A 9-Year-Old Girl Asked Steph Curry Why His Shoes Only Come in Boys’ Sizes and His Response Was Perfect
On top of being a three-time NBA champion, Steph Curry is an advocate for young women in sports, and when a 9-year-old girl asked why his basketball shoes were only available in boys’ sizes, the athlete responded with a promise to make a major change.
Riley Morrison, a self-professed Golden State Warriors fan and basketball player herself, wrote Curry a letter saying that as she was about to start a new season, she was hoping to do so in a pair of the star point guard’s Under Armour Icon Curry 5 sneakers. But when she and her dad visited the website to buy them, Morrison was disappointed to see that the shoes were only available in the boys’ section.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” Morrison wrote in her letter, which was posted to social media by her dad earlier this month. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this, because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too.”
Just over a week after the Napa, California girl’s letter was posted online, Curry responded, thanking her for “helping [us] get better” and promising to fix the oversight. “I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” he wrote. “Unfortunately we have labeled smaller sizes ‘boys’ on the website and we are correcting this NOW.”
Curry said he would not only send her the Curry 5s, but would make sure she was one of the first to get a pair of the Curry 6s when they’re released. On top of that, he told Morrison to plan to be in Oakland for International Women’s Day in March, when they have “something special in the works.”
As Morrison mentioned in her letter, Curry has two daughters, one of whom she happens to share a name with — 6-year-old Riley. Together with his wife Ayesha, Curry also parents 3-year-old daughter Ryan, and the newest addition, 5-month-old son Canon.
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