The myth of the shoes making the player can finally be put to rest once and for all. Apologies to Mars Blackmon and all his inquiries.
Stephen Curry’s new shoe has been released, and the bland ambiance it exudes is really weirding people out, considering its source is from a player so exuberant and exciting.
The shoe is called “The Chef”, a nod to Curry’s nickname regarding his propensity to heat up when he gets cooking on the court.
It’s being mocked for its all-white exterior and general drabness, especially within the context of other basketball shoes it has to compete with.
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Kawhi Leonard released his new shoes recently, and they certainly have more pizazz than Curry’s. Emboldened with his famous “Claw” logo, they’ve captured the imagination of basketball fans more than Curry’s shoes have.
Personally, I learned a long time ago that all-white shoes are just too high-maintenance. I wore all-white K-Swiss in middle school, and the challenge of keeping them looking as good as when you first picked them out in the store was daunting.
I spent way too much time cleaning them every night, until I’d inevitably forget to do so for a couple days and quickly end up with absolutely trashed shoes.
Each time I’d pick out a new pair, I’d always convince myself “this will be the time I keep them clean.” The allure was always too powerful, and within 2-3 weeks I’d regret my decision.
This cycle repeated itself far too many times until I finally swore off white shoes for good. I’ve sacrificed footwear appearance for practicality. It was the first sign of growing up.
That being said, I will not be buying any “Chef” shoes, but I respect Curry for being ambitious enough to go all-white. He should also make a shoe cleaner to go along with it, being the savvy businessman he is.