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I don't know if you can do what this man did, but it's a pretty cool story worth sharing!
Sometimes it’s the simplest inventions that are capable of changing millions of lives, and that’s certainly the case with The Shoe That Grows. Invented by Kenton Lee, this sandal can adjust its size to the wearer, allowing children living in impoverished nations to grow up knowing they’ll have shoes to wear for years at a time. These remarkable shoes can stretch 5 sizes and last at least 5 years.
Research shows there are over 300 million children around the world who do not have shoes and countless more with shoes that do not fit. Children who do not have shoes are more susceptible to injuries and to parasites that infect humans through the feet. While many shoes are donated on a regular basis, they do not last, and the developing children quickly outgrow them.
These innovative new shoes are now available for anyone to purchase. You can certainly buy yourself a pair or buy some for your own children — I know my Mom would have been thrilled to have these around when my siblings and I were younger — or you can buy the shoes in bulk and have them sent directly to the children in countries that need them the most.
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