Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of purchasers express their satisfaction with the shoe's performance.
  • Like the HOVR Havoc, the Under Armour Fireshot feels great on-foot and is comfortable enough to be worn all day, several reviewers claim.
  • A small number of users mention that they receive a lot of compliments while wearing these sneakers.
  • On clean courts, a few players report that the UA Fireshot grips the floor nicely.
  • Some wearers assert that these basketball shoes fit them perfectly.
  • CompFit feels very supportive around the ankles according to more than a handful of wearers.
  • Nearly all testers declare that the rubber outsole is really hard and seems to be durable enough for outdoor use.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A few wearers complain that the Under Armour Fireshot runs narrow and is painful to wear.
  • Majority of the testers report that the outsole attracts dust like a magnet, causing them to slip and slide on the court. Players are experiencing the same issue with the Nike KD 11.
  • A couple of users express their disappointment with the UA Fireshot, stating it’s not a good basketball shoe and not ideal for competitive play.
  • The cushioning is not the best according to most reviewers; they claim it feels dead.

Bottom line

Under Armour placed the Fireshot in an awkward position since it was released a few months after the Curry 2 and priced just $10 lower, making it a tough sell. By merely adding $10, what you’ll get is a Stephen Curry signature sneaker that performs a lot better.

All in all, the Under Armour Fireshot is a good shoe to wear when working out or playing pick-up basketball. If you love UA shoes but don’t like Curry, then go ahead and give the Fireshot a try.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated basketball shoe

Expert Reviews

77 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 73 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    I thinks there's a lot better shoes that you can get for the price right now.

  • 84 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle | Level 4 expert

    Check the Under Armour Fireshot out if you aren't a Curry fan but like Under Armour for ball.

  • 84 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Check the Under Armour Fireshot out if you aren't a Curry fan but like Under Armour for ball.

  • 64 / 100 | TheGymRatReview | | Level 4 expert

    I’m not gonna dwell on it much longer – I just didn’t like playing in the Fireshot.

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The Fireshot features a responsive Micro G midsole that rests on top of a high-traction outsole, making it ideal for high-performing athletes who set the game on fire.

Under Armour’s signature CompFit collar wraps the ankle, providing lightweight support and stability as the wearer drains their hot jump shots.

Cushion. The Under Armour Fireshot features a molded and sculpted EVA midsole that is engineered to deliver lightweight responsiveness by turning soft landings into explosive takeoffs.

The EVA rubber midsole is paired with a full-length Micro G sockliner that cushions your every step, delivering unrivaled comfort.

Traction. For exceptional on-court grip and control, the Under Armour Fireshot features an injection-molded outsole with a spider web traction pattern that allows you to move in any direction.

Length and Width. Reportedly, the Under Armour Fireshot runs narrow and has a roomy toe box. Purchasers are advised to order their actual size if they can’t try the sneakers in-store.

Lockdown. The Fireshot features Under Armour’s CompFit technology for superior stability. A form-fitting CompFit collar shrouds the ankle like a second skin, providing a better range of motion, compressive ankle support, and a customized fit. A padded CompFit tongue relieves lace pressure and helps lock your foot in place.

Covering the forefoot is a very breathable and lightweight synthetic mesh that delivers maximum stability on the court. To complete the Fireshot's upper, Under Armour is also giving you the best compression technology with their signature CompFit ankle construction.

The Under Armour Fireshot has a striking silhouette that combines a performance build with a stylish look. It debuted on the feet of Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay during the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend.

This team shoe was also worn by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team throughout the 78th edition of the NCAA tournament. It comes in a Metallic Gold colorway that features a forest green ankle collar and tongue.

Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com