Under Armour has just launched its latest HOVR Infinite 4. Just based on the images alone, it looks like the HOVR Infinite received a huge update, making it seems less chunky than before. The latest HOVR Infinite 4 comes in at 10.4oz or 294 grams, putting it similar to the New Balance 880v12 and the slightly lighter ASICS Cumulus 24.
What is the HOVR Infinite Series?
The HOVR Infinite series is Under Armour’s daily trainer option for performance running. Equipped with the company’s HOVR cushioning, the Infinite 4 shredded marginal weight compared to its predecessor. While the stack height and weight has not seen huge changes, the design of the Infinite 4 is a departure from its past. A simplified engineered mesh upper and a less chunky midsole with the HOVR spotted outside, the Infinite 4 gave the series a modern look.
Other key changes of the Infinite 4 is the way Under Armour construct the midsole. Instead of wrapping the HOVR foam as previously done, Under Armour flipped it out. The outsole now spots anatomically placed deep flex grooves to offer enhanced flexibility during runs. The same carbon rubber pods are placed under the heel to deliver better traction & improved durability.
Our Takeaway from the new Launch
It is exciting to see Under Armour’s Footwear Design team continue to push and refresh its performance footwear. This year aside from the Infinite series, the Machina and Sonic series have also received their refresh to increase the appeal of the products. Certainly, the design and colourways of Machina were very striking and attractive. Previously, I never quite figured out what the main difference was better Machina and Infinite except that the latter looks way more clunky. With the update, the Infinite looks much sleeker and nimble compared to the Machina which could have been its original intent.
What do you think of the new Under Armour HOVR Infinite 4? Do you think we should have a look and review this pair of running shoes? Let us know down in the comments!