We don’t know how much more of this girl’s awesome-ness we can take! Girl power icon-in-the-making and Little League champ Mo’ne Davis collaborated with “social enterprise” company M4DE (standing for Make A Difference Everyday) to launch a sneaker line that encourages young girls and helps them out of destitution through a percentage of sales.
Davis’ sneakers are sleek and fashionable, featuring a cute feather-like detailing that’s similar to the stitching of a baseball. Also on the back of the heel, is a patch sewed on that reads: “Authentic: Throw like a Girl.” And it’s a shout-out to Davis being the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Championship!
Available in four color schemes, her sneakers are priced at $75 and 15% of every sale goes directly to Plan International USA which funds the I Am a Girl program, which aids four million girls that are either under-educated or in poverty.
Following the announcement, Davis released a humbling statement on what her presence means to her peers. “I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool. If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.” We’re going to have to start charging for every time Davis makes us proud!
M4D4 spokeswoman Liza Zbitnew echoed the champ’s excitement about the project. “We are creating a shoe that we know Mo’ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will Make A Difference Everyday. Together with Mo’ne, we are designing a shoe that represents who she is; contemporary, spirited and athletic, but at the same time being very caring towards other girls and young women that are vulnerable around the world.”
The sneakers are limited edition and are available for pre-order now at http://made-shoes.com/ Also be sure to use the hashtag #M4D3 to raise awareness for women’s rights causes that M4D3 supports! They too have their own line of shoes.
We can’t wait to get a pair!