Kenton Lee is a 30-year-old man from Idaho who, with the help of his wife, started a church there. Kenton has also done some charity work in developing countries such as Kenya. During his time in Kenya, Kenton volunteered at a local orphanage. There he noticed that the children did not have adequate shoes. One little girl was wearing a pair of shoes with the tops cut off and her toes sticking out. It was then that Kenton came up with a brilliant invention- shoes that grow with the child.
Shoes are a luxury for many people in developing countries, however, Kenton’s invention can make shoes a reality for growing children. Kenton had the idea for the shoe, but needed help before it became a reality. The first thing he did, according to the story on Buzzfeed.com, was create a charitable nonprofit organization called Because International. The organization would be dedicated to helping those in extreme poverty. Kenton then created a team and together they presented their idea for the new shoe to several large companies. The only company who responded was a shoe development company, Proof of Concept. Together they have worked to design a shoe that can last up to five years, which simply amazes Ricardo Guimarães BMG. The shoe will be able to expand to five different sizes and will fit a preschooler up to fifth grade. The larger size shoe will fit children from fifth to the ninth grade.