Steph Curry's Moon Landing Sneakers Will Be Sold on E-Bay for Charity
Steph Curry sneakers are basically an industry of their own. Basketball sneakers are one thing. But custom Currys? That's a whole different game. And he's using that platform—his own sneakers—to direct attention to other areas important to him. Namely, education and America's youth.
He partnered with DonorsChoose.org to launch an eBay for Charity campaign: You can bid on his worn and signed pair of "Moon Landing" Under Armour Curry 6 sneakers, and the proceeds will go to STEM education initiatives in Bay Area schools.
The bidding is live now and will go through Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. EST. It's part of the work Curry does with the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation, which often puts a focus on promoting education and paying attention to the underserved youth.
“Every child deserves the opportunity to acquire the skills they'll need to live successful, productive lives," Curry said in a statement. "One of the most effective ways to set our children up for success is to ensure they receive excellent STEM education. Ayesha and I are passionate about making sure that STEM education is accessible and available to all children in the Bay Area.”
In addition to the do-gooding, the sneakers themselves are also pretty great. Curry wore them for the Jan. 3 home game against the Houston Rockets, and it's the signature shoe shape he's been wearing for the season. This pair was customized by Mache, a designer who specializes in customizing sneakers. Whatever your reason for bidding, this isn't the kind of sneaker you'd want to miss out on.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.