NBA Star Responds After Girl's Plea About His Shoes

Riley Morrison wanted to know why Steph Curry sneakers came only in 'boys' sizes
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2018 9:55 AM CST
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry warms up in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 21.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – Riley Morrison knew which shoes she wanted on her feet as she kicked off her basketball season. Unfortunately, she appeared not to have the right feet. "Girls want to rock the Curry 5s too," the 9-year-old Golden State Warriors fan from Napa, Calif., wrote in a letter to superstar point guard Stephen Curry after finding his signature shoe could only be purchased in boys sizes under the boys section of Under Armour's website. "She looked at me and said, 'Dad, that's not fair,'" Chris Morrison tells Teen Vogue. Curry himself responded. "We are correcting this now!" the two-time league MVP responded in a tweeted letter Thursday, noting smaller sizes would no longer be labeled as "boys." Per NBC News, the website has indeed been updated to show Curry's shoes in the girls section, with female-specific instructions relating to size.

But Riley, who's been playing basketball since she was 4, won't have to place an order. Curry, a father to two young daughters who penned an August op-ed in support of gender equality and runs an all-girls basketball camp, promised to send Riley pairs of Curry 5s and Curry 6s, which are to be released on Christmas Day, per CBS News. He then extended an invitation for Riley to join him in Oakland on International Women's Day (March 8) for "something special," with more details to follow. "So proud of my baby girl for making a difference and so thankful for @stephencurry30 doing this for her," Riley's father writes on Instagram, where he first shared his daughter's letter on Nov. 18. (Luckily for Riley, Under Armour has revamped the design of Curry's shoes since this happened.)

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