The Shoe That Grows With The Growth Of Your Child’s Feet
Economic conditions of any country determine living standards and living styles of its people. There are people who can afford to splurge: think about the West where people spend huge amounts on clothes and food. And there are people who live hand to mouth in extreme poverty: think about Somalia or Kenya where it is beyond the bounds of possibility to meet the basic necessities of life.
Poverty however doesn’t stop natural growth of children. As they grow up, they need clothes and shoes accordingly. Poor parents around the world find it very hard to provide their children with clothes and shoes each year.
As far as the problem of new shoes are concerned, Because International has found a solution for children of poor parents with the invention of The Shoe That Grows. These shoes are magical: they can expand their size to five times of the initial and can remain usable for five years. Meaning, as the children grow, shoes grow with them as well.
The components of the shoe are not very complicated. That is, simple but fine quality leather, compressed rubber and snaps have been used in these shoes. Children won’t have to learn any techniques to use these clever shoes because of the simplicity of the used material. The nonprofit explains it on its website saying that shoes have “no mechanical parts of gears to break.”
The Shoe That Grows comes in two sizes: small and large. The small size of the clever shoes can be worn by children of 4th grade and less. While the large size is adjustable for 5th grade to 9th grade students.
Founder of the Because International Kenton Lee says:
“We believe in creating innovative products that can help people living in extreme poverty around the world, helping them in really simple, practical ways.”
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.