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Curry 5 Performance Review: A Comprehensive Comparison to the UA Curry Sneakers

The UA Curry 5 is Steph Curry’s fifth signature basketball shoe with Under Armour. From the first one to the firth ,there are different design  with different setting .So today we will check it by comprehensive comparison from 1- 5 version .

For the Curry 5 , Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors are gearing up for the NBA Playoffs, so this shoes was released on March 14 in honor of  the mathematical holiday. And it become the  Chef Curry’s most limited sneakers ever: the “Pi Day” Curry 5.

Compare with the Curry 1-4 version , it is totally different. The Under Armour Curry 4 ,it is highlighting some of the best elements of number 30’s game. Then the best different is the design of high-top collar of  curry 4 , 2 .3 .Curry 1  is low version design . For me,  I like the Curry 4 very much. I like the top collar of the curry 4.

 

 

For the Curry 5, there are  2 different version , one  is the “squaring the circle,” called the “Pi Day”  Curry 5 with Pi number sequence, then others is without the Pi number sequence.

Here are the details as below :

For the material : The Curry 5 returned to the Anafoam again .  Anafoam’s main property is forming to the foot as the material heats up so it can flex with you. Anafoam –this kind of material is used  in the Curry 1 and Curry 3. Actually this kind of material is too little stiff.However, it is also more durable ,elastic, making the Curry 5 comfortable on-foot and providing needed ventilation outside of the Anafoam. But for someone complain it too stiff . The inner sleeve is really a compression sock that forms up and fits right on the foot.

But the Curry 4 ,a modern knit along the upper, sitting atop the knit is a synthetic leather overlay that adds a little bit of reinforcement to the minimally structured shoe. it is will be soft and compare with  the Curry 1,3, 5.

For the ventilation, The Curry 5  will be better than the curry 1, 3.

Here are the Curry 4 ,Curry 1, 3 details as below 

 

In fact,for the curry 5 ,  I feel that the overall wrapping  of the shoes can not bring enough security to us , I felt it is can not protect my ankle .There is a bit of the same design  Similar to Curry  2 low, I felt the heel can  not  close to the foot. When I am playing, I  always feel the insecure sense when running or jump.

For the traction :Herringbone is missing from the Curry line for the very first time,then  linear coverage is fantastic and lateral coverage is handled very well too.  However the traction pattern will be collect the dusty very much .Wiping will be very necessary if you happen to play on a poorly maintained court, it is not easy to keep clean as always .I tried out three different 24 Hour Fitness courts that range from decently swept to down-right nasty, and afterwards the floors were all clean.

For the cushioning : The Curry 5 followed the Curry 4, much like the Curry models of the past, these are all about control, court feel, and stability. If these are attributes you require out of your shoes then you’re going to love how these play. The cushioning of  Curry 4 ,   5 are more stiff but it will help a lot in the court.Maybe  proprietary foam that feels like dense EVA, so no real feel of impact protection or energy feedback. The Curry 3 was super firm and thick for no reason. You rode high off the floor without the benefit of having a well-cushioned ride. That wound up making the 3 feel heavy and clunky underfoot. Then the curry 1 just so so.

Here are the details  below :

We can look it closely from the picture .

For the supporting : For the curry 4 , it is a little stiff but it can work a lot .If I were to enhance anything it would have been the internal heel counter. I would have liked it a little bigger and covering more area.

For the curry 3 ,1 ,there is a heel cup in the rear of the shoe, which helps keep your foot on the footbed, and there is a TPU shank for torsional support.

Then the curry 5 , I felt  it is good ,the supporting from the materail ,the Anafoam does an extremely good job of keeping the forefoot over the footbed on lateral movements,then I felt it great on the court .

 

Overall. From the first to fifth version ,there are some different for the material , cushioning , traction , but all of changing  have been  improved ,  for the curry 4, the  material will be  soft ,but the curry 5 , it is will be stiff like the  curry 1,3 . it should be mentioned that the design team did a good job, visually, with the Curry 5. So which version will you like ?

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Under Armour Curry 5 “Pi Day” Performance Review

Maybe you still remember the  Curry 4 ,But this year,Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors are gearing up for the NBA Playoffs,Under Armour is the most limited  sneakers —the “Pi Day” Curry 5, a sneaker inspired by the ancient Pi equation of “squaring the circle,” and Curry’s birthday which just so happens to fall on the same day.

 

UA Curry 5 “Pi Day”

Release Date: March 14th, 2018

Restock Date: April 14th, 2018

$130

This new model features a knit bootie for a snug fit, while a kimono-style upper wraps around the toe creating an intricate lacing pattern that allows for further lockdown. This black colorway features the number of Pi on the outsole, which also lands on Steph Curry’s birthday.

So how is look ? what is the performance review ?

We will check it today .

