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08.18.2021

1:1 Fit For Every Runner

Under Armour Introduces UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone with More UA HOVR Foam, and an Adaptive Upper Technology New to UA Running

1:1 Fit For Every Runner

Under Armour Introduces UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone with More UA HOVR Foam, and an Adaptive Upper Technology New to UA Running

Less is more - until you’ve tried UA HOVR - Under Armour’s unparalleled cushioning system that has runners wanting MORE. The UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone, the newest member of the UA HOVR running shoe family, offers maximum cushioning for ultimate cruise-control comfort. With 32mm stack height, the new UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone is for the runner who wants the most protection for their training.

ZERO-GRAVITY RUNNING

Designed for zero-gravity feel and great energy return, the HOVR Mega 2 Clone features a HOVR midsole and wide heel and forefoot gauges for a more plush feel. The transition from landing to toe-off feels incredibly smooth with an exposed UA HOVR foam outsole through the midfoot and forefoot pressure zones, providing a soft and pillowy yet responsive ride. Encased in a dynamic Energy Web, the UA HOVR foam is engineered to protect from impact and provides a smooth, stable ride. With comfort as a priority in the design of the shoe, the HOVR Mega 2 Clone features a padded heel collar that protects the achilles from irritation, a padded tongue, a thick sockliner and an upper constructed specifically to meet the runner’s anatomical need. 

NEW CLONE UPPER TECHNOLOGY

After making its debut in UA football shoes, the UA HOVR™ Mega 2 Clone is Under Armour's first running shoe offering a 1:1 personalized fit with the new UA Clone technology that flexes and adapts to your foot as you move through your stride. This running shoe feels like it was made for you. The UA Clone upper locks in and centers your foot over our UA HOVR™ cushioning for a smoother run and better energy return. 

The unique material of the UA Clone upper adapts to your foot’s shape and movements for a more precise fit. It also helps keep your foot centered, making sure you get the most out of the soft, responsive UA HOVR™ cushioning. Less rubbing, more comfort - for every runner. 

The woven structure of the UA Clone upper gets stronger when stretched, becoming thicker perpendicular to the applied force. This internal layer of flexible, auxetic material molds around the foot for a precise, glove-like fit and feel that's truly customized to every foot, no matter the size. A 3D molded sock liner made of 6mm of open cell PU foam cradles the foot with enhanced step-in comfort allow the HOVR Mega 2 Clone to perfectly adapt to the runner's foot - not vice versa. The cushy but efficient HOVR Mega 2 Clone running shoes are great for long runs and high mileage training. 

Woven structure of the UA Clone upper
Woven structure of the UA Clone upper
UA Clone upper
UA Clone upper

RUN CONFIDENT WITH ADDED SUPPORT AND DURABILITY

The HOVR Mega 2 Clone features an enhanced rim and core construction that offers enhanced properties of cushioning and energy return. The rim provides structure and allows for a smooth transition. The carbon rubber in the heel of the outsole extends durability in high-impact landing zones, and the exposed foam on the  outsole ensures a comfortable heel-to-toe transition. An external heel counter locks in the heel and guides the foot into its most efficient foot strike, adding to the effortless and plush feeling the HOVR Mega 2 Clone running shoes offer. The blown rubber frames the forefoot outsole to maximize cushion with minimal weight. 

HOVR midsole and wide heel
HOVR midsole and wide heel

7% FASTER & 3% FARTHER

These shoes form to your foot and coach you. Connect your shoes to UA MapMyRun™ for real-time Form Coaching tips based on your cadence, pace, and stride. An embedded sensor tracks, analyzes and stores detailed running metrics to inform ways to improve performance. And it can really pay off. In 2020, UA MapMyRun Form Coaching users ran 7% faster and 3% farther.* 

The UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone launches globally in August 2021 and will be available on UA.com, UA Brand Houses, Premium Run Specialty accounts and select Sporting Goods accounts. 

HOVR Mega 2 Clone Specs:

*This finding is based on a 2020 study of 86,887 runners that tracked runs with Under Armour Connected Footwear and viewed a post-workout Form Coaching tip between January 1 and September 25, 2020. Run data from this cohort (Form Coaching Users) was compared with all runners on the MapMyRun platform in the same time period, with a minimum distance criteria of 1,600 meters, the minimum distance required to receive a Form Coaching tip. Comparing these two groups, Form Coaching users ran 7% faster and 3% farther.