Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a brand new feel on the low-moderate stability shoe category having a uniquely minimal, customizable upper in addition to compressed rubber with traditional medial posts.
It gives you an invigorating, no-nonsense feel for both speedwork and long runs but isn’t my top choice for either.
This can be a great shoe for starters and low to mid mileage runners using its drop height of 8mm. passing it on an all-around “normal” feel, the stability apparent however, not excessive.
I love it for workout days that combine running intervals mixed in with strength work since I don’t desire to be changing cheap under armour australia back and forth.
“Europa” pulls from Greek mythology, as well as the upper transpires with remind me of Nike Odyssey‘s wrap-around fit which is 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 conjunction with its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch within the toebox” to clarify it.
If you have a medium-width foot and broad toes, australia under armour would feel nice snug (“nice,” if you love that sort of thing), similar to my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops for that laces permit similar customization of upper lockdown depending on runner preference.
Overall in ride and feel, Europa is strikingly much like Brooks Ravenna 8 with all the former being wider from the toe, narrower inside the heel, and a little more stable as well as 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 in the shoe and a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most similar to GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 due to similar drop heights from heel to forefoot of 8mm, 10mm, and 10mm respectively (my “sweet spot” range), with Europa and under armour shoes online offering a far 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 directly in between.