Warriors star Stephen Curry kept true to his promise.
In response to a letter written by nine-year-old Riley Morrison last fall that questioned why his shoes were sold only in boys’ sizes, Under Armour addressed the concern and unveiled Curry 6 shoes designed for girls as part of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Curry responded to the initial letter, delivered shoes to Morrison around the holidays and enlisted the young girl’s help to design the UA ICON Curry 6 United We Win colorway, which the company describes as a blend of purple and deep orchid with white.
Never too young to create change. After penning a letter to @stephencurry30 asking for his sneakers to be listed in the girls’ section last year, 9-year old Riley Morrison inspires her own “United We Win” Curry 6 colorway releasing on International Women’s Day. 💪 pic.twitter.com/tEXmJ3Dla2
— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) March 8, 2019
“I’ve been kinda blown away, and certainly grateful for the opportunities that Stephen has given me, including sharing inspiration for other girls through the sockliner art. This has been such an incredible experience,” Morrison said.
Curry surprised Morrison with her own pair of the new shoes a day before their official release.
Change comes with action; action can come from anyone. @StephenCurry30 is celebrating #InternationalWomensDay, revealing the promise he made with a young Riley Morrison, showing girls everywhere the power of a determined voice: https://t.co/x4n1jMpWKD pic.twitter.com/2JRxb0ZSnN
— Under Armour News (@UAnews) March 8, 2019
“I was immediately impressed when I saw Riley’s letter; that a 9-year-old girl had the courage to use her voice to call attention to an issue and keep us accountable,” Curry said of Morrison. “She was focused on the opportunity for ALL girls, not just herself. She’s been an amazing catalyst for change – not only with my product but also with the entire Under Armour brand. She is inspiring, and wise beyond her years.”
Proceeds from sales of the new shoes will go toward a scholarship that the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and Under Armour have created “to honor Riley’s courageous spirit.” The scholarship will help college-bound female students in the Bay Area that have overcome adversity and encouraged change.