The best Under Armour running shoe to date: The Under Armour Charged Bandit 3, has an entirely revamped upper featuring a completely knitted, faded color gradient textile that's as stylish as it is comfortable.
Another change? The offset went from 10mm to 8mm, for a less drastic heel to toe difference.
Charged Cushioning continues to give neutral runners what they want on the road: lightweight, yet responsive feedback. It’s strategically placed rubber traction keeps constant contact for a smooth ride and transition and anatomically placed flex grooves offer the flexibility and support your feet need for longer runs.
It's constructed with an anti-microbial Ortholite® sockliner that molds to your foot and stops the growth of bacteria or fungi, which is great for me (or everyone that wears it); because we all know how sweaty runner’s feet can be.
The external heel counter, which you could also find on the Bandit 2, helps hold your foot in place over the footbed. And right above that heel counter is a small plushy pillow that wraps around the Achilles.
But whether you’re going on a morning jog or taking a day trip with your buddies, the Bandit 3 is perfectly adaptable.
Now, what about those aesthetics!?
I mentioned the knit upper, but so you can see it a bit closer up, here's a shot of it. On our website it says "Black/White," and that's the colorway, but in the light, it has a beautiful lavender, blue tinge to it.
The threadborne upper material of Under Armour's Bandit 3 also feels realllllly good. It's said to "deliver lightweight strength and support that stretches and moves with the foot as you run," and unsurprisingly, that's no lie. The UA SpeedForm construction seamlessly supports and molds to the foot for a comfortable, snug fit.
Now, it's a little too snug for me for running- I'm usually a double E in women's- so that's to be expected. If you have a wide foot, this may not be the best fit for you for running. But they feel amazing just walking! The Bandit 3s only come in size "B" in women's and "D" in men's, no wide sizes, unfortunately.
And one more thing- look at that paint splatter design (: