Verdict from 11 experts and 100+ user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Many wearers love that this pair of kicks from Under Armour is attractive. It shares a similar style with the HOVR Havoc.
  • There are mentions from a lot of buyers that the Under Armour Drive 4 is comfortable.
  • Several purchasers love that this shoe has the capacity to last long even if used daily under high physical pressures.
  • This shoe is a hit, as evidenced by the high overall satisfaction ratings that it gets from many buyers.
  • Some testers note that Under Armour is really able to maximize the traction power of the herringbone pattern on the outsole of this shoe.
  • Some users say that this pair of shoes work well on both outdoor and indoor courts. The same can be said of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High.
  • Plenty of wearers express their willingness to recommend this pair of basketball kicks to those who are close to them.
  • Using tightly woven mesh on the upper may have worked because there are mentions of how this shoe is so light and breathable.
  • A good number of buyers agree that the Under Armour Drive 4 is reasonably priced.
  • Given that the shoe is of the right size, several users agree the shoe’s fit and support make jumping and running a lot easier.
  • Many users share that this hoops shoe can be used for other activities such as running and weightlifting.

3 reasons not to buy

  • At least one wearer reports that the laces of the UA  Drive 4 is not long enough to achieve the desired snugness.
  • A lot of users report that the Drive 4 from Under Armour runs smaller than expected.
  • There are a few reports of how the external heel counter dug to the wearers’ skin, hurting instead of protecting it.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Drive 4 delivers so well in aspects that matter. Many wearers agree that it has great traction, with a significant number saying that it can be used on both indoor and outdoor courts. The way that it hugs the foot maximizes the wearer’s range of movement. Making the UA Drive 4 more palatable is its price that several consider as reasonable given all the goodness that it brings.

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Good to know

The Under Armour Drive 4 has the Micro G technology just below the heel to energize the wearer’s every step.  The upper of this shoe is made of lightweight and breathable mesh, and the outsole if made of thick rubber that features a generously spaced out herringbone pattern.

Cushion. The midsole of the Drive 4 is predominantly made of EVA. Right below the heel, it has the famed Micro G technology that effectively energizes crossovers and other similar footwork.

This shoe also has an EVA insole that contributes to the wearer’s overall experience of comfort.

Traction. The outsole of the UA Drive 4 is made of rubber that is purposely made thicker so that it can withstand the pressures of relatively harsh outdoor courts. The herringbone pattern is generously spaced out, so the problem of having dust in between the ridges will be a thing of the past.

Length and Width. While this shoe is advertised as true to size, several wearers report that this shoe runs small. Those who are planning to buy the Under Armour Drive 4 are advised to go at least half a size up.

Lockdown. The Drive 4 from Under Armour basically has everything that a basketball player needs to keep their foot movements stable. It has a fairly supportive heel counter that keeps the foot from slipping. It also has sturdy laces that keep the foot in place even when the wearer is aggressively moving. The security that the lacing system provides is further enhanced by the shoe’s reinforced lace loops. On the sidewalls, this shoe has shank wraps that provide a more locked-in feel.

The upper of this shoe is made of lightweight and breathable mesh. It has a full-length cleatie construction, and it relies on its molded ankle collar and external heel counter for structure and extended support.

The insides of the shoe has die-cut EVA to make sure of the wearer’s experience of padded comfort.

More than just a good performer, the Under Armour Drive 4 is quite a stunner as well. Several wearers talk about how attractive it is even off the court. Its high-top goodness gives it this appeal that resonate well with those who love street-style fashion.

A carved out window in the midsole provides a glimpse of the Micro G that’s in it.


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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.