Under Armor Charged Covert X reviewed for Performance

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Although the exact origin of the laceless shoes and especially laceless sneakers is hard to pinpoint, it’s wildly accepted that this specific design wasn’t invented because of laziness.  In fact, it was designed out of necessity.

Before the introduction of the laceless sneakers to the grown-up part of the population, they were a pretty standard type of shoes among the children’s footwear. Think about it. If you try to tie the laces of your energetic 2-year child, you’ll be doing that for the next 20 minutes. So, shoe companies tried a simpler solution. No laces in the shoelaces for stress-free parents and that trend later on transferred into the adult footwear.

But, today we’ll present Under Armour Men’s Charged Covert X Laceless Sneaker. A sleek and modern piece of footwear designed for the active men on the go that happens to be also a laceless sneaker. It’s beautiful as it is practical, but first things first.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Slip-on construction

Charged Cushioning

Removable insole

UA Microthread upper

Cons

Two color options

Runs half size smaller

Outsole

Outsole

Now that is a beautiful and elegant outsole, don’t you think? A two-color mix of the good old rubber, the outsole of the Under Armour Charged Covert X does a nice job of breaking up the black and adding a dash of color. The skin color type of rubber is located on the bottom part of the outsole, while the upper part is black like the rest of the sneaker. It gives a beautiful presentation to the entire sneaker, and if you take a good look at the back side of the outsole, there a nice curvature that adds support and great balance to the heel of the sneaker. Oh and if you turn it over, and look closely to the bottom of the shoe, you’ll find tiny square-like cleats that prevent traction. They’re strategically put on the front and the back of the outsole, and they’ll keep you from slipping for a long time. Simple, classic, elegant and practical that is sure to evoke glances of envy from practically everyone around you.
Midsole

Midsole

Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless is a magnificent construction. Not only it’s comfy and practical on the outside of the sneaker, the midsole, or the inside is not looking too shabby either. Like it’s mentioned in the name of the shoe, the Charged Covert part means that it has a Charged Cushioning in the midsole. The cushioning is in fact a trade-marked technology developed by Under Armour, and provides the ultimate comfort for your arch. What does it mean? You can be on your feet for hours and hours on end and your feet won’t feel the strain or the pain. This particular area has a removable insole, and if you don’t particularly care about it you can either replace it with your favorite orthopedic insoles or leave it out completely.
Upper

Upper

To be honest, the upper of the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless is one of the most beautiful and structurally practical parts of this shoe. Just look at it. Where do we begin?
The UA Microthread upper has a comfortable, sock-like fit with embroidered details, that just looks beautiful and don’t even get us started with the technology itself. When it’s applied on a great structure like Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless, the UA Microthread makes the shoes to dry faster, prevents chafing and blister forming, and also makes this shoe wearable for any season. It’s raining outside? It’s the hottest day of July?

It doesn’t matter. Thanks to the UA Microthread technology in the upper, your feet with breath easily, they’ll be ventilated and kept dry from the external influences, like the rain that surprised on your morning jog. The shaft of the sneaker measures approximately low-top from the arch, making it super comfortable and supported on your feet. And the most important feature of the sneaker is the lack of shoelaces present. The laceless design of the sneaker creates a practical slip-on construction for quick and easy entry of the foot each and every time. If you’re a very busy or impatient person that just have the time or energy.
Comfort

Comfort

The laceless upper makes a great snug fit even without the need to adjust the area with shoelaces, the Charged Covert midsole cushion adds a great balance and security to the arch area, and the entire upper of the shoe is made from a high tech UA Microthread technology that lets your feet breathe and move inside the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless sneakers. What’s better than that? The elements of the shoe find each other, like the pieces of the puzzle and form the best possible sneaker for a reasonable price.
Support

Support

Just because the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless don’t have laces, that doesn’t mean that they’re not supportive sneakers. The upper especially with its UA Microthread technology makes the grip and accounts for most of the support of the sneaker. Support comes from the of the sneaker too, and let’s not forget stabile and well balanced Charged Covert cushion in the midsole that adds balance, support and takes care of the foot. Just look at the customer review responses of the sneaker. 85% of the customers gave it a five-star review, and in most of those reviews, comfort was singled out as one of the best qualities. If you’re looking for a comfortable shoe that offers support and balance, then look no further than the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless sneaker.
Durability

