This Man Invented “The Shoe That Grows”

Jun 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm |

the shoe that grows


The bane of all parents: having to buy shoes every few months for growing kids feet. Elsewhere on the globe, some parents struggle even to buy just one pair for their kids.

Well, someone invited shoes that grow right along with children. Magic? Nope.

In 2007, Kenton Lee was at an orphanage in Kenya. He noticed a little girl with the ends of her shoes cut off and her toes sticking out. That’s when he had a genius idea: The Shoe That Grows, a business venture that provides children in third world countries with donated sandals that are long lasting. According to The Shoe That Grows, two billion people in the world suffer from parasites and diseases from soil alone.

Costing only $15, there’s no magical technology involved. The shoe is made of durable leather, compressed rubber and snaps and is super lightweight. Each pair of sandals grows five sizes and lasts for up to five years.

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It’s available in two “sizes” and you have the option to donate through the website, though they are sold out at the moment.

Now someone just needs to make these in Chuck Taylors and Jordans.

Check out the new shoe that grows with a child’s feet. Cheap and long lasting. Amazing!