The Under Armour running shoes have never really failed to impress us with the embedded sensors and HOVR cushioning. Therefore, when we received the review unit of the UA HOVR Machina 3, we were really excited to try them out!
The UA HOVR Machina 3 which debuted with 20% increase in the midsole is back to its third generation. The Machina 3 is back with its improvements in its upper materials, outsole patterns, and cushioning form. A new look, but different inside!
Not only the running shoe is engineered with dual density HOVR, it provides us with a great energy output and high speed, due to the Pebax propulsion plate, it coaches us to become a better runner.
Every element of the design – from the aerodynamic heel to the engineered spacer mesh upper – delivers everything the runner needs and nothing they don’t.
The new shoes continue to deliver softer landings without losing efficiency or speed. The totally new midsole design of the UA Hovr Machina 3 enhances smooth landings without losing responsiveness or explosive lift-offs.
The UA HOVR Machina 3 features a firmer and more responsive forefront HOVR that ensures runners have that extra edge, and the plate’s upgraded composite, softer heel HOVR, and updated Energy Web and heel capture system make for a fast and comfortable run every single time.
In keeping with the trend toward dual-density midsoles, the Machina 3 now has a softer version of HOVR in the heel to make for softer landings and a slightly firmer HOVR foam in the forefoot for more dynamic toe-offs. The Pebax composite midsole propulsion plate has also been modified, though the shoe retains much of the stiffness it’s known for and will appeal most to those who like mid to long-distance runs.
The shoe retains a substantial layer of rubber in the outsole, which contributes both to durability and firmness while maintaining its lightweight.
Under Armour has engineered this shoe to improve aerodynamics and comfort from the seams to the cushioning to the sock lining, to provide a breathable and relaxed environment for your sole.
The UA HOVR Machina 3 also delivers softer landings without losing efficiency or speed. The totally new midsole design of the UA HOVR Machina 3 enhances smooth landings without losing responsiveness or explosive lift-offs.
Under Armour MapMyRun™
These shoes mix the speed of a racing shoe with the comfort of a long-distance trainer — and they coach you too.
You can connect your shoes to Under Armour MapMyRun™ for real-time Form Coaching tips based on your cadence, pace, and stride. An embedded sensor tracks, analyzes, and stores detailed running metrics to inform ways to improve performance. And it can really pay off.