Under Armour recently released Stephen Curry’s first signature shoe, the Curry One in two colorways: Home and “Dark Matter”. On the initial release date I was able to get my hands on both colorways. Both sneakers are the same in terms of technology used but let’s take a closer look at the shoe overall.
Let’s start off with the upper. The upper by far is the biggest change from the Clutchfits. The Curry One features a new upper, which Under Armour is referring to as Anafoam. Anafoam is labeled as a mixture of a foam and Under Armour stretch textile, which is a supportive, anatomically fitting, light-weight structure. At first, the Anafoam didn’t feel like it was anything special compared to any other basketball shoe. It is basically just another synthetic fuse material, but it is definitely minimal and lightweight. The thin synthetic layer of Anafoam feels strong as a normal fuse with extra support incorporated into the upper if anything. Within the Anafoam upper, there are multiple perforations to enhance breath-ability and ventilation.
Along with the different upper, there is also a slightly different fit as the Clutchfits were very supportive yet snug before being broken in. Anafoam gives you more of a free fit while keeping the foot on the footbed. This basically means that the upper has a little more volume within the upper of Anafoam in the Curry One compared to Clutchfits. Even with the new upper and slightly different fit, the Curry Ones still fit true to size.
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