You’re Going to Want a Pair of These Sneakers for Spring
When we think back on our early teens we remember spending most of our time drooling over the cutest boys in school and hanging out at the mall, but apparently, that’s just not the case anymore. Last week, we introduced you to 15-year-old Noa Mintz, the literal #girlboss who started a nanny service at the ripe age of 12. Last year, we took off our hats and bought up some bowties from budding retail mogul, 12-year-old Moziah Bridges of Mo’s Bows. And then there is Mo’ne Davis, who you may remember from last August as the first African-American girl to play in a Little League Championship. She’s also the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout. Oh yeah, and she’s also the first Little League baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Okay, now we’re seriously rethinking all those summers we wasted away playing MASH.
Aside from totally shaking things up in the sports world, Mo’ne Davis is now also a shoe designer. The teenager has joined forces with M4D3 (Make a Difference Everyday) on a collection of colorful sneakers. But in typical Mo’ne Davis fashion, this isn’t just your standard shoe line. The proceeds from the sales will go to the Because I Am Girl charity, a global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty. Seriously, could this girl be any cooler?
The line consists of three different color variations of high-top sneakers, all of which come in both women’s and kid’s sizes. Each shoe comes with Mo’ne’s name scribbled on the side and of course, some seriously cute baseball-like stitching. Both the women’s and kid’s shoes will set you back $75.
If Mo’ne is able to accomplish all of this by age 13 we can’t wait to see what she has in store for the future. It looks like Tavi Gevinson may have just met her match.
Do you know of any kids doing amazing things? Share their story with us in the comments below.
(Photo via @shoesbymade)
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