Under Armour SpeedForm Europa brings a fresh feel for the low-moderate stability shoe category by using a uniquely minimal, customizable upper on the top of compressed rubber with traditional medial posts.
It offers an invigorating, no-nonsense sense of both speedwork and long runs but isn’t my top choice for either.
This can be a great shoe for beginners and low to mid mileage runners with its drop height of 8mm. creating an all-around “normal” feel, the stability apparent yet not excessive.
I love it for workout days that combine running intervals mixed together with strength work since I don’t want to be changing under armour shoes sydney backwards and forwards.
“Europa” pulls from Greek mythology, and the upper happens to remind me of Nike Odyssey‘s wrap-around fit that is shallow yet has more get for it than say, Kayano 23, which I’d call “snug.”
I still labeled Odyssey 2 therefore, however the unbridled mesh of Europa’s toebox coupled with its medium width keeps me with “close-fitting with stretch from the toebox” to explain it.
For those who have a medium-width foot and broad toes, australia under armour would feel nice and snug (“nice,” if you appreciate that kind of thing), just like my long, skinny peeps in Odyssey.
The shoes’ upper construction with loops for your laces provide for similar customization of upper lockdown according to runner preference.
Overall in ride and feel, Europa is strikingly much like Brooks Ravenna 8 with all the former being wider within the toe, narrower from the heel, and a little more stable and also 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 provides a a little more rounded tip in the shoe and a less structured toebox fit.
It feels most just like GT-2000 and Ravenna 8 due to similar drop heights from heel right down to forefoot of 8mm, 10mm, and 10mm respectively (my “sweet spot” range), with Europa and under armour outlet australia offering a more smooth transition.
GT-2000’s higher stability is about proportional to its heavier weight, .7 oz. from Europa in my measurement of women’s 9.5, with Ravenna in between.