Verdict from +100 user reviews

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

  • One customer mentioned that small stones and dirt get trapped in the perforations of the sole unit.
  • The upper material is too thin and absorbs too much water, according to a couple of wearers.

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.

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Good to know

  • 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.
  • This affordable running 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.

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.

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.

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. This responsive cushioning performs well like the Gel cushioning used in the Cumulus 20 Asics running shoe.

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.

This Under Armour 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.

How Charged CoolSwitch compares

This shoe: 64
All shoes average: 82
57 94
This shoe: $100
All shoes average: $120
$40 $300
This shoe: 7.5oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 15.4oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com