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First Look Under Armour’s newest creation Curry 6 ‘Fox Theater’

Last season, Curry ran an average of 2.41 miles per game per NBA.com/stats — a further distance than 95 percent of all other players in the league. So far this season, he’s covering an average distance of 2.59 miles per contest, the 12th-most in the NBA.For all the Stephen Curry fans out there, there’s some big news to report about a new shoe that’s dropping just after the New Year.The new signature shoe was showcased at an exclusive event at the Rakuten Performance Center Tuesday night, in which a select group of influencers and media were invited to get a first look at Under Armour’s newest creation—an iconic landmark in Oakland that reopened the same year the two-time MVP was drafted by the Golden State Warriors.

We will look at closely .

What I will say is that the shoe looks great in all the colorways shown and the themes behind them are for Oakland and The Bay. Being a Bay Area native, its a special thing to have a signature athlete that releases shoes with themes so close to home. Upon entering the room, the influencers found their seats, each adorned with jerseys featuring the number ’10’ in the front, and Curry’s number ’30’ on the back.

The colors used are made to resemble the brightly lit marquee of the establishment that brightens up the street at nighttime.

“This is inspired by the Fox Theater marquee, right down the street,” Curry explained. “This is something that’s very iconic in the city of Oakland, and I wanted to pay homage to how much the city of Oakland has embraced me.”A black knit upper with tonal welded overlays is accented by vibrant hits of neon green, yellow, and orange on the tongue, eyelets, and outsole. Branding on the low-top comes in the form of Curry’s SC30 logo on the lateral heel portion of the midsole, and Under Armour’s shield stamped on the tongue and heel.

 

 

I can see why LA fans are Kobe die-hards or how special Chicago natives must have felt seeing an L Train edition of the D Rose.The color scheme is like the beautiful appearance of neon lights on the outer wall of this theater after the night.

The colors of the shoe are intended to represent the various members of the Oakland community that Curry has come into contact with over his decade with the Warriors that, as he says, “have moved the needle in terms of representing Oakland on the local and national stage.”

The Fox Theater, which was located in the city center, opened in 1928. Although it was once suspended from operation and even faced the fate of being demolished, it was fortunately retained and re-enabled in 2009. It is now used for cultural and artistic purposes such as musical performances. As for why to pay tribute to the Fox Theater, except for the representative landmark of Auckland, the year before the theatre was restarted, Stephen Curry was selected as the Warriors. In the past 10 years, the Fox Theater was the center of artistic atmosphere. Stephen Curry has become the top star of the Warriors and has already brought the championship glory to Auckland for three times.

For instance, the entire bottom of the shoe is covered with a stucco pattern, a reference to the stucco-covered house in Charlotte, North Carolina in which Curry grew up and learned how to play the game of basketball as a child.

“Every time I put the shoe on, I’ll go back to memories of learning the game, to where I’ve gotten to now,” Curry said in explaining the material’s significance.

Directly upon the stucco, in the arch of the foot, is yet another Easter egg — a piece of textured, circular, yellow plastic, intended to represent the ceiling of Oracle Arena — the location of three NBA Championship banners which Curry helped raise.

 

Full-length HOVR cushioning has been added to the midsole for improved impact absorption and energy return. A split outsole design aims to provide Curry with superior traction for his fast-paced movements. Other subtle details include a midfoot shank plate on the outsole, unique eyelet system that wraps around the heel, a sock-like ankle collar, and elastic pull tab on each tongue.The built is knit while the traction was extremely tacky — but that was on the Warriors practice court so take that with a grain of salt until I can play in them on my usual courts.

All elements of the Curry 6 were designed with Curry’s specific needs in mind, from the new “Hover” technology that will provide cushion and stability, to the textured heel-to-toe plate on the shoe’s bottom that will aid in responsiveness and traction.

 

“Every time I put the shoe on, I’ll go back to memories of learning the game, to where I’ve gotten to now,” Curry said in explaining the material’s significance.

Directly upon the stucco, in the arch of the foot, is yet another Easter egg — a piece of textured, circular, yellow plastic, intended to represent the ceiling of Oracle Arena — the location of three NBA Championship banners which Curry helped raise.This is their  last year in Oakland, so they  wanted to pay homage to Oracle Arena … the place where I’ve been able to call home the last 10 years.

 

The next time Curry wears the 6’s, it’ll be at the arena they are intended to honor, and in front of the community they are dedicated to. We will be stay tuned .

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