A long run is hard work. UA thinks your shoes should work hard too. This pair says, run like the wind, we’ll take the pounding. Every time shoe hits pavement, you get a little dose of energy return thanks to high-abrasion rubber in the heel, blown rubber in the forefoot and a compression mesh that holds HOVR foam throughout the sole. The uppers are doing their job too. The microthread uppers give a compression-like fit while the removable Ortholite sockliner molds to your foot — both features go the distance, comfort-wise.
And then of course, there’s the smart-shoe aspect. Using their UA Record Sensor (safely housed in the midsole) these shoes sync up with UA’s MapMyRun app to track and analyze your run. Use the data and your run can only get better. If there are no free rides on your runs, these might just be the shoes you want on your feet. – $110
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