The Under Armour Curry 1 explain in two words: Charged and foamy…
My very first Under Armour sneaker ever turns out to be a great addition to my rotation. For the past several months I was looking to purchase the UA ClutchFits but I never really got around to it. Knowing that Steph Curry had a signature shoe coming out, I figured to just wait for it and see how it goes. The Curry 1 launched during the NBA All-Star weekend and I purchased the shoe a week after that. I laced them up immediately at a nearby gym and tested them out.
I’ve played in the shoe for about 15-20 hours so far and the experience has been very good. I don’t want to give out too much since the performance review should be sooner than later, but I can say that I had a really fun time playing in them. It’s two strengths from the get go was the traction and cushion. Micro G by far has the best foam in the market, as Boost from rival adidas still has to be perfected in their basketball line. As of right now, my vote is Micro G. since the support is great and lockdown had my feet secured. As far as fastbreaks and how my foot transitioned, it was smooth and not clunky. Shoe remained flexible where I needed it thanks to the upper (once broken in).
There is a slight break in period which is about a couple hours. I wore my pair off the court to break in the upper because it is quite stiff at first. Overall, I am very pleased with the Curry 1. It didn’t make all my three pointers go in, but I felt a lot more at ease with it just having the reigning 3-point champ’s sneakers on. I do need to play in them for another 10-20 hours just to finalize my thoughts on them.
For the most part, $120 makes this shoe quite affordable for the average consumer. It’s a great package with all the essentials you need in a hooping shoe. Make sure to stay tuned for my upcoming performance review with full scores and judgement. In the meantime, check out my First Impression video above for more insight!
Under Armour Curry 1 Retail: $120
Fit: True to size, slightly narrow in forefront.