DiscontinuedUpdate: Under Armour Charged Bandit 4
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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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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82 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
Testers praised the fit of the mesh upper with smooth, seamless overlays adding structure, but they were mixed on the low, padded ankle wrap, with some finding it too tight on their Achilles.
As with its previous neutral models, this stability trainer has a stretchy, seamless mesh upper that conforms to the foot and creates a wrap-like fit.
Fit was pretty good, room for the toes, and flexed well.
The Charged Bandit is a nice lightweight shoe that has good stability and cushion. The fit felt very natural and flexible. I ran two 5Ks in them—they gave great overall comfort and I felt no issues with my knees or feet.
Updates to Under Armour Charged Bandit
- The Under Armour Charged Bandit features the combining midsole technologies of Charged cushioning and Micro G foam. It is designed to deliver a perfect combination of responsive ride and comfortable running performance.
- The Charged Bandit features the ArmourVent mesh element that has a fast-drying capacity. It delivers a lightweight and breathable upper coverage. It is also flexible to provide an adaptive fit to the runner’s foot.
Under Armour Charged Bandit size and fit
The Charged Bandit is in standard running shoe length. This shoe provides a tight upper fit. This shoe is ideal to those medium-sized foot runners. Those with wider foot shape will found a slightly tight fit on this shoe. Under Armour is offering this shoe in medium width.
The outer sole of the shoe is equipped with blown rubber that delivers a great combination of flexibility, traction and durability. Runners can experience a great grip and traction on varied surfaces with this ouer sole. There is a carbon rubber is strategically placed in the heel area for added traction and endurance.
A dual layer midsole is used in the Charged Bandit. It features the Charged cushioning system with the patented Micro G foam. It is specifically designed for comfort, shock absorption and responsiveness. The TPU shank is located in the midfoot area to give added support. The Micro G footbed holds the foot’s natural shape for added cushioning and enhanced fit.
The upper of the Under Armour Charged Bandit features the brand’s ArmourVent that is breathable and lightweight. It keeps foot cool and dry with its quick-drying materials. It also comes with seamless overlays that gives added support while reducing irritation and blistering.