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Expandals: The ONLY Footwear That GROWS With Your Child!

A project in Nampa, ID by GroFive Footwear

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Inspired by the nonprofit "The Shoe That Grows", redesigned as the most functional, durable, and FUN footwear for your family!
Backers: 972
Average Pledge Per Backer: $84

Funded: $81,464 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 10th -> Aug 17th (38 days)
Project By: GroFive Footwear
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Latest News

Last Day!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW!! What a ride and journey it's been. $80k and coming up on 1,000 backers. Incredible! We can't thank you enough.  But we're ready to move into the next phase. We're excited to focus on getting your order information, place our production order,... (Read More)

REMINDER - KS Live Tomorrow!

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, Just a quick reminder about our Kickstarter Live discussion, tomorrow from 3:00-3:30 Mountain Time. Please join us live for an update on the project, see a final design change that we're considering, and be part of a live Q&A.  Click... (Read More)

Patents For Humanity

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all! Today the United States Patent and Trademark office announced the 2018 Patents for Humanity Winners. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an initiative promoting game-changing innovations... (Read More)

One More Week

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We've got a little over a week left. And we've got a few things planned and some exciting announcements coming up to make sure we go out with a bang! So please stay tuned and continue to let others know about your pledge and support, and... (Read More)

Kickstarter Live!

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Kenton and I are excited to let you know we'll be hosting a Kickstarter Live discussion next week on Tuesday from 3:00-3:30 Mountain Time.  So, what's Kickstarter Live you may ask? We'll stream video live for about 30 minutes... (Read More)

13 Days Left, Stretch Goal Update!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all! With 13 days left, we’ve got some plans to finish strong. And as a reminder, if we hit our stretch goal, we’ll be getting an additional 555 pairs of long lasting shoes to kids in Ethiopia! But we need your help. We love the number 5! So,... (Read More)

Expandals In The News!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, Just wanted to share a BIG THANKS to those who have helped us spread the news and also share how we've been featured in the news! A few stories have been shared below for those who would like to check them out! Local NBC story Idaho Press... (Read More)

Nampa nonprofit planning to launch commercial version of the Shoe That Grows

July 29th - via: ktvb.com
The Shoe That Grows is a homegrown effort that had been putting shoes on people in need all over the world. Now everyone will be able to buy their own pair of "Expandals." (Read More)

Stretch Goal Announced!

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello GroFive Tribe!   On Monday we passed the $50,000 mark and since then we’ve been deciding the details of a stretch goal.   I asked for your thoughts about what we should do if we hit the stretch goal and you replied with some great feedback.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Ideas?

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey backers,   500% funded and 625 backers, now what?   Really, we can’t thank you all enough. We’re now at 5X our original funding goal of $10,000. But we’re not stopping here. We’ve been scrambling to come up with a stretch goal.   What... (Read More)

Second Week!

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
After an incredible start, hitting our funding goal in a matter of hours, the first week finished strong at over 300% our funding goal. And in addition to being the first in the world to receive Expandals, our backers so far have also pledged above... (Read More)

Launch Day Evening - BIG THANKS!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)


July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! WE'VE FUNDED ALREADY! All we can say is wow. Seriously. You all mean the world to us. Although we believe 100% in our awesome sandals, we've needed your support to get production going and prove that families everywhere are... (Read More)

Because International launches kickstarter campaign for retail shoes

July 10th - via: spokesman.com
Because International, a local nonprofit that makes and distributes growing shoes for children in need around the world, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a retail version of their shoe, called “Expandals.” (Read More)

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