February: It’s the month of love, and it’s a great month for releases. Here, we round up the running shoe launches that caught our eye this month.
Created to sit in the intersection of cushioned trainer and speedy flat, the $150 UA Hovr Machina uses neutral positioning, a Pebax propulsion plate and uncaged Hovr midsole to let runners fly through their runs — and it offers not only Under Armour’s seamless connection to MapMyRun, but a new ability to give real-time feedback on foot strike angle and ground contact time with Form Coaching. Available now./
Bring some of the luck of the Irish to your St. Paddy’s fun run with Brooks’ Run Lucky Launch 7. The $100 limited-edition version of the springy Launch style features not only the BioMoGo DNA midsole and lightweight construction, it does it a new shamrock green single-layer mesh upper with golden accents — including a pot-of-gold inspired iridescence on the midsole. Out now at select Brooks doors.
Light on the foot and light on the wallet, Asics’ newest shoe, the $120 Evoride packs a suite of technical features into a 9 oz. package. The brand’s Guidesole technology makes the shoe a solid option for a variety of different gaits while the FlyteFoam Propel cushioning foam is soft enough for runners who want to go the distance. Available now.