As Stephen Curry is my favourite athlete I wanted to create a basketball shoe with his signature on it. The shoe is thought to suit Curry´s needs on the court.
As Basketball involves constant starting, sudden stops, jumps and quick lateral movements it is crucial for a player to find the perfect shoe, especially when having an injury-plagued ankle history like Stephen.
An ideal shoe is one that offers the player stability, support and shock absorption, bu yet is flexible, lightweight and durable.
some thought out specs:
HERRINGBONE PATTERNED RUBBER OUTSOLE. made of a non marking mixture of carbon rubber and polyurethane. It is formula written for great traction and durability when it comes to fast changs in direction.The material right beneath the metatarsal head is slightly different with even more focus on traction. outsole also features a herringbone pattern for additional traction., The flex grooves are located right between the MT head. curved and starting at 62% percent of the shoes length on the lateral side and 72% on the medial.
FLUID DYNAMIC MIDSOLE. the most important part. It´s made up of a perfect micxture of CMEVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) and PU (polyurethane) for a great balance between weight and stability. It also has the incorporated high tech Dynamic Fluid Cushioning distribution system. Aiding the biomechanical imbalances.
DUAL-PULL LACING. Uses TPU webbing to lock the foot down while making quick cuts on the court.
"MEGASOLE" INSOLE. Constructed with a dual layer of memory foam. The front of these insoles have aeration holes that regulate your foot temperature and the top layer is made of an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-perspiration material to keep your skin healthy. In the heels, MegaSole insoles have a cushion designed to reduce vibration. This same material is used to create an arch cushioning.
CARBON FIBRE SPACE TRUSSTIC. gives the shoe strength and stability without sacrificing flexibility.
TCU HEEL COUNTER. holds the heel in it´s position while moving. temp change resistant, supporting and lightweight.
CB SUPPORT. for improved stability and support
MID/LOW CUT.for a lighter shoe. Improves quickness and speed
ENHANCED OUTRIGGER. for the purpose of increased stability, lateral support and movement control when cutting and shearing.
MESHED LOWER TONGUE.Helps the shoe breath, comfortable for the player