Who should buy the Under Armour Charged Vantage 2
The second version of the UA Charged Vantage is perfect for:
- casual runners who want a comfortable daily running shoe they can also wear to work
- those who want an affordable running shoe that offers a supportive underfoot experience
Who should NOT buy it
Durability is not the Charged Vantage's 2 strongest asset. So if you want a solid alternative that won't cost you a lot, take the Under Armour Charged Assert 9 instead. And if you want a very padded tongue to keep lace bites at bay, the Under Armour HOVR Sonic 4 is more than satisfactory.
"Give it a shot." This is the advice given by an avid runner who has recently purchased his pair of Under Armour Charged Vantage 2. According to him, it's very comfortable; it's awesome. "These are so comfortable!!!" are the words of a happy husband who has been recently gifted by his wife this shoe.
However, 12% of the comments mention that this shoe is not as comfortable as other UA shoes. Although the reaction has been rather mixed, most of the remarks are still leaning towards the shoe being super comfortable. So much so, a couple of commenters also claim that they use it all day.
Fit is right
Earning positive remarks li" it's obvious that the UA Charged Vantage offers a lockdown fit. "He LOVES the fit," remarked one reviewer who has given this shoe to a friend.
Even better, the shoe is easy to put on and off. It has a slip-on design that makes foot entry and shoe removal very easy.
Supportive from top to bottom
Apart from the upper, the shoe's midsole offers a lot of support. On this, comments range from "I like the support they provide" to "best support."
The UA Charged Vantage 2
To put it in perspective, here are some of the reviews left by runners who have been dissatisfied with the shoe's durability:
- "The bottom is already coming apart." (This comes from a wearer who has only used the shoe for 10 hours!)
- "Already falling apart less than 1 month." (And it's onlyused by this tester a handful of times.)
- "Too bad quality for a company with high name."
The issues that have been raised are mainly about the shoe's outsole separating from the rest of the shoe. According to these critics, the shoe is badly glued, which is the reason behind all this.
The tongue could use more padding
The laces dig into the skin (especially when tightened) because the tongue doesn't offer much protection. A long-time runner and Under Armour fan even says that she's demoted her pair as her "wear-in-the-water-because-I-don’t-care-if-they’re-destroyed shoes" because of this issue.