Under Armour HOVR Fade SL

Our Under Armour Ranking: 15th/15

 

Style – Performance

 

Price - $110

 

Waterproof – No

 

Width options – Regular

 

Traction - Spikeless

 

What they say:

 

The UA HOVR Fade SL may be spikeless, but it has the same lockdown traction you expect from our golf shoes. It also uses light and responsive UA HOVR cushioning for incredible energy return.

 

Technology:

 

*Microfiber upper - Comfortable and lightweight

 

*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 - A part of the HOVR system, it contains and molds the HOVR foam to provide extra energy return

 

*UA Rotational Resistance outsole - Different sized/shaped traction nubs for lightweight lockdown traction and flexbility

 

*Anti-microbial Ortholite X40 sockliner - Increased comfort and breathability

 

What customers say:

 

Pros – Good fit

            Really comfortable

            Lightweight

 

Cons – Not waterproof

 

What we say:

 

As far as Under Armour golf shoes go, the UA HOVR Fade SL is among the more affordable ones. As expected, it doesn't come with some of the technical features of the higher priced models, and is made with slightly less quality microfiber. However, the rest of the shoe pretty much copies the more, shall we say, advanced models. What we're most impressed with is the comfort and traction system. It boasts the same HOVR technology as the other UA golf shoes, which means comfort is at a premium. The traction system is the Rotational Resistance technology, which keeps you firmly planted to the ground no matter the conditions. Unfortunately, the HOVR Fade SL doesn't do very well in extreme weather, likely overheating in hot conditions and allowing water to seep through in the rain. Nonetheless, it's affordable and an all around solid golf shoe, which will attract beginner to intermediate golfers looking for comfort and durability.

 

Our Score: 60/70

 

Style           Comfort      Breathability  Waterproof     Traction         Support         Value           Total

   9                   10                     8                    6                  10                    8                    9                 60

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