The American Kenton Lee created sandals that can be adapted according to the size of the feet. The shoes are called "The Shoe That Grows".
The idea came to Lee while he was living and working in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. One day during a church sermon he saw a little girl with sandals that were too small for her.
Then you thought it would be nice to have shoes, that grow with children's feet.
He began to develop his idea and thus created The Shoe That Grows.
The main purpose of the shoes is precisely to prevent children in the poorer parts of the world from going barefoot.
The sandals are versatile and can increase in size 5 times over 5 years.
There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes. Even more are in shoes that don't fit, Lee says.
According to the creator of the sandals, children without shoes are exposed to parasites and injuries, and this is extraordinary dangerous to their health.
Anyone interested can buy a pair of the growing shoes from The Shoe That Grows website. However, it is expressly stated there that the main purpose of these shoes is to be sent to the countries where they are most needed.
The site offers a donation option to support the initiative. It would cost as little as $10, and volunteers are also being recruited to help with the work.