Limited edition "Pi Day" Curry 5 returns this week.
On March 14th, in celebration of Steph Curry's birthday and "Pi Day," Under Armour launched 314 pairs of the Curry 5 in a special edition "Pi Day" colorway. The limited supply sold out instantly, but UA is giving fans another chance to cop the exclusive kicks this week because "Pi doesn't end at 3.14, and neither does the Curry 5 "Pi Day" colorway."
The mathematical anomaly is referenced in several places throughout the shoe, including the Pi symbol on the knit of the shoe, the numbers of Pi on the sole, and 3.14.18 on the laces.
As Under Armour explains, the Curry 5 is inspired by the ancient Pi equation of "squaring the circle" and achieving the impossible, similar to the way Curry's career had defied all odds.
"The design inspiration can be found in the upper with a circular construction built through the framing of the 90-degree angle of the foot. The containment areas in the forefoot lateral wall and the heel lock in the foot, giving Curry the traction he needs on a nightly basis to make all of the cuts he wants. Other Pi themed things you can find is the black/metallic iron colorway; the Pi symbol is featured in the knit of the shoe and the numbers of Pi (3.14) can be found on the sole. 3.14.18 is printed on the laces and the Pi number sequence is scripted on the shoebox."