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Whats The Difference Between Under Armour Curry 2.5 and Under Armour Curry 3?

The Under Armour Curry 3 will be worn by Stephen Curry during the 2016-17 NBA Season as he and the Golden State Warriors look to have another dominating season. and the  Under Armour Curry 2.5 is the Stephen Curry’s second signature shoe. It was built for the 2016 NBA Playoffs and inspired by California’s Bay Bridge, which links San Francisco to Oakland. I play long time for these two pair of shoes , but whats the difference performance review for these two pair of shoes ?

We will check it as below :

 

 

First of all, there are obvious differences in appearance. Many people think that Curry 3 is not unique enough to be branded compared to other Under Armour basketball shoes, but don’t forget that this is Stephen Curry’s signature shoe.  From the Curry 1 to Curry 2.5, as a signature shoe, the Curry shoes  seem look similarity .maybe in the information explosion age, the shoes need to be more unique and special , so that will be  attract more customers.But the Curry 3  just difference compare with the last model.Whether you like it or not, Under Armour curry 3 just change the appearance also the performance is different.

 

Material :

Under Armour brand  focuses on Stephen Curry himself at present. So the Curry 3 uses the new ThreadborneTM upper, which is a technology that can be explored. The core element of the upper is from paracord of parachute rope material. The ultra-durable fiber of the rope has extremely tough and firm . And the warp-weaving upper provides excellent support with lightweight.otherwise the Curry 2.5 was relies on by TPU .But the Curry 2.5 have more different feeling .

 

A closer look at Curry 3, the upper is made up of a large number of vertical and horizontal lines. According to the official statement, although paracord is inherently limited in color, but we can check there is no the same  color of  Curry shoes.

The designer said that the delicateness and functionality of the ThreadborneTM fiber itself . Curry 3 creates a more natural fit than Curry 2.5 with thick padding.  it’s the same as Curry. Intimate, but with an unimaginable legacy, the ThreadborneTM upper will not always remind you of its existence, but it does continue to provide solid performance support.

 

 

Under Armour has introduced Threadborne into its material arsenal and it’s pretty awesome so far. High tensile threads are used throughout the lateral side of the shoe and provide you with a comfortable fit without sacrificing any support.

 

 

For the lace system ,the Curry 3  is more special ,The key point is that the top of the shoelace hole has reinforcement. When you tighten the shoelace of Curry 3, there is a feeling of ready to go.  The kind of excitement that is ready for adrenaline to flow through the body.

 

Supporting ,

We look at Curry 3 ,  the supporting is amazing ,Plenty of solid support features are used throughout the Curry 3. The exaggerated midsole sculpts into the heel counter while true carbon fiber wings are in place for additional security. Your ankle isn’t going anywhere in these guys so long as you’re wearing your proper size. The curry 2.5 actually nice too .The anafoam used extends from the inside shoe to the heel to protected , we can felt more  soft padding.

 

 

The side is called the Meta-Wing Stabilizer. It looks like the wing of an airplane. That is will be great help for the entire support structure. The individual part of the arch is the body.

 

Traction :

For the Curry 3, I think the traction will be great than the Curry 2.5, though the curry 2.5 is alos nice . but the Curry 3 has more strong grip.Herringbone is utilized once again, and like the Curry models that have come before the 3, traction is beastly.he pattern on the Curry 2.5 was a bit more aggressive than what is used on the 3, but the rubber compound on the 3 is much more tacky in comparison.

 

Curry 3’s grip is absolutely enough,but the Curry 2.5 is better. I feel a little more improved in the focus area. Perhaps Curry is not explosive.  but I still hopes to have a significant improvement on Curry 4.

 

 

Here are more picture as below :

 

It can be seen that this Charged Cushioning is still used multi-density configuration, and the heel is further strengthened for the suspension. After the actual wear, the overall cushioning feeling  that bring to us is nice , but the response is very balanced and balanced.

