When nine-year-old Riley Morrison wrote to Steph Curry over her disappointment that his line of kids shoes was only made for boys, he made a promise to her to change it. And now he’s come through on that promise with new Steph Curry sneakers for girls.

Last year, Riley wrote Curry a letter when she discovered the star’s shoe line, Under Armour Curry 5 Grade School, were not available in girls’ sizes. Her dad shared the letter on Instagram and, not only did Curry respond with his own letter, he made promise to correct it—and present her with a special surprise on International Women’s Day. And boy was it a good surprise!

Just in time to celebrate amazing women and girls around the world, Curry unveiled his new line of sneakers for girls. Curry had a already been planning to create a Curry 6 colorway to celebrate International Women’s Day and honor the women in his life, including his wife and three daughter, so it was only fitting he invited Riley to be included in the designing of the new Curry 6 United We Win colorway.

“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,” said Riley.

In addition to a “United We Win” sockliner, Riley designed a sockliner that features two girls playing basketball, surrounded by the words that inspired Riley to play the role of a Uniter, such as “Be Fearless,” “Girl Power,” “Be the Change,” Girls Hoop Too” and “Rock the Currys.” Shoppers also have the option to customize a sockliner with their own photo.

The new Curry 6 United We Win is available at UA.com for $130. Sales of the shoes will go toward a scholarship established by the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and Under Armour to honor Riley’s courageous spirit. The scholarship will be given annually on International Women’s Day to a worthy college-bound female student from the Bay Area.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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All photos: Courtesy of Under Armour

 

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