Our verdict


The Under Armour Curry 6 is a strong contender for the number 1 spot on the list of the best basketball shoes of 2019. Wearers get to experience court feel, responsiveness, and impact absorption in one full-length HOVR cushioning. The traction is perfect for any court condition even if the outsole becomes covered with dust.


  • Breaks in easily
  • Durable and flexible upper
  • Great grip and traction
  • Good court feel, responsive
  • Provides impact protection
  • Well-ventilated shoe
  • Soft insole
  • Smooth heel-to-toe transition,


  • Not for outdoor play
  • Frail rubber outsoles
  • Thin tongue

Who should buy the Under Armour Curry 6

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 provides players like Curry with impact absorption and energy return. This pair is a great option for you if:

  • You're a fast player and run like Stephen Curry on the court.
  • You're big on impact protection and support, and this UA technology delivers on that.

Under Armour Curry 6 logo

Under Armour Curry 6's high-grade cushioning

The Under Armour Curry 6 features a full-length HOVR cushion. Originally made for running, this restructured model becomes bouncier but remains firm enough to keep it under control.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.

Under Armour Curry 6 midsole

It offers 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.

Under Armour Curry 6 heel

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

Under Armour Curry 6 toe

Superb outsole setup of Under Armour Curry 6

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 give better support to Steph’s explosive basketball movements. The midfoot area is the least altered, featuring only thin parallel grooves.

Under Armour Curry 6 outsole

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.

Under Armour Curry 6 outsole toe

Secure lace-up lockdown

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

Under Armour Curry 6 laces

UA Curry 6's comfortable construction

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 that keeps the wearer comfortable.

Under Armour Curry 6 upper

Curry 6's style and story

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 Under Armour logo and the "30:6" callout.

Under Armour Curry 6 logo back

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."

Under Armour Curry 6 forefoot