Overall, Curry 3 and Curry just have a little difference, but the performance is nice , the  Curry 3  used the Threadborne™material , which more provide the supporting , but the Curry 2.5 material will be more comfortable.

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Under Armour Curry 3 Low Dark Horse Performance Review

 

Before the 2017 star game, UNDER ARMOUR launched the CURRY 3 low-cut shoes for the Warriors Stephen Curry. They are the “DARK HORSE”  that symbolizes Curry’s childhood memories. It marks the first time in his alma mater, DAVIDSON COLLEGE. In the season, he scored 112 “three-pointer”.So this shoes mean he returned New Orleans Stars to regain the “FULL CIRCLE”. Whether it’s for Curry or for his fans, every color scheme is meaningful.

Today will check the performance  of   CURRY 3 LOW DARK HORSE .

 

This Curry 3 Low colorway looks like it continues the Father to Son theme from the Curry 1 and 2, but the name has now been changed to Dark Horse.Inspired by young Steph’s games of H-O-R-S-E against his dad Dell back in Virginia and his unexpected rise to the top of the NBA, the sneaker features a europa purple upper with rhino grey and pomegranate accents.

 

CURRY 3 LOW is designed to provide flexibility and lightness in both feet.A dark horse is said to be a candidate or competitor about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds — which perfectly describes Curry’s NBA career. While he is the son of a former NBA player, nobody really expected Curry to succeed, let alone become a back-to-back MVP and NBA Champion.

The UA logo’s of  tongue is also lightweight, reducing the weight of the shoes, and more able to meet the demands of the choice of light and flexible low-shoes athletes.

The outer side of the shoes is woven with blue Threadborne material, and the inner side is a special double fabric material to increase court feeling g. The charged design of the midsole greatly reduces the impact damage of the jump to the foot.

We can see the Curry’s signature showed this is the  third  version  of Curry shoes.

 

The bottom of the sneakers reads “I CAN DO ALL THINGS”, which means Curry’s spirit.

 

For the supporting : The supporting is great. most of supporting is from the material .The Curry shoe’s ankle support will be flexible. On average, it is not only suitable for Curry. The general defender believes that it can be accepted. This time, Curry 3 is a relatively straight forward and simple treatment. The upper material around the ankle is soft. But strengthened by the following institutions,also the  heel part improved the supporting .

 

I like the emergency stop, shifting and other actions to pass people or jump shots. Therefore, the choice of shoes requires lightweight,  flexibility, good  support, braking ability, great cushioning .  I play game with this on , it s actually nice,  I can do what I want to do.

 

For the traction :

Actually the traction is nice ,  the Under Armour Curry used the  soft traction , but he grip is great, but I played in the clean court at first , so I felt the traction  not too bad .I found that the lateral movement of CURRY 3 LOW is good, plus the excellent grip and support, it does not create the feeling of easy to overturn, and it is a good choice for basketball players who need lateral movement. I need time to test the performance of outside.

 

For the cushioning :

The Curry 3  low  use the same chassis  cushioning module. The midsole is composed of Charged Cushioning with a carbon fiber version of the heel and midfoot, providing a solid cushioning.

 

 

For the material :

The Curry 3 low  upper is made up of a lot of vertical and horizontal woven material. According to the official statement, although paracord has some color restrictions, there are no problems with other woven uppers that make a very colorful upper (the current Curry 3 upper is almost non-repeating) But they feel that the delicateness and functionality of the ThreadborneTM fiber itself can present a singular aesthetic, so it looks like the current appearance.and  the most important is this kind of material have a great ventilation

 

 

After playing the shoes for half an hour, I found that  CURRY 3 LOW became softer, so it may be the reason why  the shoes were completely new,  so I felt  more stiff. After a period of  test and play , the bottom performance of CURRY 3 LOW  have a good court feeling ,which  providing a proper cushion for the reaction force of jumping or running, so as not to cause long-term sports injuries for the basketball player wearing it.

