We buy, we wear, we discard, we buy again. That’s how we use shoes, for the most part. But in poor countries around the world, that is not a luxury many can afford. So children often have shoes that are too small or have been cut open to allow their feet to push through the front. Or they have no shoes at all, leaving them more vulnerable to infections due to dirty soil and water.

Because International has developed a sandal that can expand with a child. There are two sizes so a child could go from kindergarten through ninth grade with 1-2 pairs of shoes!

See the ingenuity behind these shoes! If you are interested in helping them out, head over to