The Under Armour Fat Tire GTX is a hybrid trail shoe/boot designed for the worst weather conditions. This shoe excels in snow, slush, mud, swamps, and other nasty places where normal trail shoes would never go. The massive outsole called the Wild Gripper features Michelin rubber and tread inspired by the extreme all-terrain tires found on fat-tired mountain bikes. This outsole provides amazing grip on varied surfaces and is surprisingly springy and comfortable. A Gore-Tex upper makes these shoes truly waterproof and protects the foot from the elements. Hot feet are not a problem as the material is also breathable. A unique BOA lacing system lets the wearer dial-in the perfect fit. If you are in the market for an incredibly rugged, yet comfortable shoe that can take on rocky trails and boggy terrain, this beastly shoe is for you.
Wild Gripper outsole for exceptional traction
Under Armour Charged cushioned midsole for a comfortable and responsive ride
Waterproof Gore-Tex upper keep foot dry
Cupron anti-bacterial inner liner kills odor and bacteria
BOA Closure System for a quick and customized fit
Breathable upper for moisture control
Very versatile shoe for many outdoor activities
Expensive price tag
Tongue area is squeaky according to some
Unisex sizing may not accommodate women’s feet
A unique feature of the shoe is the BOA Closure System. This alternative to laces can be found on snowboard, cycling, and hunting shoes. A dial on the top of the shoe quickly and easily tightens and loosens the lacing cord. Some wearers had an issue with a loud squeaking sound coming from the tongue area. The upper part of the tongue is made from a synthetic leather material and rubs on the sides of the shoe when tight. Applying mineral oil to the top of the tongue will eliminate the squeak. Some wearers found that sprinkling dust on the upper had the same effect.
The upper of the shoe was also described as very comfortable. The waterproof Gore-Tex membrane keeps the feet dry in wet conditions and the breathability of the material keeps moisture from accumulating inside the shoe. Wearers loved the BOA lacing system which allowed them to tighten and loosen the laces as needed with a small turn of the dial. A removable Cupron insole adds extra padding and protection to the underfoot.
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- Under Armour Charged cushioned midsole
- Waterproof Gore-Tex upper
- Cupron anti-bacterial inner liner and insole
- BOA Closure System
- 10mm heel-to-toe drop