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WeightMen: 9.1ozWomen: 7.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal
Release dateAug 2017
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95 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
Under Armour Charged Bandit 3 are awesome running shoes, but they aren’t exactly perfect. Still, great shoes for the average runner.
The Under Armor Charged Bandit 3 is a lightweight shoe that performs well on runs of all distances. The shoe molds to the foot which creates a great fit which in turn leads to a comfortable run.
Updates to Under Armour Charged Bandit 3
- The Charged Bandit 3 is designed to be lighter and more durable than its predecessor. It does retain some of the tried-and-tested features of the shoe line, such as the solid rubber outsole, the flex grooves, and the Ortholite® sock liner. The shoe was crafted daily use, either on long runs or short sessions on the treadmill.
- Featuring the UA Charged Cushioning® technology, the midsole is made even more responsive and durable as it provides optimal cushioning and energy return. This design is suitable for neutral pronators.
- The upper makes use of a lightweight mesh that hugs the foot for a flexible coverage.
- Under Armour’s own SpeedForm® technology allows the shoe to mold to the foot for a precision fit, therefore eliminating distractions.
Under Armour Charged Bandit 3 size and fit
The shoe is true to size and will wear best on runners with an average-volume foot. The width profiles are D – Medium and 4E – Extra Wide for men, and B – Medium for women.
The rubber outsole of the Charged Bandit 3 has a full ground contact design, thereby providing traction that is suitable for runs on dry concrete and on treadmills.
The heel area employs a high-abrasion carbon rubber to handle high-impact zones and to deliver a heightened performance. It also aims to provide additional traction.
There are strategically-placed flex grooves to add flexibility in all the appropriate areas and allow for a smoother ride. The flex grooves also enable support for the foot during longer runs.
The midsole of the Charged Bandit 3 consists of the Charged Cushioning®, which is made from a two-piece compression-molded foam. This cushioning is softer at the forefoot and firmer in the heel, thus providing a blend of comfort, support, and impact protection for long-distance efforts or up-tempo runs.
Charged Cushioning® also aims to deliver a higher level of responsiveness and durability while having optimal cushioning and energy return.
An antimicrobial Ortholite® sock liner is provided to mold to the foot and provide additional underfoot support while also preventing the buildup of bacteria.
Designed to provide an elevated level of comfort, the upper of the Charged Bandit 3 is made with a seamless, breathable design using a lightweight circular knit material. While it is supposed to feel good to wear, it also delivers strength and support that stretches and moves with the foot while running.
The foot is guaranteed comfort and an anatomical fit with the help of the SpeedForm® technology, which comes in the form of a seamless molded heel cup that aims to feel like an extension of the foot. This also allows the foot to perform better as the precise fit eliminates distractions from running.
Protected by an external TPU heel counter, the shoe is given an enhanced structure and a locked-in support to keep the back of the foot in place.
A snug yet stretchy toe box is present to provide a secure fit for the toes.
The EVA tongue is uniquely constructed as it connects to the upper so that it stays put, thus providing comfort over the top of the foot.