Under Armour Charged Breathe 2 Spiked Golf Shoe Review

These shoes from Under Armour are put to the test on the course to see how they hold up

Under Armour Charged Breathe 2 Spiked Golf Shoe Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

Under Armour know how to make a good-looking shoe, of that there is no doubt. The Charged Breath 2 is not just about the looks though, they are lightweight, offer excellent support and great grip with the well secured Rotational Resistance Spikes.

Reasons to buy
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    Super lightweight at just 10.2 oz

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    Very comfortable and offer great grip

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    Great value for money

Reasons to avoid
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    Felt slightly narrow so not ideal for those with wider feet

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The last decade has seen Under Armor establish themselves as a high performance brand that garners a lot of respect in golf. I have been a fan of their clothing since it first hit the shelves in the early 2000’s but have never had or tried a pair of their golf shoes until today. 

Under Armour claim the Charged Breath 2 have been designed from the ground up for female golfers, but they never expand on what that entailed or actually means, so I will assume it is just a nice sounding tag line. Nonetheless, they are still packed with features that will surely make everyone happy; they have a microfiber leather upper, which is waterproof thanks to their Never-Wet treatment to keep your feet cool and dry. Like the Ecco WLT1 that I have also recently tested, they come with some Ortholite™ technology in the form of their sock liner to ensure comfort and breathability. The spikes are their own brand of UA Rotational Resistance RST 2.0 spikes which can then be replaced with the more commonly known fast twist fitting spikes. 

Under Armour Charged Breathe 2 Spiked Golf Shoe Review

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First impressions upon opening the box were these are a great looking shoe, I love the overall design, shape and discreet patterns on the uppers. The purple on the inside along with the logo and section of the sole really make the shoes pop. They fitted well and I was happy to have chosen the size I did, as sometimes I can find a 7 too small in certain brands and and 8 too big, the 7.5 was just right. 

My feet are not particularly wide but these did have a slightly more narrow and snug feel to them, so may not be suitable for you if you have wider feet. Being the proud owner of two incredibly flat feet I am always looking for my shoes to have good arch support without it being too much to cause post round aches, Under Armour seem to have done well with this but I did find the support better on the Ecco W LT1’s.

Under Armour Charged Breathe 2 Spiked Golf Shoe Review

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The Charged Breath 2’s on the course felt good, the grip provided by the spikes was noticeable especially when hitting drives and fairway woods, they made me feel that bit more secure. Each shoe has 9 spikes on the sole, I particularly appreciated the placement of the spike on the toe, which helped to provide more grip. 

By the end of the round my feet still felt comfortable and there was no rubbing or potential blisters, which is always a great sign after the first wear.

Alas though they are not comfortable enough to make me a spike convert just yet. Mainly due to the feeling that I still knew I had them on and was looking forward to taking them off like you do a pair of shoes you might wear for work. 

When you are going up against some of the comfiest spikeless shoes ever made that feel like slippers from the likes of Sketchers, Adidas and Ecco it is always going to be a tough gig as spikes require a more stable sole. 

If you are a golfer that struggles with balance and staying stable when swinging I would absolutely recommend these shoes and at £70 they offer fantastic value for money.

Emma Booth

Emma has worked in the golf industry for more than 20 years. After a successful amateur career, she decided to pursue her true golfing passion of coaching and became a qualified PGA Professional in 2009. In 2015, alongside her husband Gary, who is also a PGA Professional, they set up and now run Winchester Golf Academy, a bespoke 24 bay practice facility offering not only all the latest technology but a highly regarded bistro. Emma is happy coaching all golfing abilities but particularly enjoys getting people into the game and developing programs to help women and juniors start and improve. Her 2022 Get into Golf program saw more than 60 women take up the game.

Emma is a member of TaylorMade’s Women’s Advisory Board, which works to shape the product offering and marketing strategy with the goal of making it the number one brand in golf for women. When not changing lives one swing tweak at a time Emma can be found enjoying life raising her three daughters and when time allows in the gym.