The Women’s Under Armour HOVR Phantom Running Shoes got an update for the new season… The Twisted Knit Collection. They’re actually just the same awesome shoe which I reviewed here before, in new colorways. I decided I would give them a post on their own this time round as I just don’t think enough people know how awesome a running shoe this is…
The technology behind the shoe is around the midsole made of foam and what they call the Energy Web that moulds the shoe and foam to your foot. I’ve not been running that much in 2018 but when I do lace up to pound the pavement, the HOVR Phantom is the shoe I go for. As I mentioned before I like the responsiveness of the shoe when your foot makes contact with the ground.
A little reminder of the technical info if you’re into that kinda thing; they have an 8mm offset which has worked well for me as a mid-foot striker and weigh just 248g. I wear a size 5 in the Phantom even though they advise to size up 1/2 a size but that’s because I have wide feet and think I’m probably really a 4.5 anyway so bear that in mind if you’re thinking of trying them.
It’s gonna be a lot easier keeping this colourway looking fresh than it was with the light grey ones but they have 10 different colour options available, so something for everyone?!
Here’s the latest UA HOVR & Running Edit
As for the kit, I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of the running tee mainly because the colour is just so bright. However, it’s a nice fit (kinda stretchy) and does come in black or blue! The bra is one of my all time favourite sports bras. full stop. I have a couple of the black version. It has a little pocket on the band which I’m sure will come in useful, one day. I’m not sure if you can see, but the tights have built in shorts so they cover your bum and upper thighs which kinda felt good tbh. So if you want a little extra coverage or warmth even, they’re a fab option. The other bits I included in the edit (all of which I own) are mostly either for training or post run like the grey zip up, which does have matching joggers you can throw on too!
You are gonna love these if… you like a responsive running shoe that feels like running on clouds and according to UA themselves “it’s literally like wrapping your foot in a pillow”
Think twice if you… are not a fan of a sock like fit and / or need a more stable running shoe
The UA HOVR Phantom running shoes are available from Under Armour for £115 at the time of writing this post.