Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a brand new feel to the low-moderate stability shoe category using a uniquely minimal, customizable upper on the 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 selection for either.
This can be a great shoe for newbies and low to mid mileage runners using its drop height of 8mm. giving it an all-around “normal” feel, the steadiness apparent but not excessive.
I love it for workout days that combine running intervals mixed in with strength work since i have don’t need to be changing under armour shoes sydney back and forth.
“Europa” pulls from Greek mythology, and the upper occurs to remind me of Nike Odyssey‘s wrap-around fit that is shallow yet has more give it than say, Kayano 23, which I’d call “snug.”
I still labeled Odyssey 2 as such, although the unbridled mesh of Europa’s toebox in addition to its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch inside the toebox” to describe it.
If you have a medium-width foot and broad toes, under armour outlet melbourne would feel nice snug (“nice,” if you like that sort of thing), just like my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops for the laces permit similar customization of upper lockdown according to runner preference.
Overall in ride and feel, Europa is strikingly similar to Brooks Ravenna 8 using the former being wider within the toe, narrower within the heel, and a little 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 delivers a a little more rounded tip in the shoe and a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most comparable to GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 because of similar drop heights from heel down to forefoot of 8mm, 10mm, and 10mm respectively (my “sweet spot” range), with Europa and under armour shoes online offering an even more smooth transition.
GT-2000’s higher stability is all about proportional to the heavier weight, .7 oz. from Europa during my measurement of women’s 9.5, with Ravenna right in between.