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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$100
Weight
Men: 10.3oz
Women: 8.6oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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.

3 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.
  • Sizes are quite smaller than the standard size.

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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 75 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
13%
3 star
8%
2 star
3%
1 star
8%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    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.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Competitor • Running Competitor • Level 4 expert

    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.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Product Reviews • Running Product Reviews • Level 3 expert

    Fit was pretty good, room for the toes, and flexed well.

  • 95 / 100 by Runner's World • Scott Muske • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 85 / 100 by Scott Muske • Scott Muske • Level 1 expert

    The seamless upper creates a comfortable, secure, near-custom fit.

  • 78 / 100 by FloTrack • FloTrack • Level 1 expert

    Known for its disruptive technology in sports wear, Under Armour introduces, in my opinion, the first practically designed product to its footwear line.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.