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256 users: 4.3 / 5

4 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers say that the Under Armour Lockdown 3 gives good value for money, pretty much like the much more popular UA Curry 6.
  • These basketball shoes provide excellent foot support, observes some wearers.
  • A good number of users commend the overall comfort that these sneakers offer.
  • The great look of these basketball shoes from Baltimore-based Under Armour appeals to many shoe enthusiasts.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some users are disappointed about the Lockdown 3’s lack of ventilation for the foot.
  • These sneakers have poor cushioning, reacts some players who tried it out.
  • Wearers find the laces of these shoes for basketball to be quite short for their liking.
  • A few users also have some issues with the position of the laces, saying it caused some discomfort on the midfoot.

Bottom line

Among the things users love about the Under Armour Lockdown 3 include the excellent comfort and support it offers. This affordable basketball shoe also impresses with a stylish look that has definitely earned it some fans. Then again, some had a few issues with these sneakers starting from a lack of breathability to a need for better cushioning. Overall though, these shoes from Under Armour give good value for money, as attested by its buyers.

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Under Armour equips the third installment to the Lockdown with a few updates to make it a better-performing shoe than its predecessors. This version sports a better look that will surely make players stand out on the court. The new design also gives a right balance of support and ventilation meant to boost performance ultimately.

This mid-high basketball shoe cuts just right without sacrificing foot support. A mesh upper and slightly cushioned tongue secure the foot while a rubber sole supplies traction that is meant to keep wearers swift and stable on the hardcourt.

Cushion. Similar to its predecessor, both the sock liner and the midsole of these sneakers utilizes EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) compound. Die-cut EVA makes up the sock liner of the shoe, providing underfoot cushioning and support. Meanwhile, the midsole is fitted with molded injection EVA that gives a lightweight and highly responsive performance.

Traction. Rubber compound serves as the base of the Lockdown 3. This durable solid outsole features a herringbone traction pattern that boasts of its excellent grip in all directions. It also facilitates swift and short movements, allowing for more control.

Length and Width. The Lockdown 3 comes in the standard sizes, from 7 to 14 and can be expected to fit true to size. It has a regular width like most Under Armour shoes.

Lockdown. Mesh material lines the upper of these Under Armour basketball shoe. The upper combines leather and synthetic overlays intended to provide lateral and medial foot support. The result is enhanced stability to make sure that the foot stays in place throughout the game.

Under Armour has designed the Lockdown 3 to offer comfort and support. The upper of these sneakers consist of breathable mesh material plus a combination of supple leather and lightweight synthetic overlays, which are meant to deliver lateral and medial support. A slightly cushioned tongue made of mesh fabric works to absorb sweat and heat from the inner part of the shoe, ensuring comfort and ventilation. Additionally, the toe cap is covered in TPU material that gives protection and durability.

In terms of aesthetic appeal, this version of the lockdown is an improvement from its earlier model, the Lockdown 2. The added details on the upper give these sneakers a sleek and elegant look that can easily transition from the courts to the street. Wearing a pair of these as casual wear can perk up one’s street style.

The brand has released the Lockdown 3 in various color combinations.

  • All Black colorway
  • Black/Red colorway
  • Blue/Yellow colorway
  • Black/Grey colorway
  • Red/White colorway

Size and fit

True to size based on 116 user votes
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Large (24%)
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Same sizing as Under Armour Lockdown 4.

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How Lockdown 3 compares

This shoe: 86
All shoes average: 86
34 99
This shoe: £70
All shoes average: £140
£50 £510
This shoe: 366g
All shoes average: 393g
256g 812g
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