After a decade of wear-and-tear in the NBA, Steph Curry needed some extra cushioning for his sixth signature shoe. Enter Under Armour Curry 6 lead designer Leon Gu, who modeled the sneaker after a running shoe.
The Curry 6 boasts full-length HOVR, which is Under Armour’s pinnacle cushioning technology that provides a plush ride and energy return. This was originally utilized in UA running shoes, to help long-time runners have effortless strides after many miles on their legs.
One of the most popular Curry 6 colorways was the “United We Win” version. This purple sneaker featured special insoles from a 9-year-old named Riley Morrison, whose letter to Steph asking him why his sneakers weren’t made in girls sizes, went viral.
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