Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a fresh feel to the low-moderate stability shoe category by using a uniquely minimal, customizable upper on top of compressed rubber with traditional medial posts.
It includes an invigorating, no-nonsense sense of both speedwork and long runs but isn’t my top choice for either.
This can be a great shoe for novices and low to mid mileage runners featuring its drop height of 8mm. giving it an all-around “normal” feel, the steadiness apparent although not excessive.
I really like it for workout days that combine running intervals mixed along with strength work since i have don’t desire to be changing under armour shoes sydney to and fro.
“Europa” pulls from Greek mythology, as well as the upper occurs to remind me of Nike Odyssey‘s wrap-around fit that is certainly shallow yet has more give it than say, Kayano 23, which I’d call “snug.”
I still labeled Odyssey 2 consequently, but the unbridled mesh of Europa’s toebox in addition to its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch within the toebox” to illustrate it.
If you have a medium-width foot and broad toes, under armour outlet melbourne would feel nice and snug (“nice,” if you like that kind of thing), just like my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops for the laces provide for similar customization of upper lockdown depending on runner preference.
Overall in ride and feel, Europa is strikingly just like Brooks Ravenna 8 with all the former being wider from the toe, narrower in the heel, and slightly more stable and also the 86dexgpky maintaining a softer yet thinner midsole.
The shoe’s fit and ride also competes well with ASICS GT-2000 and Mizuno Wave Inspire; Europa provides a slightly more rounded tip around the shoe and a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most comparable to GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 due to similar drop heights from heel as a result of forefoot of 8mm, 10mm, and 10mm respectively (my “sweet spot” range), with Europa and under armour shoes australia offering a much more smooth transition.
GT-2000’s higher stability is approximately proportional to its heavier weight, .7 oz. from Europa in my measurement of women’s 9.5, with Ravenna right in between.