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Not Your Average Review: Under Armour Curry 5

A look at Stephen Curry’s 5th signature sneaker

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Under Armour released the Curry 5 last spring on Pi Day. The shoe initially sold out quickly but is currently available for retail at $130. Another Curry signature probably won’t release until Pi Day rolls around again. So we ask in the meantime, is this shoe an upgrade from the Curry 4 and is it worth buying?

Performance

This shoe was made for small, guard-like players. When compared to Steph’s previous model (UA Curry 4), the Curry 5 is a downgrade. This shoe is reportedly heavier than the Curry 4, has worse traction, and less cushioning. Some reviews of the Curry 5 claim the shoe is narrow and shouldn’t be worn without taping foot arches. Other reviews of the shoe report that, once broken in, the shoe was had no performance issues.

Style

Similar to the Curry 4, the Curry 5 is a very sleek looking shoe. Different from the 4, it is a low cut sneaker. Below are pictures of the previous model and current model in the Curry line.

NBA: All Star Game-Team Stephen Practice
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 4
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NBA: Finals-Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 5
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Overall opinion

If you are looking for a shoe to play basketball in, not only are there better options available but there are better options that cost less; such as the Kyrie 4’s and Harden Vol. 2. If you love the Curry line and are just looking to collect all his sneakers, then these are for you.