Two pairs of Stephen Curry game-worn sneakers honoring the victims of the Dec. 2 fire in an Oakland warehouse were sold at auction on Friday for over $45,000, which will benefit the Oakland Fire Relief fund.
Curry wore one pair for pregame warmups and another pair for the Warriors Dec. 15 game against the New York Knicks. The pregame shoes sold for $15,100 while the game-worn shoes fetched $30,101. Both autions jumped significantly in the final seconds.
"We were all devastated by the news of this tragedy and the loss of so many young lives right here in our community," Curry said. "My goal in wearing these shoes was to not only honor the victims that lost their lives that night, but also to raise awareness for the relief efforts that are underway. Hopefully through this auction we can help further assist with those efforts."
The in-game "Oakland Strong" shoes are a pair of Curry 3 high tops in the "Raw Sugar" colorway that features the graffiti-style words "OAKLAND" down the side of the left shoe and "STRONG" down the side of the right shoe in Golden State's yellow and blue colors. On the backs of the shoes are the words "ALWAYS" on the left shoe and "REMEMBER" on the right. Additionally, the initials of the fire victims appear on each shoe, as do the words "GHOST SHIP" on the bottom of both shoes. The shoes were also personally autographed by Stephen Curry before being put up for auction.
The pregame "Ghost Ship" shoes are a pair of player exclusive gray Curry 3 low tops that feature the words "GHOST SHIP" in vibrant graffiti-style script down the side of each shoe, and the initials of the fire victims on both shoes. Additionally, the words "ALWAYS REMEMBER" appear on the bottom of both shoes. The shoes were also personally autographed by Stephen Curry before being put up for auction.