Whether you’ve asked for them or not, it looks like Under Armour is experimenting with something Nike pioneered: converting kicks for the hardwood to kicks for the red carpet.
These images come from teaser extraordinaire @sneakergaga and it’ll be interesting to see which route Under Armour takes when converting its ball-hard silhouettes into lux versions. Will UA go premium leather or synthetic? What will the quality on the suede/nubuck be? Only people that have held these shoes in-hand can say.
So far, these lux versions of the Curry 1 have hit both the low and the high, so we’ll keep an eye out for any Curry 2s that get the lux treatment. The Curry 1 High Lux opts for a suede/nubuck upper while the low gets leather. However, the lux versions don’t seem to be differentiating more than that — there are still splattered midsoles, faux chrome heel cups, and flecked outsoles.
There is no word on if or when UA will give these shoes the green light, but when more information becomes available we’ll be sure to update you.
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