Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$85
Weight
M: 351g | W: 351g
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Chetco 2.0 continues to deliver a very comfortable run, based on most reviews.

  • The price tag is affordable.

  • The cushioning absorbs shock well, according to a handful or comments.

  • Some runners appreciated the shoe’s breathability.

  • A few runners valued the shoe’s outsole durability.

  • Several runners have used the shoe for work or gym purposes with great results.

  • Under Armour adds a TPU toe cap and external heel counter for better security and protection on rugged trails.

  • More than a handful of purchasers also use it for hiking.

  • It is a highly-effective work shoe for those who walk around much and for those who stand all day, according to the opinions of a good number of reviewers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Ground perception is almost nothing in the Under Armour Chetco 2.0, as experienced by a handful of runners.

  • A small number of runners remarked that it is quite heavy.

  • The shoe requires a significant amount of wear time to perform and fit best.

  • Several runners complained that the laces are just way too short that they can’t almost tie them.

Bottom line

Under Armour’s muscled trail shoe in the 2nd version of the Chetco offers more of the same where performance, cushioning, and shock-absorbing features are concerned. It is very durable and impressively comfortable. The shoe is designed for recovery runs or training under moderate speeds. This is a shoe that favors entry-level runners who are looking for a trusty and no-nonsense shoe at a bang for the buck price.



World wide, Chetco 2.0 is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Under Armour, is the 11th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.8 / 5 based on 42 ratings

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Updates to Chetco 2.0

Under Armour took it easy in effecting changes in the 2nd instalment of the Chetco. The most visible change in the upper is the use of thicker mesh with better ventilation. It should improve the shoe’s durability as well.

The overlays are a bit thicker without compromising weight. A new feature in the overlays is the suede and leather like overlays. Giving the shoe better toe protection is a TPU toe cap. Finally, the convenience when taking off or putting on the shoe gets a boost courtesy of the bigger heel loop.

The outsole gets a slight reboot as well. Featured in this shoe are more aggressive lugs for better leverage and grip when taking on the rugged outdoors. Skechers also improves the stability of the shoe by making the footprint a bit wider than before. There should also be more room for the toes to splay with the added space.

Chetco 2.0 size and fit

The fit of the Under Armour Chetco 2.0 is standard. Runners should get a good hold in the heel because of the external heel counter. The midfoot remains snug as the synthetic overlays add security and support to the mesh. As mentioned, the forefoot has more room for the extra wiggle room. It runs true to size.

Outsole

A combination of sturdy carbon rubber in strategic areas and blown rubber give the shoe a nice blend of durability and grip. New to this version are the numerous and moderately-aggressive lugs all over the outsole. Quick changes in direction or going up or downhill bombs are made easier because of these lugs. The decoupled heel increases cushioning and attenuates shock as the heel is separated from the rest of the outsole.

Midsole

The midsole is an exercise in simplicity. A single slice of relatively thick EVA covers the entire midsole. There is adequate durability, cushioning, and responsiveness with this kind of midsole foam. The Chetco 2.0 also has better transition from landing to take-off because of the full-length construction of the midsole.

Upper

An engineered mesh covers a large portion of the upper. The mesh is quite breathable because of the fairly-sized holes in the mesh. There is also enough support and structure in the upper due to the suede-like and leather overlays. Toe protection is made possible by a TPU material, which is a bit light and flexible. The external heel counter does a sufficient job in holding the heel in place to prevent extraneous movement when running on uneven terrain.


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