Watchdogs: New Adidas sneakers in the pipeline
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Adidas has just announced that it is developing new footwear, sneakers, and apparel to meet the demands of a growing population of children with disabilities.
The company says the new products will be in a range of different materials and designs.
Adidas will be developing new shoes that offer improved functionality, including improved comfort, a more active fit, and a wider range of sizes and styles.
It is also working on sneakers with a more natural fit that are made to fit children.
Adidas says it will be collaborating with other companies to develop new shoes to meet changing needs of the population with disabilities in the coming years.
The shoes will offer new features, such as a flexible toe box that can be customized for different foot sizes and a more flexible heel cup that is designed to allow children to grow larger or smaller without having to remove their shoes entirely.
Adidas says the shoes will be available in spring 2019.
The announcement comes as the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the industry to do more to combat the problem of shoes with orthopedic problems and that some children with developmental disabilities may be wearing them incorrectly.
In a report issued in May, the academy said that shoes with broken toe-boxes were more likely to cause orthopedics problems and require special support.
Advisers to the pediatrician have also questioned whether orthopedists have a role in the development of shoes, saying they should be working on helping parents and child-care workers design their own shoes, instead of relying on the shoe companies.
“In the future, I expect that the shoes and footwear that we see in stores will be customized and will include many features and materials that parents and caregivers will be able to create their own,” said Jennifer Stahl, a senior vice president of product development for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
As the number of children and adults with developmental impairments continues to rise, the demand for shoes is rising.
In May, an adidas partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed that more than 4 million children and adolescents have developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, and attention deficit disorder.
“It’s a big, big problem, and we want to be part of solving it,” said Stahl.
“We’re going to be doing a lot of work on the shoes.
We’ll also be working with the child care industry and other manufacturers to create better and more innovative footwear for children with these conditions.”
The company says it expects to produce about 40 new shoes a year, with a goal to make 500,000 pairs annually by 2020.
The new sneakers are in the design and production stages.
While the new sneakers have not been announced, Adidas is working with shoe designers to develop footwear with more active and flexible feet that are designed to fit kids with special needs.
Adidas has just announced that it is developing new footwear, sneakers, and apparel to meet the demands of a growing…