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Top: Low
Signature: Stephen Curry
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Price: $130
Weight: 12oz
Colorways: Black, White, Green, Red
Size
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87 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I liked playing in the Curry 1. I loved playing in the Curry 2. Curry 3 was meh. Curry 4 was amazing. Curry 5 was… painful. The Curry 6 is easily the best they’ve done and it has been a blast to play in. It’s always a good sign when I don’t want to stop wearing a shoe once testing is complete because I like playing in them so much — that’s what it’s like for me and the Curry 6. I love everything about them — although I’d have done something slightly different with the traction. Is it the best Curry to date? Yes. It’s the most well-rounded of the bunch that will cater to more than just the player that wants court feel. It has something for everyone, which is what a good performance shoe will offer. While it may be made for the player they’re named after, you’re trying to sell the shoe to everyone but him (her). You can only do that successfully if you make a shoe “everyone” will want to play in rather than just focusing on one athlete. Solid job by Under Armour. I can’t wait to grab a few more colorways once they’re available.

  • 90 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    I love playing in these. I really enjoyed playing in these. The cushion is actually pretty nice. I like how mellow it is and how responsive it is. The traction is really good. Fit, support, and the overall upper being so minimal and soft on my foot. The only problem for me is the durability.

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I liked playing in the Curry 1. I loved playing in the Curry 2. Curry 3 was meh. Curry 4 was amazing. Curry 5 was… painful. The Curry 6 is easily the best they’ve done and it has been a blast to play in. It’s always a good sign when I don’t want to stop wearing a shoe once testing is complete because I like playing in them so much — that’s what it’s like for me and the Curry 6. I love everything about them — although I’d have done something slightly different with the traction. Is it the best Curry to date? Yes. It’s the most well-rounded of the bunch that will cater to more than just the player that wants court feel. It has something for everyone, which is what a good performance shoe will offer. While it may be made for the player they’re named after, you’re trying to sell the shoe to everyone but him (her). You can only do that successfully if you make a shoe “everyone” will want to play in rather than just focusing on one athlete. Solid job by Under Armour. I can’t wait to grab a few more colorways once they’re available.

  • 90 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    For $130, it's definitely a great performance shoe. It's really fun and it's definitely a top performer. So what I'm thinking is if this rubber durability thing is only on this particular colorway, then this is definitely a cop because this is a great performer. It has everything that I want and nothing that I don't. Overall, the cushion is amazing. The fit is amazing. And the traction is really nice. Not Curry 2 level, but I think it's maybe the second best or third best out of the Curry line. And is still a very high level because the Curry 2's traction was insane. So if the rubber durability thing is only with this colorway, then this is definitely a cop.

  • 90 / 100 | MARKCHES | | Level 5 expert

    If you like a shoe that is very stable, quick on your feet, very light, and the traction is good, this (shoe lace) is just the only problem I have with this. But if you're a player who really likes cushion, although the HOVR gives you that cushioning, it's nothing compared to Zoom, it's nothing compared to Boost. But if you're more into responsiveness and court feel with a little bit of cushion and impact protection, I highly recommend the Curry 6.

  • 85 / 100 | Hoop And Life | | Level 5 expert

    In my opinion the curry 6 is the best overall Curry since the Curry 2s. It has a really good balance from the traction, to the materials, to the support, and lockdown. Everything about this shoe is pretty good. Traction was pretty good given the lack of durability. The cushioning had the right amount of balance between good cushion, impact protection, along with responsive low-to-the-ground feel. SUpport was really good with great heel-to-toe transition from the speed plate. And like I said, this is the most, well-rounded Curry today. And I really like playing in the Curry 6 except the fact that where it started to give me pains on the top of my foot.

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According to Under Armour Curry 6 designer Leon Gu, Stephen Curry runs approximately 2.3 miles per game. The shoe is designed more as a running shoe to meet his needs. The full-length HOVR is implemented to give Curry impact absorption and energy return. The full-length knit upper is a first in the Curry line, and it gives a secure lockdown. The Speed Plate is tailor-made for Curry. It rises a little on the lateral side to deliver stability.

In a game, every two-second period is made up of different surprising movements such as sprints, jumps, skips, acceleration, deceleration, and back-peddling. Therefore, traction is crucial, and the UA Curry 6 don’t hold back with it. The outsole is split for the shoe to decouple better.

Cushion. The Under Armour Curry 6 features a full-length HOVR cushion. Originally made for running, it is restructured to become bouncier but remain firm enough to keep it under control. The design team of Under Armour makes sure that every player gets every bit of benefit from the HOVR cushioning. It promises court feel, impact protection, explosiveness, and responsiveness. To sustain the shape of the HOVR cushioning, it is entirely covered with Energy Web, which can be seen on the sides and the outsole.

The full-length Speed Plate works like a midfoot shank. It extends to the lateral side of the Curry 6 shoes to provide adequate torsional support. It is also segmented on that side. During cuts and crosses, the SpeedPlate bends and springs back immediately to ensure stability. It also allows wearers a quick footwork switch in a split second.

