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Under Armour Drive 4 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$114.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
8/2017
# of Reviews:
6
Traction
9.5
Cushion
7.3
Materials
7.7
Support
8.7
Fit
7.5
Outdoor
90%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Under Armour Drive 4:

Black / White / White
Black / White / White
No stores found
Cardinal / White
Cardinal / White
No stores found
Purple / Purple / White
Purple / Purple / White
No stores found
Black / Red
Black / Red
No stores found
Green / White
Green / White
No stores found

PROS:

  • Fair price
  • Amazing traction

CONS:

  • Cushioning is very firm
  • Heel cup lacks padding

Summary of 6 Expert Reviews:

The strongest point of the Under Armour Drive 4 is clearly its traction. The thick and aggressive herringbone pattern works on every surface - even outdoors. The Micro-G cushioning in the heel is nice, but the forefoot feels pretty much dead. The materials are very low-key and some reviewers mentioned a slightly painful break-in period. Overall, this is a solid shoe that outperforms its budget pricing and will work for every style of player - especially if you have wide feet!
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Expert Reviews of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 8.2 average overall rating ranks #93 of 116 shoes overall
7.8
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Drive 4 has some things going for it (traction) and then there are some things that need work (fit and materials). If you’re someone who plays low to the ground, prefers a stable ride and has a wide foot, these are going to be great for you.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The Under Armour Drive 4 is a solid hoops shoe for a low-budget price. I like them more than the Steph Curry 3 Zero. They feel lighter, are more flexible and the traction is on point. The cushioning is not a strong point but is still fairly good.
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8.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This shoe is for the every day, every position player and it is a solid performer. If you require more cushion like myself, then you may have to look elsewhere.
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8.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Overall, the Drive 4 is a decent, serviceable shoe — nothing except traction really stands out, yet the shoe is good for players at all positions.
8.5
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
Overall, this is a great shoe that will work for every type of player. Good job Under Armour!
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
A budget model that performs like a top-tier model. Traction is amazing, the cushion is okay, materials are really nice and they fit me very well. I think this is one of the best-performing Under Armour shoes out right now!
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Traction of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 9.5 average traction rating ranks #5 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The rubber compound could’ve been a little tackier but that didn’t keep these from working on virtually every floor condition you can think of.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The traction grips really, really well and is one of the strong points of these shoes.
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10.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction on the UA Drive 4 is bonkers.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction is going to bite and not let go.
9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
Herringbone traction held up on every surface I played on.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The traction is really, really nice.
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Cushion of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 7.3 average cushion rating ranks #105 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Under Armour could’ve and should’ve used full-length MicroG, but instead it only used it in the heel.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The cushioning is pretty thin and not very responsive. I wouldn't recommend these for highflyers or bigger players.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
For my game, I needed a little bit more protection.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Micro G in the heel feels nice, but the cushioning in the forefoot feels dead.
8.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
The cushion setup wasn't mind-blowing but it sure as hell got the job done. A perfect combination of impact protection and responsiveness.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The cushioning is super stiff and very responsive. Impact protection is solid, but not made for big and heavy guys.
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Materials of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 7.7 average materials rating ranks #103 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The materials aren’t terrible but they aren’t amazing either.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Materials are really nice and soft, only the ankle collar was a little too stiff and restrictive in the beginning.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The materials don’t exactly conform to your foot so it makes the fit semi-sloppy.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Overall, not much new for the Drive 4, but all the material blend together for an interesting shoe.
8.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
Not much to say about the materials - I can't complain.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Materials feel a little plasticky but are very comfortable.
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Support of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 8.7 average support rating ranks #54 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Drive 4 does a solid job keeping you on your feet thanks to its wide base and low to the ground cushioning.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Support and lockdown are pretty solid, containment is good.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The shoe does a pretty decent job in terms of handling itself on-court.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Support is really good and makes the shoe safe for any position.
9.0
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
The bootie-style upper and internal heel counter keep your feet locked down. Overall, the support is great and almost as good as the traction!
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Good ankle support and lockdown.
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Fit of the Under Armour Drive 4:

The 7.5 average fit rating ranks #105 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
There was a ton of dead space towards the front of the shoe and I just couldn’t get the materials to snap to the front of my foot the way I wanted them to.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The shoe fits decent, even for a wide-footer like myself, but I just didn’t feel as secure as I’d have liked — even when laced super tight.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Nothing that makes the shoe unplayable. There are just better options if fit is your number one priority.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
I really enjoyed the fit.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 90% average outdoor rating ranks #16 of 116 shoes overall
good
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction is thick and deep and should last even outdoors.
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good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
I hooped outdoor in them and had no problems.
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good
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
And the bonus: it is hard enough and thick enough that it should last outdoors.
fair
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
This shoe will hold up fairly well outdoors.
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good
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The traction is pretty hard and thick and should last outdoors.
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Width of the Under Armour Drive 4:

very wide
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Wide-footers listen up, you should seriously consider putting these on your radar because a wide fit like this doesn’t come around very often.
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slightly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The wide forefoot had me sliding across the footbed on every cut and defensive slide.
regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The width of the shoe was perfect for me.
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Size of the Under Armour Drive 4:

true to size
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The length and overall fit of the Drive 4 are true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
In the beginning, the fit is really snug. But the materials stretch out after breaking them in.
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true to size
AnotherPair [Youtube]
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Fits true to size.
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