Basketball player Stephen Curry and sports brand Under Armour have created a sneaker influenced by architect David Adjaye’s Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Curry 7 Our History colourway is the latest version of the Curry 7 Basketball Shoes series created by American company Under Armour and the professional Golden State Warriors player.
Curry was prompted to create the new design following a trip last year to the Museum of African American History that British-Ghanaian architect Adjaye completed in 2016 with US firms The Freelon Group, Davis Brod Bond and SmithGroupJJR.
“The Our History colourway is special; it reflects on our history and those who helped build it,” said Curry.
“The colourway is inspired by both a memorable trip to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the incredible art by David Adjaye.”
The Curry 7 Our History colourway was released last month to celebrate Black History Month, an annual celebration of the African diaspora that takes place in America and Canada from 1 to 29 February this year.
The bronze plates perforated with patterns that form the walls of the museum influenced the hues of brown, olive, bronze and neon green decorating the shoe.
These colours are laid in layers that are intended to reflect the shape of the stacked volumes that form the museum.
The shoe has a chunky heel composed of Under Armour’s patented Hovr and Micro G cushioning, which are intended to represent the “museum’s longitude and latitude coordinates”.
Adjaye Associates has also designed a limited-edition seeding box for the new colourway, which are available in limited pairs for $140 (£107.45).
Since completing the project, Adjaye Associates has worked on a number of cultural projects in the US.
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