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On March 14, 2018, Under Armour released 314 pairs of Stephen Curry’s latest signature shoe to celebrate his 30th birthday that also coincides with Pi Day.
Focusing on transforming the Curry line, UA designers took to mathematics to craft one of the most groundbreaking Curry silhouettes ever.
The Under Armour Curry 5 takes inspiration from Pi and the ancient Greek problem of squaring the circle. These basketball shoes aim to help Stephen accomplish the impossible on the court. It is one of Under Armour’s most innovative basketball sneakers to date and blurs the lines between aesthetics and functionality.
The squaring the circle theme reverberates throughout the Under Armour Curry 5’s outsole. These basketball shoes feature an overlapping square and circle pattern under the forefoot to give Stephen the traction that he needs as he slashes his way to the basket.
This unique traction pattern maintains complete ground contact to prevent slipping and sliding on the court.
Length and Width. According to most wearers, the Under Armour Curry 5 runs true to size but is extremely tight at the midfoot and forefoot. Wide-footers are advised to stay away from these basketball shoes.
Lockdown. Locking the foot in place are containment areas found in the heel and forefoot lateral wall. These areas enable Stephen to always play on his toes on a nightly basis.
The Under Armour Curry 5 has a knit upper for enhanced comfort and breathability.
In keeping with the squaring the circle theme, the Curry 5 has a circular construction that is designed to frame the foot’s 90-degree angle.
Several Pi-themed elements complete the Under Armour Curry 5’s unique design. The symbol for Pi is found on the knit upper, “3.14.18” is printed on the aglets, and the Pi number sequence can be seen on the outsole.
To commemorate Stephen’s 30th birthday and Pi Day, Under Armour launched the first colorway of the Under Armour Curry 5 aptly called “Pi Day.” Only 314 pairs of the Black/Metallic Gold Curry 5 were made available on March 14, 2018.