Curry 7 Our History basketball shoe on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

Basketball player creates sneaker based on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

Basketball player Stephen Curry and sports brand Under Armour have created a sneaker influenced by architect David Adjaye's Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Curry 7 Our History colourway is the latest version of the Curry 7 Basketball Shoes series created by American company Under Armour and the professional Golden State Warriors player.

Curry 7 Our History basketball shoe on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

Curry was prompted to create the new design following a trip last year to the Museum of African American History that British-Ghanaian architect Adjaye completed in 2016 with US firms The Freelon GroupDavis Brod Bond and SmithGroupJJR.

"The Our History colourway is special; it reflects on our history and those who helped build it," said Curry.

"The colourway is inspired by both a memorable trip to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the incredible art by David Adjaye."

Curry 7 Our History basketball shoe on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

The Curry 7 Our History colourway was released last month to celebrate Black History Month, an annual celebration of the African diaspora that takes place in America and Canada from 1 to 29 February this year.

The bronze plates perforated with patterns that form the walls of the museum influenced the hues of brown, olive, bronze and neon green decorating the shoe.

These colours are laid in layers that are intended to reflect the shape of the stacked volumes that form the museum.

Curry 7 Our History basketball shoe on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

The shoe has a chunky heel composed of Under Armour's patented Hovr and Micro G cushioning, which are intended to represent the "museum's longitude and latitude coordinates".

Adjaye Associates has also designed a limited-edition seeding box for the new colourway, which are available in limited pairs for $140 (£107.45).

Curry 7 Our History basketball shoe on David Adjaye's African-American history museum

Adjaye's British firm was selected in 2009 as a team of architects known as Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup JJR to complete the museum, which is often referred to as NMAAHC.

Since completing the project, Adjaye Associates has worked on a number of cultural projects in the US.

These include Manhattan's Spy Museum and the Ruby City art centre in Texas. He also recently completed a pink-concrete store in Los Angeles.