app.  


  1. Hooray! Can't imagine the pain of getting blisters every time I ran! Glad you found a solution to that!

    1. Right? I bough my spouse a pair and now I am thinking it is time to replace the pair I have with the same :)

  2. Wow, so glad you found a blister-free shoe!


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