3 Best Stephen Curry Basketball Shoes in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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3 Best Stephen Curry Basketball Shoes in 2022

The signing of Stephen Curry in 2013 by Under Armour makes the brand one of the most popular in the basketball world. Initially wearing UA Clutchfit Drive and Anatomix Spawn, the NBA legend finally released his first signature shoe, the Under Armour Curry 1, in 2015.

Well-received by basketball fans for its excellent on-court performance, superb traction, cushioning, and a lockdown fit, the Under Armour Curry series is now on its 9th version and still growing strong. For anyone who loves Steph’s brilliance on the court, you won’t be disappointed with his amazing line of signature sneakers.

In case you still need some convincing to get a pair, we’ve reviewed all 16 of the best Stephen Curry basketball shoes available out there. After a thorough test, we selected our top picks for your quick reference.

How we test basketball shoes

At RunRepeat, we make sure that all the models on this list are comprehensively tested and examined by our staff of wear-testers and shoe experts. We’ve spent hours in our own shoe testing lab to check and recheck every essential part of each model. We further test the shoes on the court and in other sports activities.

To make the cut, here’s exactly our approach:

  • We only test all the Stephen Curry basketball sneakers that we bought with our own money.
  • We cut the shoes open inside the RunRepeat lab. We analyze and measure 30+ parameters of the shoes and check their midsole cushioning, lockdown fit, outsole traction, and many others.
  • Our wear-testers determine the on-court performance, comfort, and durability by playing numerous games of basketball.
  • We collect additional useful data from other basketball experts and regular players.

For the overall rankings, we use our CoreScore to calculate all the data above. A final rating is then assigned to each Stephen Curry model ranging from 0 to 100.

Best Stephen Curry basketball shoes overall

Under Armour Curry 3ZER0
Under Armour Curry 3ZER0
£110

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 605 users
84 / 100 from 9 experts

Pros

  • Solid traction on clean courts
  • Balanced, smooth cushioning
  • Excellent ankle support
  • Stylish and with cool colors
  • Breaks in nicely
  • Great for outdoor conditions

Cons

  • Needs wiping on dusty courts
  • Disappointing overall fit
  • Too short laces

Verdict

The Curry 3ZER0 is marketed as a team shoe, similar to LeBron’s Soldier line. Under Armour trimmed down the Curry 3 and the result is a surprisingly solid on-court performer. Its cushioning has been modified to provide a better balance between protection and responsiveness while its adjustable collar delivers better lockdown and support. The pair provides a better all-around experience that different types of players enjoy.
Under Armour Curry 3ZER0 full review

Best value Stephen Curry basketball shoes

Under Armour Curry 4 Low
Under Armour Curry 4 Low
£46

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 87 users
83 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Phenomenal traction on all courts
  • Stable cushioning setup
  • Enhanced court feel and mobility
  • Good impact protection
  • Soft, more flexible material
  • More supportive
  • Lovely minimalist aesthetic

Cons

  • Uncomfortably tight lockdown
  • Requires longer break-in period
  • Quick dust pickup
  • Not for outdoor play

Verdict

Just like the high-top model, the Under Armour Curry 4 Low is a great on-court performer. The cushioning and traction is the same as the high-top version, albeit its updated upper makes it more comfortable. With its minimalist design, low-to-the-ground cushioning, and glove-like feel, these low-top basketball sneakers are ideal for players who want to feel light and fast on the court.
Under Armour Curry 4 Low full review
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.