Under Armour Curry 3 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
10/2016
Outdoor Rating:
30%
# of Reviews:
10
Traction
 
8.9
Cushion
 
8.0
Material
 
8.9
Support
 
8.6
Fit
 
8.3
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Amazing traction
  • Nice materials

CONS:

  • Firm cushioning
  • Break-in time

Summary of 10 Expert Reviews:

Under Armour is still relatively new to the basketball sneaker game but the Curry 3 is already seen as one of the most consistent and well-performing signature lines on the market. This shoe is optimized for Steph Curry's style of play and gives you amazing traction and court feel for quick crossovers and cuts to the hoop. As Steph is rather light and doesn't play above the rim, the cushioning is really firm and impact protection is minimal.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Curry 3:

9.2
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 3 is a great shoe on-court. Especially speedy guards will enjoy their time in these. If you’re a fan of the Curry 1 and 2 then you’ll likely love the 3.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I rank the Curry 3 above the Curry 2 and the Curry 2.5 but only by a very slim margin. There are some improvements, but overall the shoe performs very similar.
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8.8
Analykix.com
Am I happy with how the shoe performed? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes!
8.8
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
You get great traction, Charged cushioning, and great lockdown after a short break in. If you are looking for a quick response and death-grip sticky soles, look no further.
8.8
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
Steph obviously values traction and light-weight support and the Curry 3 gives you exactly that. The cushion setup is highly responsive but delivers only average impact protection. To me, the Curry 3 falls just short of being a top-tier on-court performer.
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8.8
KickGenius
Overall, I really enjoyed the Curry 3 and hooped in them a lot. They definitely got the job done! I really expect a lot from Under Armour going forward!
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8.6
Schwollo
The Curry 3 is a solid and smooth shoe that performs well in every category but nothing outstanding. Slightly softer cushioning than the Curry 2/2.5 and softer materials but not an upgrade overall.
8.2
The Sole Brothers
I really enjoyed the shoe. The traction in dusty conditions was a little lackluster. Other than that, it's a really nice shoe with amazing materials, good support and decent cushioning.
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8.0
RicheeKim
The Curry 3 is a good performer on the court. I recommend these if you like firm and responsive cushioning.
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7.8
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
Despite the great build quality and solid materials, the Curry 3 is a shoe that didn’t work for my play style. If you’re a fast-paced guard that loves court feel (like Steph Curry himself) you’ll probably enjoy this shoe. However, more explosive players and those who need more impact protection should probably look elsewhere.
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Traction of the Under Armour Curry 3:

