The Under Armour UA Curry 2.5 On Court Test Results

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I did a performance review on the UA Curry 2 a few weeks ago; obviously, the next shoe in the curry line to test was the UA Curry 2.5. I’m not a fan of putting  a shoe on  for a couple of hours , then giving my audience a genuine opinion on it. Evaluating a shoe effectively should take at least 14 to 21 days; why ? Some shoes are harder to break in, while others may feel good on the initial wear and then horrible a week down the line, etc.. But when it came to the UA Curry 2.5, I had to make an exception.

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Sunday, October 16, while playing basketball, I ran into my buddy Andre who was wearing the UA curry 2.5 ( see picture above). I asked him how comfortable the shoes were, and also asked him for an overall honest opinion for the next couple of weeks. Well, I didn’t have to wait that long; he and I were on the same team, and after our third game , he went down after a pulling a muscle in his thigh.

I know what you guys are thinking: it’s the shoes. And yes you are right . But he told me he got hurt not because the shoes were awful, but because the traction was “toooo goood”. He wanted to make a quick change of direction and one of his legs got stuck hence the injury. According to the manufacturer, the multi-directional organic herringbone outsole offers maximum floor control & grip and that is exactly what took place on Sunday. The other areas I was interested in were cushioning and foot stability.

Fit/Stability:

According to Andre, the shoes are snug, very comfortable. They feature a molded synthetic upper and PU shells ( PU is probably the thickest form of plastic/foam material out there) for a precise fit to eliminate sliding. I played on the same team with Andre, and he was easily 5 for 8 on spot ups, and I think he drove to the basket a few times; not once did he look uncomfortable, his foot appeared very stable.

Cushioning:

Andre is about 210 lbs-not a small guy -He claimed the shoes were very cushiony and spongy. It makes perfect sense since they are equipped with the full-length charged cushioning midsole intended to absorb impact and convert it into a responsive burst to enhance first-step speed and change of direction.

My only gripe with Under Armour is the shoe’s aesthetic; I understand it’s a great performance shoe, but  young kids these days  are probably more drawn to the look of a sneaker than its functions. The Curry 1 and 2 embodied great performance and look all together. But the 2.5 looks bulky;  for people my age and older, it’s OK, but for the youth , UA has to do better. Needless to say, the 2.5 is now on sale for $99 and under. I also did a preview of the Curry 3 and wasn’t too impressed with the way they looked either.See Under Armour Curry 3 Preview

I couldn’t check for Durability on the Curry 2.5 so stay tuned for further updates

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