Steph Curry Had The Best Response To A Kid Who Asked Why His Shoes Weren’t Available For Girls
This is so awesome!
Stephen Curry is a family man, an immensely talented basketball player and a supporter of women’s rights. He’s surrounded by powerful women in his life. He has a supportive mom, a successful wife, two daughters and a son, who he plans to raise to respect and support women. And when a 9-year-old girl wrote to him asking why his shoes weren’t marketed for girls, he responded in a way that proved exactly what he stands for.
Riley Morrison wanted her dad to purchase her a pair of Curry’s shoes with Under Armour, the Curry 5s, before she started a new basketball season, but she was disappointed to find the shoes were only listed under the boys’ section of the Under Armour website. So, she took to pen and paper to solve the matter.
She wrote a note addressed to Curry, and her dad posted it to his Instagram:
“I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad,” the note began.
She continued, “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 5s, too.”
Well said, Riley!
Once the letter was posted to Instagram, the power of the internet brought the letter to Curry’s attention. And he had the best response, written in the form of a letter and posted to Twitter:
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2018
“I appreciate your concern and have spent the past 2 days talking to Under Armour about how we can fix the issue,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website. We are correcting this now!”
Not only did the basketball player take the time to respond, but he also lived up to his promise. At the time of publication, the shoes were listed as a genderless in the “grade school” category under “kid’s basketball shoes.”
Curry also offered to send Morrison a pair of Curry 5s and Curry 6s once they launch. He then made an even more special offer by inviting the little girl to spend International Women’s Day with him in March.
“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 8, and I want you to celebrate with me,” he wrote.
Shortly after he and his wife welcomed their third child and first son, Curry penned an essay for The Player’s Tribune about women’s equality and was open about how he planned to raise his son to respect women:
“I think you let him know that, for his generation, to be a true supporter of women’s equality — it’s not enough anymore to be learning about it. You have to be doing it,” he wrote in the essay.
His response to Morrison proved that he’s a living example of those words, further proving that when we all support each other, we all win. And Riley Morrison’s letter proved that one person can make a difference. We think they’ll make a great team when they meet on International Women’s Day!