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High-Top

Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

Mid-Top

Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

Low-Top

Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

Signature

Good to know

Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

Lockdown
Lace-Up

Strap

Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

Lace-Up

Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

Slip-On

Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

Good to know

Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

Price
$130
Weight
13oz

Good to know

Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers agree that the traction of the Curry Two Low is the highlight of the shoe; remarking that regardless of what direction you come from, the shoe stops on a dime when you need it.
  • A few users say that the cushioning is decent especially on the forefoot.
  • Some reviewers like the fit in the toe box, adding that it can accommodate players with wide feet.
  • Many testers commend the shoe for the premium materials used on its upper.
  • At $120, most buyers think the price is just right for the shoe.
  • Almost all users say that the shoe feels more comfortable and breathable than the Curry 1.
  • A lot of wearers appreciate the thicker padding on the shoe’s tongue.
  • Some say that the color of the shoe stays, and doesn’t get dirty easily like other shoes.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Because the upper is made of textile, majority of the users feel that the shoe does not provide much support. One reviewer complains that when he moves laterally or makes a quick cut, his foot slides over the edge of the shoe.
  • The shoe still needs some breaking in due to the areas with fuse, say some wearers.
  • A few testers advice not to get the Curry 2 Low with the transparent outsole because it attracts dust easily, which can affect the quality of the shoe’s grip. Go for the solid rubber, instead.
  • Several users complain that the craftsmanship is not very good as there were glue stains on the midsole.
  • Some users do not recommend the Curry Two Low for competitive basketball.

Bottom line

Many of the wearers love the shoe from the midfoot to the forefoot, taking particular note of the beastly traction and the materials that the shoe is made of. However, the downfall of the shoe is the frequency of heel slippage experienced both by expert reviewers and ordinary wearers. Consequently, they think that the Curry 2 Low works well for light balling but not for high-performance games.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 19 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    They're as good as the mids in my opinion though, I just like lows better so that's what I would go with.

  • 93 / 100 by FreshPairPh • FreshPairPh • Level 4 expert

    You want a tank for your feet? This is not it. But if you're after a lightweight shoe with decent support, this can be an option for you.

  • 80 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

    I would recommend this over the mid version IF you like lows and know the experience. I would recommend this over the mid version IF you like lows and know the experience.

  • 78 / 100 by Schwollo • Schwollo • Level 5 expert

    The Curry Two Mid is still easily my goto so I highly suggest the Mid over the Low.

  • 88 / 100 by Jahronmon • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    If you are not a low top lifer like some baller are, the low is not going to be for you.

  • 88 / 100 by WearTesters • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

    If you are not a low top lifer like some baller are, the low is not going to be for you.

  • 76 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • The Sole Brothers • Level 4 expert

    I didn't really enjoy playing in these that much.

  • 69 / 100 by TheGymRatReview • Jake Sittler • Level 4 expert

    But the heel fit and the fact that I was consciously worrying about my ankles during the game make it difficult for me to recommend or to even continue playing in these.

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Profile of Under Armour Curry Two Low

The Curry 2 comes back with the same, if not better, SpeedForm upper, Charged cushion technology, and organic herringbone pattern. This time, as a low-top.

Performance

Cushion. The Curry 2 Low uses the same full-length Charged cushioning in the midsole as the mid-top, thus it performs just at par with the original shoe in converting energy upon landing into energy for take off. Responsiveness and court-feel are both a check on this shoe. The heel is split for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Traction. On the outsole, the shoe retains the same firm rubber compound and multidirectional organic herringbone pattern used on the original mid-top; providing the same exact grip that the original shoe was critically acclaimed for.

Fit

Length and Width. Although some reviewers say that the shoe runs small and initially feels a little too snug, the Curry Two Low actually fits true to size and will conform to the wearer's feet after breaking in. Hence, going with your standard Under Armour size is advised for this shoe.

Lockdown. The shoe utilizes its external heel counter and midfoot shank to provide a stable foundation and secure fit that work together to eliminate internal slips. The shoe hugs the foot through its top-notch eyestay lacing system.  At the center of the tongue is a lace loop that helps secure it in place.

Material

Created in a bra factory in China, the UA SpeedForm molds to the shape of your foot and provides a light and breathable structure. Unlike the mid-top Curry 2 that uses a combination of SpeedForm and synthetic material on the upper, the low-top uses SpeedForm in its full length. There is a fuse overlay on the toe box to protect the shoe from toe drags.

As mentioned, a full-length Charged cushion is in the midsole of the shoe. Although they are similarly set up, the UA Curry Two Low’s cushion is slightly softer.

Style

For players who prefer designs that are muted but still attractive, the Under Armour Curry 2 Low fits the bill with its clean colorways. The Under Armour logo is embossed on the lateral side of the shoe while the Stephen Curry logo can be seen on the tongue and on the forefoot.