Under Armour Curry 4 Review


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

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:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
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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8.9
RicheeKim
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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8.8
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 4 is a great shoe for quick, ball-handling point guards who need speed with no lag.
8.7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
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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8.6
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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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8.5
KickGenius
These get the job done - especially if you are looking for a shoe that is really supportive.
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8.5
PureKicks
This is the best Curry signature shoe so far. Great traction, good cushioning and support - perfect for quick guards.
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8.2
Schwollo
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]
Overall, I am a little disappointed by the Curry 4, mainly due to the very firm cushioning and budget material.
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Traction of the Under Armour Curry 4:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Traction is freaking nice!
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9.0
RicheeKim
Great traction in all direction. But the translucent outsoles pick up a decent amount of dust.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
No herringbone, no problem — especially on clean courts.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The circular traction patterns works well on clean and dusty courts.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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
KickGenius
The traction is a strong point of the Curry 4.
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10.0
PureKicks
The traction is the standout feature of the Under Armour Curry 4.
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9.0
Schwollo
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]
The traction was absolutely fantastic on all surfaces.
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Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 4:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
The cushioning is very thin so you feel very low to the ground. However, impact protection is still decent.
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8.5
RicheeKim
Cushioning is very, very minimal. Great responsiveness and court feel, but you don't get a lot of impact protection.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Great court feel and responsiveness, but there is almost no impact protection.
7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
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
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Cushioning is very minimal, firm and responsive. I wish it had a little more impact protection.
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8.0
KickGenius
The cushioning is not bad, but there is definitely room for improvement.
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8.0
PureKicks
Midsole cushioning is very minimal which gives you great court feel but zero impact protection.
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7.0
Schwollo
The Curry 4 sits very low and has a firm, minimal cushioning set up.
6.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
These have no cushioning whatsoever.
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Materials of the Under Armour Curry 4:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
Painful break-in period, but the thin and stretchy materials are really nice after that.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The one-bootie upper made out of knit provides great lockdown and gives you a nice 1-1 fit.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The new materials cut down on weight drastically while still providing fit and support.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The materials are going to take a few hoop session to break in.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The synthetic breaks in very nicely and mimics leather in a way that I hadn’t expected.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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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8.0
KickGenius
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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8.0
PureKicks
A long break-in time is required but then it's fine.
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7.0
Schwollo
Overall, materials feel cheap and may turn off some consumers.
7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Out of the box, the materials felt pretty cheap. However, they broke in nicely and got more comfortable.
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Support of the Under Armour Curry 4:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The tight fit of the upper ensures great lockdown and lateral containment.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Internal heel counter, lateral outrigger and speed plate provide a nice overall support.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
For a seriously lightweight and minimal shoe, support and stability aren’t a problem.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support is great.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Despite being a minimal shoe, the support is solid.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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
KickGenius
This shoe is very supportive.
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8.0
PureKicks
The support is alright but I am missing a heel counter.
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9.0
Schwollo
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.

Fit of the Under Armour Curry 4:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
There is no dead space anywhere - the fit is really, really nice.
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9.0
RicheeKim
If you get the correct size, the fit is really tight and provides great lockdown.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
This is the best fitting Curry yet, and that is saying something after the incredible fit of the Curry 2.
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Now that is what you call a one-to-one fit.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Lockdown on the Curry 4 was excellent. The entire shoe is a sock, a very tight sock.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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
Schwollo
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]
The fit is probably the best feature of the Curry 4.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

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

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Fits pretty narrow.
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slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
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
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The entire shoe feels like its suffocating your feet when you first put them on.
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slightly narrow
Schwollo
Wide footers may want to go up in size for comfort.
slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Runs a little narrow at first.
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Size of the Under Armour Curry 4:

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