Letter to Curry

Emma Swanson

With the help of social media and it’s wondrous ability to spread information like wildfire, you are now never too young to speak up and make a change.

From Napa, California, 9-year-old Riley Morrison was looking to buy a pair of NBA player Stephen Curry’s “Curry 5” basketball shoes. Morrison and her father went looking for a pair on the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that the shoes were only available in the boy’s section.

Morrison addressed her concerns in a letter to Curry and said, “I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”

Curry was quick to respond to his fan and said, “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as “boys” on the website,” and assured Morrison that the wheels were in motion to fix the issue at hand.

In addition to making the fix online, Curry even sent his fan her own pair of Curry 5’s and promised her, “You’ll be one of the first kids to get the Curry 6’s.”

In Curry’s letter he also reveals that he has something in store for International Women’s Day on March 8 and invited Morrison to come celebrate the occasion with him.

Young woman like Morrison continue to utilize social media to express awareness of unjust issues such as this.

For now, we wait to see what surprises International Women’s Day brings. In the meantime, if you check Under Armour’s website under the girl’s section, the Curry 5’s are sure to be there.