The two-time reigning MVP has turned Under Armour into a legitimate power player in the world of basketball sneakers – a domain that has been dominated for so long by Nike and their spin-off, Air Jordan.
Curry may have lost to LeBron James – the face of Nike – in this June’s NBA Finals, but off the court his line is very much competing with the King’s.
I was eager to see if the hype was justified and if an Under Armour basketball sneaker could win me over. In the Curry 2.5, it was and they did.
Let’s start with what matters the most – the shoe’s performance.
The high cut is no surprise as Curry himself has dealt with ankle injuries during his career, but even if you’ve never had an issue there, the feeling of support is reassuring.
Moving on to the burrito tongue, it’s a polarising feature. You’ll find detractors of it, while others appreciate the style.
I lean towards the latter with the Curry 2.5 because of how snug it makes your feet feel. It may be a bit too snug at first, especially if you like to lace tightly, but I noticed after wearing them a few times that it eases up to be more comfortable, without sacrificing the coveted locked-in sensation.
What I really loved though, was the herringbone pattern on the outsole. The grip it provides on any surface is amazing and it’s what you would expect for a player who’s an ankle-breaker.
Aesthetically, there are a ton of colourways for the Curry 2.5, but I really dug the ‘Heavy Medal’ with gold, black and red. It’s distinct and eye-catching for sure.
Luckily for UAE residents, that colourway drops on Sunday, August 21.
We rate it: 9 out of 10: It’s a sneaker that lives up to player and a must-try for basketball lovers.
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