As you probably remember, Under Armour came out with a new version of Stephen Curry’s signature shoe during this year’s NBA Finals, and the release was met around the world with an absurd amount of criticism. While Curry thought they were fire — here’s a kind reminder that he is under contract with Under Armour until 2024 — just about everyone ripped them for looking like something that your grandfather might consider comfortable looking enough for his daily power walks around the local mall.
I mean, just look at these bad boys and ask yourself if they’re worth around $120:
Steph Curry and Under Armour really targeting that emergency room nurse demographic. pic.twitter.com/MPR1UTPnRI
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) June 10, 2016
Anyways, it turns out the joke was on us all along because the shoes have been selling like hotcakes without us even knowing. ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted Wednesday that the Chef version of the shoe (better known as the poster child of the “Curry Two Low”) is now sold out online. And sure enough, you won’t find the shoe anywhere on Under Armour’s site unless you’re willing to settle for a completely different colorway, all of which are also apparently best sellers.
For what it’s worth, the shoes have a 4.5 rating on Under Armour with only one person out of 26 giving them anything lower than three stars — and their complaint revolved around the color and size, and nothing else. They have a similarly high rating on Eastbay and Footlocker, too, so maybe we were all a little quick to judge the two-time MVPs new sneakers. Maybe there’s more to a great pair of sneakers than just looks? Yeah. Maybe that’s it.