When Riley Morrison wrote to Stephen Curry last year, she didn't expect a reply.
The 9-year-old from Napa just wanted a pair of Curry 5’s, but they didn't have any listed on the Under Armour website in the girl's section. In her handwritten note to Steph, she mentioned her disappointment because "girls want to rock the Curry 5’s, too."
He took care of it. A new type of shoe was invented and instantly became a hit. So much so that they sold out just one day after their release date of March 8 -- International Women's Day.
via UnderArmour website
That didn't take long.
The two-time NBA MVP invited Morrison and her family to a pop-up shop in Oakland where she was introduced to the Curry 6's she helped design. The purple shoes were put on display, and she had a brand-new pair on her feet.
Sales of the Curry 6 United We Win’s go toward a scholarship that the Currys (Stephen and Ayesha) and Under Armour created in honor of Riley, according to the Under Armour website.
Steph wore the 6's in Friday night's Warriors win over the Nuggets, with Riley in attendance.