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UA Horizon RTT Trail Running Shoes Test

Disclaimer: I received the UA Horizon RTT Trail Shoes as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

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There is a big trend of runners moving from pounding miles out on pavement to running on the dirt trails. This trend is because of the growth of Ultra-Running, a level of cross-training that runners can get from mixing in trail running, and the idea of wanting to see more of nature rather then being on the sidewalks. Brands are noticing and the market for trail running shoes is becoming dense.

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One pair of trail running shoes that has been making a bit of a splash lately are the Under Armour Horizon RTT Trail Running Shoes. Under Armour is not necessary the brand you think of when thinking about trail running, but they are making a push with these shoes and events like the Under Armour Mountain Running Series.

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Let’s dive into the shoes. From the first glance and feel, they feel very light. Trail shoes can get much heavier than regular running shoes because of the extra support that is needed. These shoes seem like there is a solid base, but it does not weigh down the shoes.

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In the UA Horizon series of shoes, the RTT is the shoe that is meant for distance on the trail. There are excellent features to the shoe, like the rubber sole for durability and traction. Also, the mesh heel for breath-ability and UA’s Charged Cushioning® foam puck that is located under the heel that provides comfort and responsiveness.

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Taking the shoe on two different terrains showed the versatility of the shoes. In the snow the UA Horizon RTT shoes provided a lot of traction and control. While, on the dirt trail they add stability, flexibility, and comfort. The foot adjusts quickly to the sturdier sole, and there are no points on the shoe that poke or over tighten the foot.

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In the end, the UA Horizon RTT Trail Running Shoes need to be highly considered when making the next trail running shoes purchase. From the durability to stability of the shoe, there are plenty of features to be excited about.

Have you used these trail running shoes? What were your thoughts?

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