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Stephen Curry
Lockdown
Lace-Up
Price
$130
Weight
12oz

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

9 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers are saying that the Under Armour Curry 4 is one of the best looking shoes out on the market today.
  • Nearly all the testers are satisfied with the minimalist cushion setup. The EVA foam is low to the ground and has a bit of bounce to it.
  • The UA Curry 4 is a solid on-court performer according to several wearers.
  • One user asserts that these are the best performance basketball shoes available right now.
  • Majority of the testers are amazed by the shoe’s stop-on-a-dime traction. It bites the floor very well and allows quick changes in direction.
  • These basketball sneakers fit true to size, most comment. The knitted material delivers a perfect one-to-one fit.
  • Some are claiming that the Curry 4 is the best fitting shoe they have ever worn. They say that these sneakers are just anatomically correct and the materials mold to the shape of the foot.
  • Several players are happy with the overall lockdown and containment. They did not experience any internal slippage.
  • The shoes are really comfortable to walk in, a few remark.

7 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole is a dust magnet, some observe. Wiping is necessary when playing on dusty courts.
  • Many reviewers complain about the lack of cushioning. One wearer asserts that it feels like cardboard while a tester says it feels like “bricks on a pillow.”
  • The Curry 4 is not made for outdoor courts, more than a handful comment. They claim that the materials are thin and not durable.
  • For a signature sneaker, the synthetic material feels cheap and plasticky according to some testers.
  • The Under Armour Curry 4 feels stiff out of the box, several buyers remark. It’s very uncomfortable the first few wears.
  • Some wearers are warning about the painful break-in period. They experience pinching in the forefoot and ankle areas that results in horrible blisters.
  • The sock-like collar is flimsy and does not provide any ankle support, a few note.

Bottom line

Stephen Curry was involved throughout the entire design process of his signature sneaker, so it comes as no surprise that the Under Armour Curry 4 favors light and fast guards. Its minimal cushioning delivers supreme responsiveness and court feel while its grippy traction lets you stop on a dime. Once broken in, the form-fitting materials provide solid containment and lockdown, giving you peace of mind while you cross-up your opponents. Its wide outsole also provides a stable base that spot-up shooters will definitely enjoy.

As with previous Curry models, the UA Curry 4 is an excellent choice for guards and shooters. Explosive players and big men who require a ton of cushioning and support may want to try something else. If you are a casual wearer who is just looking for a stylish sneaker that is comfortable to walk in, the Curry 4  also fits the bill.


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3.6 / 5 based on 12 ratings

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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 15 expert reviews

  • 94 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    Not only do I love the Curry 4, but now I’m really excited for the Curry 5.

  • 85 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • The Sole Brothers • Level 4 expert

    Go ahead and cop a pair. I love these shoes.

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

  • 94 / 100 by WearTesters • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    Not only do I love the Curry 4, but now I’m really excited for the Curry 5.

  • 90 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

    If you just want a great option for your guard needs, take this one. Give ’em a little time. You will not be disappointed.

  • 96 / 100 by Wear Testers • Bryan Hinkle • Level 4 expert

    The Under Armour Curry 4 makes more from less, and the league may be in trouble.

  • 87 / 100 by Basketball Diagnostics • Daumantas Rimkus • Level 4 expert

    And I had to admit, these bad boys are the most advanced guard orientated hoop sneakers in the history.

  • 85 / 100 by Hoop And Life • Nelson Chan • Level 4 expert

    Overall, the Under Armour Curry 4 is defiitely a bounce back from last year's model.

  • 95 / 100 by MR FOAMER SIMPSON • MR FOAMER SIMPSON • Level 3 expert

    It is just a good, solid basketball sneaker.

  • 95 / 100 by AnotherPair • Nate Levell Greer • Level 3 expert

    The Under Armour Curry 4 is a fantastic shoe for anyone looking for court feel.

  • 90 / 100 by Richee Kim • Richee Kim • Level 3 expert

    For a guard, this is an amazing shoe.

  • 98 / 100 by AminoApps • AndrewH30 • Level 1 expert

    If you just want a great option for your guard needs, take this one. Give ’em a little time. You will not be disappointed.

  • 95 / 100 by WearTesters • Nate Levell Grer • Level 1 expert

    The Under Armour Curry 4 is a fantastic shoe for anyone looking for court feel.

  • 85 / 100 by Wheat City Sole • Wheat City Sole • Level 1 expert

    Its a solid performing basketball shoe.

  • 85 / 100 by KickGenius • J Jones • Level 1 expert

    The Curry 4 gets the job done especially is you are looking for a shoe that's really supportive

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Profile of Under Armour Curry 4

The fourth installation of Steph’s signature shoe is designed to deliver more control, comfort, and traction. Whether he’s breaking down the defense to get to the rim or he’s draining threes from way beyond the arc, the Under Armour Curry 4 helps him do it all.

With an entirely new design, the UA Curry 4 has evolved to keep up with Steph’s unique game. It features a knitted sleeve for comfort, microfiber quarter panel for support, speed plate for containment, and cross-centric traction for enhanced court control and grip.

Performance

Cushion. The Curry 4 features a new one-piece Speed Plate that focuses on lateral containment and midfoot rigidity. “When you look in the medial arch area, we shaved out a ton of weight there and then exposed that plate,” UA lead designer Kort Neumann explains in an interview. “We’re trying to get it to do two things at once in the forefoot. We’ve gotta still let it flex but still contain your foot when you’re cutting. We wanted to expose as much of that as possible.” This full-length plate is built to withstand explosive movements.

After addressing midfoot stability, Under Armour also created a new proprietary EVA foam compound that is engineered to deliver more responsiveness underfoot.

Traction. The UA Curry 4 features a new cross-centric outsole pattern that is inspired by Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. The pattern is designed to optimize heel-to-forefoot traction for amazing on-court control and grip.

Fit

Length and Width. Because of its tricky fit, buyers are advised to try the shoes in-store first. However, testers highly recommend going with your actual size because the materials will eventually mold to your foot after the initial break-in period.

Lockdown. Keeping the foot securely in place is a knit inner sleeve that creates a locked-in fit around the ankle and forefoot. Hits of synthetic are bonded with the knit material for added support.

Material

With the Curry 4, Steph wanted a sneaker that delivers a seamless transition from his foot to the shoe. He wanted a material that will comfortably hug his foot. With that, a knit internal sleeve was created to deliver the perfect structural fit.

A microfiber synthetic quarter panel provides lightweight reinforcement while the Bemis textile tape bonds the synthetic quarter and knit sleeve without adding any stitching.

Style

With functionality in mind, the Under Armour Curry 4 has a highly stretchable high-top collar that allows Steph to place his ankle brace securely.

“Ultimately, the 4 is an expression of our study in minimalism,” says Neumann. Its polished and sleek silhouette features subtle design elements linked to Steph’s personal life. His family’s names and birth years are found along the outsole while his initials are seen on the inner collar strip. Rounding it out is the strong SC/30 branding located on the lateral side of the shoe.

Special Colorways of the Under Armour Curry 4

Under Armour Curry 4 All Star

Stephen Curry is the captain of one of the two teams that will play during the All-Star Break. The Curry 4 undergoes a sleek makeover for its All-Star Game appearance in Los Angeles. It now boasts an all-white upper and an icy blue iridescent outsole that pay tribute to LA as the City of Angels.

The neat yet scene-stealing white upper of the Curry 4 All Star is also said to represent the duality of Stephen Curry’s on-court character. His shooting skills make him a formidable scorer; his understanding of the game makes him fit to be captain.

The UA Curry 4 for the 2018 All-Star Game is available on Feb 16.