Best UA Curry to date...still not perfect
I rated this 5/5, because they don’t give .5 options, but my real rating here is a 4.5/5. After seeing the Fox Theater photos, I was hooked, so I’ve purchased that colorwsy, the Christmas exclusive, and the all red ones as well. Looks-wise, these are my favorites, although certain color ways of the 5s and 4s are tough as well. Comfort and performance-wise, these have made rovements from the 5, although there’s one aspect that has worsened in my opinion. So I’ll start with the one aspect that I don’t love - the area of the shoe around the pinky toe. It’s not as stiff or strong as in the Curry 5, which worried me at first because as someone who plants and cuts a lot, I need a responsive shoe that allows me to plant and explode on a time, not that lets my foot push the side of the shoe before responding. While it’s not as good as in the 5, I will say that I have hardly noticed any issues when playing. Now, for the good stuff. The HOVR cushioning is definitely more comfortable than the 5 or 4...really feels great when landing, etc. the overall comfort of the shoe is great too. I love the sock style, which they started with the 4, and I love that the shoe is low-top. The freedom of movement is fantastic while always feeling supported. I noticed a few reviews that the sole has fallen apart quickly, and one of the high school players that I train has had that issue twice now with the Christmas exclusives - he’s not pleased by that at all. In my case, however, I’ve been playing a significant amount in them and have not experienced this issue. I wear a size 15, so I’m glad UA has allowed me to stock up on these, as I plan on hooping in them for a good long while. Overall, best Curry that UA has made, but it seems as always, there’s slight room for improvement. I will continue to be a loyal UA basketball customer.