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Fashion Trends Introducing the ultimate sandal that grows five times its size

This 'magical' sandal was dreamed up by a charity worker named Kenton Lee which happens to be simple fix to an age-old problem.

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Expandable sandals


This is a personal favourite considering the fact that my daughter changes sizes every 3 months.

This is not a plight that is unique to me as children born in recent times seem to grow twice faster than normal.

This 'magical' sandal was dreamed up by a charity worker named Kenton Lee which happens to be simple fix to an age-old problem.

The constant need to buy new shoes for kids who outgrow them just months later is a plight most parents complain about.

He and his team invented sandals that match the pace of children's growth via a system of buckles, buttons and pegs, which expand the shoes in length by up to five sizes.

Built to last at least five years, they are made out of durable leather, metal snaps and compressed rubber.

Lee was inspired to create the sandals while working at an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007.

He was struck by the sight of a small girl whose shoes were so small that the ends had to be sheared off so her toes could poke out, says the shoe company known as The Shoe That Grows.

Looking around, Lee quickly realized the girl's plight was not uncommon.

“So right there, spur of the moment, I thought, ‘Wouldn't it be nice if there was a pair of shoes that could adjust and expand their size? A pair of shoes that could grow?'” Lee told KPTV

Lee and his team shopped the idea around to various established shoe companies without success, before they partnered with Gary Pitman.

The footwear veteran previously worked at Nike and Adidas, but left to start his own shoe design company, according to KPTV.

It took Pitman several months to develop Lee's design into a finished product, and he used a 3D printer to model foot sizes.

The Shoe That Grows sells the sandals for $10 per pair, and packs them into duffel bags that hold 50 each; these bags are then shipped to one of seven countries around the world.

Lee told BuzzFeed that so far about 2,500 kids have received the shoes.

Yeah, i can imagine parents wiping sweats off their brows for this one.

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