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Men's UA HOVR™ Machina Running Shoes

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Style # 3021939
£140.00
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It gives you the speed of a Pebax® propulsion plate and the soft, energy return of UA HOVR™—but this shoe is also your personal running coach. Connect your shoes to UA MapMyRun™ to track your stride length, cadence and pace and then guides you in real-time. Running just got a little bit easier.
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • UA HOVR™ technology provides "zero-gravity feel" to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact
  • Compression mesh Energy Web contains & moulds UA HOVR™ foam to give back the energy you put in
  • Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable for ultimate speed
  • External heel counter for added stability & a locked-in feel
  • Sprint spike-inspired Pebax® speed plate for increased return & more powerful push-offs
  • Solid rubber outsole covers high-impact zones for greater durability with less weight
  • Carbon rubber pods under the heel deliver greater traction & durability at high-impact strike zones
  • Reflective details
  • Offset: 8 mm
  • Weight: 295 g
  • Imported
  • NOTE: Contains components not suitable for general waste
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UA HOVR™ MACHINA
  • REAL-TIME FORM COACHING

    Connect your shoes to UA MapMyRun™ for data tracking and
    on-the-run Form Coaching—which may help reduce your risk of
    injury and make running feel easier.

  • HIGH-ENERGY FEEL

    Responsive, plush UA HOVR™ Foam + Energy Web,
    helps give back the energy you put into every step.

  • FAST FUNCTION, FULL THROTTLE

    Lightweight design and a 2-pronged Pebax® propulsion plate give you
    smoother transitions and a faster, springier toe-off.

Review Summary

60 Reviews
4.0

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Performance

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Not comfortable

Shoes are not comfortable at all. Thight from front side even I bought one number larger than my foot size.

Great Shoe but will order a longer size

These were my second set of HOVR connected shoes I've used. The Phantoms were a great pair ended up getting 378 miles out of them before they had to be retired. The Phantoms seemed to be a little narrow in the toe box. With this pair the toe box was spot on the width, however I have gotten pretty bad case of runners toe after switching. I really like the comfort and weight of these shoes. I haven't really noticed a difference with PEBAX insert. I will be buying a second pair of these in a half size larger.

This shoe caused major shin pain for me

I've been running in UA shoes for about 3 years now and have been in Infinites for awhile. I decided to change it up and try out the Machina. They were very stiff at first but figured a couple miles and they would loosen up. They did after about 20 miles but at 30-40 miles my right shin began to have major pain that I had not experienced. I switched back to my Infinite and had no issues. Gave these a try again and immediately had the pain. I had read great reviews on these but they just did not work for my feet. I'll stick to my Infinite.

Shoe Size Not Available

Will the RED color shoe be released in a size 7???

Great shoes best for snappy 5-10km but capable of more.

I have been using these shoes since April and have put around 200km on them. I have found the fit to be just right, UK size 10 in almost all shoes and these have been very comfortable even from the first run. I find they work very well in short quick runs, thanks to the single carbon plate they feel very springy. I have done up to half marathon distance in them and they are still comfortable for that - although I probably wouldn't take them any further. I have them paired to my Samsung smartwatch (even without my phone) - live cadence data is very helpful. The coaching tips from the map mapmyrun app are a little basic but appreciated. They are probably very useful for new runners. I love the colour - the 'red' is much more of a neon pink/orange but it won't be for everyone! TLDR: Great versatile running shoe, best for short runs with good feedback from smart devices.

Amazing

Best running shoes I had so far, very confy and good performance.

Disappointing

I really wanted to like these shoes. The appearance and the features on paper sounded great. But after trying really hard to give them a shot (I have put about 100 miles on them), I just don't like them at all. The first thing is the fit. I find them really tight which is a first in shoes for me. I traditionally have narrow feet and usually my only issue is that the shoes feel sloppy. Not the case with these. My feet feel cramped and uncomfortable. For context I currently run in pairs of Altras, Hokas, Sauconys, and Salomons (when I'm not using the UAs) and do not have this issue in any of those other shoes. The second issue is the performance. I expected a shoe that was plush enough for long runs, but still responsive. Instead I find them to be heavy and firm to the point of feeling clunky. Again, I run in a lot of different shoes with different levels of cushioning and responsiveness and I have been able to comfortably adapt to all of those. The Machinas just have not broken in in a way that I feel comfortable running more than a few miles in them at a time. The last thing is that I can see how UA is attempting to compete in the market with the rest of the shoe companies utilizing carbon fiber plate technology. Where they missed the mark is that they tried to create a daily running shoe where those others are more light weight trainers and racing shoes. In doing so, they made a shoe that is not a great daily trainer and not a shoe you can race in. Like I said, I really wanted to like this shoe because I like so much of the other things that UA does (the Tribase Reign is one of the best shoes I've ever used for the gym), but the HOVR Machina just does not work for me and is not worth the hefty price tag. Wish I could have that money back for UA running apparel instead.

Heerlijke schoenen

Mooie, stevige schoenen. Maat valt klein. Ik zou zeker een halve maat groter bestellen. Prestatie kan ik nog niks over zeggen

Great shoes, watch measurements

As a running shoe, these are great—comfortable, firm cushioning, stable, and good both for distance and speed. The problem is that its distance measurements are long by about 8%. I sensed it at first on routes I have done forever, when I’d get to the end and the app said I had gone longer than usual. And I confirmed it just now on a track—the shoes and app measured a mile about 120 meters too early. I figured out how to recalibrate them and we’ll see if it works—I’m hopeful, and otherwise very happy with these.

Lasted under 150 miles

The shoe is extremely comfortable. However, after 50 miles I noticed the soles of the shoes where wearing down to the point that there was no more grip left on them. Around 100 miles, it was down to the propulsion plate. For the price of these shoes I would not recommend them.