Verdict from 3 experts and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • It features breathable mesh upper and seamless overlays for a comfortable feel.
  • Reviewers emphasized the durability, support, and comfort that Under Armour Charged Bandit offers.
  • Most runners are impressed with the padding on the heel and tongue of the Charged Bandit.
  • It provides energy return and stability.
  • Charged Bandit is made up of a fast-drying fabric.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most runners find the ankle wrap too tight on their Achilles.
  • Few runners don’t like the Charged Bandit because of its narrow fit.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Charged Bandit provides runners with comfort and stability. You can run as fast as you can without worrying about the cushioning on your feet. Testers found this shoe suitable for short and long runs. The Bandit is ideal for those who are looking for affordable and lightweight stability shoe.

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Good to know

  • 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.

The Charged Bandit is in standard running shoe length. This shoe provides a tight upper fit. This shoe is ideal for those medium-sized foot runners. Those with wider foot shape will find a slightly tight fit on this shoe. Under Armour is offering this shoe in medium width.


The outer sole of the affordable running 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. This responsive midsole is also utilized in the 4th version of the Charged Bandit.

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.

How Charged Bandit compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 82
57 93
This shoe: $100
All shoes average: $120
$40 $300
This shoe: 10.3oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 15.4oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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