This is the first in a series of reviews of basketball sneakers. Now, I don’t play basketball seriously (I am legitimately terrible) but @laizey_bones has played since she could walk. So we are doing a reversal for these reviews: she is wearing the sneakers and talking about them, and I am taking the pictures.
There are lots of weartests and sneaker reviews out there to help you pick which shoes to ball in, but there aren’t a lot from women. This series is going to focus on what is important to women when they are shopping for ball shoes.
The most important question of the review comes first:
Is this sneaker, in this colourway, available in sizes that fit women?
Yes! (Note that we reviewed the Men’s sizing in this post, but GS sizing is widely available).
What changes (if any) were made in the sneaker’s GS sizing?
Looks like the only change in the GS shoe is a slightly different foam compound.
The Curry 4 has a very snug fit and is secure on the ankles, offering a great deal of support. Laize does not typically like high tops for balling but loved the support in these ones – even though the upper is made of a knit microfibre synthetic material with no cage elements. Traction in the Curry 4 is outstanding, even on the outdoor court where we were shooting. Laize’s favourite part of the sneaker is the speed plate and cushioning that feels like it is propelling you forward. It promises ‘explosive movement’ and delivers. In terms of aesthetics, the Curry 4, in this colourway in particular, is a good looking shoe. Light and not bulky, with well-thought out gold accents.
A win from Under Armour