Under Armour HOVR Drive GORE-TEX

Our Under Armour Ranking: 3rd/13

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $170

 

Waterproof – 2 year warranty

 

Width options – Regular, Wide

 

Traction - Spiked

 

What they say:

 

The key to the Under Armour HOVR Drive GORE-TEX is the UA HOVR cushioning - it's not just comfortable, it actually returns energy. Add in GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable technology and you're ready to go all season.

 

Technology:

 

*Clarino Microfiber upper with GORE-TEX lightweight membrane - Lightweight and waterproof, keeps your feet cool and dry

 

*Integrated lacing system - Provides locked-in fit

 

*New low profile Rotational Resistance Traction (RST 2.0) with Softspike Silver Tornado Spikes - Lockdown traction and on course flexibility. Consists of permanent traction lugs/nubs of different shapes and sizes, combined with removable Silver Tornado Spikes with also have different spike patterns depending on their position

 

*TPU outsole - Durable, flexible and lightweight

 

*Integrated footbed, insole, midsole and outsole - Ultimate support and cushioning

 

*UA HOVR technology - A type of foam in the midsole that supports movement during the swing and provides a zero gravity feel, which maximizes energy return

 

*Compression mesh Energy Web - Contains and molds the HOVR foam to give back energy

 

*Dual durometer footbed - Provides lateral support and medial softness to harness power

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Comfortable

            Lightweight 

            Good traction

            Effective waterproofing

 

Cons – None so far!

 

What we say:

 

The UA HOVR Drive GORE-TEX is the new and improved version of the original UA HOVR Drive. Although much of the technology remains the same, their are some significant upgrades. The biggest of these upgrades is the GORE-TEX membrane, which ever so slightly improves waterproofing and breathability. Although the traction system is very similar, the HOVR Drive GORE-TEX is slightly more low profile, enhancing feel and stability. Not only does the HOVR Drive GORE-TEX look cool, it boasts amazing comfort as well. We weren't sure how much of the HOVR technology was just a marketing ploy, but it really does add lightweight comfort, which makes this shoe really good for walking year-round. We say "year-round" because it has very effective waterproofing, and it won't overheat unless you play in extreme summer heat. Along with all this awesomeness comes even more, in the way of traction and support. As with some of our other favorite UA golf shoes, the HOVR Drive GTX has Rotational Resistance Traction, which pretty much eliminates any chance of slipping. What else can we say? We have only the highest praise for this golf shoe, and recommend it to advanced golfers who can appreciate all it has to offer.

 

Our Score: 66/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                     8                   10                  10                  10                  9                 66