The Shoe that grows up to five sizes
Well, as literal as it sounds, there is actually a shoe that grows.
You didn’t quite grasp that, right? I’ll say it again. There’s a shoe that grows. But not literary as a tree grows. The clever shoes grows up to five sizes and lasts up to five years to assist children in poverty.
Parents are obviously familiar with the rate at which children’s feet grow and the need to have new shoes bought for them. This frequent demand of new shoes has been taken care of as a new shoe invention is targeted at solving this problem for the billions of children living in extreme poverty world over, who got to farm, school and every where barefooted and susceptible to infections and soil transmitted diseases.
The idea of the Shoe that grows was a brain child of the founder, Kento Lee, who was living and working Nairobi Kenya in 2007.
Having seen children moving around barefooted as a result of poverty and consequent inability of the parents to provide them with a pair of shoes, the idea of the Shoe That Grows was birthed.
Kenton and his team struggled through rejection from shoe companies and had failed at providing prototypes of what they want.
But they believed it would be a good idea for such shoes that would help a lot of kids without the privilege of a pair of shoe.
After five years of hard work, the dream became a reality.
The Shoe That Grows can grow up to five sizes and promises to last five years or more as they’re made with simple, quality materials of leather, compressed rubber and snaps. As described on the website, the shoe has “no mechanical parts of gears to break”, it’s easy to clean and easy to use.
Just like we admonished on the post about Ms. Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of the ill-fated Sosoliso airline that crashed and left 107 out 109 passenger dead, any dream is possible. It’s just about consistency and hardwork.