Best Under Armour Golf Shoes

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Which are the best Under Armour golf shoes?

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The American company has only been making golf shoes since 2016 but it has made huge inroads into the highly-competitive golf shoe market since then. It’s association with Jordan Spieth has certainly been a productive one.

It has a reputation for making excellent and innovative golf shoes that don’t cost the earth while the HOVR cushioning system and other innovations have been influential across the industry. Its range also offers up great options across the age range and genders.

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But let’s start with the best Under Armour golf shoes…

BEST UNDER ARMOUR GOLF SHOES: UNISEX

Fade

Under Armour HOVR Fade golf shoes

RRP £90 | Men’s – VIEW OFFER; Ladies – VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 1.5-12 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White + Modern Grey; White; Modern Grey; Modern Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

The Fade has been around for a couple of years now but will stand the test of time. One of the many HOVR shoes available, this particular model is designed for those with wider-than-normal feet and is a stand-out spikeless option.

HOVR was unleashed on the world in 2018 and set a new standard in cushioning and comfort. It has underpinned much of UA’s recent success.

The Fade’s responsive nature extends to the outer sole where rotational resistance design creates plenty of traction. The bigger cleats in areas of greater motion cleverly provide just the right amount of grip.

The microfiber upper is lightweight and breathable but also well protected and will cope admirably in awful weather.

own Never-Wet treatment so do offer some protection against the elements.

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BEST UNDER ARMOUR GOLF SHOES: MEN ONLY

HOVR Tour SL

Under Armour HOVR Tour SL golf shoes

RRP £150 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 7-13 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: Black + Beta; Modern Grey + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

Under Armour is never afraid to break the mould and the HOVR Tour SL certainly looks very different from virtually everything else out there.

The American company makes a lot of footwear for runners and hikers and the Tour SL certainly looks to have been inspired by shoes it makeas for people who like the long walk, without swinging a club from time to time.

The full knit upper is certainly out of the ordinary and features Under Armour’s proprietary Intelliknit™ technology to overcome the performance limitations of knitted footwear previously seen in golf. Where regular knit uppers tend to be too unstructured to support the force of a golf swing, Intelliknit uses a strategic combination of stretch yarns and lockdown yarns to support the golf swing, to lock you down where you need support and stretch where you need flexibility.

No longer confined to be worn on dry fairways, the upper is also treated with NeverWet® and a waterproof membrane.

Meanwhile the outsole design utilizes a combination of Under Armour’s rotational, horizontal, and vertical traction technologies to enhance every golfer’s ability to transfer power from the ground into the swing and give them a competitive edge.

Using a lightweight TPU for stability, in unison with UA Rotational Resistance Traction, and injected rubber spikes in the heel and forefoot, the UA HOVR Tour SL delivers true spike-like stability and grip throughout the swing, but with all the comfort and versatility of a spikeless shoe.

HOVR Show

Under Armour HOVR Show golf shoes

RRP £130.00 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK):
 7-12 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: Grey; White; White + Silver; Modern Grey + Metallic Silver + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

The E-Fit and GTX version of the HOVR Show offer some nice touches for those with special requirements. The E-Sizing system is designed for players with wider than average feet and this element sits comfortably with what the shoe is trying to achieve overall.

The emphasis is certainly on comfort and making sure your feet help your swing. Placement supports in the base are meant to compliment their natural motion while you hit the ball and the patented UA HOVR foam is designed to give you back as much energy as you use.

With the GTX you also get a hefty 2-year waterproof guarantee, such is UA’s confidence in the Clarino microfibre upper and lightweight membrane that will also help you stay cool during the warmer months.

HOVR Drive

Under Armour HOVR Drive golf shoes

RRP £139.99 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-12 | Colour options: White + Silver; Black; White | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

Under Armour has invested heavily in developing a sole which assists good players who build up a lot of resistance in their swings. But the firm footing you get from the HOVR Drive will offer considerable comfortable regardless of how hard you swing it.

UA also has an eye for aesthetics and this is a shoe, updated in 2021, that feels and works as good as it looks. UA has also developed its own patented Storm Technology water repellent system and on this version of the HOVR series is combined with Clarino’s popular Microfiber technology in the upper portion to give you a really effective waterproof barrier.

