Under Armour Curry 5Boys' Grade School
Curry with the Shot
Under Armour and world-renowned Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry are back with their fifth installment in the Curry line, the Under Armour Curry 5. Arguably one of the greatest shooters and ball-handlers needs something on his feet to handle his incredible acrobatics, and UA has knocked it out of the park again. The Curry line has gained steam not just for its affordability, but also for being one of the top performing basketball kicks year after year.
Going Low and Sleek
Curry and the UA team opted for a low-top sneaker this year, which was intriguing given the Splash Brother’s history of ankle issues. However, contrary to popular belief, ankle support lies in the TPU heel cup at the rear of the shoe and not the height of the sneaker (mid top or high top). The heel features not one, not two, not three, but four layers of reinforcement to give Steph the ultimate lockdown and fit that he needs game after game. Another standout feature of the Curry 5 is the one-piece knit bootie that lines the sneaker, providing a glove-like fit that ensures comfort, and you guessed it, lock-down. Dave Dombrow, UA’s Chief Design Officer, said that one of the biggest tasks was tackling the weight of the sneaker – to give Curry the milliseconds he needs to blow by his defender. Dombrow and the UA team were up to the challenge and created the lightest sneaker of Steph’s line to date.
Steph Loves the Kids
Steph is idolized by younger fans because of his flashy play and ability to score at any second. The Warriors star not only acknowledges the kids who helped him gain popularity, but he equips them to succeed on the court with an annual kids' basketball camp. So, when it came time to release the Curry 5, it was only right that the aspiring hoopers could lace up his kicks and ‘Be Like Steph.’
• Herringbone outsole design to maximize traction.
• Anafoam-infused upper to mold to the athlete’s foot for a perfect fit.
• Lightweight for speed and agility.
• EVA cushioning midsole for responsiveness and impact protection.