Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users stated that the shoe was comfortable even for daily use.
  • The midsole yielded sufficient cushioning and support, according to a wearer.
  • The upper was breathable, and the shoe felt terrific in long-distance runs.
  • Many customers liked the design of the Charged Rebel.
  • Various runners mentioned they were satisfied with their performance while wearing the shoe.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One user was disappointed that the shoe’s materials looked cheap and flimsy.
  • Parts of the shoe wore out after only two weeks of use, a buyer observed.
  • Some testers lamented that even in the 2E width, this running shoe was still too small.
  • The back of the shoe rubbed against the Achilles and was uncomfortable, commented a wearer.
  • A runner said the outsole was inflexible and was slippery on many surfaces.

Bottom line

Several users had a positive experience with the Under Armour Charged Rebel. According to them, although it’s not an excellent shoe, it was able to deliver the expected performance. On the other hand, some wearers were unhappy with the durability and the apparently insubstantial design.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

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  • Under Armour introduces a road running shoe that is capable of bringing an optimum performance even during daily wear: The Charged Rebel. Its highly-energized cushioning makes it an agreeable shoe for neutral pronators.
  • With a lightweight engineered mesh, the upper is constructed to provide an increased opportunity for air circulation. The material is also soft to enable comfortable wear.
  • The midsole comprises Charged Cushioning®, a dual-layer structure that equips the shoe with responsiveness as it translates impact into energy burst and mobility. It sits on a full-contact rubber outsole that allows extra flexibility where it is most needed.

The Under Armour Charged Rebel has a standard running shoe length and a wide range of size options. Width profiles are available in medium and wide for both the men’s and women’s versions, guaranteeing a comfortable fit for runners of all foot volumes.

A solid, durable rubber makes up the outsole of the Charged Rebel. It offers full contact with the ground for ample traction on either concrete or the treadmill.

There is high-abrasion rubber on the heavy-wear areas – the heel and the forefoot – to decrease the chances of damage and to prolong the lifespan of the sole unit.

The shoe has dual-layer Charged Cushioning®, which means the midsole is firmer below the heel and softer below the forefoot. This layout promotes a blend of support and comfort that results in an excellent performance. Also, Charged Cushioning® delivers a prominent level of responsiveness and durability.

A molded Micro G® footbed is present to give additional cushioning, as well as a customized fit and a comfortable underfoot feel.

The engineered mesh upper of the Charged Rebel is lightweight and breathable to ensure a prime level of ventilation.

The internal lining is also from soft textile for additional comfort and coziness while the runner is wearing the shoe.

Coreshoot panels atop the midfoot area confirm ultimate lockdown and support in the area, thus promoting a secure run.

The tongue and collar of the shoe are both padded to permit comfortable wear, and to protect the foot from abrasions and other possible injuries.

With a traditional lace-up closure, the shoe could be secured and adjusted in the most familiar way possible, without complications and distractions.

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