From the box this shoe intrigued me with its comfortable under armour shoes au merged with a compact upper in fit and appearance, which put into the lightweight feel from the shoe.
Under Armour isn’t afraid to try out interesting things, or perhaps because this shoe’s name suggests, attempt to merge ages-old insight with modern technology.
This is what I recieve in the apparent simplicity and ride of Europa, however the detailed features betray research and design.
Europa joins UA’s young stability align of Charged Bandit 2 (road), Charged RC 2 (competition) and Verge Low GTX (trail) like a shoe that this brand says is designed for runners in need of extra stability.
The shoe’s control is available in part from Europa’s wide forefoot sole unit. It’s as wide as HOKA Arahi at the front (with a wider upper to suit, unlike Arahi) yet more narrow inside the heel, bringing about a nicely snug heel fit.
Not being as wide from the heel does not seem to hinder pronation control, however. (More on that is certainly discussed within the upper and sole sections.)
The high-density midsole functions well but sits just under adidas’ Boost, New Balance’s Fresh Foam, and Brooks’ DNA during my running set of favorite foams: simply a touch more firm (since the descriptor suggests).
The inner length fits short, which is ok in my opinion, but if you love extra length beyond your big toe.
I feel you’ll be happier with under armour outlet melbourne (a lightly stable neutral shoe) or Supernova ST (my next review coming, same shoe with more structure)-or ordering up one half size whenever you can handle the improved width at the same time.
As outlined above, Europa’s blown rubber forefoot is wide because it angles outward to manage pronation; it’s yet another touch soft yet responsive for a firm toe-off.
A Micro G heel unit of high abrasion rubber and dual density medial posting combine together with the heel counter to deliver support and brace against excess pronation.
The embedded sockliner feels great initially but does compress noticeably by about 10 miles in to a run, completely flat by 15 (just like Odyssey’s which was 6 miles).
The Charged Cushioning® midsole meets the claim to be responsive (energy applied is projected, not absorbed), and the outsole seems surprisingly durable due to the light weight from the shoe.
Under Armour built this shoe having an upper that locks the heel into position and braces against overpronation with external TPU heel counters which allow room for Achilles comfort-they really cup the heel impressively!
The “Coreshort midfoot panels provide ultimate lockdown fit & flexible support,” with all the ultra-modern UA SpeedForm® construction molding for the foot “for a precision fit, eliminating all distraction.”
I’ve never done this before, having said that i copied those descriptors from UA’s website since the shoe matches their claims so precisely!
The slimmed-down upper truly does “eliminate the distraction” of foot movement within the shoe with every step and of excess material riding on the foot.
I favor the more structured toe box in ASICS stability shoes, but as UA matches their claim very well, I find their innovative, thin-yet-supportive upper to get my 86dexgpky element of this shoe.
Oh, along with the minimal material plays a role in its lightweight ride, with Arahi (by .7 oz.) and Vongo (by .3 oz.) being the sole lighter stability shoes I’ve tested (based on my own measurement).
Europa hails to Greek mythology but brings in materials that comply with the foot to provide support and cushion the ancients could only fable.
Because the (somewhat) soft underfoot compresses into long runs, which loosens the fit and firms the impact, it isn’t my favorite option for that workout, but it’s an effective all-around-the-gym shoe which is a sufficient low-moderate stability athletic shoes.
For about $30 more, Europa may be ordered with record-equipped technology that tracks, analyzes and stores virtually every running metric for your personal evaluation.
It’s also the first smart shoe to utilize a Jump Around test to help you rate your fatigue level to determine about the day’s intensity.
The building seems somewhat “rickety” as I can seem to be the line the location where the left shoe’s upper meets the under armour shoes online along the medial toe box, but it is otherwise an excellent-feeling shoe with all the outsole promising durability.