Under Armour launches new UA HOVR Drive 2 shoe for 2022 season

Under Armour has built on the momentum of the UA HOVR Drive franchise this year, focusing on data-driven design to maximise performance. 

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Mon, 28 Mar 2022
Under Armour launches new UA HOVR Drive 2 for 2022 season

Under Armour has unveiled the all-new UA HOVR Drive 2 for 2022, following on from the success of the UA HOVR Drive shoe in 2021.

The new shoe was developed in line with Under Armour’s commitment to data-driven design to maximize performance, with every element built around Under Armour’s 4 Dimensions of Traction.

Since launching its first golf shoes in 2016, Under Armour has worked in close collaboration with the leading expert in the biomechanics of the golf swing, Jean-Jacques Rivet, to keep bringing new innovations to golf footwear.

When looking at traction, Under Armour has addressed the needs of golfers to enhance performance across what it calls the 4 Dimensions of Traction and applied the science of biomechanics to develop rotational, horizontal, vertical and internal traction.

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More dynamic and faster than previous models, the new upper design on the UA HOVR Drive 2 is based on much more than just an aesthetic. 

The next evolution in eliminating gapping between foot and shoe, the entire upper has been brought closer to the foot than in the original UA HOVR Drive, resulting in a locked-in fit and comfort.

UA set about engineering a new 3D moulded heel cup construction for the new shoe. The 3D moulded heel cup feels like it forms a vacuum around your heel when you slip the UA HOVR Drive 2 on foot.

Where previous models have used external heel counters, by locking the heel in place from within the shoe, UA is able to not only lock you in for incredible levels of stability but also remove a large amount of weight from the product to make it super lightweight.

When it comes to energy return and comfort, this new footwear option delivers this through UA’s proprietary HOVR cushioning foam. 

The UA HOVR Drive 2 uses a combination of softer energy-returning UA HOVR cushioning in the heel and medial (inside) forefoot, with firmer EVA along the lateral (outside) wall, building up each horizontal, rotational and vertical traction performance.

The shoe also combines UA Storm waterproofing and Never-Wet, making the shoe fully waterproof with a 1-year waterproof guarantee.

The UA HOVR Drive 2 is available now on UA.com for $160 (£140).

 

 

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