Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Charged Commit 2 is considered a fairly comfortable shoe by most purchasers.
  • It provides optimum stability and support for gym use and weight training, many testers claim.
  • A good number of users find this model a reliable choice for daily casual wear.
  • The shoe is also described as visually appealing by some people.
  • A few buyers note that it feels rather light on the foot.
  • The trainer is generally deemed as reasonably priced.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users have complained about the laces causing pressure points.

Bottom line

The UA Charged Commit 2 is a basic, budget-friendly gym shoe. While it cannot compete with the flagship trainers, it still ensures reliable performance for moderate training sessions.

Facts

Rankings

A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this August
Better rated than the previous version Under Armour Commit

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The Under Armour Charged Commit 2 is an update to the warmly accepted Commit trainer. It inherits the Charged midsole of its predecessor but gives it a more streamlined shape. This cushioning technology has also been extensively used in other highly-rated workout shoes from Under Armour.

The shoe widens the brand’s collection of budget-friendly footwear. It has all the components of an all-around workout shoe for daily training. Its austere style and colorways will best suit people looking for a muted and unfussy design.

Grippy protection. The Charged Commit 2 sports a full-length rubber outsole to ensure durability and traction throughout the entire base. However, it comprises of two parts to give more wear-resistance in the heel area and a stronger grip in the forefoot. The heel portion of the rubber also extends up on both sides to guard the midsole foam during rope climbs.

The acclaimed Charged Cushioning. Initially used in the brand’s running footwear, the Charged technology has made its way into its training array as well. The brand states that it “absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst.” The fact that training shoes with this technology receive mostly positive feedback from the users is proving it to be true.

Extra comfort sockliner. In addition to the main cushioning unit, the shoe also features a padded sockliner. It is designed to take the shape of the foot to prevent undesirable slippage. It also has a moisture-wicking characteristic to keep the foot fresh during tough workouts. Please note that the sockliner is not removable.

Light and breathable upper. The base layer of the upper is made of the ArmourVent mesh. Its large ventilation pores make sure that the foot breathes well inside the trainer. The interiors of the foot chamber are also lined with a breathable fabric lining for an enhanced effect.

Midfoot lockdown. A synthetic leather material forms a supportive cage around the heel and the midfoot. It extends up to the tongue and forms two pairs of eyelets. It helps to secure the fit around the ankle. 

Heel support. An external heel counter reinforces the rearfoot. Made of strong yet lightweight TPU, it eliminates the undesirable side-to-side sliding of the foot.

Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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