Facts

  • 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 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.

    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.

  • Use

    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
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 7.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Updates to Under Armour Charged Bandit 4

  • The design of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 is mostly similar to its predecessor, the Bandit 3, but it’s now reinforced with overlays and sleeve padding to prevent accidental shoe removals. The upper unit makes use of an open-weave mesh to accommodate airflow.
  • A compression molded foam is used for the midsole unit of this road shoe. The full-length material is meant to provide cushioning and responsive takeoffs. The zones of the external part that are more prone to wear-and-tear are covered by a rubber compound.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 size and fit

The Charged Bandit 4 was designed using the standard measurements, so runners are welcome to get the size with which they’re more comfortable. The available width for the men’s version is D – Medium. The women’s version offers the B – Medium and D – Wide profiles.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 makes use of a rubber compound for its outsole unit. It covers the contact points of the platform’s base, making sure to shield them from wear and tear. It is also the one responsible for giving traction over the surfaces.

Flex grooves allow the sole unit to bend in conjunction with the joints of the foot. Such a construction permits a more natural way of transitioning from the heel to the toe when taking each step.

Midsole

The midsole unit of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 4 is made up of the Charged Cushioning® foam, which is a full-length compression molded material that’s designed to offer reactive underfoot support in a durable package. It also returns energy to the foot and leg, thus energizing the performance. The Charged cushioning is as dependable as the Gel cushioning found in the Asics Nimbus 21 running shoe.

A molded sock liner made of EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) is placed right above the main foam platform. Its purpose is to add a bit more cushioning without sacrificing flexibility and weight.

Upper

A two-toned engineered mesh is used on the upper unit of this Under Armour shoe. It adheres to the form and motion of the wearer’s foot. Moreover, it allows air to seamlessly enter the foot-chamber to provide a ventilation in-shoe experience.

Synthetic prints are placed in the forefoot and the instep. These add-ons bolster their respective sections, staving off damage while also strengthening structural integrity.

An external counter is placed on the heel section. This firm material is meant to hold the heel in place, preventing it from shaking during the run or exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.


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