Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton shows off custom Curry Twos

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wears sneakers with his team's colors during a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. Carolina plays the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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.

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