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Kickin’ it on the Trail: A Run Oregon review of the Under Armour (UA) Horizon RTT’s

Run Oregon received a pair of Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes in a women’s size 8. I was super excited to try these trail shoes on my favorite trails here in Oregon, and I’m happy to say I am extremely pleased with these shoes. One of the most important things in a trail shoe here in the Pacific Northwest is that it is water resistant. I was skeptical, but these trail shoes kept my feet completely dry in the rain. The Under Armour Horizon Trail shoe is super comfortable, fits true to size and has great tread for extra grip through the sole.

Look:

Taste in shoes varies widely and since I love aquamarine, this trail shoe in Marlin Blue and Neptune offers the perfect colors to compliment my running attire. Other colors offered are Black and Steel or Raisin Red and Black Currant. Every aspect of the look of this shoe was well thought out, from the laces to the soles. I love the look, in all three colors! Other color available here.

Feel:

I first noticed as I slipped on my Under Armour Horizon Trail Shoes that they fit true to size. They are super comfortable, even on my longer distance runs, they are stable and have great grip through the sole. These shoes had just the right amount of space in the toe box. I typically add my own insets for a better fit, but didn’t need to with these shoes. The shoes are comfortable, breathable and stay dry on wet trails. Function: The Under Armour Horizon RTT has a moderate heel-toe offset of 7mm, which provides a natural and stable gait for most runners. With a weight of 9.2 oz. the shoe is good for its price class. While none of the UA specs point out the existence of a rock plate, I found that they do have one. The rock plate helps prevent foot injury from rocks when trail running, and it’s a feature I really appreciate in a trail shoe.

The EVA midsole combined with UA’s Charged Cushioning® foam puck placed under the heel gives these shoes great cushioning throughout the foot and responsiveness in the heel, which makes them great for long distance trail running.

Conclusions:

If you’re shopping for a great trail shoe that fits true to size, offers stability and protection on trails and wet conditions then I highly recommend the Under Armour Horizon RTT.

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Shoe: Under Armour Horizon RTT 

Specs: (From Under Armor Website)

  • Durable PU & textile upper for breathability & reliable protection
  • Reinforced welded synthetic material in critical areas for increased durability
  • Mesh heel with dual protective welds
  • Molded collar foam package for added comfort
  • Charged Cushioning® foam puck placed under the heel for responsive comfort
  • Lightweight, full-length EVA midsole for optimal cushioning
  • High traction rubber lug outsole for dependable traction on a variety of conditions
  • Offset: 7mm
  • Weight: 9.2 oz.

Price: $109.99 (also available on Amazon)

Thank you to Under Armour for providing us with a sample pair. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

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About Shelly Pincock (58 Articles)
Shelly was born and raised in the PNW. A former swimmer, Shelly started running in 2003 when she moved to Portland Oregon. She has run several 5k’s, 10k’s and a few half marathons, but loves triathlons most. Other hobbies include hiking, rock climbing and Pilates. She loves spending time with her family, travel, fitness, health and nutrition and has her degree in nursing. She works as a fitness trainer, wedding and newborn photographer.

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