UN­DER AR­MOUR CHARGED BAN­DIT 3

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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.

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