"Disclaimer: I received a pair of Under Armor HOVR Sonic shoes as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
Ever since knee surgery I have been on a quest for cushiony running shoes. I heard there was some cool technology behind the Under Armor HOVR Sonic shoes that were just being released to market. I had to see for myself!
I received these bright beauties just before Christmas. They came with instructions on how to connect your shoes to the Map My Run app. It turned out to be a piece of cake.
1st I had to download the map my run app. Then it was just a matter of setting the shoes on the ground near my phone and making sure Bluetooth was on, so that they were calibrated and connected. Then I was off and running!
My first impression was that the shoes were very light, but not quite as cushiony as I had hoped. Here’s a pic from my first run.
My phone at the time had barely any open space on it. So unfortunately using the map my run app drained my battery after just 2 miles. That was a bummer.
Like several other Under Armour shoe models, there is a chip inside that syncs with map my run. It can actually keep track of the mileage you put on your shoes cumulatively! No more guessing. Now that’s cool!!!
I also put the shoes through an intense muy thai cardio kickboxing class, followed by a run. That day the app didn’t drain my battery at all.
They advertise that you can run in the shoes without your phone and your stats will still be tracked (as long as you are under an 11 minute mile). I was not successful in getting it to sync on my phone, but I know that some of the other BibRave Pros were able to get it to work. Also, if you stop at any point during your run, it will show up as a separate run.
Summary of product benefits (from uarunning.com):
I will continue to wear these shoes on shorter runs, to save the wear and tear on my more cushiony shoes for longer runs. I enjoyed how light and airy they are (the whole front of the shoe is mesh). The shoes retail for $100 and come in 3 colors for women. I love this bright color, it got a lot of attention while I was out running!
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!