It really was made to be used in wet weather and with all the added extras, represents excellent value for money.

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HOVR Forge

Under Armour HOVR Forge RC spikeless golf shoes

RRP £105 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 7-12 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: Modern Grey + Venom Red; Black + Photon Blue + White; Modern Grey + Cruise Blue | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

The Forge look a bit like a basketball shoe and are certainly aimed at the younger golfer or those who are prepared to embrace the shift towards more casual golf attire.

They will also appeal to those who put comfort top of the list when it comes to priorities. Cosy is the word I would use to describe the feel and the anti-microbial Ortholite sockliner is a certainly a big reason why. With the UA’s HOVR technology underpinning that, your feet are guaranteed quite a welcome.

All UA’s undersoles look and feel the part while the lightweight but breathable upper gets UA’s clever Never-Wet treatment so you are guaranteed a cool-but-dry ride. All in all, a really good year-round option.

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Charged Draw

Under Armour Charged Draw RST golf shoes

RRP £90 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 7-12 |  Sole: Spiked | Colour options: White; White + Black; Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

Much of Under Armour’s appeal relates to its ability to produce shoes that compare well to the leading players in the golf shoe market but at a considerably cheaper price.

One of those who especially fits that bill is the Draw RST. which has tried to create a spiked offering that is almost a hybrid of the two types of golf shoes.

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The rotational resistance spikes are a world away from the traditional idea of this traction method. This supremely lightweight version adds to the comfort and flexibility certain players crave.

Throw in UA’s Storm protection technology on the Microfiber leather upper, the Ortholite sockliner and the charged cushioning in the midsole and you have a lot of golf shoes for less than £100.

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Spieth 5

Under Armour Spieth 5 SL golf shoes

RRP £170 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-12 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White; Silver; Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

It is difficult to Grey + argue with the growing perception that UA’s fifth version of its Spieth shoe is the best spikeless version you can get when it comes to traction and such is the confidence of the manufacturers, re No 5’s waterproof credentials, it is also prepared to offer a two-year guarantee that your feet will stay dry come what may. There is an awful lot going on with this shoe but there should be considering the price.

UA have pulled out all the stops when considering stability and its UA HOVR cushioning platform comes into its own to provide comfort. In wet weather that’s all you can ask for. Clarion’s microfiber upper is also utilised, helping to keep it lightweight and adaptable in the upper portion.

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HOVR MatchplayUnder Armour HOVR Matchplay golf shoes

RRP £120 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes (UK): 6-12 | Sole: Spiked | Colour options: Grey Steel; White + Sulfur + Overcast Grey; White; Steel + Black | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

The HOVR’s energy returning soles may not be a huge benefit on soft ground, but a Gore-Tex breathable membrane, two-year waterproof guarantee and a £120 price tag certainly will be.

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The Matchplay are a cracking year-round option. They just ooze stability and that starts at the bottom where nine spikes fix to a sole which is the definition of stability.

UA is happy to guarantee the shoes for the extended two years because of the Clarino microfiber upper and the waterproof membrane incorporated into it.

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BEST UNDER ARMOUR GOLF SHOES: LADIES ONLY

Women Breathe

Women’s UA Charged Breathe Spikeless golf shoes

RRP £70 | VIEW OFFER
Sizes: 3.5-7.5 | Sole: Spikeless | Colour options: White + Halo Grey; White + Academy | BOA option? No | Waterproof? Yes

Under Armour’s ladies’ specific spikeless option work really well on drier fairways and, although they are not waterproof, have been treated with the company’s Never-Wet technology.

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What they certainly are is supremely light thanks to the moulded rubber base and breathable upper.

The charged cushioning midsole and moulded EVA footbed alson combine to ensure comfort on an impressive scale and the overall and feel look will ensure these shoes remain a popular option for female golfers for a few years yet.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Flanagan is Today's Golfer's Commercial Content Writer.

Mark Flanagan has been a golf journalist since 2008 having worked at a number of daily newspapers before that as part of the sports teams.

He’s been playing golf since the age of 11, starting out at Olton in the West Midlands and has also been a member at Hull, Waterton Park near Wakefield and Hollins Hall in Baildon. He currently plays off a nine handicap.

You can get in touch with Mark, here.

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