Given shoe manufacturers’ propensity for incorrectly describing their shoes and putting out the wrong stock photos, I wanted to see the CFD H2 for myself. It is indeed a Clutchfit Drive/Curry One Hybrid like the Prodigy but with Clutchfit throughout the entire shoe. If only it was pure Charged like the Clutchfit Drive 2 which would make more sense considering last year’s Highlight was an extension of the CFD while this one isn’t even the same shoe. Confusing isn’t it ?
For reference, all measured on my baby scale, all size 11
Curry One: 15 oz
Prodigy: 15 oz
Clutchfit Drive 1: 14 oz
Clutchfit Drive 2: 15.5 oz
Torch: 14.5 oz
Lightning: 13.5 oz
Obviously the extra weight is from the higher cut. I’m strong enough to not notice 1 oz here and there so I could care less about the weight.
Yep, that’s high alright. But it’s high done right. No chafing or weird break in time like a certain Hyperdunk. It doesn’t really do anything functionally but it feels like I’m wearing a warm compression sleeve.
Nicely padded unlike the HD15 and Kobe X Elite
Super flexible collar
And geez, it is hard as hell to put on. Had to loosen the laces all the way to get these on.
Same as the Curry One
Exactly the same as the Curry One Low including the Ortholite insole. Still love pure Micro G but this set up is growing on me as well. Feels only one level firmer than Pure Micro G.
Same fit as the Clutchfit Drive 1 which I love. It is tighter in the toe box due to the thicker Ortholite insole but no reason to go up half a size since the silouette is the same.
One thing I noticed is how much bigger the Clutchfit “locks” are versus the original. The upper feels a little stiffer (or not as soft would be a better word because these are not stiff at all) but maybe it makes the shoe more supportive and snug.
I’m pretty sure it is more aesthetics than anything else (although marketing might say it enhances lockdown or something). Feels great though.
Support and stability
Almost exactly the same as the Curry One. The external heel counter is shorter and more flexible than the Curry One and just as flexible as the Clutchfit Drive 1. There is an internal heel counter that runs along the solid black outline. I call it an outline because it isn’t anything but an overlay even though it looks like plastic.
Same outrigger and shank as Curry One.
Same as the Clutchfit Drive 1 which is a good thing.
Another Frankenshoe by Under Armour that will perform but will hit clearance racks again. Who is going to buy these for $130 when the Curry 2 is priced exactly the same and features Charged only cushioning ? Don’t get me wrong, this is a great shoe to play in based on my experience with the Clutchfit Drive and Curry One but UA needs to price its team models at team friendly prices if it expects to compete. Out of the many Frankenshoes I’ve looked at/reviewed, I’d lean towards these or the Prodigy because I like the Clutchfit Drive silouette and don’t mind the Curry One Low set up at all. That being said, I’ll wait for clearance time before pulling the trigger.
Yo! Good looking out on the request!!!!!
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Do you buy them to see in person and return them?
Yes i will probably some up when they go on sale later though
Can we see it on feet bro? pls?
I returned them . I think t Blake has a video with them on foot
and where did you get it? online?
Hey man thanks for the input. I got these shoes after being impressed by the first highlights and I love them. I do agree with a lot of your points, but if anyone is going to this shoe it has a really great feel.
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Oh yea I agree they feel great. I just feel they are redundant in my shoe rotation and I’ll wait until clearance time .
Great review! I was just wondering, are these better or would you prefer the Curry 2? Would the high top in these inhibit speed/explosiveness as I play a guard position on my team?
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I prefer curry 2. Traction and cushioning are better . The higher cut of highlight feels good but doesn’t inhibit speed bc it’s flexible . I’d personally take curry two (read my review if you haven’t ). Plus I think highlight 2 will be at marshalls lol
Great review! Would you recommend getting the clutchfit drive 2 or the clutchfit drive highlight 2? Because I’d probably be playing in them for all year, which one of the 2 are more durable?
The CFD 2 has a slightly better/softer cushioning set up and would most likely last longer since there is more synthetic material rather than Clutchfit on the highlight 2. I prefer the feel of the Clutchfit material myself but it isn’t as durable as synthetic (I have some tears in my CFD 1). Hope that helps !
Would you recommend these or the ua clutchfit drive 1s or the curry 1s
Depends on what kind of cushioning you want .curry 1 and highlight are the same set up and are firmer than micro g.
I prefer micro g so I like the first clutchfits
I like high tops, rally enjoyed hooping in Kobe 10s because of the collar. I want to know if this show will give similar containment. Also do you think the shoe is durable? And finally is there room for average toes.
PS Thanks for the fast reply
Oh yea, I actually think these feel better because they are more padded up high than the Kobe X. Shoe is very durable bc of Clutchfit ehich is more rubbery feeling than flyknit. And yes plenty of room for your toes. Similar sizing as Kobes.hope that helps !