I was given the opportunity to review these shoes back in September 2016.
The shoes were sent to me while I was on holidays.
By the time I got back from holidays, I did one run in the shoes before I got sick.
Then I got injured.
Now can you understand why this review is nearly 6 months in the making!
So now that we have the back story let’s get to it.
Under Armour Bandit 2
Terrian – Road
Support – Stability
Offset – 10mm
Weight – 230g
When I first got these shoes I was advised that they were neutral shoes similar to the Speedform Gemini.
However, upon doing some research it appears it’s actually a stability shoe.
While there are various stability shoes out there, with varying support, I find that these feel more like neutral shoes, but with a little extra support.
This could just be my running style (as I know one-foot rolls in a little more than the other), or me just noticing these things since being injured.
Lightweight, comfortable and stylish these shoes are now my go-to run shoe for those 5-8km distance runs.
Ok so I haven’t really done any runs over 8km since being injured but I haven’t had any issues in these trainers since wearing them.
They are a fantastic trainer for general everyday running.
What I Love
- The fit
- Unique tongue shape
- Comfortable right out of the box
What I Dislike
- The heel cup is not effective in locking the heel in place.
With the lace locking system and wearing the right type of socks, this problem can be solved.
Overall I love this shoe. In fact, I’ve nicknamed these runners Ned. As in Ned Kelly the bushranger.
I see much more kilometres being clocked up in these shoes.