Under Armour Curry 5 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
4/2018
Outdoor Rating:
33%
# of Reviews:
8
Traction
 
6.8
Cushion
 
7.3
Material
 
8.4
Support
 
8.3
Fit
 
6.5
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Very stable and supportive

CONS:

  • Very specific fit
  • Inconsistent traction

Summary of 8 Expert Reviews:

The reviews of the Under Armour Curry 5 are almost unanimously bad. The majority of reviewers complain about bad blisters on the medial side of their feet and a painful lacing system. The traction is also very inconsistent as the translucent traction pattern is a real dust collector and difficult to wipe. Cushioning is still very responsive with minimal impact protection like we are used to from the Curry line. Overall, the Under Armour Curry 5 is a big disappointment and probably the worst shoe of the Curry signature line.
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Curry 5:

8.8
The Sole Brothers
I love playing in the Curry 5. This shoe excelled in every single category. Sole Brothers recommended, just not on dusty courts.
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8.0
Schwollo
The Curry 5 is what I call a pretty average shoe with some minor flaws and poor dusty floor traction performance.
7.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The horrible blisters made me not want to hoop in the Curry 5.
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7.4
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 5 is simply not a shoe I can recommend. Traction is very inconsistent, and the fit is horrendous.
7.4
RicheeKim
The Curry 5 is the worst Curry model I have played in. Stay away from this shoe if you don't have narrow feet!
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I am really confused how this shoe got by the initial testing phase. The fit of the Curry 5 is way too specific and doesn't work for me at all.
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7.0
PureKicks
Materials and fit are fantastic, the traction is pretty good, but the support and cushioning are a letdown.
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6.6
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I cannot recommend the Curry 5 to a player of any position or size.

Traction of the Under Armour Curry 5:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
Great on clean courts but the Curry 5 picks up dust like crazy. You have to wipe really hard to get off the dust too.
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8.0
Schwollo
On dusty floors though, wiping wasn’t just necessary, it was REQUIRED.
7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction was pretty decent but attracts a lot of dust.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction is very inconsistent.
6.5
RicheeKim
Stay away from the Curry 5 if you play on dusty courts.
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6.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
This is the worst traction I have ever experienced in a Curry model. This is a real dust collector.
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7.0
PureKicks
Traction is decent, but the rubber picks up a lot of dust, so you will need to wipe a lot.
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5.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 5 picked up every bit of dust and took it home.

Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 5:

7.0
The Sole Brothers
Cushioning is very minimal and responsive.
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7.0
Schwollo
EVUA is back and is still boring like the Curry 4 set up although it feels slightly firmer and snoozier to me.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushioning is much more comfortable than the rock-hard Curry 4.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Cushioning is minimal.
8.5
RicheeKim
Great court feel but very little impact protection.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I was pleasantly surprised by the cushioning setup. More impact protection and a little bit of bounce-back.
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6.0
PureKicks
The EVA cushioning provides very little impact protection and comfort. Only recommended, if you value court-feel and explosiveness above all else.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Dense EVA foam gives no real feel of impact protection or energy feedback.

Materials of the Under Armour Curry 5:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
I love the materials!
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8.0
Schwollo
Materials break in with play, but start out stiff.
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Anafoam is a great material.
8.5
RicheeKim
The one-bootie knit upper feels very nice, the rest of the materials are pretty basic.
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The upper doesn't feel like Anafoam and wasn't very comfortable on the top of my feet.
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8.0
PureKicks
The materials are light, flexible and feel great on foot.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Anafoam is back and feels great!

Support of the Under Armour Curry 5:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
Wide base, and good lockdown.
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9.0
Schwollo
Compared to the Curry 4 this shoe is slightly more stable with similar support.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Slight heel slip, but otherwise I felt stable and nicely locked down.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support is good.
8.5
RicheeKim
No side-to-side movement and the heel is locked in place.
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9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I never felt like I was in danger of rolling my feet.
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6.0
PureKicks
The upper support is very minimal - it almost seems as if this shoe was designed to be worn with an ankle brace.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Good midfoot support but the heel slip was terrible.

Fit of the Under Armour Curry 5:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The fit was very comfortable.
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8.0
Schwollo
I had slight issues with heel slip, no movement or sliding in the forefoot.
6.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Fuse overlays on the medial side caused painful irritation and blisters - and I am not the only one having this poblem!
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5.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit is horrendous. Painfully horrendous.
5.0
RicheeKim
The arch kept digging into my feet causing pain and blisters.
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5.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I had terrible blisters on the medial side of my arch.
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8.0
PureKicks
Nice sock-like 1:1 fit.
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5.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Anafoam is too soft to keep your heels locked in and the lacing system hurts if you lace it too tight.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use you should be okay because the rubber is hard and the traction pattern is deep.
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no
PureKicks
Shallow grooves and translucent rubber won't last long outdoors.
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fair
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Outdoors? You may be okay for a while.

Width of the Under Armour Curry 5:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Slightly narrow.
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regularly wide
Schwollo
Regular and narrow footers can go true to size though.
slightly narrow
RicheeKim
If you have wide feet then the arch will dig into the medial side of your feet.
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slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The midfoot is slightly narrow. If you have a wide foot, pass on this shoe.
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slightly narrow
PureKicks
The width is narrow to regular.
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regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Regular wide.

Size of the Under Armour Curry 5:

½ size large
The Sole Brothers
Runs slightly long but go true to size.
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true to size
Schwollo
As a wide-footer, I found half a size up more comfortable.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Curry 5 runs true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Length-wise the Curry 5 runs true to size.
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true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I went true to size and that was the right decision.
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true to size
PureKicks
Go true to size.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Length-wise is true to size.
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