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09:52 AM ET 12.31 | The Warriors could get point guard Stephen Curry back from a right ankle sprain for tonight's game against Philadelphia. Curry used Thursday's off day to fly to the Nike laboratory in Beaverton, Ore. He had his foot and shoes analyzed for fit and figured out that his ankle naturally rolls to the outside, which is how each sprain has occurred. As he waits for the complete analysis, Curry has decided to switch from the Nike Hyperdunks to the Nike Hyperbraves, a shoe that he says fits lower and wider on his foot. The Warriors' medical staff is taping Curry's ankle a little looser so as not to affect his movement or shooting mechanics.

San Francisco Chronicle

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December 31, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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That's because your parents should have raised you with Buster Brown shoes instead of those cute little Allstars with no ankle support...Damn, the grandpa in me is showing lately!

LOL!!

December 31, 2011  10:46 AM ET

Beware Of Cankles, Bro.

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December 31, 2011  04:13 PM ET

shoes make a HUGE difference in ankle support, specifically how the arch is formed and whether or not they have a wide base (like Nike Huarache's) or a narrow base (like Kobe's low cuts) so a new shoe designed for his foot may just do the trick. And realistically what do they have to lose?

December 31, 2011  04:14 PM ET

mind you if Rose or Westbrook cross him over I don't think any shoe would help...

December 31, 2011  07:46 PM ET

He needs a pair of sketches, that will straighten him out!!!

 
January 1, 2012  12:02 PM ET

Last season he was wearing shoes a half size too big and damaged his ankle because his foot was rolling inside the shoe. He switched to a proper fit and the condition improved although the damage had been done. Shoes do make a difference, particularly when they don't fit. Unfortunately for Curry, he has had to have surgical repair and despite the best efforts of surgeons, once you damage something that complex that extensively the problem isn't going away.

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