Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Under Armour Curry 7 is an amazing basketball shoe, several owners declare. According to them, these are probably the best Currys since the UA Curry 2.
  • The shoe’s traction is phenomenal, nearly all reviewers exclaim. 
  • The UA Curry 7 fits better than the Curry 6, most wearers report.
  • A good number of players are saying that the cushioning is more forgiving than the previous Curry model.
  • The support and lockdown are very good, almost all users claim. They are saying that the Curry 7 is one of the most supportive Currys ever made.
  • These Stephen Curry basketball shoes are quite durable, a few buyers remark.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most are commenting that the Under Armour Curry 7’s cushioning feels lackluster and firm.
  • Many are griping that, for a signature model, the materials are not premium.

Bottom line

The Under Armour Curry 7 is made for quick guards who value stability and court feel over impact protection. The combination of HOVR and Micro G offers adequate cushioning to players who move like Stephen on the court. 

Compared to the Curry 6, these basketball shoes have better traction, fit, support, lockdown, and cushioning. Overall, the Under Armour Curry 7 is a no-nonsense basketball shoe that delivers excellent performance on the hardwood.

Facts

Expert Reviews

85 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | MARKCHES | | Level 5 expert

    For me, overall, for the price and the comfort, if you're a guard, a quick guard, the Curry 7 is a shoe to look at.

  • 87 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    This is a great performer. There are some problems with it in my opinion. Mainly, I wish the cushion was nicer because it is HOVR and Micro G.

  • 89 / 100 | Schwollo | Level 5 expert

    Based on pure how does it perform on court I’ll give it a First Team rating.

  • 86 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Traction is great. Materials work wonderfully — despite not having that premium feel. The fit may vary from person to person, since no two feet are alike, but they fit me perfectly. Support was awesome.

  • 86 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Traction is great. Materials work wonderfully — despite not having that premium feel. The fit may vary from person to person, since no two feet are alike, but they fit me perfectly. Support was awesome.

  • 82 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics | | Level 5 expert

    The Under Armour Curry 7 isn’t a shoe for everyone’s taste, in fact, the whole Curry line isn’t. Nonetheless, if you’re one of those pure guards who do emphasize and value that raw connection with the hardwood, as well as, all-around beastly performance – this is a shoe for you.

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Designed to keep up with Stephen on the court, the Under Armour Curry 7 responds quick, keeps him stable, and lets him cover more ground. These low-top basketball shoes boast a combination of UA HOVR, Micro G, and a new flexible plate for increased explosiveness, energy return and stability.

“The Curry 7 is the first Under Armour shoe to combine two cushioning technologies, and the first Curry signature shoe to feature Micro G,” Under Armour designer Leon Gu explains. “We started with UA HOVR foam at the top and then added Micro G at the bottom. Both materials are separated and perfectly balanced by the flexible plate.”

Cushion. For the first time ever, Micro G makes an appearance in the Curry Line. “We wanted to bring that cushioning back and introduce it to the Curry signature line with the Curry 7. We made it lighter while ensuring that it provides the same response that Stephen needs,” Gu says.

The Under Armour Curry 7 boasts a combination of Micro G and UA HOVR for enhanced responsiveness and energy return.

“By incorporating both UA HOVR foam and Micro G, we’re bringing together two cushioning systems that provide athletes different, but equally important, performance benefits,” Gu explains. “UA HOVR foam is encased in a dynamic web that provides energy return, while the Micro G is super responsive and helps the athlete explode on the court, something Stephen specifically wanted in this shoe.”

UA designers crafted a flexible plate to provide stability and balance these to cushioning technologies.

“The flexible plate balances the cushioning system of the shoe and adds the stability Stephen needs. When designing the shoe, we wanted to give the sneaker a futuristic look that highlights our new technology. The external material on the heel provides an outward expression of the shoe’s internal design,” Gu continues.

