Profile of the Under Armour Drive 4

The Under Armour Drive 4 has the Micro G technology just below the heel to energize the wearer’s every step.  The upper of this shoe is made of lightweight and breathable mesh, and the outsole if made of thick rubber that features a generously spaced out herringbone pattern.


Cushion. The midsole of the Drive 4 is predominantly made of EVA. Right below the heel, it has the famed Micro G technology that effectively energizes crossovers and other similar footwork.

This shoe also has an EVA insole that contributes to the wearer’s overall experience of comfort.

Traction. The outsole of the UA Drive 4 is made of rubber that is purposely made thicker so that it can withstand the pressures of relatively harsh outdoor courts. The herringbone pattern is generously spaced out, so the problem of having dust in between the ridges will be a thing of the past.


Length and Width. While this shoe is advertised as true to size, several wearers report that this shoe runs small. Those who are planning to buy the Under Armour Drive 4 are advised to go at least half a size up.

Lockdown. The Drive 4 from Under Armour basically has everything that a basketball player needs to keep their foot movements stable. It has a fairly supportive heel counter that keeps the foot from slipping. It also has sturdy laces that keep the foot in place even when the wearer is aggressively moving. The security that the lacing system provides is further enhanced by the shoe’s reinforced lace loops. On the sidewalls, this shoe has shank wraps that provide a more locked-in feel.


The upper of this shoe is made of lightweight and breathable mesh. It has a full-length cleatie construction, and it relies on its molded ankle collar and external heel counter for structure and extended support.

The insides of the shoe has die-cut EVA to make sure of the wearer’s experience of padded comfort.


More than just a good performer, the Under Armour Drive 4 is quite a stunner as well. Several wearers talk about how attractive it is even off the court. Its high-top goodness gives it this appeal that resonate well with those who love street-style fashion.

A carved out window in the midsole provides a glimpse of the Micro G that’s in it.


How Under Armour Drive 4 ranks compared to all other shoes
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Top 32% Under Armour basketball shoes
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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.