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Under Armour Curry 4 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
11/2017
# of Reviews:
10
Traction
9.1
Cushion
7.5
Materials
8.2
Support
8.9
Fit
9.2
Outdoor
33%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Under Armour Curry 4:

Flushed Pink
Flushed Pink
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Black / White
Black / White
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Overcast Grey / Graphite / White
Overcast Grey / Graphite / White
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Black / White / Gold
Black / White / Gold
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Black / White
Black / White
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Team Royal / Academy / Team Royal
Team Royal / Academy / Team Royal
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White / Gold
White / Gold
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Red
Red
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White / Team Royal
White / Team Royal
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White / White
White / White
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Yellow / Blue
Yellow / Blue
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Royal / Metallic Silver
Royal / Metallic Silver
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PROS:

  • Perfect for quick guards
  • Excellent Fit

CONS:

  • Minimal cushioning

Summary of 10 Expert Reviews:

After the disappointing last model, Under Armour is back with a winner. The Curry 4 was built to fit exactly what Steph Curry is looking for in basketball shoes: quickness and court feel. So, if you are a quick guard and you are looking for a shoe that is very responsive and allows you to change directions with zero lag, then the Curry 4 is the perfect shoe for you! However, if you are a big guy and you need a decent amount of impact protection, then the firm cushioning will likely be a deal breaker.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 8.5 average overall rating ranks #60 of 116 shoes overall
8.5
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
This is the best Curry signature shoe so far. Great traction, good cushioning and support - perfect for quick guards.
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8.5
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
These get the job done - especially if you are looking for a shoe that is really supportive.
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8.2
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
The Curry 4 is for the quick guard who likes a low to the ground ride with responsive cushioning, tight traction, stability and containment for quick cuts and movements.
7.8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
Overall, I am a little disappointed by the Curry 4, mainly due to the very firm cushioning and budget material.
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
I have mixed feelings about the Curry 4. Traction is a strong point, materials are 50:50, support and cushion are decent. However, I can't help to be a little disappointed.
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8.6
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Curry 4 feels like it should have come after the Curry 2. It provides a better fit, greater stability, and more control.
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8.7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Under Armour Curry 4 is a fantastic shoe for anyone looking for court feel. For the people who want impact protection I’d say stay clear from the Curry 4.
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8.8
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Curry 4 is a great shoe for quick, ball-handling point guards who need speed with no lag.
8.9
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
The Curry 4 is a great shoe for guards that rely on quick, responsive movements. I really liked everything about it except the very minimal impact protection.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The Curry 4 feels super-duper responsive. As one of the lightest shoes on the market, it provides great traction, tight fit, and low-to-the-ground feeling which makes it the perfect shoe for quick guards.
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Traction of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 9.1 average traction rating ranks #24 of 116 shoes overall
10.0
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
The traction is the standout feature of the Under Armour Curry 4.
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9.0
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
The traction is a strong point of the Curry 4.
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9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
These have a nice bite to them and but need the occasional wipe to stay sticky depending on how dusty the floor is.
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The traction was absolutely fantastic on all surfaces.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The traction pattern needs a little to break in and picks up a lot of dust. But a few wipes here and there and you are good to go!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The spiral pattern put in place offers multi-directional coverage for any move performed at any time. Linear coverage is fantastic and lateral coverage is handled very well too.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The circular traction patterns works well on clean and dusty courts.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
No herringbone, no problem — especially on clean courts.
9.0
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
Great traction in all direction. But the translucent outsoles pick up a decent amount of dust.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Traction is freaking nice!
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Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 7.5 average cushion rating ranks #104 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
Midsole cushioning is very minimal which gives you great court feel but zero impact protection.
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8.0
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
The cushioning is not bad, but there is definitely room for improvement.
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7.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
The Curry 4 sits very low and has a firm, minimal cushioning set up.
6.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
These have no cushioning whatsoever.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Cushioning is very minimal, firm and responsive. I wish it had a little more impact protection.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This isn’t the shoe for people looking for cushioning. Much like the Curry models of the past, these are all about control, court feel, and stability.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This is what I like to call “bricks in a pillow cushion. I am not a fan of it all.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Great court feel and responsiveness, but there is almost no impact protection.
8.5
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
Cushioning is very, very minimal. Great responsiveness and court feel, but you don't get a lot of impact protection.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The cushioning is very thin so you feel very low to the ground. However, impact protection is still decent.
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Materials of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 8.2 average materials rating ranks #75 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
A long break-in time is required but then it's fine.
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8.0
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
I like the knit upper, but the synthetics that wrap around the sneaker are not up to the standards of a signature model.
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7.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Overall, materials feel cheap and may turn off some consumers.
7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
Out of the box, the materials felt pretty cheap. However, they broke in nicely and got more comfortable.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
At first, the upper material feels stiff and plasticky. The synthetic overlay softens up after a while. The knit is great though!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The synthetic breaks in very nicely and mimics leather in a way that I hadn’t expected.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The materials are going to take a few hoop session to break in.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The new materials cut down on weight drastically while still providing fit and support.
9.0
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
The one-bootie upper made out of knit provides great lockdown and gives you a nice 1-1 fit.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Painful break-in period, but the thin and stretchy materials are really nice after that.
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Support of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 8.9 average support rating ranks #33 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
The support is alright but I am missing a heel counter.
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9.0
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
This shoe is very supportive.
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9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Stability really shines on the Curry 4. Low to the ground, firm cushioning, forefoot outrigger, a split heel, and a very stable wide outsole feel stable and safe on all movements.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The base of the shoe is very wide for a ton of stability. The ankle sleeve doesn't provide any ankle support as it is thin as a sock.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Despite being a minimal shoe, the support is solid.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The support is great.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
For a seriously lightweight and minimal shoe, support and stability aren’t a problem.
9.0
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
Internal heel counter, lateral outrigger and speed plate provide a nice overall support.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The tight fit of the upper ensures great lockdown and lateral containment.
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Fit of the Under Armour Curry 4:

