Smart cars, smart watches—with everything else is smarter than you these days, why not get some smart sneakers? With their ultra-light weight, app connectivity, and fitness-tracking features, Under Armour’s zero-gravity HOVR shoes are all the rage in the running world. Now, UA’s HOVR technology has expanded into fitness, er, “sportstyle,” and basketball shoes—and we couldn’t be more psyched.
They’re all super light, but it’s the compression mesh energy web with HOVR foam that contains the impact and gives back the energy you put in. The result is zero gravity energy return, which nearly eliminates impact. So whether you’re running up and down the court or just up and down the street, HOVRs keep you energized and your feet fresh.
But the best part is, HOVR running shoes automatically sync with UA’s free MapMyRun app. Via a sensor encased in the midsole to keep out water and grime and shield them from impact, HOVR can track every fitness metric you’re after, including pace, distance, cadence, stride, calories, and elevation. And it works whether you have your smartphone on you or not.
Here are seven of our favorites from the HOVR line.