Durability

Because the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless is made mostly from a synthetic materials, it’s not known to be the most durable sneaker (like for instance the sneakers made from leather would be) but it’s made to be worn in plenty of weather conditions. The UA Microthread upper allows air and moisture to flow in and out of the shoe, but overall durability is the weakest link that this sneaker has.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Now, what the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless lacks in durability, it well makes up for flexibility. Seriously. The things we mentioned as the weakest links, actually boost the biggest strength in terms of flexibility. Yes. The synthetic fiber material used in the upper makes this sneaker super flexible and movable in every direction possible. You can bend it and it won’t break, damage or rip. The same goes for the rubber. The outsole is made from rubber, but like the upper it also has flexibility and offers a great deal of movement to your feet.
Stability

Stability

Oh yes. Stability is hey here. And most of that stability comes from both the outsole and midsole. Why? Because both areas are reinforced and designed to showcase stability in the most comfortable way. The bottom side of the outsole is laced with tiny square-like cleats that prevent traction and will keep your feet firmly on the ground. There is no terrain that will prove too slippery or puddle too wet for this sneaker. And the midsole has some great benefits too. The famous Charged Covert cushion offers great balance, stability and pain free activities throughout the entire day. Your feet will thank you for this purchase, and your back will be grateful as well on the long run.
Airflow

Airflow

Because the upper of the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless sneaker is entirely made from synthetic material, it offers a greater amount of airflow compared to rest of the shoes that are either made from suede or form real leather. You’d be suppressed from the amount of ventilation that this sneaker has to offer.
Terrain

Terrain

The Under Armour Charged Covert X is most suitable for flat surfaces but can also withstand running in dry and wet conditions. You can also wear this in the gym and pretty much to any type of leisure activity of your choosing. It doesn’t matter if you pick it for your Zumba class or to your cardio sessions at the gym. This will be the supportive friend that you need at any time.
Traction

Traction

The rubber accompanied by the square little cleats on the bottom of the outsole make the perfect mix for traction support. Seriously, it does not get better than this. Put together on a cleverly designed structure as the Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless lacks, make the traction feel effortless. The full rubber offers durability to the outsole and will make sure that you enjoy these sneakers without the fear of slipping or falling on the ground. Isn’t it neat?.
Style

Style

Yes, we’ve mentioned some cool features, some great technologies that went into making The Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless and great design of different parts of the sneakers. But can we briefly mention how beautiful these sneakers look? Forget for a second about everything and let’s take a moment to marvel at the classic beauty that is The Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless? Simplicity is a virtue here and it shows. The elegant style is prominent throughout the entire sneaker. The logo of Under Armour is featured on the tongue of the shoe and on the sides too, and we just cannot forget the clean crisp lines of the upper. The slip-on design is accented by the lack of laces and the monochromatic look adds to the overall beauty and style of the sneaker. Why have a mix of unwanted colors that doesn’t really pair well together?

The Under Armour Charged Covert X comes in charcoal black and City Khaki/Baja colors and they’re both stunners when it comes to the overall look and style of the sneaker. The laceless design brings out the effortlessly cool vibe of the sneaker and makes it stylish and versatile too.
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Under Armour Men's Charged Covert X Laceless is one good quality shoe that offers great support, stability and style. The slip-on construction and laceless features are perfect for the active people on the go, or for the consumers who don’t like to waste precious time tying and untying the tedious shoelaces of the everyday sneakers. The classic sleek design accompanied by the monochromatic colors of the upper add the perfect touch of timeless class to the sneaker.

Yes, the Under Armour Charged Covert X is bursting with elegance and style basically at the seams, but we just can’t forget the quality that makes this shoe wholesome and easy to wear. First, it weighs just 9.12 oz (per sneaker) and the lack of lace presence doesn’t diminish the overall quality or the grip of the upper part of the feet. The sneakers have the much needed grip because of the UA Microthread technology used in the upper, while the Charged Cushioning in the midsole adds stability and balance to the arch of the feet. There’s the removable insole, and the gorgeous and light leather makes the design even more comfortable and beautiful.