GEAR CHECK: Under Armour Charged Bandit 3

The third version of the shoe is even lighter than the last.


Ryan Scott |

Under Armour Charged Bandit 3: R1 999

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At first glance, the lightweight look of the Bandit gives the impression that it won’t deliver much cushioning, but the firm heel and forefoot are very soft, and the new dual-density-charged midsole helps with a smooth transition to toe-off. The third version of the shoe is even lighter than the last, and it keeps the foot locked down with foot-form-hugging SpeedForm fabric and an external heel counter. For such a good-looking shoe, it’s a pity the plastic heel cup needs to be so prominent, as it detracts from the aesthetics of the shoe while doing its job of securing the foot. A full covering of high-abrasion-resistant rubber on the outsole adds some robust attributes where you need them most on a shoe. One last change is the profile, which has dropped from 10mm to 8mm from heel to toe.

Weight: 260g

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