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Zappos Adaptive donates hundreds of shoes to patients

Zappos Adaptive donates hundreds of shoes to patients

Zappos Adaptive donated hundreds of adaptive children’s shoes from the Arthur™ PBS Collection to Shriners Hospitals for Children locations across the country, including a large delivery for Shriners for Children Medical Center — Pasadena.

The Prosthetic and Orthotic Services (POPS) team in Pasadena is happy to receive and distribute the shoes while supplies last. Each shoe features an elongated zipper, allowing the top part of the shoe to open like a book so the wearer can slip it on and off with ease. Combining nostalgia and modern footwear, with Arthur’s image printed on Billy Footwear’s popular high-top and low-top shoes, these shoes were specially designed for children of all abilities.

“Our hearts are full and we’re humbled by the opportunity to help make a positive impact on patients and their families’ lives through the PBS Arthur™ & Friends BILLY Footwear donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children across the country,” said Dana Zumbo, business development manager, Zappos Adaptive. “The design of these sneakers is not only fun, but it also provides a functional solution to make getting dressed easier. The shoes are a great step in the direction of fashion inclusivity for all.”

“This donation from Zappos Adaptive of the PBS Arthur & Friends BILLY Footwear for the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children is fabulous! So many of our patients and families struggle finding stylish shoes to fit with their child’s leg and foot orthoses. With this donation, patients and their families may be better able to find the right shoe for them. Shriners Hospitals for Children, through our Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) team, can then assist by fitting the patient with the selected shoe while they are in our facility. This will allow our POPS staff to see not only how the patient’s braces are fitting, but, when appropriate, how they are working in conjunction with the footwear selected. This is made easier by being able to watch the patient walk in their brand new, well-fitting shoes. We know the patients and parents will be thrilled. Thank you Zappos!”

– Corporate Director of Orthotics and Prosthetics Joanne Kanas

About Zappos Adaptive: 

The Zappos Adaptive mission is to provide functional and fashionable products to make life easier. We are an online shopping experience offering clothing and shoes from innovative brands with unique features that address a variety of needs.