Steph Curry Releases New Sneaker Co-Designed By 9-Year-Old Girl Who Wrote To Him [Video]

Last November, 9-year-old Riley Morrison wrote a letter to Steph Curry asking why his shoes weren’t available in the girls’ section at Under Armour. Five months later, Curry 6 was released on International Women’s Day.

Riley helped design it. When Riley decided to write Curry a letter, she had no idea that he would write her back.

“I was immediately impressed when I saw Riley’s letter,” Curry said. “That a nine-year-old girl had the courage to use her voice to call attention to an issue and keep us accountable.”

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Curry also asked Riley to design the sock liner.

Riley’s design includes drawings of girls playing basketball and encouraging messages that read: “Rock the Currys”, “Girl Power” and “Be Bold”.

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“It’s been amazing.

It’s a really special experience. I never imagined that this would happen,” Riley said Thursday at a pop-up shop in Oakland where Curry surprised her with her own pair of the new sneakers. “I’m really happy I wrote that letter.”

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Under Armour has also announced that proceeds from sales of the shoe will fund an annual $30,000 college scholarship.

Vivian Wu, a high-school senior from Oakland with a 4.2 grade-point average, is the first scholarship recipient.

Wu, Morrison, and Curry met during a brief halftime ceremony Friday night to formally announce the scholarship.

“Just a reminder that one small gesture can lead to something truly special,” Curry wrote on Instagram. “From a handwritten note to a $30k scholarship for Vivian Wu to pursue higher education in STEM. Riley Morrison changed the game.”

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