Who should buy the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4

  • Perfect for long distance and marathon runners who have neutral gaits and is stable enough for those with overpronation (foot rolls inward).
  • An excellent choice for middle- to long-distance races and training.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 logo

Updates to the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4

  • Now reinforced with overlays and sleeve padding to prevent accidental shoe removals.
  • Upper unit makes use of an open-weave mesh to accommodate airflow.
  • A compression molded foam is used for the midsole unit of this road shoe.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 updates

Reliable traction over surfaces

The outsole unit of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 makes use of a rubber compound for its outsole unit.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 outsole unit

It covers the contact points of the platform’s base, making sure to shield them from wear and tear. It is also the one responsible for giving traction over the surfaces.

Charged Bandit 4 offers reactive underfoot support

Flex grooves allow the sole unit to bend in conjunction with the joints of the foot. Such a construction permits a more natural way of transitioning from the heel to the toe when taking each step.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 midsole unit

The midsole unit of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 is made up of the Charged Cushioning foam, which is a full-length compression molded material that’s designed to offer reactive underfoot support in a durable package.

Dependable cushioning

It also returns energy to the foot and leg, thus energizing the performance. The Charged cushioning is as dependable as the Gel cushioning found in the Asics Nimbus 21 running shoe.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 charged cushioning

A molded sock liner made of EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) is placed right above the main foam platform. Its purpose is to add a bit more cushioning without sacrificing flexibility and weight.

Allows air into the foot-chamber

A two-toned engineered mesh is used on the upper unit of this Under Armour shoe. It adheres to the form and motion of the wearer’s foot.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 engineered mesh

Moreover, it allows air to seamlessly enter the foot-chamber to provide a ventilation in-shoe experience.

Holds the heel in place

Synthetic prints are placed in the forefoot and the instep. These add-ons bolster their respective sections, staving off damage while also strengthening structural integrity.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 holds heel in place

An external counter is placed on the heel section. This firm material is meant to hold the heel in place, preventing it from shaking during the run or exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 255g / Women 204g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Under Armour Charged Bandit 5
Collection: Under Armour Charged Cushioning, Under Armour Charged
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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