Now that the dust from Stephen Curry’s Monday night birthday bash has settled, it’s back to what really matters: sneakers.
The newest colorway of the Curry 4 was released less than a month ago but Under Armour just shocked us all released 314 pairs of the Curry 5 “Pi Day” shoes.
Today (March 14) is not only Curry’s 30th birthday, it’s also the infamous “Pi Day.” The new Under Armour shoe is called “Pi Day” Here’s more information on the shoe from Under Armour’s official announcement via Slam Magazine.
“Squaring the circle” is a design inspiration that functionally and aesthetically frames the upper of the Curry 5, with a circular construction built through the framing of the 90-degree angle of the foot.
Containment areas in the forefoot lateral wall and the heel lock in the foot, enabling Stephen to play his game on his toes, where he can use ground contact and traction to kick-start his game a split second ahead of the opposition.
The Pi theme is echoed throughout the shoe design for this specific Black/Metallic Iron colorway; the symbol is featured in the knit of the shoe, numbers of Pi can be found on the sole, 3.14.18 is printed on the lace aglets, and the Pi number sequence is scripted on an exclusively designed shoe box.
Under Armour also added a groovy video to accompany the sneaker release.
As someone who adores and wears the Curry 4s twice a week to play basketball, the 5s don’t quite do it for me. I appreciate the ankle support (*insert ankle joke) and clear color combinations of the Curry 4. The Pi Day 5s look more like low tops or dare I say running shoes at first glance. The new-age metallic colorway of this shoe is personally less appealing. I also never enjoyed math class, so the Pi stuff isn’t exactly an inspiration. It remains to be seen if this is just a low top version of the Curry 5 or the standard model of Curry’s next big shoe.
The 314 available “Pi” Under Armour Curry 5 are for sale at SC30-v5.com.