Growing up in Charlotte, Stephen Curry was always a big football fan. He still is, actually, consistently showing love to his hometown Carolina Panthers on his Instagram. Knowing that, it comes as no surprise that one of his next Under Armour Curry Two releases showcases the colors of the iconic football team from Oakland with a black and silver sneaker. Available at Champs Sports, the “Professional” edition sports a black upper with hits of grey along the sole unit and logo. When the MVP is on the court, he’s all about his business.
Ever since first showing up on Steph’s feet during practice sessions last spring, sneakerheads have been clamoring for this release. The silhouette looks great in this colorway and knowing the sneaker’s tech, it’ll be one of the year’s top basketball performance sneakers.
UA’s running technology has come to the Curry Two, making it the first basketball sneaker to feature SpeedForm. Charged Cushioning is also involved, a tech that adheres to your foot and provides energy depending on the situation.
Curry’s flair resonates with the Bay Area fanbase for the Warriors and even as frenzied as they are, the football fans are probably even crazier. For UA, it’s an obvious crossover point, considering how many of the area’s sports fans are now wearing sneakers not just for their appeal on the court but off of it as well.
“If you played basketball then you were likely into sneakers,” Bay Area resident and sneaker influencer @NightWing2303 told us recently. “It was part of that culture…the hoop culture. Nowadays you have kids that don’t play any sport at all that are into kicks. It’s a little weird to me only because we wanted what the players wore so we could play in them like the players did. But if you are into kicks today, and don’t play ball; why are you into them? You know? Maybe it’s fashion, maybe it’s trendy, maybe it’s to look cool.”
The Bay always holds up their own. Between the style, the performance, and the name behind it, this sneaker colorway is going to kill it. Just like Curry is.