When it comes to premium golf shoes, few brands produce the quality and functionality of Under Armor and the story is no different in 2022.
Under Armor recently released a sleek and sporty HOVR Tour 2 spikeless shoe, so we headed to the fairways of Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate in Sussex to test it out.
Under Armor HOVR Tour 2 features HOVR midsole technology to deliver all the comfort and feel you could want from a premium golf shoe, and it has the traction of a spike shoe with its base. bass keeping you grounded – perfect for playing those tricky flop shots around the green.
The knit upper also provides additional levels of comfort.
The placement of HOVR technology also supports the natural movement of the foot during the swing, providing a “zero gravity feel” to maintain energy return. The shoe also uses a Compression Mesh Energy Web which contains and molds the HOVR foam to return the energy you put in with exceptional comfort.
HOVR Tour 2 also has a UA IntelliKnit fabric upper, which has an almost sweater-like feel for soft, supportive and breathable comfort. You also get a waterproof membrane to keep you dry all year round, backed by a one-year warranty.
Additionally, HOVR Tour 2 has a rotational resistance studless outsole for lockdown traction and flexibility on the course, while the sole features traction lugs to provide extra grip, as well as exceptional off-course versatility. .
One of the most sporty and functional golf shoes we’ve ever worn, and without a doubt our favorite Under Armor golf shoe.
HOVR Tour 2 has provided us with excellent comfort throughout the golf course since we reviewed it.
This shoe has the performance of a bulkier spike shoe, but all in a smaller spikeless knit design.
It’s not often that a shoe can fit like a glove, but we found we could hit 18 holes with ease as soon as we tried them on. This is, of course, subjective to the user, but it was clear that Under Armor focused on shoe comfort for this new model.
Some might not be fans of the knit aesthetic and we’d say we generally prefer a leather golf shoe, but the design of the HOVR Tour 2 is certainly a fresh, modern aesthetic that’s even better in person.
We’ve been wearing them for over a month now, and on the course we’re playing, we need a lot of support. Despite being lightweight, these shoes outperformed our previous shoes and felt extremely stable throughout the golf swing.
The golf shoes themselves are often overlooked by amateur golfers, but we noticed a slight improvement in ball strike when wearing them…an odd claim we know, but using the ground throughout of the golf swing much more efficiently, we were able to hit the middle of the clubface more consistently, and thus gain some extra distance.
This shoe is a must-have for all golfers, and we consider it one of the best value golf shoes from premium golf shoe brands this season.
Under Armor did it right last year with the Spieth 5, but clearly the HOVR Tour 2 is a huge step up from that one.