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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 7.5oz
    Women: 5.9oz
  • 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
  • Release date
    Jun 2017
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Summary

We spent 10.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most wearers made positive remarks about the shoe’s lightweight nature.
  • According to some runners, Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch is extremely breathable because of the presence of the 360° ventilation that was extended to the outsole unit of the shoe.
  • More than a few testers mentioned that the shoe was able to provide durable cushioning for long-distance runs.
  • A few wearers said that the shoe was easy to put on.
  • The Charged CoolSwitch is comfortable to wear, said few runners.
  • Some testers were highly appreciative of the shoe’s appealing aesthetic design.
  • A couple of purchasers mentioned that the shoe is affordable.
  • Based on a few user reviews, the shoe is very versatile; users mentioned that they were able to use the shoe during gym training and on casual walks.
  • Another user with painful nerve issues in his feet noted that he had a painless running experience with the Charged CoolSwitch.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners said that it ran half-a-size larger compared to what they were used to.
  • One customer mentioned that small stones and dirt got trapped in the perforations of the sole unit.

Bottom line

The lightweight construction and extremely breathable feature of the shoe made most of the wearers really satisfied. The shoe is packed with technologies needed for a better road running experience.  The shoe provides a good combination of comfort, cushioning, and versatility.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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Updates to Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch

  • The Charged CoolSwitch features the 360° ventilation that is strategically placed from the midsole to the outsole unit. It is designed to deliver maximum breathability and ultimate cooling system for a cooler running experience.
  • For a reliable cushioning, the Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch utilizes the two-piece Charged Cushioning® midsole foam. This compressed foam is engineered to deliver durable underfoot protection and high-energy return for a responsive ride.
  • The shoe also features the UA CoolSwitch lining, which provides coating to the interior of the shoe, keeping the foot feeling cooler and comfortable all throughout the run. It pulls the heat away, allowing runners to run longer on the road.

Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch size and fit

The Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch has a standard running shoe length. The men and women’s version of the shoe has a standard medium width. The shoe has a nice and comfortable fit for users with medium foot shapes.

Outsole

A durable rubber compound is strategically placed in the sole unit of the Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch. The rubber material provides durable coverage to the high-impact zones, protecting the sole unit from wear and damages. It also provides the right amount of traction needed for road running.

To keep the foot cooler even after a long-distance run, small perforations are evenly distributed in the sole unit of the shoe. These holes, that are part of the 360° ventilation system, provide the ventilation to the foot for a breathable running experience.

Midsole

In the midsole of the Charged CoolSwitch is a two-piece Charged Cushioning® system. The foam is made from a durable compressed midsole foam that provides better shock absorption and high-energy return. The foam provides the right amount of cushioning for long-distance runs and encourages a more responsive ride.

A perforated sockliner provides additional cushioning to the foot. It also offers ventilation together with the shoe’s 360° cooling system, keeping the foot cool and ready to run longer.

Upper

The shoe utilizes a stretch upper material that provides the foot a light and breathable coverage. It also hugs the foot comfortably for an enhanced fit.

Incorporated into the breathable upper material is the UA CoolSwitch lining. The lining provides the foot with a soft and cool environment. It encourages the wearers to run an extra mile by pulling the heat away.

The Under Armour Charged CoolSwitch has a traditional lacing system that don’t loosen easily. It also provides a more secure foot lockdown.

Lastly, the presence of a heel tab facilitates the easy entry of the foot.