Curry 5 sneakers weren’t listed in the girls’ section of Under Armour’s website prior to now.
According to Esquire, a 9-year old girl named Riley wrote Curry because she’s a Golden State Warriors fan and wanted to get a pair of his sneakers for her new basketball season. Yet on the Under Armour website, she and her dad only saw boys’ sizes.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 29, 2018
“I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp,” Riley wrote Curry.
And Curry wrote back. “Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website,” he responds. “We are correcting this now!” Curry also sent Riley a pair of Curry 5s and told her she should plan to be in Oakland on March 8 for a special International Women’s Day event.
Curry has always been very visible with his wife, Ayesha, and two young daughters (one, oddly enough, named Riley). In an essay for Women’s Equality Day 2018, he wrote about the impact his mother, wife, and daughters have had on his growing awareness and commitment to issues affecting equality.
“One lesson from that education that’s really stood out to me is: to always stay listening to women, to always stay believing in women, and—when it comes to anyone’s expectations for women—to always stay challenging the idea of what’s right.”