Who should buy the Under Armour Charged Assert 8
The eighth edition of the UA Charged Assert is the perfect running shoe for:
- road running
- neutral runners
- easy days
- runners looking for a budget shoe
Who should NOT buy it
If you want to up your pace or do speed training, the Under Armour Charged Assert 8 is not it. Consider these tempo shoes instead.
UA Charged Assert 8 vs. 7
The Charged Assert 7 is a good running shoe. But if you want a better version of it, then consider the Charged Assert 8:
- The Under Armour Charged Assert 8 is more energetic, thanks to its Charged cushioning.
- It's more breathable because of its updated upper design.
A home to the feet
Given the UA Charged Assert 8's breathable upper and cushy midsole, many find it "cozy" and "comfortable."
They even say that they can wear it all day.
Won't weigh you down
Although it's 9.9 oz (US M 9) on paper, runners claim that it doesn't reflect on the run. The Charged Assert 8, according to them, is so "light," they can run extended sessions.
The UA Charged Assert 8 protects the feet
According to testers, the UA Charged Assert's eighth version eats up all the impact.
Secure is all you'll ever feel from this shoe
Thanks to its mesh upper, the shoe fits like the Nike Downshifter and the Mizuno Wave Creation.
It's snug and follows the shape of the foot so well; there are no reports about slips.
For a road shoe, the Under Armour Charged Assert 8's traction is "impressive." This is what experts have to say.
Whether it's on wet or dry pavement, the shoe is "sticky."
Can go beyond running
Outside of running, the Charged Assert 8 can be for walking, casual wear, and gym training.
The UA Charged Assert 8 won't break the bank
This shoe only retails for $70.
Not for the long haul
Durability is the UA Charged Assert 8's weakness. After a couple of miles, the midsole is already bottoming out, and the upper is ripping open.
Is it stable? Nah.
Because it lacks arch support, several have noticed their strides being "wobbly," and their feet "sinking in."
The upper is not exactly comfortable
It's "scratchy." Many experts find it "irritating." There are even reviewers claiming that their toes got hurt because of this.