The Internet's roast of Stephen Curry's new shoes is relentless
Cavs in 6 pic.twitter.com/AjdylLxlnT
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 9, 2016
The unanimous MVP and arguably the league's most popular superstar since Michael Jordan, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has come under fire for his performance through three games of the NBA Finals. But the criticism for averaging just 16 points and collecting more turnovers (15) than assists (13) pales in comparison to the roast his latest signature shoe is receiving on social media.
Photos of the newest shoe Under Armour made for the company's most important investment circulated on Twitter Thursday, and the design was roundly roasted for looking a little too much like a pair that might go unnoticed while your grandfather wears them on a stroll around his Florida retirement community.
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The shoes are called the Curry 2 Low "Chef Curry," but they might be more suited for a line cook.
— Phil E. Juice (@itsjimmyfootbal) June 10, 2016
— Will Thompson (@thrillis4) June 10, 2016
Steph Curry's new shoes look like they are marketed exclusively to people who would call him Steven Curry. pic.twitter.com/jbXYzrACst
— twiG$ (@Gstew44) June 10, 2016
Steph Curry and Under Armour really targeting that emergency room nurse demographic. pic.twitter.com/MPR1UTPnRI
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) June 10, 2016
The new Curry 2s are for guys who used to wear New Balance but were still having too much sex. pic.twitter.com/iWD02QjVxe
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) June 10, 2016
God Bless Steph Curry for making shoes so ugly that nobody is gonna be killing each other over a pair. That's a good dude.
— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) June 10, 2016
I Work at the Cheesecake Factory VIII's https://t.co/9UmPXYZS8i
— J.Hill (@JHillNahMean) June 8, 2016
"Let me speak to your manager" 5s. pic.twitter.com/v4KxNAxxQp
— Sedulous Lee (@TonyLee_) June 9, 2016
The bathtubs in that Cialis ad pic.twitter.com/gSIpB7nicm
— Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) June 10, 2016
the beat the traffic 8s pic.twitter.com/0DzZCJ7xpq
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 10, 2016
The arcade manager 13's pic.twitter.com/WPmfpvivbm
— Spitta (@CurrenSy_Spitta) June 10, 2016
The Fox Sports 1s pic.twitter.com/2d2ZQvOdky
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) June 10, 2016
Do the new Steph Curry @UnderArmour shoes come with a pack of Werther's hard candies? pic.twitter.com/aXnk6K6enJ
— steve ceruti (@SJCeruti) June 10, 2016
What’s your best name for these new Steph Curry Shuffleboard Lows? pic.twitter.com/wqDgKmpAxX
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 10, 2016
🔥🔥🔥 @StephenCurry30 pic.twitter.com/OKC8Qdn1oy
— ✭✭AD✭✭ (@AdrianNeenan) June 10, 2016
Not sure Nazr Mohammed is even old enough to think Steph Curry's new shoes are cool. pic.twitter.com/fuoihkYTIS
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) June 10, 2016
Steph Curry shoes look like he getting ready to grill up some hot dogs while listening to the ballgame on the radio pic.twitter.com/SR7sw9IchZ
— *jerm* (@JermHimselfish) June 10, 2016
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) June 10, 2016
"Yes, officer. Right here. I saw everything" 7s pic.twitter.com/XILBj2I6yi
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) June 9, 2016
Y'all are gonna post these Tim "The Toolman" Taylor 8's allllll night long. pic.twitter.com/L7hAwBwtcz
— honey chai (@lepetiterobot) June 10, 2016
It went all night long, all right, but we'll spare you. The Internet was relentless, and of course no good social media roast is complete without the crying Jordan meme entering the fray. Done and done.
You are awesome Internet, just awesome pic.twitter.com/m6aZKYSVu5
— Forever Trill (@mccauley318) June 10, 2016
In all honesty, they reminded me of something Jerry Seinfeld would wear with his tapered dad jeans — and admittedly I would wear as someone who has zero sense of sneaker style and has worn the same kind of shoes since the 1990s — and sure enough somebody set Curry's sneaks to the "Seinfeld" theme.
And then Stephen Curry's brother Seth put the icing on the cake, looking a whole lot like Zach Morris.
I thought I had em looking straight last week 😂 pic.twitter.com/DyxYxGscGK
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) June 10, 2016
Hey, you can't win them all, Stephen Curry. Or should we say Stephen "I'll Have The Curry, But Is There Any Way You Can Make That Less Spicy?" Now, watch as Curry drops 50 in Game 4 and these shoes sell out.
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