If you came here, it is likely that you’re aware that Under Armour has been making great shoes lately. Either way, today I’ll show you my picks for the best Under Armour basketball shoes.
The focus is on on-court performance, comfort, good materials and price. As usual, I’ll list six shoes. Alright, here are the best Under Armour basketball shoes!
1) Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low
Under Armour offers the latest contribution to sneaker technology. It is the HOVR cushioning, which was once available only in some its running sneakers. It consists of an encapsulated HOVR foam wrapped up with something called Energy Web mesh, which provides a comfortable and smoother move on the court – plus, the impact that it absorbs will be returned to your foot as a form of energy.
Another thing going on for the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low is the excellent traction. The patterns are thick and wide-spaced, making the shoe suitable for playing on most surfaces. This is good for quick and agile guards who tend to make quick and sharp turns on the floor.
Users also note how comfortable the UA HOVR Havoc Low is that they can even wear it the whole day. Because aside from the cushioning, it has the mesh construction on its upper that offers ample ventilation and flexibility.
2) Under Armour Curry 4
The Under Armour Curry 4 could be well considered as the most advanced guard shoe just yet. This high-top bootie’s upper is constructed with knitted material on top of synthetic leather that adds some durability and reinforcement.
For this shoe, Under Armour utilizes an unnamed proprietary foam system to provide underfoot responsiveness. The shoe sits on a very low, firm and minimal cushion set-up. This proprietary foam is placed low to the ground and many wearers feel some bounce and a light, soft feel. This allows for more quickness and court feel.
Apart from these elements, the Under Armour Curry 4 has a nice wide outsole which is similar to the Curry 2, making it stable and safe in every movements.
3) Under Armour Curry 3 Zero II
The Under Armour Curry 3 is good in many aspects. First is the pricing, which is pretty cheap at just $99 when it was first launched, and expect its price tag to go down further as months go by.
As for the performance, this may be the best budget basketball sneaker yet. The upper is made of “molded maxprene upper with zonal restriction engineered from within for maximum comfort breatheability,” according to UA itself. The upper is indeed soft and conforms just right to the shape of your foot. The Micro G and Charged are used for this shoe’s cushioning system which provides additional comfort without compromising court feel.
The traction is also one of this shoe’s best points, covering every direction a baller can think of whenever he puts his foot on the floor for starts, stops and sudden directional changes.
4) Under Armour Curry 5 “Pi Day”
The shoe is particularly designed for smaller point guards. Users are happy with cushioning which has slightly improved from the previous Curry 4. The traction is also good although it has the tendency to pick up a lot of dust especially on dusty courts. In terms of style, this is a sleek-looking shoe, just like the Curry 4. If you love the Curry line and are just looking for complete the collection, this shoe is perfect for you.