Under Armour Curry 6 Review: The Most Innovative Curry Shoe EVER

It is now 2020 and despite the fact that the Curry 7 is out for a while now, I have to bring the Under Armour Curry 6 review first.

Yes, that’s correct – I must show this to the ballers out there who are looking to get themselves a quality pair of basketball shoes to play in for a good price and to enjoy every bit of it.

You’ll soon find out why!

I’ll be talking about the shoe’s comfort & performance aspects, its overall build quality, and check what kind of players will love these the most.

Let’s hop right in!


SPEC SHEET

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Side 1

Model: Under Armour Curry 6 (Team)
Build: Low-Top
Weight: 12.3 oz / 341 g. (Size 10)
Retail Price: $130
Cushion: Full-length HOVR
Best Offer On: Amazon

I. COMFORT & FIT

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Top

Pretty much just like most of Curry’s shoes, comfort is something that’s usually not lacking.

The Curry 6 is not an exception here – I found the kicks to be very comfortable pretty much at all times, no matter the movement.

Thanks to the full-on knit upper, some nice internal padding, and a quality fit, I’d say these are literally one of the most comfortable Curry or any UA athletic shoes ever. Period.

I should point out that I’m a wide footer but I went true to size and found the shoe to be as comfortable as it can get just over 40-60 minutes.

That’s what knit and a good implementation of it does – takes all the bulls**t break-in time away and makes sure you experience the full 100% of what the designers intended almost right away.

Absolutely a killer job in this department. Let’s move on!

II. TRACTION

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Traction

The saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely applies to basketball shoe technology and innovations, and it seems Under Armour did not look back once while making the 6th Curry iteration.

No classic herringbone traction pattern here – though that’s fortunately not a bad thing in this case. I’ve found the traction to be solid most of the time, minus a few minimal slips here and there during the times I was zoned into the game and didn’t bother wiping the outsoles for a longer period of time.

Yeah, I’d say be prepared to do some wiping to preserve maximum traction, though by far not as much as it can get.

This also depends on the court condition, I was mostly playing either on a medium-condition wood court or outside on a synthetic rubber surface.

I’ve had zero problems inside. Outdoors though – it was still fine, just needed to wipe from time to time to make sure I’m not sliding out where I don’t need to.

So, I’ve definitely experienced better traction before but if I said the Curry 6 is problematic here – I’d be lying.

And you can take these outdoors too! This is for sure not an outdoor model specifically as the rubber might start deteriorating pretty soon, judging from the shallowness of it, but, again, not the most terrible variant I’ve seen.

III. CUSHION

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Midsole

The 6th model introduced the brand new HOVR cushion and it’s implemented in a full-length fashion here – the whole midsole you’re sitting on offers some really solid cushioning.

Comparing this setup to other well-known full-length cushion setups such as Nike’s Zoom Air or Adidas’s BOOST, this one won’t be as overly bouncy or “fun” to play in.

But, once again, that’s absolutely not a bad thing, especially comparing it to the previous Curry models. Most of them were too stiff to a lot of people’s preference as they were targeting lower profile guards like Curry himself, obviously.

This time though, things are changed, rebuilt, and optimized for just about any build or player.

I’m a very explosive player, and I love playing aggressively when I can, and these didn’t fail me at all. The way HOVR is implemented here is definitely stable, impact absorption is not lacking and my step transitions were smooth as butter, thanks to the full-length midsole, plus the new speed plate.

I would’ve liked a bit more forefoot cushion but this is totally understandable, as fast, multi-directional players such as the splash brother Curry himself need maximum mobility along with strong court feel.

In a nutshell, don’t overthink about the Curry 6’s cushioning – it will work for pretty much everyone. Just don’t expect you’ll be walking on clouds.

IV. SUPPORT

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Outsole

Support and foot containment is something the Curry models never fail in.

The Curry 6 is once again at the top of its game in terms of this.

We’ve got a very nicely built flat and wide base of the shoe to promote a stable foundation, to begin with.

Next, we have a nicely shaped outsole with cut out grooves in areas where it accommodates certain movements, and the sides of the sneaker are widened out, so it’s basically an outrigger, responsible for lateral support.

Lastly, there’s also the external heel counter and a TPU speed plate implemented right under your foot, which also enhances torsional protection.

The knit upper won’t add to extra support here but don’t worry – don’t forget about the shoe’s great fit that’s contained properly.

These pretty much check every box in terms of support technology and feature, and in a way that’s not promoting poor comfort.

You can leave your ankle braces at home, the Curry 6 will handle the load for you.

V. BUILD & MATERIALS

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Side 2

The upper is pretty much 100% knit with some synthetic overlays added on top throughout certain key areas to ensure durability.

I love soft knit uppers and this one is not an exception. We all know pure knit/woven is generally less durable but I see these ones are built very nicely. Pair that with the fuse overlays, and the fact that they’ll be used mostly outdoors, and it turns out it won’t be as weak as it’s so commonly perceived.

I’d say this is a fantastic offer for $130 – you generally won’t see premium knit setups like this one for that price tag.

VI. OVERALL

The UA Curry 6 is no slouch for sure – every single category is well-done I can clearly tell Curry & company did not overlook any single detail or scenario when making these.

Despite the versatility of the shoe’s nature, I’d still say quicker, lighter guards who play mostly below the rim and love to stop and pop will love these the most.

However, if you don’t fall into that category of players, these will still work for sure!

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WHY AMAZON?

I’ve been ordering a solid 70%-80% of my hoop shoes from Amazon and can confidently say it’s almost always the most trustworthy and convenient option to buy your shoes.

