Stephen Curry: Girl’s letter about sneakers ‘opened my eyes’
Stephen Curry says a letter from a nine-year-old girl bemoaning how Curry 5 sneakers were not available in girls sizes on Under Armour’s website inspired him to have an increased awareness about the products he endorses and companies he represents.
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp,” Riley’s Morrison’s letter to the Golden State Warriors superstar read in part. “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”
Curry took to Twitter last week to provide a copy of the letter he wrote back to Riley, in which he pledged to “fix the issue.” Further, Curry promised to send Riley a pair of Curry 5s right away and assured her she will be “one of the first kids to get the Curry 6.”
Curry also invited Riley to a Warriors game on March 8, where the star indicated there would be “something special in store for International Women’s Day.”
On Monday, Curry spoke of how Riley’s letter had a big impact on him.
Steph Curry talks about the impact of the letter written to him by a 9-year-old girl named Riley asking why the Curry 5’s aren’t available for girls. pic.twitter.com/aT1lKL0cS2
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) December 4, 2018
“It’s all about trying to get better in terms of everything I represent,” Curry said, as transcribed by Clutch Points. “I’m trying to serve a lot of inspiration through the kicks I put out there, and that’s kind of a vantage point that I hadn’t really thought about. She opened my eyes – the company’s eyes – to how to get better and make some quick changes because she spoke up. That’s a lesson in itself right there.”
True to his word, shortly after Curry pledged to do something about the situation last week, Curry 5 sneakers were available in girls sizes on the Under Armour website.