The Aunt Dot
The Aunt Dot
Let us introduce you to an extraordinary member of our family, Dorothy Nagel, lovingly known as Aunt Dot. Her story is painted with incredible inspiration. Sadly, Aunt Dot is no longer with us, but she leaves behind her art and inspiration that continue to shine brightly.
She was an exceptional artist who faced a life-altering challenge in her later years—a tragic car accident that claimed her dominant arm. But it was in the face of adversity that her true spirit shone.
These shoes stand as a living testament to a powerful truth: disabilities should never deter us from pursuing our passions and embracing the things we love. Aunt Dot's inspiring journey is a testament to this unwavering principle.
In the unpredictable journey of life, we encounter challenges that test our mettle. After her accident, Aunt Dot's determination to continue her passion for painting sends a resounding message: our abilities are not confined by physical or mental conditions. Instead, they are shaped by our indomitable spirit, desire to persevere, and willingness to adapt.
The Aunt Dot shoes celebrate boundless creativity, artistry, and passion. They remind us that our dreams remain within reach regardless of our obstacles. Disabilities, in their unique way, can become catalysts for innovation and wellsprings of inspiration.
Aunt Dot's remarkable story encourages us to shift our focus from limitations to possibilities in a world that often highlights barriers. It beckons us to challenge societal norms and redefine the essence of leading a fulfilling life. Her journey serves as a poignant reminder that physical setbacks need not hinder the pursuit of our dreams; they are merely challenges to be overcome.
As you slip on these shoes, remember that you're not just wearing a pair of beautiful shoes; you're embracing a symbol of resilience, a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit. The Aunt Dots are a reminder that, despite any disabilities, we can continue to pursue our passions with unwavering determination, and in doing so, we become living testaments to the limitless potential that resides within each of us.
We are proud to announce that all proceeds from the sales of these remarkable shoes will be dedicated to supporting the KFAC Shoebox fund. This cause ensures underserved children have the comfort and protection of proper footwear. It's a step towards alleviating the challenges faced by underserved communities, one shoebox at a time, and we believe that Aunt Dot would have cherished this act of kindness.
About the Shoe
- Original artwork by Dorothy Nagel (AKA Aunt Dot)
- 100% polyester canvas upper side
- Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) rubber outsole
- Breathable lining, soft insole
- Elastic side accents
- Padded collar and tongue
Yes - We Use EU Sizes
At Kicks for a Cause, we've made the decision to use EU sizing for our shoes, which is more inclusive and allows for a wider range of sizes to fit all feet. We want everyone to feel confident and empowered when they step out in a pair of our shoes, no matter who they are or how they identify. Please refer to the sizing chart below to find your perfect fit and join us in our mission to make shoes more inclusive for all.
WE TAKE SUSTAINABILITY SERIOUSLY
Sustainability is important to Kicks for a Cause. We’re getting greener every step of the way, while still providing you with the quality products you deserve.
Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage. What’s more, one in every five items produced by the fashion industry reaches landfills without being worn even once.
As Kicks for a Cause works with on-demand suppliers, we only produce items we get an order for, avoiding textile waste from overproduction.
Additionally, We use Kornit printers that generate almost zero wastewater and use less energy than standard industry printers, which lowers our carbon footprint.
The inks we use for printing are Oeko-Tex™ certified, vegan, water-based, and free of harmful chemicals. Kicks for a Cause takes care to properly dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines.