The Under Armour Curry 6 is built to keep up with Stephen Curry‘s nonstop on-court movement. His team at UA discovered that he runs about 2.3 miles per game and when that’s all added up over the course of his season, it equals a ton of stress on his legs and feet. To combat that wear and tear, Leon Gu, the lead designer on the Curry 6, modeled the silhouette after a running sneaker.
“We wanted to design a shoe that was more like a running shoe for him,” Gu says. “We put full-length HOVR that gives impact absorption and energy return.”
There’s also a new traction pattern and a split outsole design, to help Curry’s feet.