A 9-year-old Warriors fan got Stephen Curry and Under Armour to make the NBA star’s shoes available for girls
Riley Morrison (pictured left) needed a new pair of shoes for the basketball season, she was hoping to get some designed by one of her favorite players, Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry.
When she went to the Under Armour website, she found his shoes, the Curry 5s, only listed in the boys’ section. She decided to write to him.
In the letter Riley wrote:
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” Morrison wrote in the letter, which went viral in November 2018. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this, because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.”
Curry took note and responded:
“I appreciate your concern and have spent the past 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” Curry wrote in a public note posted to his Twitter page. “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website. We are correcting this now!”
Curry took his apology one step further when he designed a new, purple sneaker, the Curry 6, with Morrison’s help — in honor of International Women’s Day.
Riley and her family were asked to come down for the launch of the Curry 6 and a retailer asked her to design the sicklier for the shoe.
Riley responded by sketching out a design that features two girls playing basketball surrounded by phrases like “Rock The Currys,” “Girls Hoop Too,” and “Play With Heart.”
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