This is already the 7th generation of the Curry signature sneaker line. Man… Time flys… But like every year, I’m ready to give you my thoughts & experience on the brand new Under Armour Curry 7.
Let’s get it!
WEIGHT: 370.2 g. / 13.06 oz
TECH: HOVR, MICRO G
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
RETAIL PRICE: $140
BD RATING: 8.2/10
The knit on the Curry 6 has been changed to a ton of synthetic layers & textile for the main body construction. The retail price has been pumped up by $10 as well which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, since the knit body on the 6 did feel way more premium and a touch comfier. Though, you can’t say the same about the rest of the performance.
Even though the upper on the Curry 7 is something you wouldn’t think could end up being on a signature sneaker, you don’t really care about that when you hit the court. That being said, once you lace them up, you do forget about that lack of premium touches since the tooling is actually doing a great job by offering everything you need for the game.
Due to a synthetic material nature to be able not to stretch out once force is applied, it perfectly serves as a support/containment system. While the main textile construction has some open areas where you do require the upper to be flexible, and, overall, to still offer that close to your foot fit.
Oh, one more thing, the upper is ready to be played outdoors too.
I was super excited about the cushion setup they have decided to go with, once again. It’s the combination of HOVR & Micro G foams, what can go wrong this time, right? Turns out it can go wrong… Like, Under Armour, what the heck are you doing? What are you giving us?
So the midsole does play extremely firm. Don’t expect them to give you even adequate amount of impact protection or compression. Zero. Nada. The setup is pretty much dead. However, this is a pure guard shoe, so you can’t really blame it. Yet, if you still want to rock a Curry model and at the same time have some pep in your step, the Curry 6 is what you need.
While impact protection is something you won’t find, the court feel is what’s popping out there. One of the lowest toolings in the game does offer you a complete connection with the hardwood – total control over your every step, quickness & shiftiness is what it’s all about.
The 7th generation of Curry line features a weirdly mapped traction pattern where the herringbone located in the lateral side smoothly transforms into the radial traction pattern going towards the inner side of the outsole. As you do have the same metamorphosis going on in the toe section too.
While it does look a tad bit gimmicky, the outsole actually hosts two of the most trustworthy traction patterns. Which might already tell you where I’m going with this. That’s right, like the majority of Curry models, this not being an exception, the performance of the traction was smoking hot. Like the bottoms literally go hot due to the nasty bite, no joke.
On clean courts you’re going to stop on a dime, no questions asked. While throwing them in on more extreme surfaces, you shouldn’t experience any major decrease in performance. The dust pick up on the shoe is very minimal. So wiping isn’t required, though, I would still recommend to lightly wipe your bottoms from time to time to just clear of that little bit of debris left.
If I would try to knit-pick, the higher section of the toe box, near the last eyelet would bubble up on me every time I cranked the laces. This is the only issue I did experience, which actually isn’t an issue after all since that doesn’t compromise performance by any bit.
Other than that, the shoe fitted me like a glove. A bit of a pleasant surprise, after all, it’s not that common to whiteness a synthetic/textile upper to fit that nice. But this one does.
Now in terms of the sizing, I would say, they should fit true to size for the most of you. However, a bit of complexity comes for those who own wider feet, surprise surprise. For that group of people, I’m not really sure. Some of you might get away going true to size, some of you might need to go half a size up. It depends on how wide your foot is. Also, it’s a half booty construction that doesn’t make it easier to put them on. But once you in, you in there.
The Curry 7 might be the most supportive model in the whole lineup or, at least, one of them. The silhouette undoubtedly doesn’t scream beastly support in your face. Same goes for support equipment – just your regular configuration. Though, that classic setup works like a LeBron & Davis duo, if you’re a Lakers fan.
The midsole climbs the sidewall of the upper which cups your foot around, and with reinforced side panels make up for beastly lateral containment. Going down the construction, the vastly wide & flat platform that rides low ground combined with a rigid moderate plate does offer you enhanced stability & control, just like a supercar. How about the heel section? There’s an internal heel counter that does as good as the rest of it.
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.