Overall , the Under Armour Curry 3 is great shoe.CURRY 3 LOW offers a good choice for basketball players who demand speed and dexterity. On the one hand, the low-barrel and lightweight design gives the athletes more and more flexible; on the other hand, they also work hard on the design of the brake function, providing the athletes with better ability to change direction; the most important is this shoes  have a lightweight while also meeting the requirements of support, stability, coating, buffering capacity, etc.

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Under Armour HOVR Phantom Trail Running Review

Under Armour is gearing up for March Madness with six NCAA team-based colorways of their new running shoe – the HOVR Phantom.HOVR is another  revolution followed Micro G and Charged Cushioning. It is not only lighweight and , but also effective in energy absorption and feedback. Like several other brands, UA is also the first to apply this new technology .What this brings to everyone is UA’s running shoes—UA HOVR Phantom.

The UA HOVR Phantom looks similar to the basketball shoe Drive 4 Low for the design. The built-in full length  in the midsole has been  enhance technology of the  shoes . it is improve the stability and durability of cushioning for the material and design.

HOVER is certainly more responsive than previous Under Armour midsole technologies and runners don’t pay for that with extra weight as the shoe itself weighs less than 10 oz. With a relatively-standard 8 mm drop (the difference in height between the heel and toe stacks), and 21 mm of cushioning in the heel, the Sonic is medium-cushioned on the maximal-minimal scale.

A crucial consideration for Canadian winters is a shoe’s grip, the last line of defence from falling on slippery surfaces. Fortunately, the Sonic grip is like a car tire: it’s rubbery and feels gritty.

The knitted collar around the ankle and the knit forefoot make the Phantom feel like a sock on your foot, which some runners will appreciate more than others (the Sonic is more minimalistic and doesn’t have a knitted collar).

High-sensitivity chips are built into the shoe and can be linked to UA RUN via a mobile phone. That is my best favorite parts for this hoes .Compared to other running apps, the advantage of UA RUN is  the running data processed through the shoe chip sensor and the mobile phone processor, and the recording is more scientific and accurate. There are also training programs, data analysis, route navigation and other features.

According to Under Armour, the battery will outlast the runner’s wear-and-tear of the shoe, meaning the shoes will likely wear down to the point where you need a new pair before the battery comes close to dying. The company says the HOVR shoes last an average of 300 miles of use, but it’s tough to estimate battery life because every user has a different running schedule and frequency.

For the traction : It is used the  comfortable pattern , and the outsole worked great. it was not used the flat rubber like other sneakers, mostly black, that wears really well and grips in most conditions, wet or dry. but this one the ventilation is nice.maybe the material, it will be great, I can feel the wind through the shoes.

For the cushioning : HOVR’s cushioning feel is really special, not just the soft feeling of daily cushioning, but there is also a clear sense of rebound, especially when running speeding up, you can obviously feel the heel played a force to bring Small step back. When you run down a hill, you can use your heel to ease the pressure on your knees. In the currently tested 3km , 5km , 7km jog run and 15km long run, the cushioning of the shoes can always work well, which may not improve the performance, but it can make people run more easily. If you want to pick the bones in the egg, it is that the cushioning of the forefoot is relatively weak. For the entry runner, the forefoot cushioning is slightly insufficient, but in fact it is convenient for accelerating.

 

The HOVR Phantom that contributes to all of this cushioning and comfort, and that is the SpeedForm 2.0 construction inside the shoe.

SpeedForm was a process Under Armour  to mold the insole, shoe lining, and upper into one form-fitting piece with the midsole. SpeedForm 2.0 is update form of  this construction a step further by adding cushioning zones in the footbed, some as thick as 12mm, you can feel good .

For the supporting , it is not great,  I can feel any supporting from this shoes .

Overall,Under Armour’s sensor pod, the technology that’s used to track running and transmit that data to the MapMyRun app, it is great.