Howdy Heifers! Been a bit since I've done a product review - wanted to shout out to my new favorite trail shoes from Under Armour.
I've never really been a trail runner. Actually most of my life I wasn't even a runner. I was a surfer. A couch surfer.
But 5 years ago (ish) I began running. I love it. I hate it. I love to hate it. And I hate to love it.
I'm still new. I'm still learning. It took me YEARS .... and years.... to find the right shoe for me. I found them... then a year later developed some running related injuries, which meant I had to find yet ANOTHER new shoe that would work for me. I know all you runners out there are nodding in agreement, one injury and you re-evaluate your whole life. Does this shoe make my butt look big? Do these insoles clash with my purse?
These are legit worries. Fo' real.
I was super excited when they arrived in the mail. They looked pretty badass when I opened them up. And if there's anything I like, it's looking like a badass (probably because I'm NOT a badass in real life, so if I can look the part, then, heyHo, even better.)
I know. I can see you all nodding your head. Badass.
Anyway - I was super excited to take them out on a little hike. They have a 7mm drop I believe, which is great because the shoes I currently run in have an 8mm drop, so the difference wasn't enough to give me heartburn.
They are super-comfy. Very rigid when I put them on at first, even moreso than regular running shoes - but the more I wore them, the better they felt. I LOVED the feel of the traction on the bottom. Made me feel like I was less likely to oh....say....FALL OFF A MOUNTAIN during a himalayan triathlon. But I digress.
I love them. I do. I love them so much I took some pics with them. They're firm, but not too firm if that makes sense. They feel nicely cushioned, with "just right" amount of firmness.
So yeah, you can see I really love them. Let's talk tech for a minute. From their website, here are some of the finer details:
- NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
- Durable PU & textile upper for breathability & reliable protection
- Reinforced welded synthetic material in critical areas for increased durability
- Mesh heel with dual protective welds
- Molded collar foam package for added comfort
- Charged Cushioning® foam puck placed under the heel for responsive comfort
- Lightweight, full-length EVA midsole for optimal cushioning
- High traction rubber lug outsole for dependable traction on a variety of conditions
- Offset: 7mm
- Weight: 9.2 oz.
They're fantastic shoes for what they are. I'm not in love with the color. They remind me of shoes I used to wear at my very first job as a grocery bagger, back in the day, at Publix, in Orlando, FL..... but I think that's more of a mental block for me than anyone else. They're badass, and these shoes will get me thru the bike and run portion of the triathlon next weekend in Nepal, so I say UA MTN OR BUST!!!!
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