Who should buy the Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5

As long as you're looking for an affordable running shoe that fits the following, you can rely on the Charged Rogue 2.5: 

  • jogging
  • walking
  • gym training

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 under armour

Great support

Supinators (feet roll outward) claim that the Charged Rogue 2.5's built-up heel has kept their strides stable and their feet centered. 

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 heel

UA Charged Rogue 2.5: Comfortably cushy

"Amazingly comfortable," and "cloud-like" — this is how runners describe the shoe's Charged cushioning

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 ua charged cushioning

According to them, they didn't have to break the shoe in because it's very plush upon step-in. It's also great at absorbing all the impact. 

Lightweight

Like other Under Armour running shoes, testers say that the UA Charged Rogue is featherweight. It's so light, it doesn't drag the feet down. 

Warning: The UA Charged Rogue 2.5 is tight

The upper is very "narrow" and has "low height," expressed multiple critics. Some even say the shoe "hurt" their arches. 

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 toe room

Up front, the toe box is also very narrow, making the shoe constricting. 

Lace pressure

Because of the tight-fitting upper and minimally padded tongue, the eyelets dig into the top of the foot. This happens when runners cinch the laces down.

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 laces

There's very little protection from the tongue, some even had bruises on their feet. 

Not breathable

Those who have tested the shoe in humid conditions all agree that it has poor air circulation. So much so, it heats up their feet. 

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 upper

For those who plan to use the Charged Rouge for summer runs, you might want to reconsider. 

Quality is as bad as it gets

After 2 weeks, the sole has already "detached" from the rest of the shoe. 

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 outsole

Insoles don't stay in place

The insole slides are "not glued properly," it goes all the way to the back. Multiple reviewers have reported that it rubs against the Achilles, it causes blistering. 

Under Armour Charged Rogue 2.5 insole

Slippery when wet

The outsole has poor traction when faced with slick surfaces. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Under Armour Charged
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking / Jogging

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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.