The Fat Tire 2 is finally here. Everyone loved to hate the first iteration of the Fat Tire but this latest update comes with big changes.
I have put many miles on my Fat Tire 1 Lows (and I adore them even though they’re pretty ugly) but my biggest issue with the shoe was that the tongue slid over to the side — my biggest peeve when it comes to sneakers, and the reason I can’t wear the Reebok Question. The Fat Tire 2 has fixed that problem by replacing the 1’s traditional tongue construction with a Boa Closure System that uses nylon coated steel laces that quickly twist shut. The rugged textile upper with bonded abrasion panels of the 1 have been updated to a flexible, soft-shell bootie-like upper finished with a rubberized print. Of course, this shoe is meant to guard against mud, rain, snow, etc. and it does so with UA Storm, a DWR finish that repels water and remains breathable. Additionally, the Fat Tire 2 has lost almost half an ounce in weight.
The tooling underfoot remains the same: the Ortholite is still at play with the enormous Charged Cushioning midsole and aggressive Michelin Wild Gripper outsole offer fantastic comfort (in my opinion, show me someone that disagrees) and traction, respectively. Finally, since you might be using these on wet trails, in the snow, or someplace in between, the Fat Tire 2 utilizes Cupron Anti-Fungal Pro Fibers to reduce odor and kill 99.9% of athlete’s foot fungus after 12 hours of contact with the sockliner. Thus, the Fat Tire 2 should have you covered inside and out — and remember, these are meant for running.
Is this a worthy upgrade to the Fat Tire 1? Let us know.
Women’s Fat Tire 2
Men’s Fat Tire 2