Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball started NBA Summer League wearing his Big Baller Brand shoes. But after struggling in the first two games, he stopped wearing the BBB sneakers and began changing brands every game.
Lonzo has worn Kobe Bryant’s signature Nike shoes, James Harden’s signature Adidas shoes, and on Saturday, he went with Steph Curry’s signature Under Armour shoes – they’re the Under Armour Curry 4 Finals PEs, to be specific.
While Lonzo has been telling reporters his reason for switching shoe brands is simply that being signed to the Big Baller Brand gives him freedom, his dad LaVar Ball told ESPN that his son is doing it to “(make) a statement to the brands of what they could have had with an open mind.”
The Under Armour Scorpio feels like a stability running shoe but looks like a neutral trainer. In this review, I’ll detail what Under Armour has come up with for their latest running shoe.
The folks over Finish Line provided me a sample of the Scorpio to test out. Usually I get a heads up when a shoe is en route but not really what it might look like. So out-of-the-box I was impressed with the chrome plating on the Scorpio. My boys refer to Scorpio’s as my “Iron Man” shoes. I guess it’s the metallic look that makes the connection.
It is a cool look but kind of makes it hard to wear outside of running or at the gym. If you look at the other Scorpio options, there are different flavors to choose from if chrome isn’t you thing.
The chrome plates in the heel counter and in the midsole provide a stability. The chrome is just a finish so don’t caught up in the reflection.
The upper has a mesh design that’s breathable and feels durable. The tongue is interesting because it’s completely molded with pockets for ventilation. The heel collar snugs nicely to round out the upper.
Once I got past the chrome, I looked at a few other points of interest. The track pods on the sole of the shoe are something different. Under Armour has designed it so the the shoe is versatile enough on any surface. For this review, I only ran on the road (and was pleased). I didn’t have time to take them over to my local track for a workout but know that the traction pods are very responsive and would hold up well.
The other feature that jumps out at me is the cleat design. This isn’t just another running shoe. Under Armour took a chance in designing a shoe that inspired by cleats that actually houses a propulsion system. With each step there’s an energy return that better (if not the best) I’ve felt of all the shoes I’ve reviewed.
Just walking around in the Scorpio two things that I feel were immediate: plenty of cushioning and the traction is really responsive. The cushioning is really pronounced because of the insole. Its by far the most padding for a shoe I’ve seen. Actually, I took it out because my orthotics made fit too tight. But a lot of that cushioning is lost when the insole is removed. With the orthotic back, it just took some relacing to make it fit comfortably.
Steph Curry Is On The Verge Of Becoming a Two-Time Nba Champion,And While He Has Already Debuted The Curry 4 During The 2017 Nba Finals,We Now Take a First Look At The Steph Curry 4 Shoes Low.
The Low-Top Version Of The Curry 4s Shoes Comes In a More Casual-Looking Style That’s a Bit More Appealing Than His Past“Dad”Curry Lows.Built With a Knitted Upper That Comes Constructed With a Sock-Like Bootie,Reinforced Toe Overlay Atop a Chunky Rubber Sole.This Particular Pair Comes Dressed In a Clean Black And White Color Scheme,Making Them Perfect For Everyday Wear.
The Shoe Comes In a Black Upper With a Contrasting White Midsole,Which Has Curry’s“Sc30”Logo On It.
An Exact Release Date Has Yet To Be Revealed,But Under Armour Did Say That Both The Curry 4 And Curry 4 Low Will Debut Later This Fall 2017.
While Getting Some Shots Up During Practice On An Off Day From The Nba Playoffs,Stephen Curry Was Spotted Wearing What Is Believed To Be The Release Date Under Armour Curry 4.