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Top
Mid
Signature
Stephen Curry
Lockdown
Lace-Up
Price
$140
Weight
14oz

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 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Under Armour Curry 3 has excellent traction on clean and semi-dusty courts, most reported.
  • A good number of users note that the shoes have amazing step-in comfort.
  • Many buyers love the silhouette and colorways of the Curry 3. They said that the shoes look good and can be used daily.
  • A lot of wearers appreciate the fact that the Meta-wing carbon fiber shanks provide excellent support.
  • Most casual wearers just love how comfortable the shoes feel. They're able to wear the shoes most of the day.
  • The Charged cushioning provides excellent court feel and increases reaction time, most testers observed.
  • Several users commend Under Armour for the quality of the materials used in the Curry 3.
  • The shoes are priced well, according to a handful of buyers.
  • Some wearers say that the shoes fit perfectly.
  • Many reviewers remark that the shoes are breathable and lightweight.

8 reasons not to buy

  • The Under Armour Curry 3 runs long and wide, a great number reported.
  • On the other hand, a few commented that the shoes run small and narrow.
  • The shoes lose its traction on dusty courts, a few observed. Frequent wiping is recommended.
  • Several report that their feet started to hurt and have blisters after playing in the Curry 3 for an extended period.
  • A handful of buyers complain that the shoes started showing signs of wear after a few weeks of use.
  • Some users are disappointed that the laces keep coming loose during play.
  • The shoes lack impact protection according to a good number of players.
  • A few users experience some heel slip during play.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Curry 3 gives you a responsive court feel, consistent traction, and lightweight support. It performs well on court and is best suited for speedy guards.

If you play like Steph, then the Curry 3 is perfect for you. However, if you are an explosive type of player or someone who needs more impact protection, then there are much better options for you at this price point.


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Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 200 ratings

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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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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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92 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    Much like the Curry 1 and 2, the Curry 3 is a great shoe on-court.

  • 96 / 100 by Jahronmon • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    Basically, if you play like Steph, the Curry 3 is perfect.

  • 100 / 100 by WearTesters • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    Much like the Curry 1 and 2, the Curry 3 is a great shoe on-court.

  • 80 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

    So if you want a trusty Curry shoe that doesn’t bring up problems, stick with the 2.5 or the Two. However if you want to experience the new addition to the Curry line or want a Curry shoe for outdoors, try out the 3.

  • 80 / 100 by Schwollo • Schwollo • Level 5 expert

    And if you haven’t figured it out, the Curry 2 easily outperforms the Curry 3. Just better traction, fit, and stability (and looks quite honestly). But if you’re really into materials, then the Curry 3 might float your boat.

  • 96 / 100 by Wear Testers • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    Basically, if you play like Steph, the Curry 3 is perfect.

  • 96 / 100 by Basketball Diagnostics • Daumantas Rimkus • Level 4 expert

    I think that the Curry 3 is really solid shoe and slightly better than previous models.

  • 95 / 100 by Wear Testers • Bryan Hinkle • Level 4 expert

    If you are looking for quick response and death-grip sticky soles, look no further.

  • 90 / 100 by Hoop And Life • Nelson Chan • Level 4 expert

    At the end of the day, I still believe that the Curry 3 is slightly better than the Curry 2.

  • 86 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • The Sole Brothers • Level 4 expert

    It's actually a really nice shoe. It feels pretty similar to the Curry 2.

  • 93 / 100 by KickGenius • Jeremy Jones • Level 3 expert

    The Curry 3 gets the job done.

  • 90 / 100 by Seth Fowler • Seth Fowler • Level 3 expert

    Overall the shoe is definitely a solid performer

  • 88 / 100 by WearTesters • Patrick McGrail • Level 2 expert

    I suppose that despite the great build quality and solid materials, the Curry 3 is just a shoe that didn’t work for my play style.

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Profile of Under Armour Curry 3

What’s good with Under Armour’s Curry line is its consistency. Overall performance has been consistent since the first version came out. The Curry 3, however, was built for what comes next.

The latest signature shoe from two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry provides infinite support and total control on the court. The Curry 3 features Under Armour’s new Threadborne technology for support, Meta-Wings for stability, Anafoam for body-mapped fit, and Charged cushioning for first-step speed.

Performance

Cushion. Under Armour’s unique Charged cushioning foam absorbs a forceful impact and turns it into a responsive burst of energy. The Charged cushioning of the Curry 3 provides responsiveness that enhances first-step speed and quick direction changes.

Meta-Wing carbon fiber shanks line the heel to expressly support the ankle and heel bones for better balancing, pivoting, and shock absorption.

Traction. The durable solid rubber outsole of the Curry 3 is covered with multi-directional herringbone. This traction pattern amplifies stability, grip, and support on the court. The outsole also features a pivot circle located below the ball of the foot.

Fit

Length and Width. The Under Armour Curry 3 fits true to size; however, reviewers still recommend going to the nearest local shop to try out the shoes first before purchasing.

Lockdown. The asymmetrical lacing system pulls the medial side, while the dynamic system on the lateral side locks the midfoot in place. The Meta-Wing carbon fiber shanks provide locked-in stability through the heel, arch, and forefoot. Soft Anafoam molds to the shape of the foot to provide a perfect fit.

Material

The Under Armour Curry 3 features a new Threadborne upper that delivers lightweight directional strength. It’s inspired by the fiber materials found in parachutes, known as paracord.

Threadborne uses high tension threads to provide the perfect combination of support and breathability. Under Armour also brings back Anafoam to deliver body-mapped fit, lightweight structure, and added support.

Style

The Under Armour Curry 3 is designed for infinite support and stability. Additional foam is placed around the ankle collar, and a large heel counter wraps the back of the shoe. Also, the mid-cut design of the Curry 3 does not restrict movement and is ankle brace friendly.

The shoe’s large heel counter displays the SC/30 logo and Steph’s signature is found on the Meta-Wing at the medial side. These details complete the shoe’s form-fitting silhouette.

Story

Under Armour changed their approach with the conceptualization of the Curry 3. The design team was more interested in involving Steph in the early stages of the project. They asked Steph to look at some sketches and have him circle what he likes, and cross out what he didn’t like. The Curry approved design was a concept that was inspired by fighter jets.