Many fans expected the brand-new Curry signature shoes for a long time. Curry Flow 10 has been released on the new sports competition season.
As it’s Curry’s 10th generation signature shoes, Curry Flow 10 is significant. Curry Flow 10’s colorway pays homage to colorways which have been released on previous generations. Such as the first released colorway is ‘iron sharpens iron’ which has been released by Curry 2. And it also released the ‘Sour Patch Kid’, ‘More Magic’, ‘Northern Light’ and other colorways. The insole of Curry Flow 10 is also white. The X on the vamp represents that it’s the 10th generation signature shoes. The outboard Curry logo is not printed in, but it’s tridimensional.
Since Flow technology was developed, it’s used on Curry’s personal series, from Curry Flow 8 to Flotro series shoes. And the new released Embiid 1 also used the FLOW insole technology. The Flow insole technology is comfortable and has excellent traction performance. It’s always popular. Curry Flow 10 uses full-length Flow insole. The UA WARP material vamp is light and elastic. It covers the foot like socks. The cushion performance of Curry Flow 10 is better then Curry Flow 9. But the cushion of insole is not the center of gravity of Curry series shoes.
The UA WARP vamp and Flow sole design reduce the weight. The unit weight of US9.5 is about 350g. It’s 20g lighter than Curry Flow 9. The shoe tongue and shoe heel has leather pull-tab design. The cushion of Flow insole is enough for running and jumping. But the cushion not enough under big impulsion.
Curry Flow 10 is low type. The shoe tree is almost the same as Curry Flow 9. It’s half sole is round and wide. The position of half sole is a little empty. The Flow extends upward in the arch position for improving the lateral supporting performance. It adds stiff TPU plate on the outboard heel position to reinforce support. The insole adds a piece of long anti-rollover plate. The WA WARP material is light, but also can offer good support. The overall supporting performance of Curry Flow 10 is strong, but not effect flexibility. The outrigger design on half sole is also made of Flow material, which not only can offer comfort level, but also has enough strength to offer stability.
The traction performance is the best advantage of Flow. The traction performance is excellent. But as the traction performance is too strong, it can stop quickly, so it’s easy to twist the ankle. So the Curry Flow 10 adjust the pattern of outsole to keep the excellent traction performance and can offer buffer to protect the feet. After playing the basketball on indoor court some time, it still keep the good traction performance, but the outsole has obvious abrasion. So I tested it to outdoor court.
It’s surprise that the traction performance of outdoor court is worse than indoor court, maybe the outdoor court more dust and impurities, so that the FLOW sole can’t touch the ground directly. It doesn’t have big abrasion after testing a few times.
As it uses the Flow insole technology, the Curry series shoes don’t have big difference. Flow is almost the representative of Curry. If you like running and flexible playing way, the traction performance and stability are the main considerations in your choice of basketball shoes, you will love Flow series shoes. Curry 11 should still uses FLOW. Hope that UA can change the density or thickness of Flow in the future to make the insole to match different players’ styles.