Remember ‘Purple Shoes’ Steph Curry during the Golden State Warriors dominant NBA Finals run? Well, now you can rock the same UA kicks.
Under Armour’s latest shoe release – the Steph Curry 4 FloTro – has just dropped. So if you want to wear the shoes that Curry himself was wearing during his incredible run in the NBA Finals, you can.
I must admit, it is a little strange to see a player like Steph Curry – who clearly is still in his prime – start wearing retro-flared versions of his previous shoes. But, if they keep on mixing the best of previous designs with UA’s Flo-Tech, then I’m all in.
Because these are great. Under Armour was kind enough to provide me with a pair for an early look. Here’s what to expect.
Firstly, these are pretty much a clear step up from the Curry 4’s in every way. They feel better on your feet and I believe they look sharper than previous models while retaining the stylistic choices that make Curry’s signature shoes his own.
They’re incredibly comfortable and lightweight, thanks to the Under Armour Flo-Cushion system. If you’ve worn the Curry 8 or Curry 9, you know what you’re getting into with these.
But there are some significant (good) changes. Firstly, the padding/cushioning in the Curry 4 FloTro is way better than previous entries. Secondly, there’s no plastic on the inside of these. There are reinforced patches (because you have to have those in a basketball shoe), but they appear to be done in suede. So I didn’t experience any uncomfortable rubbing or blistering.
In fact, I found them to be much more comfortable than previous models. Granted, I spent two hours walking in them and about five hours playing in them, so the sample size isn’t massive.
You’ll also notice that the knitted tops are there and covered with a suede overlay. That’s going to help on the durability front, but that also means the shoes look really nice. Almost like a lifestyle shoe, in fact.
So if you aren’t into hooping, you could rock these in your day to day without getting any weird glances.
When it comes to sizing, I went with my typical 10.5 and they fit like a glove. Well, they’re a tiny bit snug (in a good way) but I’m looking forward to breaking them in. So I would recommend that you order your typical size.
At the end of the day, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better pair of kicks to ball in right now.
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