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Under Armour Charged Controller

Released 2/2017, Low Top, 
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7.6
EXPERT RATING
5 reviews
NA
USER RATING
0 ratings
Inconsistent traction and very roomy toe box

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Low-cut basketball shoe designed for quick guards

Price Comparison:

Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $99.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (5)
User Ratings (0)
Traction
6.8
Cushion
8.4
Materials
8.3
Support
6.8
Fit
7.5
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Under Armour Charged Controller Review

Pros:
Very affordable
Good materials
Cons:
Very inconsistent traction
Roomy toe box

Performance of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

The Under Armour Charged Controller is a very affordable low-cut basketball shoe designed for quick guards. Unfortunately, the traction is very inconsistent. Especially on dusty courts, you will need to wipe constantly. For a very slim and light shoe, the fit is not as good as one would expect. A lot of reviewers mention the very roomy (and heavily glued) toe box. Cushioning is decent and support features are minimal but sufficient. Overall, the Charged Controller is a solid shoe, but there are better basketball shoes, even at the low retail price of $100.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Rating: 7.6 (ranks #218 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
8.2
The Charged Controller is quick, low-riding, well-cushioned but not super soft, with a locked-in fit just stable enough to make me feel bulletproof.
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The Under Armour Charged Controller is a fantastic shoe. It rides low, is responsive, locks you in and keeps you stable to do battle on the hardwood.
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When you take price out of the equation and put the Charged Controller up against some of the top-tier performers on the market today, it doesn’t quite belong in that group. But right below it? Absolutely. Oh, and did we mentioned that the shoe is only $100?
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7.5
Overall, a solid shoe. Nothing super spectacular, but also no deal breakers. I wasn't happy with the traction and the cushioning wore out pretty quickly.
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6.1
January 1, 2017
Even at a $100 bucks, we don't recommend this shoe. There are many other shoes out there that provide far better value.
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User Reviews of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

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Traction of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Traction Rating: 6.8 (ranks #225 of 233)
User Traction Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
7.0
Dusty courts eat these alive.
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Traction on these bad boys was hit or miss, good on clean courts but on dusty courts, you need to wipe a lot.
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The Charged Controller’s outsole is going to find dust, and when it does, wiping is going to become an absolute necessity.
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6.0
The traction is very inconsistent. Even on mildly dusty courts, it's a slip and slide fest.
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7.0
January 1, 2017
Dust sticks like crazy and you have to wipe a lot.
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Cushion of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.4 (ranks #134 of 233)
User Cushion Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
Impact protection stands up to anything thrown at it - I felt no pain in the knees.
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The cushioning was on the firmer side to compliment the low ride for great court feel.
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The full-length Micro G midsole carriage provides the perfect balance between plush comfort and firm responsiveness.
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8.0
Good impact protection and very responsive feel.
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7.0
January 1, 2017
Impact protection is okay, but it's not bouncy at all.
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Materials of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #115 of 233)
User Materials Rating: NA 
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9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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9.0
Honestly, this is one of the most comfortable basketball shoes this season.
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This is where the shoe shines. An all woven upper, some fuse on high-wear areas, and an external heel counter — plus solid rubber traction for $100.
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For only $100, the materials are a pretty good bargain that any hooper should be happy with
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8.0
Super lightweight, very breathable and soft Threadborne upper.
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6.5
January 1, 2017
The materials are heavily glued and very stiff, especially in the front.
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Support of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Support Rating: 6.8 (ranks #229 of 233)
User Support Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
7.0
If you need some serious upright stability help, look elsewhere. If you enjoy shoes that feel like they aren’t there, sit down and take a look.
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The materials, external heel counter, lacing setup, and herringbone traction offer everything that you need, and nothing you don’t.
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The Charged Controller has just enough support features to be reliable but not enough to be amazing.
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8.0
Support and Lockdown was a strong point on these.
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5.0
January 1, 2017
Strong materials and outrigger provide decent support, the lockdown wasn't very good because the fit just wasn't there.
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Fit of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Fit Rating: 7.5 (ranks #217 of 233)
User Fit Rating: NA 
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
The lacing system allows for some serious adjustments so even wide footers should be happy.
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A minor break-in period with the woven, but after a couple of games, the materials contour to your feet nicely.
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The fit toward the front of the Charged Controller is a bit roomy.
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5.0
January 1, 2017
There was too much room in the toebox. This shoe is for a fat-footer.
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Durability of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

User Durability Rating: NA 
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8 - Good
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7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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Outdoor of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #114 of 233)
User Outdoor Rating: NA 
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
4
Bad (0%)
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fair
Outdoors, you should be good for a couple of months because the rubber is thick and decently stiff.
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fair
Outdoor use of this shoe would be good, but it won’t last you very long.
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fair
Held up fairly well on outdoor courts.
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fair
January 1, 2017
Solid rubber should be okay outdoors.
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Width of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

very narrow
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slightly narrow
0
regular
0
slightly wide
3
very wide
0
slightly wide
I do have a slightly wide foot, and even with that, the shoe fit like a glove.
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slightly wide
The front of the Charged Controller is a bit roomy
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slightly wide
January 1, 2017
If you have wide feet you might like these.
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Size of the Under Armour Charged Controller:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
4
slightly long
1
very long
0
true to size
Lengthwise, the Charged Controller gives me a true to size fit.
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true to size
Spot on.
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½ size large
If you don’t have a wide foot I would highly recommend going down half a size
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true to size
Fits true to size.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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