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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
$105
Weight
Men: 8.1oz
Women: 8.1oz
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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 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • A large number of runners considered the Charged Bandit 2 Night as extremely comfortable.
  • The price is affordable.
  • Some runners loved its versatility as an everyday trainer and marathon race day shoe.
  • The new Night upper offers exceptional visibility in low-light conditions.
  • The new seamless upper hugs the foot really well.
  • It is very breathable, according to several runners.
  • It gets the thumbs up of more than a few runners for its stylish looks.
  • It is quite light.
  • The generous forefoot makes it excellent for high-mileage runs and for those who need a little more room in the toe box.
  • The tongue stays in place from start to finish, based on the comments of some runners.
  • For its price, the quality and design are those of a more expensive shoe, as stated by several reviewers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The superior breathability is a guaranteed boon when it rains for just a little.
  • A few runners felt that the traction suffers a bit when used in wet conditions.
  • The removable insole bunched up during the run of a handful of reviewers.

Bottom line

Under Armour brings the performance of the Charged Bandit 2 up a notch by offering a substantially more reflective upper in the Night version of this shoe. It retains the regular model’s exceptional comfort, flexibility, decent arch support, and versatility. At a very reasonable price, runners will get a shoe that can handle speed work and daily training with ease. There’s a reason why this lightweight trainer is one of the most popular shoes in Under Armour’s plate.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 237 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
13%
3 star
9%
2 star
3%
1 star
5%

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Updates to Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 Night

  • The 2nd version of the Charged Bandit gets a thorough makeover from Under Armour. It begins with a completely revamped upper. In this version, the upper gives more reflectivity for safety and convenience in low-light conditions.
  • The new upper is totally seamless and gets a new mesh that is more pliable. With better flexibility, the upper hugs the foot well in comfort and security. Part of this upper renovation is the presence of a new external heel counter. The new external counter provides the added support from a quite flexible shoe. In the midfoot a small strap enhances structure and security as well.
  • Under Armour kept the weight down in the latest version of the Charged Bandit by also removing the moderate padding in the ankle collar and tongue. These are now flat, but lined with plush fabric to continue delivering superb comfort.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 Night size and fit

The versatile 2nd iteration of the Charged Bandit 2 Night has an ample room in the toe box to accommodate those with slightly wider feet and for mid-run swelling during high-mileage runs. There is a good midfoot hold while heel security is superb. It runs true to size.


Outsole

Giving this shoe a very unique feature in the outsole are the huge and deep flex grooves. These horizontal and vertical flex grooves give the shoe its optimal flexibility. The heel and parts of the midfoot are covered with High Abrasion Rubber for durability. Providing traction is the softer blown rubber in the forefoot and also some sections of the midfoot.


Midsole

The midsole of the 2nd coming of the Charged Bandit Night is a dual-layered combination of Charged Cushioning that runs the length of the shoe and Micro G in the heel and the forefoot. A little tweak in this model comes in the form of a slightly stiffer Micro G in the heel compared to the forefoot. It results in a very nice mix of responsive cushioning and durability.


Upper

The breathable mesh upper in the Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 is exceptionally reflective, which differentiates it from the standard model. It has a good stretch that gives it a foot-hugging wrap. A seamless internal heel cup and an external heel counter thoroughly lock down the heel. The thin tongue and ankle collar form part of the minimalist, but very comfortable upper.