Under Armour unveils UA HOVR Tour SL: What you need to know

Under Armour have released their latest golf shoe. Here is what you need to know. 

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Mon, 21 Mar 2022
Under Armour unveils UA HOVR Tour SL: What you need to know

Under Armour (UA) has unveiled their latest golf shoe: the Hovr Tour SL.

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The brand say their new design is for golfers looking for the "ultimate spikeless traction" with the performance benefits of a tour-level spiked shoe. 

Hovr Tour SL is the product of Under Armour's collaboration with leading bio-mechanist Jean-Jacques Rivet, who contributes to their data driven designs. 

So what is new? Well UA have used technology called Intelliknit to overcome the performance limitations to knitted footwear previously seen in golf shoes. 

Where regular knit uppers tend to bee too unstructured to support the force of a golf swing, the Hovr Tour SL boasts something a bit different. 

It uses a combination of stretch yarns and lockdown yarns to support the golf swing and "lock you down" when you need to be stable.  

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Elsewhere, the Intelliknit also boasts their NeverWet waterproof membrane, meaning golfers can wear the UA Hovr Tour SL in any conditions. 

UA have injected rubber spikes in the heel and forefoot to deliver true "spike-like stability" and grip throughout the golf swing. 

There is also an external heel counter to lock your heel further back into the shoe, creating the ultimate fit for producing maximum stability and power. 

You can purchase your pair on UA now by clicking here. They come in colours of black and grey. They are priced at $180/£150. 

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