Under Armour Curry 6 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
1/2019
Outdoor Rating:
20%
# of Reviews:
9
Traction
 
8.7
Cushion
 
8.7
Material
 
8.8
Support
 
8.7
Fit
 
8.5
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Extremely stable shoe
  • Very lightweight

CONS:

  • Durability issues of the outsole
  • Lace pressure

Summary of 9 Expert Reviews:

The Curry 6 is much better received by sneaker reviewers than its predecessor. The traction performs very well but showed some durability issues early on. The full-length HOVR cushioning is on the firmer side and offers a nice balance of impact protection and court feel. The knitted materials look great and need very little break-in time and stability and support are excellent like always in Curry models. Overall, reviewers are having a lot of fun with this shoe and rank it as one of the best Curry signature shoes so far!
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 6 is easily the best shoe in the Curry signature line.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I am loving the Curry 6! Definitely the #1 in my rotation right now.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
In my opinion, this is the best Curry signature shoe since the Curry 2. Everything about this shoe is great, except the pain I experienced on the top of the feet when cranking the laces tightly.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The Curry 6 is a really fun performer that has everything I want from a basketball shoe: amazing cushion, amazing fit, and while the traction is not quite on Curry 2 level, it is still pretty nice! The durability of the rubber on my pair was an issue though...
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 6 brings a great combo of traction, cushioning and support to make fast basketball player very happy!
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
This is easily the most well-rounded Curry we’ve had since the 1.
8.4
The Sole Brothers
I really enjoy playing in the Curry 6. The cushioning is pretty nice, the traction, fit, support and the minimal upper are really fun. The only problem is the durability of my pair - let's hope the glue work is better on future colorways!
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8.2
PureKicks
Easily the best Curry signature shoe! The cushioning is amazing, materials are really nice, the traction took care of us, only the support was a little bit of a letdown.
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8.0
Schwollo
The Curry 6 looks good, has great traction and is very stable, but the constant lace pressure, bad heel fit, and a really dumb outsole design make these far from perfect.

Traction of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The circular traction pattern on the lateral side offers superb multi-directional grip — dust or no dust
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Performance is super nice on clean courts - you will stick like glue! Minimal wiping on dusty courts. Durability is bad though - on the second day the rubber started to separate from the midsole. Let's hope that's just a defect of this colorway.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction was superb! Dust gets stuck in the grooves on the medial side, but a wipe or two will solve that problem.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The traction performs very well on clean courts but needs some thorough wiping on dustier courts. Unfortunately, the durability of the rubber compound is pretty bad.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
On clean and semi-clean courts, these things stick like Gorilla.
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The traction has been pretty consistent for me and a pleasant surprise on the court.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
The performance of the traction was really good, but the durability is an issue. The rubber frays off easily and the split sole design starts to peel off the outsole after a few weeks.
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8.0
PureKicks
The traction pattern did its thing, but it did collect a little bit of dust.
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9.0
Schwollo
Traction is excellent with a great bite on all surfaces with only very occasional wiping.

Cushion of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The full-length HOVR cushioning is softer and more comfortable than previous Curry models.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I love this cushioning setup! Low-profile, great court feel and still pretty comfortable. Major upgrade compared to the Curry 4!
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushioning is pretty awesome and offers the perfect amount of impact protection and court feel. Overall, the cushioning is a bit on the firm side.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The full-length HOVR cushioning gives you a good balance of impact protection and court feel. In my opinion, this is the best cushioning in a Curry shoe so far.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The cushioning is tuned for optimal impact protection while still keeping you close to the court for those crossovers and step-backs.
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The full-length HOVR cushioning isn’t overly soft or overly firm, it felt just right for me
8.0
The Sole Brothers
Impact protection is okay, but we expected a little more from the new HOVR cushioning. Works well for quick guards looking for a firm, no-nonsense cushioning.
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9.0
PureKicks
The HOVR cushioning is very responsive with a lot of court feel and solid impact protection.
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7.0
Schwollo
A bit disappointing - the new full-length HOVR cushioning feels the same as older models.

Materials of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
After a short break-in period, the full-length Knit is very comfortable but still strong enough to provide lockdown and support.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The full length knit truly feels like a sock!
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The materials are lightweight and breathable, the tongue is soft and stretchy and provides easy entry for your feet. I would have liked a little more padding though.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Knitted materials with fuse overlays in high-wear areas feel nice, but there was some lace pressure if you like to crank the laces.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The full knit upper with elastic areas is much more comfortable than the Curry 4/5 were.
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The full knit upper had some areas of minor discomfort in the beginning but became very comfortable after a while.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
The thin, stretchy and breathable materials feel really nice once you break them in. There was a bit of lace pressure though.
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9.0
PureKicks
The full knit upper is very supportive and super comfortable. Minimal break-in time required - that's a first in a Curry sneaker!
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8.0
Schwollo
The knit materials and fuse underlays feel nice and need no break-in time.

Support of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The flat and wide base, TPU counter, and external outrigger provide the excellent stability and support we are used to from the Curry line.
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10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support is clearly the best feature of the Curry 6. This is probably the most stable shoe I ever played in!
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The support is really nice thanks to the full-length speed plate and heel counter.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Like always in the Curry line, the support features are pretty amazing.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The outsole is wide, the midsole is solid and supportive and lateral containment is excellent.
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Stability has always been one of the strongest features of Curry signature sneakers - and this hasn't changed in the Curry 6!
8.0
The Sole Brothers
Support was really good. The only slight issue is the lateral containment in the front because the knit is really stretchy.
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6.0
PureKicks
I think this shoe is meant to be worn with an ankle brace.
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9.0
Schwollo
Stability is excellent thanks to an extra wide and flat outsole.

Fit of the Under Armour Curry 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit was a little off in the beginning, but the footbed of the Curry 6 molds to your feet over time and becomes very comfortable.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Fit and lockdown are pretty tricky as I experienced a lot of pain when I laced the shoes too tightly.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The one-bootie upper gives you a pretty good 1:1 fit.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I had to double-sock to keep from having heel slip and forefoot movement.
9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
There was some minor heel slip in the beginning which was easily fixed by a double-sock.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
I went down half a size and the fit was awesome for me.
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9.0
PureKicks
The Curry 6 fits really well! The elastic materials conform to your feet nicely and the lacing system works wonders.
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7.0
Schwollo
The stiff midsole, wide ankle collar, and top eyelets which are placed too low combined to create heel slip problems for me.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The pattern worked very well outdoors but it's soft and shallow - don't expect it to last very long.
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no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I wouldn't recommend outdoor use as the rubber is pretty frail.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Outdoors? Not. A. Chance.
no
The Sole Brothers
Don't use those outdoors as the rubber will not last very long.
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fair
PureKicks
I think the Curry 6 should be fine outdoors.
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Width of the Under Armour Curry 6:

slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The Curry 6 is not especially wide-footer friendly.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
As a slightly-wide footer, I felt perfectly fine.
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slightly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Curry 6 had some empty space around my foot.
regularly wide
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I have a slightly wider foot than most but I was able to go true to size.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Pretty narrow width-wise and snug in the toebox.
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Size of the Under Armour Curry 6:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I’d recommend going true to size
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true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I went true to size
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½ size large
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
They run a tad bit long but I still went true to size.
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½ size large
RicheeKim
The Curry 6 runs a little long but I went true to size.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I had to double sock - if you want a 1:1 fit, going down half a size might be a good idea.
true to size
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I was able to go true to size.
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
I went down half a size.
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½ size large
Schwollo
Went down half a size but still had problems with heel slip.
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