The Curry line of basketball sneakers has been a mainstay for Under Armour, and each year, a new iteration is developed and released. This year has seen the introduction of the Under Armour Curry 7, a sneaker that comes with a brand new midsole, a reinvented upper and an outsole traction pattern unlike any other.
Since we’re quarantined at home, we tested the Under Armour Curry 7 “Dub Nation 2” by rocking them during a HIIT workout – one that incorporates lateral movements and a bunch of high jumps. Here’s our experience.
Steph Curry is known to be fast on his feet and his agile gameplay requires serious lockdown from his sneakers. You can expect just that from the Curry 7. The upper is mostly constructed of mesh with a TPU skin layered on the midfoot. This combination keeps the upper comfortable, breathable yet structured in all the right places – providing some serious lockdown and support.
Micro-G + Hovr
Designed from the inside out, this new midsole is built to support dynamic gameplay while remaining adaptable to different players’ needs. The midsole has a flexible plate sandwiched between two of Under Armour’s proprietary foams – Micro-G and Hovr. The Hovr is placed above the plate, providing cushioning and energy return while Micro-G retains much-needed firmness for quick court movements and court feel. The Hovr extends to the sides of your midfoot as well, which helps provide structure when making directional changes – hurling you back in the opposite direction.
When two foams meet, it tends to become a mushy situation. The flexible plates resolve that issue by providing your stride with support and stability. It can be felt with every step, as the heel-to-toe transitions are incredibly smooth. To be sure, this is a shoe in which the midsole stays firm, staying true to its predecessors.
The outsole traction pattern is new and eye-catching, to say the least. It bears a herringbone pattern, with alteration at the forefoot and heel. The traction pattern has variable heights at various points on the outsole, providing increasing grip depending on the pressure and direction of the force applied. This allows the Curry 7 to adapt to your movements and deliver the traction accordingly. You should be held down pretty well, with minimal to no slips.
A tribute to fans
Beyond its technical specification, the Under Armour Curry 7 “Dub Nation 2” is a fitting tribute to fans of the Golden State Warriors. Wrapped in a full white midsole and upper with splashes of yellow and blue, the Curry 7 “Dub Nation 2” is a team PE that fans can grab off the shelves. The Curry 7 is also littered with easter eggs, which include a hidden signature on the right tongue and the emblems on the heel tab symbolizing his three kids – you’ll have to grab one of these and see them up close. The sneaker’s overall design is super clean, so you can easily rock these casually too.
Sizing and fit
The Under Armour Curry 7 “Dub Nation 2” runs small. If you have narrow feet, you can stay true to size if you prefer a tight fit. If you have wider feet or appreciate some wiggle room, you may have to go a half or full size up. This same advice applies to those who intend to use the Curry 7 casually as well.
The Under Armour Curry 7 “Dub Nation 2” drops on May 1, and will retail at S$239. It sits alongside the Under Armour Curry 7 “Earn It”, another tribute sneaker to athletes who are pushing boundaries. You can cop any of the Curry 7 colorways at underarmour.com.
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