Under Armour Curry 3Zero Review

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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$119.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
5/2017
Outdoor Rating:
75%
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
8.7
Cushion
7.9
Material
8.1
Support
9.0
Fit
8.4
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Adjustable Ankle Support
  • Very supportive

CONS:

  • Cheaper materials compared to Curry 3

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

The Curry 3Zero is part of a slightly downgraded and more affordable line of Steph Curry shoes. The traction has remained the same and performs very well on clean courts but many reviewers complained about inconsistency on (mildly) dusty courts. The reduced price shows in the materials which are less premium than in the original Curry 3 but still do a good job. Universally liked by shoe critics is the innovative adjustable heel which provides great lockdown and works especially great for ankle brace wearers. Overall, the Curry 3Zero is a solid performer at a fair price.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

9.2
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Is the Curry 3ZER0 leaps and bounds better than the Curry 3? No. However, the cushion feels more refined and offers a better balance between stability and protection. If you’re a guard or a shooter and plan on trying out the Curry 3ZER0 I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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8.6
Schwollo
Out of the three Curry models released this year, I’d put the Low first, the 3Zero slightly behind at second and then the Mid. The Curry 3 Zero is a more minimal shoe that doesn't rely on bells and whistles or tech mumbo-jumbo, which I personally enjoy.
8.5
RicheeKim
For a $120 this is not a bad shoe! Really good on-court performer and I like the fit much better compared to the original Curry 3. I just wish they hadn't downgraded the material from Threadborne to Mesh.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The SC 3Zero is a solid second line shoe. Overall, I wasn't a big fan of the new cushioning setup and the inconsistent traction. However, I did like the improved ankle support.
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7.8
The Sole Brothers
Just like the Curry 3, nothing special. I wasn't happy with the fit and the traction. Let's hope for an improved Curry 4.
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Traction of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Herringbone and solid rubber — the things that make for some beastly traction no matter the court condition.
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9.0
Schwollo
Great on clean floors but will require wiping when dusty.
8.5
RicheeKim
Traction is very good on clean or dusty courts.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
On clean courts you are ready to go, on mildly dusty courts you will need to wipe from time to time.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Traction on clean courts is really good, but the shoe is a real dust magnet.
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Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
If you wanted a cushion that balances stability and comfort then this is the setup for you.
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8.0
Schwollo
Overall there is no real difference in cushioning so if you didn’t like the cushioning on the 2.5 or 3, you won’t like these either. Personally, I find these work well for me and my game but to each their own.
8.5
RicheeKim
Micro-G cushion is a lot more forgiving than the firmer Curry 3 Charged cushioning.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushioning setup is a little stiffer than the original Curry 3. I personally wasn't a fan and would have liked a little more bounce.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
The cushioning is very, very stiff. The insole is nice, impact protection is decent.
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Materials of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
This setup is very durable and worked just fine on-court. However, some break-in time is required.
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8.0
Schwollo
Sacrifices come in the form of the materials. Reinforced mesh is used instead of Threadborne and plastic instead of carbon fiber for the meta wing and midfoot shank.
7.5
RicheeKim
Materials are pretty basic.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Lightweight, flexible and breathable materials.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
After a few days, the materials become soft and comfortable.
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Support of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The shoe’s tooling sits wide and stable — built in outrigger included.
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9.0
Schwollo
Lockdown is perfectly fine and stability is very good as is with a contoured forefoot and flat outsole.
9.0
RicheeKim
The lockdown is crazy good thanks to the adjustable heel sleeve.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The adjustable heel provides great ankle support and works great for ankle brace wearers.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Very good lockdown, strong upper materials, good support.
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Fit of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Comfortable fit, even when wearing an ankle brace.
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9.0
Schwollo
Less puffy padding makes the Curry 3Zero less bulky than the Curry 3.
9.0
RicheeKim
The fit is a huge improvement over the Curry 3.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Not as comfortable as the original Curry 3. They feel really stiff in the beginning but get more comfortable after a while.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
There is so much toe room that I had to put in an additional 4mm insole.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Indoors or outdoors, the traction performs well and lasts.
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fair
RicheeKim
The rubber is pretty hard, so outdoor use should be okay.
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good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
These are really solid outdoors.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use should be okay.
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Width of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

slightly narrow
Schwollo
Wide footers can go true to size.
slightly narrow
RicheeKim
The run slightly more narrow than the Curry 3.
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regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
Regular width, but lots of toe room.
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Size of the Under Armour Curry 3Zero:

½ size large
Schwollo
I decided to go down half a size and I was much happier this way.
½ size large
RicheeKim
Go down half a size, or stay true to size if you have a wide foot.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
True to size.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size.
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