I legitimately loved pretty much all the Curry shoes, including the low top variants. The Two Low was fantastic and now we got the third one in a low top fashion. So without further ado, here’s my quick Under Armour Curry 3 Low review.
I’ll keep this nice and short since the whole base of the shoe is the same, so we’ll talk about what’s changed and if it’s worth your purchase.
So if you want a fully detailed review on the shoe, check out the Mid first to get an idea.
WEIGHT: 369 g. / 13 oz
TYPE: LOW TOP
RETAIL PRICE: $120
TECH: CHARGED, MICROG, THREADBORNE, ANAFOAM
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
MY RATING: 8.5/10
BUY ON: UNDER ARMOUR
CHARGED & MICROG
We got the exact same setup as on the mid – a responsive full-length Charged midsole and a thin MircoG insole for a bit more softness. The same killer setup for those who prefer speed over bounce.
THREADBORNE & ANAFOAM
The same material combination – a softer but still supportive tight knit and stiffer, less flexible foam. A great combination that actually feels a bit different from the Mid.
TRUE TO SIZE, AWESOME
The fit on these is the same as on the Mid but I did feel slightly more free and mobile. That’s what a low does and this one is one of the best low tops from the comfort aspects I’ve ever played in, probably next to the Crazy Explosive Low. And this comes from mainly a mid top wearer.
True to size, zero break-in time needed, locked-in really nice, no slippage or dead space at all. You put them on, you’re good to go. Wide footers should go down half size. I have slightly wide foot and they felt great with my regular size.
Identical setup to the Mid. Super responsive, low to the ground, stable, plenty of court feel. But, the awesome thing about the Charged midsole and a MicroG insole combo is you still get solid impact protection.
So a decent balance is felt here. Super responsive, low profile cushion that still provides impact protection, so those lighter, quicker guards won’t tear their knees up after long, intensive games.
The traction pattern on the Low is the same, so expect the same awesome traction. Grippy, killer stopping power, any movement will be held properly. However, there are colorways with translucent outsoles, which attract a lot of dust, so I’d recommend going with the solid rubber options for optimal performance.
Also, I kinda noticed that the rubber itself is softer and more shallow which is honestly disappointing. I’d still consider taking these outdoors but the Mid definitely had stronger rubber.
We got a slight upgrade in the support perspective on the Low version. The Mid already offer plenty of support for that lower profile player and even though the Low doesn’t have that ankle collar, it has ALL the critical components for a super supportive low top.
A carbon fiber midfoot shank, carbon fiber wings that extend from the heel all the way to the midfoot, an internal heel counter, a solid fit with a supportive AnaFoam layer and a great lacing system.
ANAFOAM & THREADBORNE COMBO
The upper is pretty much the same thing. We have a very nice material combo that makes a balanced shoe. A stiffer AnaFoam material at the back for proper lockdown and containment, while the front is a softer ThreadBorne knit for comfort, mobility and smooth step transitions.
A really nice setup that plays and feels nicely in my opinion. It’s also durable, the front is breathable. You will need to break in that AnaFoam which felt pretty uncomfortable for me the first few days.
PRICE VS. QUALITY
QUALITY TAKES THIS ONE
A quality signature low top is worth $120. Simple as that. $20 cheaper than the Mid, offers great performance, tech and a nice upper.
Definitely a good budget shoe in my opinion.
BEST FOR A LOW PROFILE GUARD
Another kick-ass Curry shoe. No gimmicks, no major flaws, everything as it should be, for the most part. And the price isn’t high.
Super comfortable, responsive cushion, good traction, killer support and a nice upper.
+ A SUPERB FIT
+ RESPONSIVE CUSHION WITH IMPACT PROTECTION
+ KILLER LOW TOP SUPPORT
– TRACTION IS WEAKER THAN THE MID VERSION
– THE UPPER NEEDS SOME SOLID BREAK-IN TIME
WHERE DO I GET IT?
I currently see the biggest variety, sizes and best prices on Under Armour. The shoe is sold out in most popular retail stores and Amazon, so this is the only quality option left, it seems.
Okay, that’s it for the review! I hope you found it useful!