Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a whole new feel to the low-moderate stability shoe category having a uniquely minimal, customizable upper in addition to 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 really is a great shoe for newbies and low to mid mileage runners featuring its drop height of 8mm. passing it on an all-around "normal" feel, the stability 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 wish to be changing under armour shoes au to and fro.
“Europa” pulls from Greek mythology, and also the upper transpires with remind me of Nike Odyssey‘s wrap-around fit that may be shallow yet has more give to it than say, Kayano 23, which I’d call “snug.”
I still labeled Odyssey 2 as such, however the unbridled mesh of Europa’s toebox along with its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch from the toebox” to describe it.
When you have a medium-width foot and broad toes, under armour outlet melbourne would feel nice and snug (“nice,” if you love that kind of thing), similar to my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops to the laces allow 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 in the toe, narrower inside the heel, and slightly 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 a little more rounded tip around the shoe as well as a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most just like GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 due to similar drop heights from heel down to forefoot of 8mm, 10mm, and 10mm respectively (my “sweet spot” range), with Europa and under armour outlet australia offering an even more smooth transition.
GT-2000’s higher stability is around proportional to the heavier weight, .7 oz. from Europa inside my measurement of women’s 9.5, with Ravenna right in between.