Verdict from 6.6 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • A significant number of wearers leave comments that the Under Armour Curry 6 is the best Stephen Curry basketball shoes they ever had. 
  • Most users claim that these Curry basketball sneakers break in nice and quick.
  • A good number of buyers appreciate the durability and flexibility of the shoe’s knit upper.
  • Even with dust, the translucent rubber outsole of the Curry 6 grips court floors well. The UA Curry 7 also has great traction.
  • A team of testers appreciate the full-length HOVR cushioning for many reasons. They say it has good court feel, is quite responsive, and provides impact protection.
  • Many wearers notice that the Under Armour Curry 6 is well ventilated. They say their foot stays dry all the time.
  • According to most, the insole is an upgrade from the previous Curry models’. It is so soft that it feels like memory foam.
  • Several agree that the Heart of the Town colorway of the Curry 6 is fiery hot.
  • The speed plate delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition, say some reviewers.
  • Most Curry 6 owners recommend these shoes to new buyers. They say it is such a huge improvement to the Curry 4 and 5.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of testers do not recommend the Under Armour Curry 6 for outdoor hooping. They notice that the outsole rubber frays easily.
  • A handful of wearers complain that the Christmas in the Town colorway of the Curry 6 gets dirty easily.
  • The rubber outsoles of these Curry 6 shoes become the subject of complaints from Instagram users. They say that when pressure is applied on the forefoot angles of the flex grooves, the rubber pops and tears.
  • The tongue is thinly padded. According to some users, the shoe laces dig into their foot when they are tightened.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Curry 6 is a strong contender for the number 1 spot on the list of the best basketball shoes of 2019. It may not have the best cushioning like Nike’s Zoom or Adidas’s Boost, but it certainly delivers on what’ important. 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.

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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.

Size and fit

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How Curry 6 compares

This shoe: 89
All shoes average: 87
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This shoe: $130
All shoes average: $131
$40 $500
This shoe: 12oz
All shoes average: 13.9oz
9oz 28.6oz
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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com