Our verdict


The Under Armour Curry 3Z5 is the second silhouette from Stephen Curry's shoe line and is perfect for players, especially guards, who will truly regard this shoe as a true bang for their buck. Big men can still try this out, but shoes like the UA Embiid One might be better suited for them. Luckily, this price drop did not put the design and materials of this shoe in jeopardy.


  • Grips clean courts quite well
  • Balanced cushioning
  • Dependable lateral support
  • Nice materials
  • True-to-size fit
  • Great for indoor courts
  • Insanely lightweight
  • Reliable traction
  • Excellent stability


  • Dust-prone sole
  • Not for outdoors
  • Faulty collar

Who should buy the Under Armour Curry 3Z5:

This iconic Under Armour Basketball shoe is a great match for hoopers like you if:

  • You want a shoe with lightweight support that locks your feet and keep it light when surpassing and out-hustling opponents 
  • You are after a basketball shoe with webbed lace construction that provides a secure fit that allows successful quick cuts and fast breaks 

Ideal outsole for indoor playing

The rubber outsole of the Under Armour 3Z5 offers much-needed benefits for basketeers like slip resistance when in contact with substances such as sweat and wet surfaces on indoor courts. Many players have noted that the pair performs well on any court.

...but needs maintenance for outdoor courts

The rubber-made outsole makes this pair durable enough for playing outdoors but will need constant checking and wiping for its dust-prone sole.

A good mix of responsiveness and underfoot cushioning

Its Micro G Foam midsole transforms cushioned landings into explosive takeoffs, which gives hoopers fastbreak chances. If you're aiming to jump higher to take possession of the ball midair, this pair's springy cushioning provides extra support and a bouncy feel.

The TPE-blend sock-liner with low compression underfoot cushioning gives wearers extreme comfort for every stride and a great court feel and responsiveness which are perfect for light and quick guard positions while making sure you get enough foot protection.

Stability at its finest!

Equipped with an internal nylon shank, the Under Armour Curry 3Z5 is a powerful shoe that provides and supports your foot with enough strength, elasticity, flexibility and the needed stability for every move. These nylon shanks are warmer and softer than steel but provide the right amount of support that lets transient players move easily.

Insanely light in every step

This UA 3Z5 offers lightweight support that locks feet which establishes that lightweight feeling needed when surpassing and outhustling any defenders. A breathable mesh is used on the upper part that provides softness and a perfect fit for moving freely and enjoying the pleasure of free running.

Made from durable leather materials, this lightweight pair keeps you fast on your feet and decrease the chances of fatigue and foot pain after your run, therefore offering maximum comfort.

Grip and traction? The UA Curry 3Z5 does not disappoint!

When talking about grip and traction, this Stephen Curry line shoe does not disappoint. Despite its easily dust-prone outsole, many hoopers praise the phenomenal traction that bits nicely to most courts and great arch support and awesome grip on clean and indoor courts. 

Under Armour Curry 3Z5: 

Stephen Curry and Under Armour are reaching more and more people with the much cheaper UA 3ZER0 line. As the fifth release, the Under Armour Curry 3Z5 builds on the strengths of its predecessors. Its wearers get to enjoy the following:

Support and stability. The shoe has a webbed lacing system that securely fastens the foot to the footbed once tightened. A nylon shank is inserted that avoids twists and smooth steps.

Cushioned propulsion. The midsole is equipped with Micro G foam, which provides impact protection without compromising both court feel and bounce.

On-court confidence. The shoe's light and breathable upper materials do not distract the player away from the game, while its outsole provides a solid group on the hardwood.

Promoting the Curry brand

The UA Curry 3Z5 is only the second model to be released under Stephen Curry's independent brand. It follows the Under Armour Curry 8, which was surrounded by a lot of hype and fanfare upon release. As if respecting the supremacy of the most recent release of Curry's mainline, the 3Z5 had a rather subdued entrance. Still, this does not erase the fact that specs- and design-wise, it stands out among other cheap basketball shoes.