Shape-Changing Shoe Design Grows as Your Feet Grow


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While (unsurprisingly) targeted primarily to children there seems no reason why this brilliant Inchworm expanding shoe concept could not be applied to young-adult and even fully adult shoe sizes – after all, feet are never fully fixed in size and shape and it would be great to adjust even slightly for comfort in different situations.

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Regardless of its other potential applications, this ingenious shoe design has certainly found a ready and willing niche in the parents of fast-growing youngsters who are accustomed to switching shoe sizes as often as every few months at some ages.

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Designed to give parents a few more months of use, a simple button activates the extension or contraction of the shoe. This, however, seems the weak point of the design – manual mechanical systems like this have more potential to break down.

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