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Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$104.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
8/2018
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
9.4
Cushion
8.3
Materials
8.6
Support
9.3
Fit
8.7
Outdoor
100%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

Black / White / White
Black / White / White
No stores found
Black / Grey
Black / Grey
No stores found
Blue
Blue
No stores found
Magma Orange / Formula Orange / Antifreeze
Magma Orange / Formula Orange / Antifreeze
No stores found
Midnight Navy / Red / White
Midnight Navy / Red / White
No stores found

PROS:

  • Amazing traction that works outdoors too!
  • Very stable and low-to-the-ground

CONS:

  • Cushioning starts off very stiff

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

The HOVR Havoc Low is the first basketball shoe that comes with Under Armour's new HOVR cushioning technology. The HOVR foam in the outsole is heavily caged and starts off very firm but gets more comfortable after the (considerable) break-in time. The outsole is made from a hard and durable rubber and sports a traditional herringbone traction pattern that impresses on all surfaces. Materials are standard Mesh and synthetics that provide a ton of support and lockdown. Overall, the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low is a great performer for quick guards looking for an affordable low-top with excellent traction, great support, and solid cushioning.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #13 of 116 shoes overall
9.3
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The HOVR cushioning was a bit disappointing, but other than that, the Under Armour HOVR Havoc is an amazing performer with awesome traction and a very minimal, low-to-the-ground feel.
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9.1
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
If you are looking for a seriously quick, responsive, biting-traction shoe, the HOVR Havoc Low will more than satisfy.
8.9
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
This is one of my top 5 performance basketball shoes of 2018 so far!
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8.2
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Okay overall, but nothing great aside from traction, stability, and containment.

Traction of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 9.4 average traction rating ranks #8 of 116 shoes overall
10.0
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The traction has a great bite and picks up very little dust!
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9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Herringbone from heel to toe works well even on dusty courts!
9.0
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
The traction pattern bites really hard with great stopping power.
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9.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The traditional herringbone traction pattern is very similar to the Curry 3 and works great.

Cushion of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 8.3 average cushion rating ranks #80 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The HOVR cushioning is insanely caged and super hard. Great court feel and responsiveness, decent impact protection but not very bouncy.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
The HOVR cushioning is caged to provide more response and to feel more stable than the HOVR cushioning we know from running shoes.
9.0
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
The HOVR cushioning started off really stiff but after breaking it in the cushioning in the heel started to feel amazing.
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7.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The cushioning is very firm out the box and takes a lot of break-in because it’s sandwiched too much.

Materials of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 8.6 average materials rating ranks #48 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The materials are very thin and soft while also providing good support.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
The upper is made from rather cheap fuse and mesh, but the HOVR Havoc Low uses it smartly to create a supremely comfy sneaker.
8.5
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
The upper is made completely from mesh with some TPU overlays in the toebox and the laterals side of the forefoot. Usually, this would feel cheap, but in this case, the upper requires almost no break-in period and performs great!
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8.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The Mesh and synthetic panels are in all the right places and work well.

Support of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 9.3 average support rating ranks #3 of 116 shoes overall
10.0
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
This is a very wide and stable shoe. Lateral containment and lockdown are awesome!
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
The HOVR Havoc Low has a super-wide fat-booty heel that rides flat on the floor and helps you feel safe and stable.
9.0
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
Even though this is a low cut, I always felt stable, safe, and locked down!
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9.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Stability is very good with a low-to-the-ground forefoot and wide outsole

Fit of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

The 8.7 average fit rating ranks #47 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Perfect fit in the mid- and forefoot but I experienced some lace pressure around the ankle.
9.0
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
This shoe fits like a glove!
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8.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Forefoot to midfoot fit great out of the box but the heel gave me some serious slip due to the stiffness of the outsole and placement of the top eyelets.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 100% average outdoor rating ranks #10 of 116 shoes overall
good
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The rubber is super hard and should work fine outdoors!
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good
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
The traction pattern works on any surface, even outdoors.

Width of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
The width is pretty standard, maybe slightly narrow.
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slightly narrow
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The fit in the forefoot is rather snug.

Size of the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low:

½ size large
The Sole Brothers
October 16, 2018
Lengthwise these ran a little long.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
I went true to size and after the break-in period, the fit was perfect.
true to size
RicheeKim
October 1, 2018
Go true to size.
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true to size
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Fits true to size.