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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 8ozWomen: 6.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Low-slung and lightweight, the Charge RC is built for faster paced runs. Recommended for lightweight runners. But try them on first.
The biggest issue is that the shoe is very rigid, which you’ll feel (and should be able to judge your threshold for) the minute you try it on.
I like the stretchy and breathable fabric on the toe box, which is more like Spandex than your typical mesh.
The best part of the shoe is the stretchy, breathable upper fabric. If you have a wide foot, the material has 'give.
Updates to Under Armour Charge RC 2
- The 2nd version of the Under Armour Charge RC may initially not look any different from its predecessor when initially observed, but it actually has a more spacious mid-foot to accommodate a variety of foot types. It also uses a more articulated material in the upper to allow the foot to move more naturally.
- The geometry of the sole unit was deliberately designed to let the foot have constant contact with the ground. It’s a helpful way to get surface feedback to keep the runner balanced and alert about the surfaces.
- The mid-sole features some very efficient technologies that assist the runner in getting protection from shock, as well as energy for a more efficient stride. Landings are also well-cushioned because of a responsive foam system that carries the foot well throughout the gait cycle.
- The mid-foot section of the Under Armour Charge RC 2 has a medial bumper, which prevents the rolling in of the foot, thus resulting in a more neutral stance when wearing it.
- Durable rubber is placed on certain areas of the outsole where wear and tear are most commonly observed. It delivers protection, as well as traction when doing turns, swerves and breaks. The material is lightweight, so it doesn’t affect the overall weight of the shoe.
Under Armour Charge RC 2 size and fit
The Under Armour Charge RC 2 is slightly bigger in size than the standard. It is recommended for runners to get ½ size smaller to be able to get the right one. It has a medium width when it comes to its heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas. Its semi-curved shape allows it to accommodate the natural shape of the human foot.
The Light Speed Grip is a compound that is found on the outsole unit of this running shoe. Strategically placed in areas that are at risk from wear, it protects the sole unit and delivers responsible traction over the roads.
The forefoot area has flex grooves that allow the runner to perform more naturally, particularly during the toe-off phase. It doesn’t restrict the pliability of the mid-sole and the upper unit.
The Micro G® is a mid-sole foam that delivers cushioning throughout the stride. Because it’s a full-length foam, it is able to protect the foot from impact during heel strike and then make each toe-off more explosive. The Micro G is as popular as the Gel cushioning found in the Gel Kayano 25 running shoe.
A Medial Bumper that’s made from TPU cradles the arch and carries it well when standing and even when running. It prevents the medial side of the foot from rolling over and then shifts the stance of the runner to assume a more neutral one.
The 4D Foam® is a foam unit on top of the main mid-sole layer. It’s made from highly responsive materials, that’s why when the runner steps on it, it molds itself to assume the exact shape of the underside of the foot. Such a design adds more support to the contours of the foot and even prevents any slippage from happening.
The articulated upper flex capability of the fabrics makes it very responsive to the movements of the foot. It mimics the bending of the foot when it goes through the gait cycle, so it gives more freedom for natural movement.
The HeatGear® fabric is able to wick off moisture and keep the upper unit dry. It provides a cool and well-ventilated environment for the foot. Sweat doesn’t get absorbed in it, thus preventing odor.
The MPZ® technology is the tongue padding that protects the foot from impact and discomfort throughout any activity. It’s durable, lightweight and firm, so pressure points won’t make the skin irritated.
An External Heel Counter enhances the fit of the shoe. It locks the rear of the foot in place and prevents accidental shoe removals.