Does Under Armour make running shoes? Yes. They actually make a couple of different weights and styles. In the coming weeks, a friend who is an Under Armour athlete will run down all the styles she has tried and what she likes. For now, I can tell you that I've tried two.
Under Armour let me test these running shoes for women:
- UA Charge RC-2
- Summary: not for me. See reasons below.
- Silver and neon color scheme.
- Heel fits in the stirrups of the rowing machine and doesn't slip out.
- Easy on due to toebox being separate from heel.
- High back - digs into my Achilles, causing some issues when running.
- Not as light as I prefer but good for someone who wants moderately light with structure.
- Runs big - based on reviews, I ordered the same size that I usually wear in a street shoe (instead of half a size up like most show experts reco) and it's still very roomy around my middle toes.
- Rubs against a bone on the inner part of my foot. I've learned that, on most people, this bone doesn't stick out, so this shoe should work for others better than for me.
|Under Armour Charge RC-2|
|UA mesh short and tank plus Micro G shoe|
- UA Micro G Toxic Six
- Summary: not my go-to, but a great running shoe when I'm traveling because they pack small.
- Also like:
- Soft heel - very gentle on the damaged Achilles.
- Light - not as light as the Kinvara but definitely breezy.
- Good fit - I ordered half a size up from my street shoes and they fit perfectly.
- I get compliments on these odd-looking babies.
- Zany color choices - sort of a leopard print on a green background.
- Unstructured toe box can cause feet to slip.
- Unsure: the laces are on the outer part of the foot, instead of running up the top. It's supposed to reduce pressure on top of the foot. This isn't a problem for me usually and I haven't noticed a difference except that it's a little odd looking.
- Note: because of the very cushioned ankle, remember to wear thin or low-anklet socks.