The 9.2 average fit rating ranks #9 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Overall the fit is excellent if you fit the shoe correctly or if you adjust to the shoe by wearing thinner or thicker socks. Unfortunately, the fit is very specific which makes it hard to find the right size.
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The fit is probably the best feature of the Curry 4.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The break-in period was very painful for me, as the upper kept digging into my forefoot on the lateral side. After the break-in period, the fit was more comfortable, but there was some dead space.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Lockdown on the Curry 4 was excellent. The entire shoe is a sock, a very tight sock.
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9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Now that is what you call a one-to-one fit.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This is the best fitting Curry yet, and that is saying something after the incredible fit of the Curry 2.
9.0
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
If you get the correct size, the fit is really tight and provides great lockdown.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
There is no dead space anywhere - the fit is really, really nice.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 33% average outdoor rating ranks #56 of 116 shoes overall
no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Do not play outdoors in the Curry 4.
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fair
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The rubber isn’t extremely soft, and the pattern is semi-deep, so a few months of outdoor should be good
fair
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Outdoor should be okay because the rubber is hard and thick.
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Width of the Under Armour Curry 4:

slightly narrow
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Wide footers may want to go up in size for comfort.
slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
Runs a little narrow at first.
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slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The entire shoe feels like its suffocating your feet when you first put them on.
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slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The shoe will feel extremely tight for both narrow and wide footers, but let the shoe break in and do its thing. Materials will stretch out enough accommodate your foot.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Fits pretty narrow.
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Size of the Under Armour Curry 4:

½ size small
PureKicks
January 14, 2018
Go up half a size, otherwise, the shoe is very uncomfortable.
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true to size
KickGenius
December 29, 2017
These run true to size.
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½ size small
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Runs a little short but true to size for most everyone.
true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
Go true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Run true to size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Going true to size is crucial because the upper is very minimalistic.
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true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I say go true to size.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I would not suggest going up or down.
true to size
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
It's important to go true to size because of the one-bootie upper.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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