The Curry 3 Mid was really solid shoe for players who like to be low to the ground and at the same receive quite a bit impact protection. As we all know, Under Armour is super consistant with the Chef Curry signature line – you‘re always getting great performing sneaker no matter what and it is why I love this company for – consistancy.
Finally, we can put our hands on the new Curry 3 Low model. The past two models were better in Low top edition – more freedom, more mobility and better overall feel. Soo, is the Curry 3 Low better than the regular one? Let‘s find out! Welcome to me Under Armour Curry 3 low Performance Review.
WEIGHT: 369 g. / 13 oz
TECH: MICRO G,CHARGED, THREADBORNE, ANAFOAM
TYPE: LOW TOP
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
RETAIL PRICE: $120
BD RATING: 7.6/10
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We got the same combo – Threadborne and AnaFoam featuring in this model. As I said in my Curry 3 Mid
performance review, this is probably the best aspect of the entire shoe – love this material combo. Why? Let’s make a quick breakthrough. The medial side & heel area are covered with AnaFoam – this material is more supportive and stiffer, that’s why you’re receiving solid support where you need the most. Now, the lateral side of the shoe features Threadborne – supper soft, breathable material which offers seamless transition with one-to-one fit.
Also, to keep softer setup nice and secure – we got Fuse overlays in high wear areas. Overall – the upper really shines in this one: no break-in time, lovely fit and solid support.
From the best to the worst… Again, the cushion tooling is the same as Mid – Charged cushion and an Ortholite insole. I didn’t enjoy this setup at all since there wasn’t much bounciness or impact protection. It’s just because I’m a heavy, big player who needs a lot of impact protection & softness underneath. Also, I made this performance review after reviewing the adidas Crazy Explosive Low model, which has the best cushion setup ever made – so maybe that’s the case why I’m not so happy about this one. Anyway, the Curry 3 is made, of course, for light and quick players who like to be low to the ground like Steph. So, if you’re that type of player then this model is perfect pick for you.
Once again, we got Herringbone traction. I have one word to describe this – KILLER. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing on super dirty or clean court this traction setup will work perfectly. During my performance review I didn’t received any slippage problems or something similar to that, rubber bite the floor great, solid stopping power and awesome move coverage to go with – super happy.
As I mentioned, dirty courts are no problem for this traction, you can even forget about wiping. In addition, the rubber compound on the Curry 3 Low is firm and durable, so I definitely recommend them for outdoors.
NOTE: Just be aware of translucent rubber option – problems all day. Buy the regular rubber option to get the best possible performance.
To make it easier for you – there is a list of all colorways with the regular rubber option:
To be honest with you, the Curry 3 Mid fitted me way better than the lows because of one reason – lack of padding. You see, the mid version had amazingly comfy padding around the ankle area, I felt super comfortable playing them. However, low version doesn’t feature padding in the ankle area for one particular reason – it’s a low top sneaker. That’s way the top of the shoe was biting my ankles pretty badly – I had to put on an ankle brace to eliminate this problem.
Other than that, the fit was okay for me – lacing system and the new “burrito” style tongue worked really well. Why they changed the style of tongue? Maybe Under Armour has received a lot of negative feedback from people, who knows.
For wide footers I recommend going ½ size up. For everyone else going true to size should be perfect.
You need a lowtop shoe with amazing support setup? The Curry 3 Low is waiting for you. I really impressed how supportive and stable can be a lowtop sneaker – it has everything you need to feel safe on court and then some. We got a big ass heel counter with Stephen Curry logo on it, real carbon fiber wings on the sides & a carbon fiber shank for additional support – pretty premium setup.
During the performance review I had zero support or stability problems – no heel slippage, wide base kept me stable all the time and a carbon fiber shank with carbon fiber wings held my foot locked in.
The Curry 3 Low performed well for me, despite that ankle biting issue. Super comfortable materials, tight fit, better mobility, beastly traction and amazing overall support made them very attractive all-around performer and just for $120 bucks you really can’t go wrong.
One think I didn’t enjoy was lack of impact protection in the cushion department – tooling is too stiff for bigger players. However, light guards will definitely enjoy playing in them due to awesome mobility, pleasant transition and low to the ground cushion with plenty of court feel.
Hope you enjoyed my Performance Review on the UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 3 LOW. Which version is your favourite?