Who should buy the Under Armour Curry 4
The fourth installation of Stephen Curry’s signature shoe is designed to deliver more control, comfort, and traction. With an entirely new design, the UA Curry 4 has evolved into shoes that keep up with the player’s unique game. You’d be interested in this pair if:
- You’re looking for a complete on-court performance shoe especially constructed to adapt to your game play.
- You’re a stylish and avid sneaker fan, interested in all the storied renditions and special colorway releases of this pair.
- You’re a die-hard Stephen Curry follower.
The Under Armour Curry 4 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.
Under Armour Speed Plate capability
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.
Genius outsole setup of the Curry 4
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.
Secure, stylish 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.
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.
Personal minimalist style – the Curry way
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.