Steph Curry is taking his push for women’s equality for new heights by making sure little girls everywhere will be able to purchase his signature sneakers.
It all began when a 9-year-old girl named Riley Morrison penned a heartfelt letter to the point guard asking why the Curry 5 shoe wasn’t available for girls.
“I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5’s, because I’m starting a new basketball season,” she wrote in the letter. “My dad and I visited the Under Armour web site and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5’s for sale under the girls section. They did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”
Riley’s father posted the letter to social media, where it immediately went viral. It didn’t take long for Steph to see the letter and respond.
“Unfortunately we have labeled the smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website,” Curry wrote in a letter to Riley, which he also tweeted. “We are correcting this NOW! I want to make sure you can wear my kicks proudly — so I am going to send you a pair of Curry 5s now AND you’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6. Lastly, we have something special in the works for International Women’s Day on March 8th, and I want you to celebrate with me! More to come on that, but plan to be in Oakland that night!”
Back in August, Steph penned an editorial about Women’s Equality Day, which he said was inspired by his own daughters.
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