Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Although I’ve never run in the Under Armour Charged Bandit 6, I have run in the brand. Most notably, in 2018, when I ran in the Under Armour Horizon BPF and the Under Armour HOVR Sonic.  I needed new shoe, they felt good when I tried them on, and I loved the white and gold trim.

Many people have asked: Does Under Armour make good running shoes? That’s a tough question to answer because they make a lot of shoes. If you run in a UA lifestyle shoe, of course, you’ll get hurt. Their running shoes are good, and like any other brand, it’s important to find the right shoe for you. I will also say, Under Armour has progressed into the running scene, and they’ve gotten noticeably better since around 2017.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Quick Facts:

Heel to Toe Drop: 8 mm

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Fit:

The Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 has a lightweight but plush fit. It’s interesting to say that because the Under Armour Charged Bandit 6  isn’t expensive. At $90, I was wondering what Under Amour would forgo to keep the price low. The UA Charged Bandit 6 features a lightweight, breathable, stretchy knit fabric upper. The mesh is two tones for increased ventilation. Finally, it has one of the most cushioned ankle collars I’ve run in.

Typically I wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide in running shoes. The Underarmour Bandit 6 fits true to size, and size 10.5 was perfect.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Ride:

In the Bandit, Under Armour uses a Charged Cushioning®.  What does this mean? The midsole of the Bandit 6 is firmer in the heel and softer in the forefoot.  This allows a smooth transition from heel to toe without it feeling clunky. Almost the entire bottom of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 is covered in a rubber outsole.  This allows it to be durable without it being heavy.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Since the UA Charged Bandit is so lightweight, I was worried it might not hold up to training rigors. I’ve done a few different runs in it, from long runs to easy runs, hilly runs, and a workout. For me, I’ve found it fits best as a daily trainer, but a trainer, I want to go faster in. It’s also great for warmups and cooldowns before a race/workout.

At $90, I don’t think you’ll get a full 300-500 miles in it, but it’s a good shoe. I’ve put about 50 miles on the shoe and haven’t had any issues.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Conclusion:

I am pleasantly surprised with the UA Bandit. While I’ve never run in the Bandit before, I think Under Armour is doing great things with their shoes (and their athletes).  Many people have asked me how the Bandit 6 compares to the Bandit 3, and I don’t have an answer because I actually never tried it on.

Under Armour Charged Bandit 6 Shoe Review

Current Rotation:

Easy/Daily Runs Saloman Sonic 3 Balance,  Brooks Glycerin 18 Mizuno Rider Waveknit 3Nike Pegasus 37, New Balance 1080 v10Diadora Mythos Blushield Blushield Hip 5,  Hoka Bondi 7, Asics GlideRide.

Speed Work: New Balance FuelCell RebelReebok Float Ride Run fast Pro,

Long Runs: Hoka Clifton Edge, New Balance FuelCell RebelHoka Cavu 2

Trail Running/Hiking: Hoka Torrent 2Saucony Peregrine 10New Balance Hierro v5 

Races: Asics MetaRacerNew Balance Fuelcell 5280Nike Next%,  Saucony Endorphin ProNew Balance fuelcell TCReebok Run fast Pro 

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