menu

Adjustable Shoe Can Expand To Fit Growing Children

Adjustable Shoe Can Expand To Fit Growing Children
Children

This shoe was designed for children living in extreme poverty to get many years of wear out of a single pair

Zack Palm
  • 11 january 2018

Children living in extreme poverty have to make anything they have last for as long as it can, and then some. This motivated Kenton Lee, who was living in Nairobi, Kenya at the time, to invent a shoe designed to expand as a child grows.

Lee designed the shoe to expand five times its original size by using adjustable clips attached to the front and the middle, and an adjustable belt on the heel. As the child’s feet grow, they can freely adjust the size to make it a comfortable fit. Lee made the shoe from a compressed rubber, making it a durable product able to withstand harsh day-to-day travels.

Lee’s shoes are distributed to kids in need via his non-profit, The Shoe That Grows. The shoes cost only $15 for a pair.

The Shoe That Grows

+children
+Design
+footwear
+Kenton Lee
+poverty
+The Shoe That Grows

More in Design

Design

Simple Tool Will Stir Coffee Perfectly Without The Waste

The Stircle is a fixed platform that spins drinks around in order to combine their elements, without creating the waste that traditional plastic stirrers do

24 April 2018
Design

This Font Is Inspired By Bill Gates’s Hacker Past

Designed by Paw Poulson, the "Bill" typeface uses leetspeak to encrypt messages

24 April 2018

The Latest

Event

PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by pioneers at well known and new companies.

May 18, 2018 | New York City
Expert

Joe Gebbia is a multi-disciplinary designer, creative entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which began in 2008 out of the necessity to pay his rent. What started as three airbeds, a pop-tart breakfast, welcoming hosts and an insider’s guide to the city, is now a global phenomenon of hospitality, human connectivity and economic stimulation. With an eye for simplicity and an appreciation of craft, Gebbia leads the team in creating imminently marketable products. The results are cutting-edge yet useful tools that impact the user’s experience from the moment of online contact to the end of their physical stay.

Video

At PSFK 2017, Studio Industries CEO Mike Lee teleported us in a time machine to the grocery store of the future, where experiences will reign over products

September 27, 2017
No search results found.