Steph Curry to Wear Low-Top Shoes Despite Ankle Injury Issues

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2018

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the court to shoot free throws during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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When Stephen Curry returns to the court, he will be doing so in style.

Or at least in a new style.

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Golden State Warriors superstar will be sporting the new Curry 5s when he comes back. That's noteworthy because he has always worn mid- or high-top sneakers due to his ankle injuries, which is the reason why he has been sidelined the last six games.

"I wanted to switch it up a little bit with a light shoe that could help speed the game up for me," Curry said, per Haynes. "It is kind of ironic that I made the switch this season considering my ankle issues, but this shoe is stable and engineered to maximize my performance. I will still wear my ankle braces, but I have total comfort and security in my new shoe."

Here's a look at the new Curry 5s: 

With just 11 games remaining in the regular season, Curry believes it's time for him to return to action. The ankle injury will likely linger with or without additional rest, and with only a handful of games remaining before the playoffs, getting back into a rhythm is important.

That said, Curry intends to be smart about his injury.

"But I had to take a step back and say I can have the best of both worlds," Curry said, per Haynes. "I can have a dope shoe that's a low that still can fit a brace that makes sure that I'm good to go. It's a different silhouette and everything. This was years in the making."

It's been yet another outstanding season for the five-time All-Star. He is averaging 26.3 points on 49 percent shooting (42 percent from beyond the arc), 6.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

Curry is probable for Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, per Haynes.

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