Reviewing the Under Armour Project Rock 3 training shoe

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I was lucky enough to have Under Armour send me a pair of the Project Rock 3 training shoes for a review. Here are my thoughts after using them for a week+.

The Rock is everywhere at this point…. well, except the wrestling ring (which is where most of us would probably love to see him return). His name is on tequila, on Hollywood credits, HBO, the XFL and, of course, at Under Armour.

The Rock joined Under Armour back in 2016 and launched a signature series of gear. It’s since expanded to include bags, t-shirts, hoodies, training pants, headphones and shoes.

Earlier this month, the latest in his training shoe line dropped, the Project Rock 3’s. 

Under Armour was kind enough to send me a pair to check out, so I’ve been wearing them for a little over a week.

Here are my thoughts.

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Firstly, as far as aesthetics go, these shoes look great. I have a black/pitch gray pair – and they even captured the attention of my wife.

So if you’re a believer in “Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good,” they’ve got the first part covered.

In terms of performance, I’ve been pleased with them as well. I’ve worn them while walking and running and have found them to be supportive. UA’s HOVR technology is supposed to help eliminate the harsh impact of your foot hitting the ground and I think it’s done that (at least for me). I suffer from shin splints, but have found these shoes to help with those.

They’re also extremely lightweight, which is great when you’re trying to push through that last half-mile or last set. Seriously, you won’t even know you have them on.

So, in terms of style and performance – at least for me – these are great. I was a huge fan of the Project Rock 2’s (they might just be some of my favorite shoes of all-time), and these are also a pleasure to use.

In fact, there are a few things that I like more about the PR3’s. Firstly, they’re much easier (and faster) to slip on. Secondly, the laces are a little longer, so you can get a quality double-knot. Thirdly, I’ve found them to be cooler than the PR2’s.

But I do want to address the reviews on Under Armour, that currently have the Project Rock 3’s rated a 3.7 out of 5. A lot of those reviews stem from users who ordered their regular size, only to find out that the PR3’s run a bit small.

I will say that I usually take a size 10.5, so that’s why I got. They were snug – and going up a half-size wouldn’t have been the worst thing in the world – but when I’m using a shoe to go work out, I like the extra support. So if you’re concerned, try going up a half-size when you order.

You can check out the Under Armour Project Rock 3’s today.

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