For the material  , a kimono-style upper wraps around the toe ,Compare with the curry 4 , I mean the material is a different , the curry 4 used the leather material that soft and protection is nice . For the curry 5, the new material also more durable than a full-on knit while providing  flexible support on a shoe that needs to be fast and light.

The ventilation is amazing,maybe for the material, the inner sock is knit and elastic,  so it making the Curry 5 comfortable on-foot . But the inner sleeve is  a compression sock that forms up and fits right on the foot. I can feel it is a little stiff,  i need some time to used it , otherwise  my feet will be hurt . my issues may not be everyone’s issues, but several people I know have had similar issues with the Curry 5.

314 pairs of the shoe were originally released on March 14 in honor of  the mathematical holiday and, and the shoe features extensive “Pi Day” branding: 3.14 appears on the lace aglets, and the mathematical Pi symbol is woven into the sneaker’s knit upper and displayed under the translucent outsole.

With a focus on traction and construction, Under Armour took to mathematics for not only design inspiration but actual design, saying the idea of Pi and “squaring the circle” was an aesthetic cue that also worked as a functional groundwork for the sneaker.This new model features a knit bootie for a snug fit, while a kimono-style upper wraps around the toe creating an intricate lacing pattern that allows for further lockdown

For the traction : the traction is nice , I tried out three different 24 Hour in different court , the inside clean court or the outside with dusty . I have to say the grip is great. The Curry 5 picked up every bit of dust and took it home. Even the black rubber grabbed and held on worse than the translucent did. however it is a little stiff. Traction is very inconsistent, something that I haven’t experienced in a Curry model prior to the Curry 5. The Curry 4’s eyelets did a number on the top of my feet while testing those, that is horrible .

The circular construction starts from the heel and moves through the toe to frame the 90-degree angle of the shoe on the foot. Under Armour says a “controlled containment” in the heel and forefoot lateral wall lock the foot in, enabling Curry to play on his toes without any sliding and while maintaining full ground contact and traction. This is also the first time Under Armour has released a Curry signature first as a low-profile design

Trying to stay in front of an opponent on defense and it  was very difficult as the shoe just didn’t feel like it wanted to keep up. so many player were claim  it .When dust is present the tackiness of the rubber compound used (on translucent outsole options) attracts dust like a magnet. Wiping will be very necessary if you happen to play on a poorly maintained court.

For the supporting ; It just so so , the curry 4  supporting will be better .curry 4  would have been the internal heel counter.but the curry 5 have nothing for protect to the feel. I would have liked it a little bigger and covering more area.

For me, I think the this new model is nice , featured a knit bootie for a snug fit,  great supporting ,creating an intricate lacing pattern that allows for further lockdown,  then the traction  and material both too stiff, I was risk for the hurting  . it is not good for me.

For the cushioning : Much like the Curry models of the past, these are all about control, court feel, and stability. If these are attributes you require out of your shoes then you’re going to love how these play. for the curry 5 , it is a little like the curry 4 ,The Curry 5 does feel a little softer, especially on initial step in, due to the blue OrthoLite sockliner and the fact that the heel foam is a little softer .

Overall , the new model was not fit everyone, maybe the material and the traction are not well for me , my friend said he also hut his feet too .his  feet are still healing from the painful holes the Curry 5 put there. They’ll likely leave scars, so please be consider again.

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Under Armour Officially Unveils the Curry 5 “Pi Day” and “White”

Directly following the introduction of the Under Armour HOVR Phantom, the global sportswear giant jump-starts the campaign for its next major shoe, the Curry 5 .

Dubbed the Curry 5 “Pi Day,” the arrival of Under Armour‘s latest effort coincides with Stephen Curry‘s birthday — he’s turning 30 — and Pi Day. Combining influences from both, Under Armour is delivering 314 pairs of this iteration today; the shoe is also directly inspired by the ancient Pi equation of “squaring the circle” and the desire to give Curry the support necessary to “achieve the impossible” on the basketball court. Continuing the “Pi” theme, this Black/Metallic Iron colorway features the symbol, numbers of Pi, “3.14.18” and the Pi number sequence at different points on the shoe.

“The Curry 5 embodies Stephen and the idea of being wired different; what it means to achieve the impossible, to break the mathematical norm and expectations of what a basketball player can be,” reads a statement from Under Armour.

You can take a look at the Under Armour Curry 5 “Pi Day” above, while pairs of the shoe are available for $130 USD at SC30-v5.com.

Today,Above you will find the Under Armour Curry 5 in two different colorways, The first pair comes dressed in a White upper with a Multicolor overlay. The second pair opts for a Black finish throughout the upper. The Under Armour Curry 5 will come with a knitted upper paired up with synthetic overlays. Other features include the “SC30” logo on sock-like ankle collar, icy translucent outsoles and tonal laces. It’s quite possible that the new Curry model could come with some kind of new tech. See below for closer looks and stay tuned for release details on Under Armour’s next Steph Curry shoe.