The UA HOVR Breakthru, a female hooper specific model from Under Armour, is based on research showing women’s feet are different than men’s. So what does that mean in terms of the last, shape, and cushioning? Chris Chase, our resident basketball shoe expert, provides a video breakdown of the Breakthru and its mission to better support elite female basketball players.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Under Armour’s first women’s specific basketball shoe
- Similarities to the UA HOVR Havoc 3
- The science behind the shoe
- Reused outsole and tooling?
- Textile build
- Reflective hits
- Sizing recommendations and an appeal to try them on
And as an added bonus, Mrs. Wing talks about how she’s intrigued by a female specific model but wonders how frustrated female hoopers get by the current state of basketball footwear.
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the UA HOVR Breakthru
The UA HOVR Breakthru is available now for $110 on Under Armour.
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