LaVar Ball—the supremely annoying father of upcoming lottery pick Lonzo Ball, and two younger basketball teens—is in the headlines yet again. Darren Rovell reports that Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour—the three companies that combined control 99 percent of the basketball shoe market—have all declined to sign a shoe…
Steph Curry’s shoes aren’t selling, and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank tried to explain that with a heavy dose of corporate speak in an earnings call today, where the company reported its first-ever losing quarter:
My feet are big. Not in a potentially good way, the way that might grab the interest of an NBA scout. Or in the way that might set a woman to wondering. No. My feet are wide.
Bruce Chen, 17-year MLB vet who currently works for the Indians, is pitching for China at the World Baseball Classic right now. He’s only 39 years old, but he is pitching in some cleats that look like something your cousin lends you for your first job interview. I am literally unsure of what these are.
Under Armour’s been in the news a lot lately, first for a huge one-day drop in the value of the company and yesterday for CEO Kevin Plank’s remarks that Donald Trump’s presidency would be a “real asset” for the country. Plank engaged in some jargon-heavy triage (subject: UNDER ARMOUR STATEMENT - PROTECT OUR HOUSE) to…
Under Armour, the company behind those heinous Steph Curry shoes, was the fastest growing sportswear company in the country until very recently. They passed Adidas two years ago to become the second-largest manufacturer in the industry (Adidas recently overtook them), and at one point an MVP in each of the major…
Wanna do workouts? Buy some shoes that fit. Or, drop a lot of money on these new Nikes because you are a real god damn sucker.
They say the summer is a time to refine your game, learn new skills, and hone your craft. Blake Griffin took that to heart, apparently, and his new skill is cool as hell. It’s throwing shoes at opponents. Cory Joseph probably thought he was not going to catch Jamal Crawford’s size 17 to the mouth tonight. Wrong.
I spoke too soon when I said that only Seth Curry and my dad appreciated Steph Curry’s white-on-white Under Armour professional lawn mowing shoes. The Deadspin staff surveyed their parents, and most of them had positive reactions.
Although the Golden State Warriors didn’t play a game Thursday, Steph Curry still lost. Check out the “Chef” colorway for Under Armour’s Curry Two Lows. The other colorways are fine, but this particular one elicits an image of your dad taking a break from mowing the lawn and telling you to get your butt outside to…
Casual observers might take a look at your feet and assume you’re about to time-warp back to 1991 to hit the ski slopes, but real heads will recognize these for what they are: the Reebok high-tops Sigourney Weaver rocked in Aliens. The sneaker company tailor-made them for the 1986 film and will retail them on April 24…
You should wear Tevas in the rain. They are the best shoe for this purpose.
Who throws a shoe? The Syracuse Orange, who dispensed with footwear late in the first half against Virginia when freshman Tyler Lydon got tied up, later shooting—and making—a somewhat crooked three-pointer.
Quality shoes, those Nikes. Kansas State was actually leading top-ranked Oklahoma until Wildcats forward D.J. Johnson had his shoe disintegrate in the middle of a play. It’s still close in the second half, but the Sooners hold a four-point lead.
Bruce Springsteen is on the road yet again, now playing The River in its entirety. That means he’ll be singing “Drive All Night.” I’ve seen it, and can report that it is, as it always has been, a really dumb song—the dumbest thing ever credited to Springsteen.
In the fourth quarter of their 114-108 loss to the Nuggets, Rockets wing Trevor Ariza lost his shoe. So Nuggets guard Will Barton did the only logical thing: he threw it away from Ariza.
Dragan Bender, a 17-year-old Croatian basketball star who could be a top pick in the NBA draft one day, left the Croatian national team and the FIBAU19 tournament at the end of June over a sneaker dispute between Jordan and adidas.
Under Armour doesn’t just make ugly shoes, they also come up with dumb slogans too.
This is going to come as a surprise to some of you gentlemen, but you cannot wear the same ratty running shoes to everything. It’s summer now, and you’re going to have to put at least a little bit of (warm and sunny) thought into your footwear.
Lance McCullers is on the mound making his major league debut tonight for the Astros, and he’s doing it in an especially odd choice of footwear: Batman cleats. We’re not sure if this will incur a fine from MLB, but we hope the 2012 first-rounder kept some of his $2.5m signing bonus just to be sure.