When images of the Curry Lux debuted on Friday, it showed a fashion-forward effort from the sportswear brand, featuring premium leather and suede on a mid silhouette.
Still, critics were quick to mock the kicks on social media, firing off a torrent of snarky comments and photos.
Curry Lux would be dope as hell in 2001. official basketball shoe of smashmouth #currylux
— william tygret (@spookywill) July 22, 2016
Some called it “dad”-like, a familiar complaint that set Twitter ablaze in June, when the Golden State Warriors MVP’s all-white Two Low “Chef” sneakers were released.
— Simply Amazing (@buddy_blazin) July 24, 2016
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But Under Armour has a different opinion of the new kicks.
“Inspiration was taken from the sleek, tailored aesthetic of Stephen off court, in fresh combinations of colors and finishes,” the brand said in a statement. “The juxtaposition of premium materials and bold treatments create a look that is all Stephen.”
The Curry Lux will be available Aug. 5 in five colorways, retailing for $150.
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