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Some car tyres adjust their diameter.

Now a London-based shoe startup is working on kids’ sneakers that adjust by three or more half-sizes to keep up with fast growing feet.

Sustainability is key for the female founder and her team, who are using organic cotton and pineapple leaf fibres for new shoes, as well as offering a recycling service for cast-offs.

Different options are currently being explored for the expandable shoes, such as extending the sole with additional pieces as required, extra stretchy material or interchangeable insoles.

Thanks to a recent financial injection, the shoes could be available for purchase from 2023.

These soles, meanwhile make for healthy feet while zippers help create new shoe styles and less waste.

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