Why Amazon?

Yes, it’s great to find the shoe you’re looking for on an original retailer such as Nike or Adidas but the reality is a bit different – a lot of times, especially for shoes older than 1-2 years, it’s a very small chance you’ll find the shoe or better yet find it in your size & color.

You’ll mostly find the latest releases directly from the brand’s store but the period is usually pretty short until they’re out of stock.

This is where Amazon comes in.

Amazon is not strictly one retailer giving you the products, it’s a whole chain of thousands of different sellers, all supplying different products, including basketball shoes. You will mostly find more color and size options on Amazon for your desired shoe than on an original retailer or even a general sporting goods store.

Sure, there will be exceptions where Amazon won’t have a particular shoe but that’s on the rare side.

And the best part is the pricing – you can find older shoes and at times new shoes priced under retail, sometimes at crazy low prices, which is something you’ll never see on Nike.com, adidas.com, and other retailers (except during discounts/sales of course).

To sum things up and give you a generalized idea of why Amazon beats other stores more often than not, I’ve compiled a shortlist of the most notable advantages the massive store chain has over its competitors.

  • Usually, higher stock, size & color/edition availability compared to other stores
  • Blazing fast shipping times (sometimes delivered the SAME DAY if you’re close to the seller’s stock)
  • A good chance to find shoes priced under retail
  • Extremely convenient return/refund policies

Still not sure? I’ve made a comprehensive guide and compiled some general tips on where to buy basketball shoes online. Check it HERE!

THE VERDICT

Under Armour Curry 6 Review: Overview

Comfort Rating: 9.5
Performance Rating: 8
Value for the Price Rating: 9
Suitability for Outdoors: Fair
Recommended for: Guards, shooters

Overall Rating: 9

 

Alright, that’s it for the UA Curry 6 review! I truly hope you’ve enjoyed it and found it useful!

The Curry 7 is OUT! Be sure to check out my review of it and see if it improved!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for some killer alternatives to the Curry 6, be sure to check out my reviews of the KD 12, PG 3, and the Dame 5!

Do you have any questions? Perhaps you’ve got ’em yourself and want to share your thoughts? Just want to chat?

Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as quick as I can!

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12 thoughts on “Under Armour Curry 6 Review: The Most Innovative Curry Shoe EVER

  1. Thank you so much for sharing us an interesting and informative article. The main theme of this article is Under Armour Curry 6 Review. It is really laudable that you have illustrated this topic so well in your article. I have learned a lot by reading your article and gained a lot of cognition about it. Of the points mentioned in your article, I like to BUILD & MATERIALS. I bought these shoes a few days ago which are as beautiful to look at as they are comfortable to wear and easy to move around. Anyone can buy it if they want which can give real value to your money.
    Finally, I enjoyed reading your article and so I’d like to share your article in my Facebook group if you allow me.

  2. Wow, for you to bless this product such high ratings then definitely it is really worth all the good praise you have blessed it with. I think it would be time for me to buy a new basketball shoes soon and definitely I’d want to go for this one that you have shared here. I like how you have structured this post. I’m buying this. Thanks!

    1. That is awesome Payton! I am sure you won’t regret it – these are as versatile as Curry’s can get!

  3. Hello there, I have been a really big fan of this product and a general lover of footwear, shoes, to be precise and getting to see a good or products is something I really appreciate a lot and this is just another great shoes. I have been a fan of some other brand until a year ago when I got one of under armour’s shoes and it’s been try best so far. I would love to get this one 

    1. Awesome to know you’re getting into stuff that you might not have heard about or perhaps didn’t hear enough praise about! Despite some definitely mediocre releases from Under Armour, I do have to admit they do have a bunch of amazing products out there, and other mainstream manufacturers such as Nikey, AJ or Adidas have plenty of hiccups too in their years, so we always have to pick out the good ones out of the bad!

  4. Thank you 

    I really liked your review as it is full of great detail and full specification on how these trainers perform and how they feel.

    I am a supporter of Under Armour after a lifetime of Nike and Reebok. Under Armour have come along way with their shoes and I really like the HOVR implementation.

    I will definitely check out the Curry 6 for my partner as he needs as new pair and these look like they will work very well for him.

    Thank you 

    1. You’re welcome Imelda! The fact that these are the most versatile Curry’s ever (pretty much), anyone will sure enjoy it more or less, so you’re partner should be good to go!

  5. This shoe looks so sleek and comfy!  

    When I was reading your post, I was intrigued to see the amount of support the Under Armour Curry 6 provides (which is so important for running).  I found that out the hard way when I didn’t have proper shoes back in the days when I played sports and got really bad shin splints.  Support is key when I look at shoes now.

    Thanks for sharing such an informative review (especially for those that do play basketball).  This would be the ultimate shoe to get!

    1. Yeah, Curry’s shoes are something to be amazed at when it comes to support, lockdown, and general containment of the foot. The guy himself constantly had ankle problems, he wears tank like ankle braces pretty much every game, so an extremely secure shoe is critical for him. We should be thankful for that lol

  6. Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here.The Curry 6 is a really fun performer that has everything I want from a
    basketball shoe: amazing cushion, amazing fit, and while the traction is not quite on Curry 2 level, it is still pretty nice!

    The durability of the rubber on my pair was an issue.

    1. Yeah, it’s a really great performer. I’ve heard some people having some issues with the traction as well, but nothing major. I’d say if you’re going for an all-around solid performer, and not the best CURRY shoe, I’d take the 6 over the 2.

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