Traction. The shoe is designed like a running, making it lighter, smaller, and faster. It is built for a guard’s need for speed. The outsole of the Curry 6 is divided into three sections in response to Stephen Curry’s footwork. The heel area has an axe-like groove. The forefoot has six sections that are designed to give better support to Steph’s explosive basketball movements. The midfoot are is the least altered, featuring only thin parallel grooves.

Speaking of lines, the lateral side features a series of parallel lines that follow the outline of that side of the shoe. The medial side has a cross-hatched pattern that is inspired by the stucco found in the house that Steph grew up in when he was Charlotte, North Carolina. The unique pattern that is created delivers superior traction on any court surface.

Length and Width. The Under Armour Curry 6 comes in the standard length and width. A huge number of wearers claim they chose their true Under Armour size and the fit is amazing. However, there are claims that the Curry line is generally not wide-foot friendly. Therefore, new buyers with wide feet are advised to fit the shoe prior the purchase.

Lockdown. The Curry 6 shoes uses the standard lace-up system. The flat shoelaces, when tied properly, achieves a great lockdown and secure fit.

The full-length knit textile upper has fuse overlays in the toe box and eyelets for durability. The heel counter is overlaid with rubber that delivers protection. It also comes with enough padding to keep the wearer comfortable.

The low-top Under Armour Curry 6 is styled as a running shoe. The lateral side has the Stephen Curry logo. The tongue has the the Under Armour logo and the "30:6" callout. The insole has Steph’s logo, the "IN THE TOWN" callout, and the number 10, which represents the years Curry has stayed in Oakland. The forefoot of the outsole has the names of his wife and two children. The middle of the outsole has his signature and "I CAN DO ALL THINGS."

The Under Armour Curry 6 is currently available in three colorways and one special colorway for an auction. Each colorway is discussed below:

Under Armour Curry 6 Christmas in the Town

Under Armour, Stephen Curry, Dee-Nyce, and the Fly Boys Couture Club (FBCC) class collaborated to design the Christmas in the Town colorway for the Curry 6. The white and blue upper interprets the white snowcaps of the mountains that surrounding the icy blue Lake Tahoe. The snowflakes on the insole and outsole of the Curry 6 are specially drawn by children of FBCC. The colorway was released on December 22, 2018.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Coy Fish’

Under Armour basketball celebrates the 2019 All-Star Weekend with the launch of the ‘Coy Fish’ colorway of the Curry 6. This colorway tells the story of a prankster as he returns to his home. 

The Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Coy Fish’ features a striking yellow upper with a water-like outsole.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Dub Nation’

This colorway pays tribute to the people that ignited the Warriors’s success. The Curry 6 ‘Dub Nation’ boasts a clean white upper and a royal blue midsole.

Under Armour Curry 6 Fox Theater

Stephen Curry’s love for Oakland City shows in the Fox Theater colorway. The theater reopened in 2009, the same year he signed with the Golden State Warriors.

Released in his tenth year in the city, the Curry 6 has neon orange and green details that reference the lights of the theater. This colorway was released on January 4, 2019.

Under Armour Curry 6 Heart of the Town

Scheduled to officially release stateside on January 18, 2019, the fierce all red colorway represents Stephen Curry’s love for Oakland CIty. 

Under Armour Curry 6 Moon Landing 

There are only two pairs made by Mache for the Moon Landing colorway. The pair worn by Stephen Curry on January 3, 2019 against the Houston Rockets were auctioned off on eBay. The bid was from January 7 to 13 as an exclusive collector’s item. After 113 bids, it was sold for $58,100 on January 14.  Through the collaboration of the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, the proceeds will go to the STEM education in the Bay Area.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Oakland Sideshow’

This colorway of the Curry 6 pays tribute to Oakland’s sideshow culture. The ‘Oakland Sideshow’ colorway is dressed in dark grey with orange accents. 

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Roaracle’

This colorway pays tribute to the fans and their deafening cheers in every home game. The UA Curry 6 ‘Roaracle’ features a bright red upper and a neon green outsole.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Splash Party’

Under Armour celebrates Stephen’s 31st birthday with the release of the ‘Splash Party’ colorway. These Stephen Curry sneakers feature a confetti-speckled midsole with vibrant pink accents.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Thank You’

This colorway celebrates Stephen’s ten years in The Town. The UA Curry 6 ‘Thank You’ features a black upper with yellow accents that match the Warriors now-iconic jersey.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Underrated’

This colorway of the UA Curry 6 mirrors the original Warriors jersey. These low-top basketball shoes boast a navy upper with orange accents.

Under Armour Curry 6 ‘Working on Excellence’

The ‘Working on Excellence’ colorway is inspired by an expression of Stephen’s cousin-in-law Devontée. They both understand that success is not given but earned.

These Under Armour basketball shoes feature a white and balck upper that represents the balance between Stephen’s work on the court and his family.

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