Notable elements of the Under Armour Charged Rogue Storm

- The rainy and winter seasons can be potential obstacles to running. The Under Armour Charged Rogue Storm is designed to work against the elements. It has the water-repellent UA Storm upper and a ripstop material that offers durability and anti-sweat capacities.

- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of two-layer midsole foam. Steady heel support and energized forefoot lifts are the tenets of this feature. A removable sockliner and a grippy outsole layer round out the elements of the sole unit.

Size and fit

The standard sizing scheme governs the existence of the Under Armour Charged Rogue Storm. Runners are open to accommodating their usual choices of size because this running shoe aims to deliver security and a relaxed in-shoe feel.

The form-fitting upper and the semi-curved underfoot platform of the Charged Rogue Storm contribute to a secure wrap. The natural form and motion of the foot are accommodated by these shoe-parts.

Outsole

The outsole of the Under Armour Charged Rogue Storm is made of a rubber compound. This layer protects the bottom part of the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also doles out traction for surface control. The brand touts that wet traction is also a trait of this material. Durable outsoles are a staple in many shoe series like the Saucony Omni and the Nike Downshifter.

Cube-like traction nodes are fashioned all over the external pad. These non-prominent and flat-ended protrusions can potentially heighten grip, thus enabling confident movements and adhesion to the ground.

Deep grooves near the forefoot section permit natural foot flexibility. The toe-off phase of the gait cycle can benefit the most from this design as it is the part of the step that involves toe joint flexibility.

Midsole

The midsole unit of the Charged Rogue Storm is made of dual-layer Charged Cushioning®. This Under Armour technology aims to deliver sturdy and stable support for the heel and a springy and flexible performance for the forefoot.

A sockliner is placed above the main cushioning system. This feature has the job of providing a soft surface for the underside of the foot. It can be replaced with a new one or a custom orthotic insert if the wearer wants to do so.

Upper

The upper of the Under Armour Charged Rogue Storm is made of ripstop fabric. This material has a close-weave design that is meant to remain durable, even after many uses. It also has the goal of retaining heat, a trait that can work in cold conditions.

UA Storm is a water-repellent coating that protects the fabrics of the upper from getting affected by mild splashes and water exposure. It doesn’t have a thick nature, so it won’t sacrifice flexibility.

A counter is stitched on the heel part of the facade. This add-on has the job of protecting the heel, keeping it steady, and preventing it from exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.

The tongue and collar are padded. These parts of the upper unit cushion the Achilles tendon, the ankles, and the bridge of the foot. They also encourage in-shoe steadiness and a feeling of being one with the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 255g / Women 227g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Under Armour Charged Rogue
Collection: Under Armour Charged Cushioning, Under Armour Charged
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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