Shoes That Grow, An Awesome Invention Made With Practical Compassion



Watching your feet balloon in size overnight is just part of childhood. Your shoes no longer fit and so you go out buy some more.

It’s not so easy for this kids in Kenya. In 2007, Kenton Lee was working with 140 orphaned children affected by AIDs/HIV, in Nairobi when he noticed that not only were children cutting the toes off their shoes to make them fit, the majority of them did not have any shoes at all.


Kenton sought a solution and that solution is The Shoe That Grows. It’s a sandal enabling children in impoverished nations to grow up without having to go barefoot. The shoes, which come in catch-all Small and Large sizes, can grow 5 sizes and last at least 5 years.



The design of the growing shoe features three different spots that allow the shoe to expand into bigger sizes:

The potential for this is huge, The Shoe That Grows could help over 300 million children who don’t have access to new footwear that properly fits:


Watch this brief video, or to learn more visit their website. 

Next Order of The Shoe from Because International on Vimeo.

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