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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 10.8oz
    Women: 8.4oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Under Armour Charged Core

  • The Under Armour Charged Core was crafted for indoor training and CrossFit. Its sole lies low which keeps the foot stable during squats, lifts, and lateral movements. It is also flexible enough for plyometrics and short runs but does not provide adequate support for long distance runs.
  • An abrasion-resistant material makes up the upper with synthetic overlays reinforcing high-wear areas. Flat laces are used to secure the tongue and keep the foot from slipping out.
  • The cushioning unit and the upper construction of the Charged Core make it very similar to another acclaimed workout trainer, the Under Armour Commit.

Under Armour Charged Core size and fit

The Under Armour Charged Core is available in both men and women’s sizes. The shoe tends to run on the large side, so it might be necessary to get a half size smaller. Alternatively, it is recommended that consumers try the shoe in person to get a secure and comfortable fit. Widthwise, it is available in D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women.

Outsole

Strategically placed on the heel and forefoot area of the Under Armour Charged Core is a rubber material that adds traction. It is durable, resistant to oil and grease, and does not get deformed easily.

Flex grooves span the entire sole unit. They add flexibility to support plyometrics and other multi-directional movements.

Midsole

This Under Armour workout shoe has two layers of responsive foams. Making up a majority of the midsole is the Micro G, a soft foam that serves to absorb impact. The force of impact spreads throughout the midsole which lessens the stress on the foot, knee, and ankle.

The Charged Cushioning spans from the midfoot to the forefoot and has less impact absorption properties. It is more responsive compared to Micro G to make it easier to transition from one movement to another.

A full-length Charged Cushioning sock liner sits atop these dual layers. It adds comfort and makes the shoe fit better for the user.

Upper

An abrasion-resistant material makes up the upper of the Under Armour Charged Core. It withstands the normal wear and tear associated with high-intensity workouts.

The molded toe cap protects the forefoot from the impact. The synthetic overlays on the midfoot are designed to add durability and stability.

It features a traditional lacing system with flat laces that pass through a slot on the thin tongue to keep it from sliding to the sides. The collar is lightly padded to help keep the foot supported and locked down.

The external thermoplastic polyurethane heel counter serves to keep the back of the foot locked in place. TPU is a type of plastic that is usually transparent, elastic and resistant to oil or grease. It is rigid, but lightweight.


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