SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The public display of support between Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry and NFL star quarterback Cam Newton, two Carolina brethren with interstellar athletic prowess, is setting a new standard for friendship.
The love leveled-up this week when Newton showed up for a Super Bowl media event in a pair of custom Under Armour Curry Twos. The high-top basketball kicks feature a Carolina Panthers theme in their team’s colors. It also has a honeycomb pattern on the tongue, possibly a shout out to Curry’s dad’s team, the Charlotte Hornets, whom he played for from 1988-1998.
At the top of the tongue is a zipper that reveals a Superman logo, a nod to Newton’s on-field celebration in which he pantomimes ripping off his clothes to become the comic book superhero.
While the specialized Under Armour Curry Twos are an amazing piece of art, there’s a question about the designer’s use of three bold lighting rods on the sides of the shoes. They appear to resemble the Adidas’ logo.
According to a post on Complex.com, the shoes were designed a Bay Area local who has been making custom kicks for celebrities and athletes. Complex reports:
Under Armour called on well-known Bay Area sneaker customizer Dee-Nyce, aka @FBCCBayArea, to execute these, and he delivered a pair well up to MVP standards.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 3, 2016