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CURRY 9 Performance Review

Probably because of the historic moment when Curry was crowned the “NBA’s 3-point champion” and the great success of Curry 8, this Curry 9 has been the source of heated discussion before it was officially launched. As of today, it has been some time since the shoe’s official release, but it still enjoys great popularity in this circle. Regrading its overall performance which, I think, is what most people are concerned about, the performance review of Curry 9 is necessary and here it is.

The first glance of the shoes has made me obsessed with it. Its various colorways are quite refreshing and finally I picked this pink and yellow one out of personal preference. Some says that this colorway is not only childlike, but also perfectly matches Curry’s adorable image. I think he has revealed the essence and character of the shoes.

Comparing Curry 9 to Curry 8, I found that the integral design of the tongue of Curry 8 has been changed to a more conventional separated one, which makes the shoes become suitable for a wider range of people and improves flexibility at the meantime.

Aside from the colorways, the most obvious upgrade to the Curry Flow 9 is its vamp. It adopts the Warp, a tech once used in Flow Velociti Wind, whose multi-layer woven structure can firmly fix the wearer’s feet in the shoes. Besides, the tech is also extremely breathable, and during nearly two hours of combat yesterday, I didn’t feel sweltering in my feet.

If you have also a pair of Curry 8, you must have an intimate knowledge of its lightness. However, it is still beyond my imagination that Curry 9 is made more lightweight. A single Curry 9 of size 42 weighs about 300 grams, which is actually second to none at the moment. And thanks to its brilliant wrapping, you can expect a pleasing wearing experience.

Compared with the upgrade of the vamp, the improvement in the midsole stability is not that conspicuous. The special treatment of the additional TPU in the arch is impeccable in both its area and the excellent midsole rigidity in actual combat. Such design is just right with the enlarged outsole of the forefoot, which ensures excellent stability without losing ankle flexibility.

The excellent of the Flow tech has already been proved by many sneakers, not least by Curry 8. Despite that, however, you’d better wipe the soles clean before playing so as to put your capacity to good use. As a matter of fact, it is a shoe’s wrapping and grip that are the core need for a player when it comes to high intensity exercises. Therefore, for many players, this Curry 9 will be a best choice for the shoes are endowed with both excellent wrapping and nearly perfect grip.

Nevertheless, the shoes are not without disadvantages. The fly in the ointment is that the wear resistance of Flow outsole is relatively poor, so the shoes is more suitable for playing in the indoor wooden floors or rubber fields. For those who are accustomed to the asphalt fields, I think the shoes might not perform as well as it is expected.

Many reviewers have said that they are also attracted by Curry 9’s cushion so that the shoes have become also a daily necessity for them. In my case, whether I am to make breakthroughs or to start up, Flow always provides instant feedback for me.


If you’re the one who are in need of extreme flexibility and lightness, and are good at shooting, Curry Flow 9 is your best choice. Like Curry’s magic “3-point”,  the shoe is in a sense a magic as well and may even help reverse the outcome of a match, which, I think, is beckoning and hard to refuse.

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UA Curry 9 Performance Review

With the advent of Curry 9, many fans are set to get thrilled at its performance review before they buy the shoes. Hence my bringing Curry 9’s performance review today.

To begin with, let’s take a look at its appearance. The pair I’ve got here is powder blue gradient, quite a refreshing one in this drab and dull winter. Among the several colorways that were first launched, the one I got in hand is, on a personal note, the nicest and just what the doctor ordered. However, you can keep your own opinions to yourself in this aspect.

As regards its performance review which I think is what you are most concerned about, I’d like to share with you my experience with it of the past week. Compared with Curry 8, this Curry 9 is far removed from it in several respects. In terms of Curry 8, the most eye-catching is the integration of its midsole and outsole, ditching the traditional outsole design. The other compelling thing of it is its simple design, which certainly caters to the tastes of many people who are in pursuit of simplicity. Ostensibly, there aren’t distinct differences between the two versions. However, taking a loser look at Curry 9, you’ll find that the vamp of Curry 9, among other things, is somewhat eye-popping. Besides the tech adopted in the vamp, the different colorways alone are enough to offer you a glimpse of its uniqueness.

With respect to the vamp, the brand has exploited a brand-new tech, the warp vamp. About two thirds of the entire upper is knit together in different directions with both thick and thin threads, and pink and blue ones. Such a design not only adds weight to the shoes’ sense of beauty, but also enhances its performance of offering lateral support at the side.

Then take a look at the shoelaces. Although there are three kinds of shoelace holes, they are all firmly attached to the vamp, thus providing the wearer with sufficient support. On the top of the shoe tongue, there is a big chamois with a “Curry” embedded on it. Different from the vamp of Curry 8, this Curry 9 is equipped with traditional shoe tongues with exactly enough lining. With all these, the wearer can be assured that there is enough support and that his feet are firmly fastened in the shoes.

At the back of the vamp, there is a Roman numeral “Ⅸ” and the latest logo of Curry. Actually, the vamp at the heel is made of chamois, which makes the shoes very durable. On top of that, the logo of Curry and Under Armour are respectively engraved on the Flow at the heel. Looking at it from the outside, the heel of the shoe, with sufficient lining, is thick enough so that it also guarantees a comfortable wearing experience.

The outsole is still made of the Flow which has been used in Curry 8, but its grains are slightly different from that of Curry 8. Another difference lies in the shape of the midesole TPU of Curry 9, which is exposed to the air.

During the past week, Curry 9 accompanied me in at least 5 matches, and luckily it didn’t fail me. In fact, I am most satisfied with its vamp which greatly improves the shoe’s wrapping performance. Besides, with the vamp, the shoes fit tightly to my feet, which also makes it easy for me to enjoy their comfort. The most glaring shortcoming of Curry 8 is that it easily hurts my toes. When it comes to Curry 9, I had the same experience the first time I wore it, but the second time I wore it for one of my important matches, it turned out that I got quite familiar with it and it also did a tremendous job for me. Nevertheless, Curry 9 is not above criticizing. With its particularly low-lop design, I was on the verge of hurting my ankles when I first wore it. Therefore, some protection is necessary if you wanna try Curry 9. As for its support performance, it is put to test in practice and has successfully stood these relentless tests. The lateral part of the forefoot is widened so that the overall shoe is quite prominent in offering support.

Still, Curry 9 is excellent in its grip performance, which is no less outstanding than Curry 8. While I was engrossed in my matches, it was always there to offer its assistance provided that it wasn’t on smooth wooden ground. If you have experienced Curry 8, then you must have your own ideas about what kind of grounds are suitable for this Curry 9. In the midsole, there’s a big anti-torsional device, which is put to good use so that the shoe’s performance in this aspect will only stand out. Over and above that, a large cushioning device is at work, which further improves the shoe’s support.


In this fast-paced society, constant innovation is essential in almost every field. For a shoe brand to survive in the face of cruel competition, it is nigh impossible without innovating products. Therefore, for this brand’s innovation, Curry 9 is a case in point. However, despite the new changes, I think there is still room for improvement for the shoes.