10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Herringbone is utilized once again, and like the Curry models that have come before the 3, traction is beastly.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is really solid but takes a little to break in.
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9.0
Analykix.com
Even when the court is dusty, it still plays great with minimal wiping.
10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I was able to drive and cut and never slipped.
10.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
Under Armour has always been fantastic when it comes to traction, but it just took things to a whole other level with the Curry 3.
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9.0
KickGenius
The traction performs just as well as the Curry 2 did.
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9.0
Schwollo
Traction on clean floors is great. As dust accumulates just be ready to wipe.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
Great traction on clean courts, but the fine grooves make it hard to wipe off dust.
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8.5
RicheeKim
I did not slip once!
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7.0
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
The Curry 3 has a traction pattern that doesn’t feel great, but performs decently well.
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Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 3:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The cushion is pretty firm and impact protection is minimal. Court feel is awesome.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushion is plush at first but bottoms out rather fast. Court feel is very responsive.
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8.5
Analykix.com
Charged cushion was used and can be felt in the heel area with a firmer Micro-G foam used throughout the rest of the midsole.
7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Charged Cushioning provides very little bounce or impact protection.
9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
This time around the responsive foam cushioning is a little more forgiving.
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9.0
KickGenius
The cushioning is on the firmer side and gives you great court feel.
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8.0
Schwollo
Charged is back again and even though it’s the same name, it feels slightly softer than before especially in the heel.
7.0
The Sole Brothers
The Charged cushioning is nothing special. Very little impact protection and bounce but great court feel.
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7.0
RicheeKim
The Charged cushioning is a little firmer than in other Under Armour models. I would have liked a little more impact protection.
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7.0
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
I was greeted with a firm ride that provided a lot of court feel.
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Materials of the Under Armour Curry 3:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Other than the traction, the materials are my favorite part of the shoe.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The materials are soft, lightweight and fairly supportive too.
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8.5
Analykix.com
There's nothing to complain about.
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Under Armour has brought us Threadborne, its version of a woven upper material, and it’s nice.
9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
Under Armour's new Threadborne material, fuse overlays and the fan-favorite Anafoam are a great mix of materials.
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8.0
KickGenius
Materials could have been better. Too much fuse for my liking.
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9.0
Schwollo
Threadborne is a nice, tightly wound textile upper that provides a pliable fit without being stretchy.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials are the strong point of the shoe. After breaking the shoe in the upper feels really soft and conforms to your feet.
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9.0
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
The materials department is where I think the Curry 3 really shines.
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Support of the Under Armour Curry 3:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
As long as the shoe fits you properly you shouldn’t have any issues with support.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
For some strange reason, I felt rather wobbly in this shoe as the base is rather narrow.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 3 hits you smack in the face with support features.
9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
If you’re a quick guard who needs a shoe that has a lot of support features but still has a lightweight feel, the Curry 3 will be exactly what you’re looking for.
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9.0
KickGenius
Heel counter and carbon fiber mid-foot shank do a good job. Once you put your shoe on, you're locked in!
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9.0
Schwollo
The support of the Curry 3 worked well as I felt like my ankles were just propped up straight at all times.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
Support is very good. My ankles felt safe at all times.
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9.0
RicheeKim
No side-to-side movement and great lockdown of the heel.
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7.0
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
As a whole, the support and lockdown on the Curry 3 would work really well for any type of player, big or small.
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Fit of the Under Armour Curry 3:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The slight asymmetrical lacing system provides the midfoot with a wonderfully secure feel.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
It's kind of stiff and snug when you first put them on. But after breaking them in the fit really well.
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9.0
Analykix.com
Asymmetrical lacing makes adjusting your laces pretty easily.
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Lockdown in the heel is super solid and the midfoot lacing straps you down into the shoe.
7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
The fit doesn’t really conform to your foot. I felt like my foot was sitting in the shoe as opposed to the shoe feeling like an extension of my foot.
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8.0
Schwollo
Overall, the fit is great but worsens with play due to the laces loosening.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
Doesn't fit as well as the previous Curry models. Too much toe room for me.
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7.5
RicheeKim
I didn't like the dead space in the toe box.
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9.0
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
The tongue is nice and plush, and the top of the shoe provides a good amount of cushion when surrounding the ankle.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The rubber used is pretty firm so the Curry 3 would be a viable option outdoors.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The rubber is not exactly outdoor-friendly so durability on concrete will be less than stellar.
fair
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
I’ve heard mixed reviews on the Curry 3’s outdoor coverage but it worked just fine for me
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fair
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is hard but not very thick. Outdoor use should be okay.
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no
RicheeKim
I don't recommend playing outdoors in these.
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Width of the Under Armour Curry 3:

slightly narrow
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Wide-footers, true to size should work okay, but Shrek-feet may want to roll on past.
slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
Too much toe room for my liking.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
The Curry 3 is regularly wide.
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regularly wide
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
I went with my normal size and both the length and the width felt good.
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Size of the Under Armour Curry 3:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 3 fit me perfectly true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The shoe runs true to size.
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true to size
Analykix.com
I suggest you get your usual size.
½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Length-wise, if you want a super-snug fit, go down a half size and you will be great.
½ size large
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
I decided to go a half-size down and I’m 100% confident that was the right decision.
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true to size
Schwollo
I went true to size with my normal 11.
true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Definitely go true to size.
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true to size
QuickKicks [weartesters.com]
True to size is the way to go.
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