How to spot a fake Under Armour Curry shoes

Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel – gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game, practice or workout.

Nowadays eBay and Aliexpress are full of fakes. How to recognize them?


Sellers have replica boxes that look smaller and less glossy than the originals. Fonts in the tags are blurry or have weird looking fonts. Or, even, no boxes.

Sole width

The fake Curry is much narrower than the authentic pair at the forefoot.

 Exact same outsole but runs much narrower


Tag fonts

Just like fake Jordans, fonts are off on the shoes’ tag. Serial numbers are correct though 

Below: fake tag

Below: Real tag

No shank you

The shank plate in the fake is made of rubber and allows you to fold the shoe. I could practically roll the shoe into a ball.

Indented at the heel

See now the shoe curves in?

Fonts and colors 

Fake left, authentic right


This is a dead giveaway. Insole should be orange. 


The upper is super thin and flimsy and holds almost no structure at all.

 Shot of the tongue. Can you spot the fake ? It’s on the left .