Since its first shoe collection hit golf in 2016, Under Armour’s dedication and commitment to data-driven design has resulted in some brilliant shoes, with the HOVR Drive clearly standing out.
The Baltimore brand chose to take this popular design and improve every aspect of it, promising “greater comfort, improved protection from the elements and better traction”.
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First, we need to discuss the comfort levels offered. HOVR technology is a responsive cushioning system that supports the natural movement of your foot during the swing to provide a “weightless feeling” while maintaining the return of energy.
For laypeople, the HOVR Drive is one of the most comfortable golf shoes in the industry. The airy feeling ensures that your feet feel fresh from the first tee to the 18th green.
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Another factor in the comfort equation is the waterproof Clarino microfiber upper. It is both light and breathable and perfectly hits the style which is both sporty and traditional.
Anyone who has read my shoe reviews in the past knows that stability is very important to me when choosing my favorite kicks.
Fortunately, the HOVR Drive didn’t disappoint. Under Armor’s golf shoe designs are based on biomechanical insights and the 2021 HOVR Drive is no different.
The brand’s collaboration with world leader in biomechanics, Jean-Jacques Rivet, helps convey that ground-level, closed-off feeling that I love.
The new, lower Rotational Resistance Traction (RST 2.0) spikes, on the other hand, only help to increase stability and ensure excellent grip.
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This latest edition of the HOVR Drive is a clear example of a shoe that meets the needs of every golfer.
Its styling, overall performance benefits, and immense comfort make it a clear winner in my book.
It offers everything you could want in your next pair of golf shoes – long-lasting comfort, great grip, a solid and stable feel and protection from the elements. This could very well be Under Armour’s best work yet.
Price: HOVR drive – £ 140,