Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2 Review

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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$119.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2019
Outdoor Rating:
100%
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
8.0
Cushion
8.7
Material
9.0
Support
9.0
Fit
9.0
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Premium materials
  • Comfortable fit

CONS:

  • Inconsistent traction

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

The first Under Armour HOVR Havoc was a hit with reviewers, so how does the second version perform? Unfortunately, the traction has taken a step back and is inconsistent, even on clean courts. The HOVR cushioning is a nice mix of responsiveness and impact protection, not too firm but not too soft either. Materials feel surprisingly premium in-hand, comfortable on-foot and do a great job locking your feet down. The mid-foot shank, outrigger, and heel counter provide a lot of support and stability. Overall, the HOVR Havoc is a good performer that could have been great with more consistent traction.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2 is another solid basketball shoe with traction that's built Ford tough and cushioning that's a little firm but kept me stable and made me feel faster than I really am.
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8.6
The Sole Brothers
The HOVR Havoc 2 is a good performer but a step down from top-tier performers. I liked almost everything about this shoe but the traction was a little too inconsistent for me.
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8.6
RicheeKim
Except for the occasional slip out, the HOVR Havoc 2 is a very good performer. But I think that you can find better-performing sneakers at $120.
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Traction of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Once the outsole broke-in the grip was great.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Traction is solid, especially on clean courts. But on dusty courts, I sometimes slipped out on step backs and crossovers.
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7.0
RicheeKim
Regardless of which court I played on, I experienced occasional slips on hard cuts.
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Cushion of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I found the HOVR to be on the firmer side. The setup provides a lot of stability and court feel but there is not a lot of impact protection.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Court feel is nice and impact protection is solid - nothing spectacular here.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Really good impact protection without sacrificing too much court feel or responsiveness. I can play hours in these shoes and my legs never feel dead.
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Materials of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The micro-molded mesh molds around your feet for a perfect 1:1 fit.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Feels premium in-hand, looks dope and is very comfortable on foot.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The materials feel very premium in-hand and on-foot.
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Support of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support is solid.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Lateral support is very good thanks to the caging of the outsole, ankle support is solid, and I felt stable overall thanks to the low and wide base.
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9.0
RicheeKim
I didn't have any heel slippage, no side-to-side movements on the footbed, and the HOVR cushioning forms an outrigger that provided lateral stability.
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Fit of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The build. last and lacing system do a great job.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Fits really well like every Under Armour for me.
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9.0
RicheeKim
No dead space and great 1:1 fit for my feet.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The rubber is thick enough to be durable for outdoor use.
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good
The Sole Brothers
Strong, strong rubber with very deep grooves which will work very well outdoors.
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Width of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
They are snug width-wise.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Nice and snug fit.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
For a slightly wide-footer like me, this shoe felt pretty tight in the forefoot.
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Size of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

½ size small
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Runs slightly snug lengthwise.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Going true to size works perfectly well.
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