Under Armour Machina 2 Shoe Review
The Machina 2
is Under Armour’s
highest cushioned shoe to date. It is a neutral shoe designed for runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning. The shoe provides a soft, energy efficient ride with a propulsion plate built in for added springiness. Being lightweight, highly cushioned, and springy, the Machina 2 is a great addition to your shoe lineup.
What's New in Version 2
The UA HOVR foam provides aa zero gravity feel to maintain energy efficiency of the shoe and eliminate the jarring effects of impact.
The carbon shank in the midsole of the shoe has been replaced with a pebax propulsion plate. This change adds softness and flexibility to the shoe. An improved plate and softer foam means a faster run with a more cushioned ride.
Under Armour also reengineered the upper of the shoe with an ultralight 3D spacer mesh. This increases the shoe’s flex and breathability as your feet won’t be restricted in movement or overheat. Further the material used creates more room in the toe box which gives a more accommodating fit.
If the Shoes Fits
The responsiveness of UA’s HOVR foam paired with the propulsion plate in the shoe makes the Machina 2 great for those looking for some extra shock absorption, higher mileage runners, and anyone in between. Not a runner? The shoes are a great option for long hours on your feet or a durable option for an everyday shoe.
Finally, if you're looking for a way to track running or walking activities, the Machina 2 comes with a “MapMyRun Pod
” embedded in the shoe. This connects the shoes to your phone using Bluetooth and can show a map of your activity along with pace, distance and other activity data. This technology is incorporated in all of UA’s run lines. It just takes a quick download of the MapMyRun app to use this feature (not compatible with other apps)!
Curious about the Machina 2? Stop by a Naperville Running location or schedule a fitting appointment. The Machina 2 is offered at our North, South, and Wheaton locations.
Surfaces: Road, Track, Treadmill, Gym
Drop: 10mm Heel Toe Offset
Widths: Available in Store in Men’s Standard Width (D)
Available in Store in Women’s Standard Width (B)
*This shoe is not manufactured in a wide or narrow width*
Weight: M 10.3oz / 280g
W 8.5oz / 230g
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