Change Agent How shoes that grow could help change the lives of children in poverty

Inspired by a trip to an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, Kenton Lee was inspired to create a pair of shoes that would fit kids for as many as five years.

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Every parent has experienced the frustration of having their kids growing out of clothes and shoes that fit just months before. This problem is particularly acute in impoverished countries where many cannot afford new shoes when their current pair starts feeling tight.