UNDER ARMOUR CHARGED BANDIT 3
Men’s 259 g (9.15 oz.); Women’s 211 g (7.45 oz.); Drop ratio: 8 mm; $120 Editor’s Pick: Best Update The first thing that stands out with Under Armour’s update of their go-to everyday neutral trainer is its beautiful, premium knit upper. It’s truly sock-like, conforming to the foot and f lexing with it through the stride. It’s one of the best uppers currently available in a serious running shoe. The only downside is that, as with other knit shoes, it can get waterlogged and pose a problem during winter.
Under Armour took a gamble with the Bandit, designing a light and f lexible shoe that almost feels like a racing f lat instead of an everyday trainer. But our testers raved about its out- and midsole, as it can take a beating, even during long stretches of marathon training. The Bandit 3 also looks fantastic. The one detail to keep in mind is that some of our testers found it fit a bit on the small size, so consider moving up to a half size.