Review: Under Armour Sonic HOVR Shoes
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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.