Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2

Released 7/2019, High Top, 
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8.7
EXPERT RATING
3 reviews
9.1
USER RATING
2 ratings
Comfortable fit and premium upper materials

Best Suitable For:

Best for players looking for a supportive shoe with well-balanced cushioning

Price Comparison:

Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $119.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (3)
User Ratings (2)
Traction
8.0
Cushion
8.7
Materials
9.0
Support
9.0
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
100%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2 Review

Pros:
Premium materials
Comfortable fit
Cons:
Inconsistent traction

Performance of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

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:

Expert Rating: 8.7 (ranks #74 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
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
July 13, 2019
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
July 31, 2019
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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User Reviews of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

User Rating: 9.1 (ranks #61 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.8
November 6, 2023
Keep these indoors amazing cushion traction solid amazing curved shape easy to shoot easy to run plus felt so comfortable while playing. I regret taking these outside :(
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8.4
July 18, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #239 of 303)
User Traction Rating: 8.5 (ranks #181 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
Once the outsole broke-in the grip was great.
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8.0
July 13, 2019
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
July 31, 2019
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:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.7 (ranks #123 of 303)
User Cushion Rating: 9.5 (ranks #27 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
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
July 13, 2019
Court feel is nice and impact protection is solid - nothing spectacular here.
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9.0
July 31, 2019
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:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #25 of 303)
User Materials Rating: 9.5 (ranks #8 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The micro-molded mesh molds around your feet for a perfect 1:1 fit.
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9.0
July 13, 2019
Feels premium in-hand, looks dope and is very comfortable on foot.
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9.0
July 31, 2019
The materials feel very premium in-hand and on-foot.
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Support of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #45 of 303)
User Support Rating: 10.0 (ranks #7 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
Support is solid.
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9.0
July 13, 2019
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
July 31, 2019
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:

Expert Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #27 of 303)
User Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #67 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The build. last and lacing system do a great job.
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9.0
July 13, 2019
Fits really well like every Under Armour for me.
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9.0
July 31, 2019
No dead space and great 1:1 fit for my feet.
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Durability of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #64 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc 2:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #29 of 303)
User Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #173 of 303)
Good (100%)
3
Fair (50%)
0
Bad (0%)
1
The rubber is thick enough to be durable for outdoor use.
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good
July 13, 2019
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:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
3
regular
1
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
slightly narrow
They are snug width-wise.
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slightly narrow
July 13, 2019
Nice and snug fit.
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slightly narrow
July 31, 2019
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:

very small
0
slightly small
2
true to size
3
slightly long
0
very long
0
½ size small
Runs slightly snug lengthwise.
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true to size
July 13, 2019
Go true to size.
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true to size
July 31, 2019
Going true to size works perfectly well.
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