Verdict from 8 experts and 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of users just love how comfortable and responsive these UA basketball shoes feel. They appreciate that Under Armour brought back its fan-favorite Micro G foam.
  • Traction is excellent on clean and semi-dusty courts, several reported.
  • A lot of buyers commented that the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 has good ankle support.
  • These Under Armour basketball shoes fit perfectly, according to many.
  • A few noted that these Under Armour shoes look good and have cool colorways.
  • The shoes break in easily, nearly all observed.
  • Some said that these high-top basketball sneakers feel good even on the first wear.
  • Several wearers said that they’ll recommend this shoe because of its good performance and quality.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of users report that the ClutchFit upper is not breathable.
  • The traction doesn’t perform well on dusty courts, a few commented. Frequent wiping is recommended.
  • A handful of testers noted that the ankle collar is flimsy and does not provide the needed support.
  • A few commented that the toe box scuffed off just after a few games.

Bottom line

The Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 is a good shoe. There’s really nothing outstanding about it. However, all in all, it performs well. It’s comfortable, has responsive cushioning, solid traction, and decent support.

At $125, there are better performance sneakers out there (including signature basketball shoes such as the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 and Nike Kyrie 5). But if you were a fan of the first ClutchFit Drive, then the ClutchFit Drive 3 may just be for you.

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Good to know

The Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 is a major upgrade from the previous version. Under Armour recognized what went wrong with the ClutchFit Drive 2 and went back to what worked with the original version. They brought back full-length Micro G foam and an updated ClutchFit upper.

Cushion. Under Armour combined two of their cushioning technologies in the third iteration of the ClutchFit Drive. The ClutchFit Drive 3 features a full-length Micro G foam layer that turns cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs. A layer of Charged cushioning is placed under the heel area to help absorb impact & convert it into responsive comfort.

Traction. Herringbone covers the outsole of the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3. Diamond-shaped insets are strategically placed under the forefoot area for enhanced control and traction.

Length and Width. The Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 fits true to size; however, some users reported that they run a little small and narrow. Wide-footers may need to go up half a size.

Lockdown. The Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 features an innovative bear-trap lacing system. The eyelets run through the tongue for a tight and locked-in fit.

The shoe’s external heel counter, internal shanks, achilles pillow, and Ortholite sockliner add stability and keep the entire foot locked in place.

The ClutchFit technology was updated for the Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3. This new upper breathes, stretches, and supports the foot better than ever before.

ClutchFit extends to the high-cut ankle collar providing support while still maintaining flexibility. The shoe’s cut allows you to wear an ankle brace if needed.

The Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3 is definitely a team shoe. It has a wide array of colorways that range from Tropic Pink to Team Royal.

The UA Drive 3 comes in a number of colorways. The following are just some of the most common renditions of these Under Armour basketball shoes:

  • Black/Rocket Red/Metallic Silver
  • Black/White/White
  • Gamma Green/Nova Teal/Metallic Silver
  • Graphite/White/White
  • Green/White
  • Metallic Silver/Black/Red
  • Midnight Navy/White
  • Red/White
  • Team Royal/White/White
  • Tropic Pink/White/White


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