Under Armour Curry 2 Performance Review | Zak Kerr

 



Traction
The Curry Two utilizes a multidirectional herringbone traction pattern. Whenever I analyze traction, I compare it to the Jordan XX8, XX9 and Kobe 9. Those are the three best setups that I have played in. The Curry Two’s traction is just as good as those three models. These things are straight up beasts. They work just as well outdoors as they do indoors. The rubber compound used makes them last more than most shoes do outdoors, however, just like every hoop shoe, they will wear out eventually.



Cushion
This is the first time I’ve experienced Charged cushion, so I can’t compare it to the Curry One. That being said, these things do exactly what they say they do. While you are standing around, the shoe is very plush, giving you great step-in comfort. As you move around, the cushion becomes more responsive. Are there better, more exciting setups out there? Yes, but you can’t go wrong with this Charged foam.



Materials
Initially, I thought the materials were going to be disappointing. The Speedform material used in the back half of the shoe looked very comfortable but the fuse in the forefoot scared me. Under Armour proved me wrong. It doesn’t feel like traditional fuse at all. The fuse is very soft and feels better with every wear. If you’re like me and aren’t a fan of fuse, you don’t have to worry.



Fit
If I could describe the fit with one word, it would be containment. The laces go through the “fingers” on the upper and that’s exactly what they act like. They are fingers that keep you locked down at all times while giving you an extremely nice fit. The heel counter in the back keeps you locked in at all times as well. They fit true to size in my opinion but if you have a wide foot, I can only suggest you try them on.



Support
Support is coming from your overall fit, as well as the heel counter. The fit is so great that it leads to an ample amount of support. There is a shank plate under foot for torsional support. Am I surprised at the abundance of support? Of course not. Curry has a history of ankle injuries, so they made sure he was all set with this model.



Overall
These things are solid in every category. Without a doubt, they are a top five shoe to play in this year. Not to mention, they are only $130. If you’re ballin’ on a budget, these have to be on the top of your list.

Let us know what you think of the Curry Two in the comment section below. You can purchase a pair from UnderArmour.com.

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21 Comments

  1. [email protected] says

    Nice review.

  2. Great performance review. This sounds like another home run for UA. I would love to compare your Curry 2 review to the Rose 6. The fact that you can play in these outdoor, adds extra value.

      1. Zak great review once again better and better each time. Only if some other reviewers stop only looking at themselves and do the business they’ll really be geniuses. Any how one thing I can say about UA they pay attention to fit and function. Their cushion setup is responsive, supportive and durable among other things it all makes for a great piece of equipment.

  3. Thanks for the review, it would help if you can use those tags also, How would you compare the cushion to the boost setup of the Drose 6? With the Boost fully working on the Six, it becomes the ultimate compare to in terms of cushion.

    1. I like the cushion better on the Rose 6. The boost is outstanding. However, I like the fit much better on the Curry 2. I feel very contained at all times.

  4. Did you feel like when you make quick cuts like the side was going to blow out on you, then you look down and see that its fine? I’ve had mine for close to two weeks now and I keep encountering this feeling. Maybe I’m just paranoid.

    1. It happens to me too, when i make a quick side to side move, i aware that the rubber on the forefoot edge roll over because the softness of the rubber.

  5. Does anyone know where I could size swap a splash party 1 for an 8. I have an 8.5 and I just can’t find anyone that will take them

  6. Saw a kid with them and the charged looked like a chunk if plastic, didn’t look like good impact protection at all but I guess their looks are decieving. Also anyone have a rough date when the lows come out

  7. Hey bro great review, wanted to ask if ou’ll review the cfd 2’s since I may not have the chance to get the curry 2’s because they are so limited where I am. And how you would compare these Curry 2’s to the lebron 12 lows, as well as the lebron 13.

  8. I tried these on today. Great fit. They felt like there wasn’t much arch support though. Does that change once broken in, Zak?

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