Traction. These Stephen Curry basketball sneakers feature a durable rubber outsole with a decoupled heel. The decoupled heel promotes more natural motion and enhances stability.

The outsole is also equipped with an adaptive traction pattern that provides maximum grip and control on the court. “We also transitioned from radial traction to adaptive, herringbone traction in the Curry 7,” Gu notes. “This provides zonally added grip, something the Curry 6 didn’t have. The various grip heights react to Stephen’s movements, meeting the demands of his game and quick footwork.”

Closure. The UA Curry 7 features a lace-up closure for a fully-customizable fit. These low-top basketball shoes also feature a padded heel and ankle collar for increased comfort and support.

The upper of the Under Armour Curry 7 features translucent layers of synthetic leather, mesh, and TPU skins. 

“The idea for this upper was to layer translucent panels that grow the levels of opaqueness and showcase an intuitive construction that comes together with an exposed speed plate,” Gu explains. “By incorporating this translucent layering application of synthetic leather, mesh, and TPU skins, we’ve ensured reinforcement in the shoe’s zonal areas. This offers comfort, stability, and mobility, which is exactly what Stephen needs to perform at his absolute best.”

The Curry 7 is also equipped with an internal counter lining that provides immediate step-in comfort and adds stability.

Under Armour decided to take a different approach in designing Stephen’s seventh signature sneaker. “The brief for the Curry 7 was to design the shoe from the inside out,” Gu says. The result is a sleek low-top silhouette that is layered aesthetically and loaded technically.

These basketball shoes also feature signature touches from the 2-time NBA MVP. “Stephen was involved throughout the entire design process. He gave us a lot of creative input, which we were able to bring to life,” says Gu. “The Curry 7 features a nod to Stephen’s three children on the pull tab. We included three characters that represent each of them – a wolf for Canon, a unicorn for Riley, and a butterfly for Ryan. His children will be with him anytime he’s on the court,” Gu continues.

As of this writing, only a few colorways of the Curry 7 are available. However, expect to see more releases as the 2019-2020 NBA season progresses.

  • Black/Pitch Grey-Beta Red
  • White/White ‘UNDRDT’
  • Zeppelin Yellow/Summit White-Mountain Brown ‘Our History’

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Chinese New Year’

Stephen and UA welcome the 2020 Chinese New Year by honoring Guóhuà—one of the oldest forms of painting traditions. The UA Curry 7 ‘Chinese New Year’ is dressed in neutral tones with a pop of vibrant colors. The highlight of these grey basketball shoes is a floral pattern inspired by Chinese Shui-mo ink.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Dub Nation’

Under Armour and Stephen Curry salute Warriors fans by launching the ‘Dub Nation’ colorway. These blue basketball shoes celebrate the team’s new city and arena.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘International Women's Day’

In celebration of International Women's Day, UA and Stephen are launching an all purple basketball shoe. The color purple symbolizes justice for women since 1908.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Nerf Super Soaker’

UA wants to encourage Stephen Curry fans of all ages to splash threes over their opponents. The UA Curry 7 ‘Nerf Super Soaker’features splashes of bright blue with orange and neon green highlights.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Our History’

To celebrate Black History Month, Stephen and Under Armour launched the ‘Our History’ colorway of the Curr 7. This colorway is inspired by the Nation Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington. Featuring tiers of bronze, olive, and brown, the multi-layered upper reflects the museum’s three-tiered exterior.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Sour Patch Kids’

The UA Curry 7 ‘Sour Patch Kids’ collection arrives in two exciting colorways—Peach and Lime. These low-top basketball shoes feature a Sour Patch Kids logo on the pull tab, sockliner, and heel. On the inside, a co-branded nutritional facts sticker displays Stephen Curry’s stats.

Under Armour Curry 7 ‘Underrated Tour’

This version of the UA Curry 7 will serve as the official shoe for the upcoming Underrated Tour powered by Rakuten. The Curry 7 'Underrated Tour' is dressed in cardinal red with black accents.

Author
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