Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a brand new feel on the low-moderate stability shoe category by using a uniquely minimal, customizable upper on top of compressed rubber with traditional medial posts.
It offers an invigorating, no-nonsense feel for both speedwork and long runs but isn’t my top choice for either.
This is 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 stability apparent although not excessive.
I enjoy it for workout days that combine running intervals mixed together with strength work since I don’t wish to be changing cheap under armour australia 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 to it than say, Kayano 23, which I’d call “snug.”
I still labeled Odyssey 2 as a result, however the unbridled mesh of Europa’s toebox in addition to its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch within the toebox” to describe it.
If you have a medium-width foot and broad toes, australia under armour would feel nice and snug (“nice,” if you want that sort of thing), just like my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops for your laces provide for similar customization of upper lockdown depending on runner preference.
Overall in ride and feel, Europa is strikingly much like Brooks Ravenna 8 using the former being wider in the toe, narrower inside the heel, and a little more stable along with 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 delivers a slightly more rounded tip around the shoe and a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most much like GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 as a result of 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 outlet australia offering a more smooth transition.
GT-2000’s higher stability is around proportional to its heavier weight, .7 oz. from Europa during my measurement of women’s 9.5, with Ravenna right in between.