Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 12.4ozWomen: 12.4oz
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Under Armour 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.
Under Armour 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.
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 outsole of this shoe is as durable and grippy as the Brooks Cascadia 13 trail shoe.
The decoupled heel increases cushioning and attenuate shock as the heel is separated from the rest of the outsole.
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.
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.