Photo credit: The Shoe That Grows
Just about every parent has experienced the frustration of having their kids grow out of old clothing and shoes that fit just a few months before. This is a serious problem in impoverished countries where many cannot afford new shoes when their current pair starts feeling tight. Meet Kenton Lee of Because International. He’s invented “The Shoe That Grows,” a sandal designed to last a child five years. Available in small and large sizes, children can have shoes on their feet from age 5 to 14 years old with just 2-pairs. The design is quite simple, consisting of four sets of snaps, two on each side, that allow for adjustment of the width, while another snap at the toe can change the length. The sole is made from a durable compressed rubber while the straps are all leather. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.