Regardless on how your midfoot and toes would fit, the ankle cuff keeps your shoes in place. This is an incredibly neat addition that I’ve come to love in sneakers. It’s fashionable when paired with skinny jeans, yet practical in terms of overall fit. The knitted ankle collar effectively moulds the shoe into your foot quite seamlessly.
The first two days were mildly uncomfortable, as it can be quite tight regardless of the shoe size (we had a US13 in) but it is something that you get used to once it’s worn in a bit.
What we do love about the HOVR Phantoms is the external heel support. While it looks like a design add-on, you do tend to feel the stability during a run.
Sitting comfortable in a price range dedicated to top-of-the-line sneakers, this isn’t an impulse buy. The HOVR Phantoms set you back a little over AED 700. They seem to be in demand, as several colour options are already sold out and awaiting replenishment in the UAE.
We would recommend these shoes if you are truly passionate about sport and training. These shoes were made for running, the HOVR foam is kitted with Under Armour’s ‘compression mesh Energy Web’ that returns the energy exerted on it, giving you that little extra spring in your step.