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Price
$135
Weight
13oz

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

14 reasons to buy

  • Many users comment that the Under Armour Curry 2.5’s upper materials are very durable.
  • One tester likes the tread pattern on the outsole. “The tread pattern is spaced perfectly so dust won't get caught in between the grooves and harass you later,” he says.
  • The shoe gives a fluid heel-to-toe transition, remarks some of the buyers.
  • Majority of the users agree that traction is still as top-notch as the Curry 2’s.
  • Many reviewers love how comfortable the 2.5 is; one even says that it is the most comfortable basketball shoes he’s ever worn.
  • Nearly all users of the shoe commend the burrito wrap construction and asymmetrical lacing since these gave them a secure and very locked feeling throughout their games.
  • Almost all expert reviewers say that although the fit of the Curry 2 was already great, the Curry 2.5 fits even better.
  • A lot of users comment that the cushioning on this shoe is also an improvement, thanks to the thick PU insole.
  • Because of the snug fit of the upper, many say that the shoe feels like an extension of their feet.
  • One user who doesn’t have any arch on his feet comments that the form of the midsole is perfect for his foot.
  • Since the UA Curry 2.5 uses sturdier materials on its upper than the Curry 2, majority of the buyers find the shoe to provide great ankle support.
  • A few players notice that the internal lining of the shoe is very comfortable.
  • Most of the users say that the fit gets better with every wear.
  • As for users who got to wear the previous model, many of them really like the UA 2.5 better.

8 reasons not to buy

  • A few players comment that the shoe needs some break-in time due to the rigid materials used on the upper.
  • Because of the burrito wrap construction of the tongue, some users find it hard to put the shoe on.
  • Ventilation-wise, majority of the users complain that the shoe is really hot and builds moisture during use.
  • Many players say that the shoe runs small.
  • The Curry 2.5 is archless; people who need arch support might need to swap the insole with one that has a raised arch area.
  • A lot of users remark that in spite of the added OrthoLite insole, they still prefer to have the Micro-G foam of Under Armour.
  • A few users say that the shoe feels bulky.
  • One expert reviewer and several other users do not like how the top-cuff of the upper kept stabbing their Achilles, leading to blisters.

Bottom line

Although it had its flaws, many expert reviewers thought that the Curry 2 was a great shoe. In fact, it’s only with the release of the 2.5 that many realize that the shoe could still be taken to the next level. The tight fit and sticky traction of the 2.5 is perfect for guards or players whose styles are similar to Steph’s.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 239 ratings

5 star
69%
4 star
18%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
3%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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89 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Hoop And Life • Nelson Chan • Level 5 expert

    For $135, these really get the job done.

  • 90 / 100 by Jahronmon • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    What I can tell you is that both the traction and cushion are the same and still perform at a very high level.

  • 100 / 100 by Schwollo • Schwollo • Level 5 expert

    UA kept the best parts of the Curry 2 while slightly improving the cushioning, fit and containment. Can’t ask for much more than that.

  • 90 / 100 by Wear Testers • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    What I can tell you is that both the traction and cushion are the same and still perform at a very high level.

  • 74 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • The Sole Brothers • Level 4 expert

    They're a very nice shoe.

  • 88 / 100 by BBallEquips • BBallEquips • Level 2 expert

    If you like more support of focus a lot on down-to-ground moves then the UA Curry 2.5 will be your shoe.

  • 94 / 100 by ma76bball • ma76bball • Level 1 expert

    The Curry 2.5, it is definitely no.1, no.2 for my go to shoes right now.

  • 90 / 100 by Coastormer • Matt • Level 1 expert

    These do get a little bit hot after playing a while in them.

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Profile of Under Armour Curry 2.5

Under Armour retains the good features of Stephen Curry’s second signature model and improves on the not-so-solid aspects of the shoe. With the redesigned upper and asymmetrical lacing system of the Curry 2.5, fit and support are the main drivers of the shoe’s innovation.

Performance

Cushion. The Curry 2.5 uses the same UA Charged cushioning that was used previously on the Curry 2. However, an OrthoLite insole is included for added comfort and impact protection.

Traction. The shoe retains the organic and multidirectional herringbone pattern that performs excellently indoors and outdoors. It requires minimal wiping, making you think more about the game rather than what’s on your feet.

Fit

Length and Width. The shoe runs small according to many wearers. If planning to purchase, go half to a full size up. New buyers may also visit their local shoe stores to fit the Under Armour Curry 2.5 personally.

Lockdown. The Curry 2.5 uses a burrito wrap construction where the tongue is attached to one side of the upper and overlaps with the other end when the laces are tightened; giving the shoe its remarkable fit. The shoe also features an asymmetrical lacing system that pulls the upper in two different directions and pushes the foot into the shoe, ensuring zero slippages.

Material

The UA Curry 2.5 uses a full-length mesh with PU rubber overlays and molded synthetic on its upper. The rubber overlays are thicker on high-wear areas of the shoe.

The midsole is made of an OrthoLite removable insole and a Charged foam cushioning. The outsole, on the other hand, is made of thick rubber. The midfoot shank and external heel counter are made of TPU.

Style

The Under Armour Curry 2.5 has design features that symbolize significant details of Stephen Curry’s career such as the dots on the external heel counter that stand for the Oracle Arena coordinates, the MVP’s home court. Also, the molded lines on the upper take inspiration from the Bay Bridge.

The Under Armour logo can be found on the tongue, the lateral side of the heel, the tip of the toe box and the midfoot shank; while SC callouts are on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe. Lastly, the words I CAN DO ALL THINGS is embossed on the medial side of the forefoot.