The Curry Two utilizes a multidirectional herringbone traction pattern. Whenever I analyze traction, I compare it to the Jordan XX8, XX9 and Kobe 9. Those are the three best setups that I have played in. The Curry Two’s traction is just as good as those three models. These things are straight up beasts. They work just as well outdoors as they do indoors. The rubber compound used makes them last more than most shoes do outdoors, however, just like every hoop shoe, they will wear out eventually.
This is the first time I’ve experienced Charged cushion, so I can’t compare it to the Curry One. That being said, these things do exactly what they say they do. While you are standing around, the shoe is very plush, giving you great step-in comfort. As you move around, the cushion becomes more responsive. Are there better, more exciting setups out there? Yes, but you can’t go wrong with this Charged foam.
Initially, I thought the materials were going to be disappointing. The Speedform material used in the back half of the shoe looked very comfortable but the fuse in the forefoot scared me. Under Armour proved me wrong. It doesn’t feel like traditional fuse at all. The fuse is very soft and feels better with every wear. If you’re like me and aren’t a fan of fuse, you don’t have to worry.
If I could describe the fit with one word, it would be containment. The laces go through the “fingers” on the upper and that’s exactly what they act like. They are fingers that keep you locked down at all times while giving you an extremely nice fit. The heel counter in the back keeps you locked in at all times as well. They fit true to size in my opinion but if you have a wide foot, I can only suggest you try them on.
Support is coming from your overall fit, as well as the heel counter. The fit is so great that it leads to an ample amount of support. There is a shank plate under foot for torsional support. Am I surprised at the abundance of support? Of course not. Curry has a history of ankle injuries, so they made sure he was all set with this model.
These things are solid in every category. Without a doubt, they are a top five shoe to play in this year. Not to mention, they are only $130. If you’re ballin’ on a budget, these have to be on the top of your list.
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